Saturday, October 23, 2010

If I Could Save Time in a Bottle

If I could make days last forever,

If words could make wishes come true

I'd save every day like a treasure and then,

Again, I would spend them with you

~Jim Croce

This is an idea found somewhere in a stack of old magazines that my sister gave me when she departed the state a few weeks ago. It could be from Country Living or from Downeast Magazine. I'm sorry that I can not find the article to give proper credit. Nevertheless, it was such a simple idea and one that I could easily employ and since my sister was heading  out...again...I found it meaningful to place the little photo I have of the two of us taken one Easter Sunday morning fifty a few years ago. All one has to do is print off a copy of a vintage favorite photograph and place in an old bottle by rolling the photo into a cigarette cylindrical shape and popping it down the bottle neck. It's all very poignant somehow... ;>

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thank You for the Thank You

Have you ever received a thank you that was so sweet that you felt like offering a thank you for the thank you? I did this week and I'm going to share it with you. My Aunt Ess is a talented gal who loves to make her own cards; she sent me a thank you that included the following recipe. I've asked for permission to share it and, though she's responded, she didn't give me permission. In this case, I'll go ahead and request forgiveness later. (I hope that it's not one of the secret family recipes.)

Think that I'll plan an autumn tea as soon as these are out of the oven... Perhaps it'll be more blog fodder... Perhaps I can trick my mother into it... Perhaps...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Pretty Little Clutch of Trees

Comments are closed because I'm not really here... Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What I Put the Poor Man Through

Everything around here, just as Suzanne once told me it would be, is blog fodder. And, when we don't have any blog fodder, we make some up. I had been taking photos of the ravine when I realized that a large chunk of birch bark had fallen and I wanted it. So I suggested to John that he might love to go fetch it for me and that we'd turn it into blog fodder.

Now I'm telling you the truth. Nothing is staged around here. No, really, nothing.


1 Hon, please put your pant leg down over your boot.
2 Could you roll up both sleeves?
3 Oh be careful!
4 Those leaves are slippery!
5 Oh watch out!
6 Don't get your boots wet!
7 Listen a minute...Don't walk across on that slippery log!
8 Are you serious? Would you prefer me to walk through the stream?

Let's take a closer look at #8 shall we?

9 The log is slippery!
10 You reached for the birch bark too fast!
11 Put it back!
12 Put it back? Okayyyyy...
13 Got it!

The prize on the left and the real prize on the right and I don't mean the corn cob!

So which kind of gal are you? The one who asks someone to do it for her or the one who does it for herself? Would your hubby do this for you?

(I know! I'm here, but this was already in the can. Now I'm really going to play one, two, skip a few, three, four, skip some more...)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's Working; I'm Broken

Good heavens! The things that I am willing to put up with. I've had T*ime W*arner for over two years now and things have never been top notch. Come to find out, the service was not properly installed from the beginning. An inferior something or other was used and it caused the service to freeze repeatedly. At first, I thought it was my old computer, but no. This inferior part may have actually hastened its demise. Then the new computer had troubles, then the modem was replaced, but nothing completely solved the problem. Sometimes you get a good techie and sometimes you don't. Yesterday, we finally did. He said, "You pay good money for this service. Don't ever hesitate to ask for help when you need it." Apparently, I am a dolt. And, apparently, I  have had trouble with this all my life. Why do I always assume, no matter what it is, that it is my fault? Yes, I'm going to lie right down on the sofa and have you offer up suggestions. I can't afford real therapy. :D

Anyway, the long and short of it is that I haven't missed blogging so much so I'm going to keep right on doing what I was doing while the computer was out. I'll catch you when I start to miss the blogging experience again. Could be later this afternoon...could be next week...

Create yourself a delightful day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Dreams~Mosaic Monday

The leaves in my corner are past peak and, after the Nor'easter last Friday, many have been lost prematurely. I'm still taking a lot of pictures before it all fades to brown because, no matter what's been said in the past week, this is my favorite season.

A brief explanation:

1. Playing with layers and gradients in Photoshop
2. A ladybug in her orange phase just before turning red
3. A Ground Bouquet...I'm taking lots of photos of these as I'm always amazed by how artfully the leaves land (No, I do not rearrange them.)
4. A large piece of birch bark, which will feature prominently in tomorrow's "failed" mosaic (maybe...depends on crazy modem)
5. A birthday bubble balancing on top of the fence post

Please visit Mary at Little Red House for more mosaics!

(Concerning computer woes — another visit from the techies tomorrow. The service is sporadic at best, but I will be visiting as it allows.)