Paper by Anna Benjamin at http://paper-moons.com/weblog/
Blue Glass by Mrs. Miles at http://lalalime.blogspot.com/Beaded Brad by Bren Taylor-Boone at http://brentboone.typepad.com/Twisted Stripy Ribbon by Wendy Page at http://www.hauntedpixels.net/Flowr by designing on the edge
you might want to scoot by HER BLOG to pick up this sweet flower element which she used in the vase! (thanks for sharing both your layout and freebie with us!)
REFRESHING RAIN ON OREGON GRAPE
Like a thing of the desert alone in its glee
I make a small home seem an empire to me.
Like a bird in the forest whose home is its nest,
My home is my all and the center of rest.
Let ambition stride over the world at a stride,
Let the restless go rolling away with the tide,
I look on Life's pleasures as follies at best,
And like sunset, feel calm when I'm going to rest.
I walk around the orchard on sweet summer eves
And rub the perfume from the blackcurrant leaves
Which like the geranium when touched leaves a smell
That lad's love and sweet briar can hardly excel;
And watch the things grow all begemed with the shower
That glitter like pearls in the sunshiney hour,
And hear the pert robin just startle a tune
To cheer the lone hedger when labour is done.
- by John Clare
We may live in a sad world, but the sad world does not have to live in us.
"So rejoice in him, all those who are his,
and shout for joy, all those who try to obey him."
Psalm 32:11 TLB
AHHH... CAN YOU SMELL THE FRESHNESS?
Our dear friend Alicia came to visit yesterday... we spent a good hour combing over the trails... enjoying the raindrops, like jewels on the leaves and soaking up the tranquility and solitude. Alicia is passionate about the water quality of our lake, and of getting our children involved in the beauty and preservation of this beautiful place we dwell in... so she truly could appreciate the efforts that Bonnie and Roman have gone to to keep this place beautiful for future generations. We also had a few chuckles and enjoyed a big bowl of warm turkey soup - and I'm looking forward to future visits - please bring Olivia, your sweet daughter!
I read a Family Fun magazine for you! The best thing I gleaned from it was a tip on how to make a terrific little art supply holder. You simply get a 6 hole muffin tin, 6 clear plastic disposable drinking glasses and a sheet of magnet. You trace the shape of the bottom of the glass onto the magnet and cut 6 out. Glue the magnets to the bottoms of the glasses. Now you can fill each glass with supplies eg: crayons, chalks, pastels etc... children can easily replace the cups into the muffin tin - and they won't spill over!
Today in History:
1519 - Leonardo da Vinci dies (birth date unknown)
1670 - Hudson Bay Company founded
1780 - William Herschel discovers 1st binary star - Xi Ursae Majoris
1881 - Pres Garfield assassinated
1890 - Okla Territory created
1956 - US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1968 - Israelli television begins
1986 - Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver - BC
Birthdays of Interest:
1903 - Benjamin Spock, pediatrician
1904 - Bing Crosby, crooner actor (Going My Way)
BARB'S HANDY TIP #251
Hey, its a rainy, gloomy day, so what does one do? Me, I think it might be fun to eat shrimp! The following is a site dedicated to nothing more than this yummy subject!