Thursday, September 26, 2019

Every Bird Has a Song

I hope. Because I have been fretting over a blog post for some time now. If I don't get to it this week, it won't happen. (This is the first good week I've enjoyed in five and that's all I'll say about that.) 


 yes, the thought is floating through the room...πŸ˜‰

Before I forget or allow the opportunity to pass, I have some lovely Ladies in Blogdom to thank. Alas, I did not take wonderful pictures of said gifts so have sprinkled a few pictures through this post. I am definitely slipping.
Big thanks to Abby, BJ, Kim, Sara, and Sue. (Hopefully, I am not forgetting anyone. I have received so many cards as well...many with tea tucked in. I won't have to buy tea for months! ツ )  Please remember, I don't need or want for anything. Your comments are more than enough.



You can find the tutorial for this apple coaster (and see a better pic) right *here.


Feathers and Flowers


first tree to turn in the neighborhood


One of my gifts was the perfect box to keep all the handmade books gals have been making me for some time now. I like knowing where they are and how to access them quickly and easily.


I have been shopping for mums, but always leave without any. I want a plant with more buds than blooms. It may already be too late.


My own plants may have to do.








































Thank you for checking in, Dear One. I hope to get back to more regular blogging at some point. I have so enjoyed seeing all the autumn decor popping up in Blogdom these days. It is the longest season to decorate for, after all, lasting from September through November. 

🍎 A  happy and blessed autumn to you!



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  1. I'm sorry you've been having some bad weeks. Gifts from friends are good for the soul. You are thought of and loved. Praying for you.

    The first tree to turn in your neighborhood is a lovely one!

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  2. Vee dear, you have such lovely blooms still and trees already turning, whereas here we are now in drought conditions and everything is fading, dropping even dying. . . . . much too soon.

    I spy a Gladys Taber book - how I used to love her magazine columns, Family Circle and Ladies Home Journal if I recall correctly. That must have been in the 60's and 70's when American homemaking was all so new to me and magazines like those were a great help!

    Your photos, and the beautiful header, certainly bring a breath of Autumn to my morning. It's a bit misty here with little color outside my window, but lots of birds have come for breakfast at the feeders, including the hummers whom I know will soon be moving off for the winter months. Temps continue in the 90's - I wish I could come back to Maine!

    Hoping so much you begin to feel a lot better very soon - that this week has been better is good news.
    Hang in there dear friend - know we are all pulling for you.
    Warm hugs, Mary

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  3. I know that you have felt under the weather...always in my thoughts and nighttime prayers....take good care...miss you!

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  4. Your photos are beautiful and so glad you were up to posting. Your flowers look much better then mine, though mine are still flowering the heat has stressed them. I hope you feel much better soon and can truly enjoy the Autumn and the holiday season to come!

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  5. You are often in my prayers! I, too, am looking for mums with more buds than blooms. I think the problem I'm having finding them is the wacky heat wave we have experienced in September.

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  6. Hi Vee~

    So good to see you here, you are so loved! your photos are just beautiful, thank you for sharing. So glad you are feeling a little better, it's so important for you to take advantage of those good days! You are in my prayers, sweet friend.

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  7. Your photos are so lovely and evoke early autumn which is such a beautiful season. I love the softness. I found a pot of mums with mostly buds and now it's in full bloom and greets me with a smile when I come and go.
    I'm sorry to hear that the past weeks have been challenging, but happy to know that this week has been better. I hope the better soon outweighs the challenges. I hold you up often to our loving Father God.

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  8. So nice to find you singing today, Vee. Everything from your header to the lovely photos in and around your haven are a lovely sight. Though the calendar says Fall, I'm having trouble believing it. It seems our hot (93 today) weather isn't planning to disappear anytime soon. I was checking out the mum selection at Lowe's last night. The mark down racks were loaded with small ones for 50 cents apiece. As tempting as it was, I decided it's best to wait for a bit here or they will offer color for a very short time.
    So sorry to learn that you have had so many weeks of feeling less than your best. Will keep you in my prayers for better days ahead.

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  9. Sure was sweet to see a post dear Vee. I pray for you often and will pray for better weeks ahead. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  10. Keeping you in my prayers Vee!! Sorry you've had some bad weeks. Your pictures are so nice. Can I ask you what app you are using to fade the edges? I used to have that option on my old computer program but have not been able to find another to replace it? Take care dear friend and take time to enjoy all that tea! Hugs.

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    1. After PicMonkey went $, I returned to a favorite old standby: Photoscape. It’s a free, downloadable program.

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  11. What a lovely post! I love the thought that every bird has a song. Such sweet gifts from your blog friends -- your photo showed the apple coaster in its prettiest light. And I was charmed to see -- is that a lemon drop petunia? -- in the little yellow pitcher. I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but my grandmother collected pitchers, especially small and miniature ones. She had passed that yellow one on to me many years ago, if I'm remembering correctly. Being such a sunshiny shade of yellow, it just "had your name on it".

    This was such a delightful post in every way ... the pictures and thoughts. The only undelightful part was the fact that you've had some difficult weeks lately. Praying for you!

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    1. Lemon Drop petunia is a cute name. I really don’t know, but it is smaller than the purple petunias that they grow along with in the hanging basket featured at Instagram. Lobelia also grows in that basket, however both the Lobelia and the smaller yellow petunia are being crowded out by the purple ones.

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  12. A lovely post filled with wonderful fall colors and vignettes. May you have more times of feeling better. Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  13. Fun to stop in here today. Glad you made mention of it on Instagram. Your photos have such a pretty dreamlike quality. Checking in. Now I'm off to find some paint for old windows. God bless you!

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  14. HI Vee! I always look forward to reading your blog. I am so thankful that you stop by and allow us to be welcomed into your life again. I pray that you find peace with each day and know that you are loved.

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  15. I am so glad that you feel you are having a good week this week. Be well, dear Vee. I love reading your blog whenever you feel well enough to post something. And what wonderful gifts people are sending you! So well chosen!

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  16. Glad for your reprieve you are experiencing after many weeks of not feeling well at all. I hope your future days are filled with strength. Prayers continue as God is kind to put you in mind in my night watches. It's always a joy to see a post pop up from your haven. Love and joy to you...

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  17. It's lovely around your home. Prayers, best wishes, greetings in the mail all help bring us through hard times and I'm thankful you're feeling the love of your blog friends and others. I'm glad this is a good week for you.

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  18. So sorry to hear you have had some bad weeks. Glad this one is better, and will pray they continue to be so. I, too, noticed the Gladys Taber books. What a good was to rest, reading her wisdom and sipping tea, surrounded by the love of your friends and God.

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  19. Vee, you deserve a good week, my friend. All of your friends are holding you close in prayer. Gladys always gives me comfort when I need some light reading. Your flowers look lovely. I know what you mean about needing buds on mums and not flowers. They don't last long and if I even get buds they would open all too quickly in the heat we've had. Oh, I love the pretty color you have shown. There is nothing like a New England Autumn.

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  20. Such a beautiful post, Vee. It's good to "hear" from you (It's good to read you?)

    Every bird has its song. What an interesting thought. Beloved was commenting just the other day that crows' voices are so unpleasant and wondered what they will sound like in Heaven???

    I'm glad to know you're having some better days, energy-wise. Being weary is so .... tiring!

    Mums -- I should buy some, too, because my Coleus and Caladiums are looking worn out. But like you, I haven't found just the right ones yet.

    Keeping you in my prayers. Hugs.

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  21. thrilled that you are feeling fit enuf to work on a post.
    So glad you are getting gifts,cards and mostly thankful for all the prayers.
    I am glad you found good use for the box...I thought it was a cute one. I love cute boxes and bags...:)
    xoxo

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  22. Sending my prayers too you. I have yet to buy mums and probably won't at this point. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you, Mildred. Hope that you’ll soon be back to blogging yourself!

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  23. I always love when your post pops up in my email, Vee! You are truly a gem in Blogland. Speaking of birds and their song, I have had bluejays visiting my little waterfall all summer long, and now into Fall. I certainly know their sound when they come to visit.
    May you have a peaceful weekend. 😘

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  24. What a beautiful fall blog header you have my friend. You're very welcome for the little gifts I've sent. I'm happy you've received some others as well. Real mail weather in card or package form is always pleasant. So happy to see you post this week, you've almost prompted me to post something on my blog that is crying because it feels so neglected. Love you! Love your flowers and decorations. ~ Abby

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  25. I am so sorry that you have been feeling bad, but glad you are feeling better this week. I look for mums mostly buds as well....xo

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  26. I'm so glad that you are feeling a bit better. Praying that the yuckies are doing their important work in your body . . . and mostly that the Lord is holding you up and bringing healing to you! I do miss you when you're quiet. Truly, I think of you often and I pray for you, even though I have been very bad with communication these days. (Not just with you . . . I stay behind in emails and comments!)

    Ugh. This fall girl is having a hard time feeling fall-ish when it's 87 degrees and humid. I do have some mums outside now, but next to nothing inside other than the cupboard that I styled for my blog pics.

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  27. Hi Vee
    I am glad to hear that your health is improving and you are feeling a bit better! I hope the cooler weather and beautiful fall color will be enjoyable.
    We had a couple rough weeks here and when V felt better-- and thankfully almost back to normal-- we then tried to catch up on summer with our grandchildren as we felt bad we haven't done very much with them. Then we took a few days off to enjoy the mountains.
    The fall color was late this year as its been too hot-- Colorado broke summer temperature records for the 5th year in a row. The poor bears have been suffering and have been invading our neighborhood looking for food and water. They have been seen where they never ventured before! So, hopefully, it will cool down here soon and our aspens will turn gold. I heard Montana is expecting a big snowstorm this weekend, so it is only a matter of time for us to get one. I hope our snow pack will be as good as last year!
    I had to go recently for laser therapy as I developed secondary cataracts...who knew that could happen? It developed slowly so I kept thinking my eyes were just dry, but then I couldn't read the eye chart any longer! Thankfully, the laser treatments helped. I am still blogging about our trip to Alaska. With everything going on I am lucky to get a post out every two weeks, but I'm trying yo keep up
    I hope you continue to feel stronger and healthief every day! ((hugs))

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  28. I was thrilled when I saw your name pop up in my blog roll and enjoyed your beautiful garden. Glad you are feeling a little better, you remain in our prayers. Take care.

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  29. ((Hugs)) How wonderful to get gifts in the mail. You take care and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. How wonderful to get snail mail, smiles. Hey, you ought not worry about blogging or visiting, smiles. I know where to find ya, lol (hope that made you smile).

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  31. Glad to hear you are feeling better this week. How nice to receive so many gifts and cards.
    Really like your photos and how you've softened the edges.

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  32. So nice to "hear" from you Vee. I think of you daily and send positive thoughts, vibes and prayers your way often. Sorry the last weeks have been difficult but so glad to know this week has been better.
    Fall is definitely making its appearance here too, the leaves are changing. It seems too early, but I guess it IS almost October. I must get some mums too, my planters and pots are pretty much done. Love your autumn header, so lovely!

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  33. Hi Vee,

    I'm sorry to hear about the previous bad weeks but am glad to hear you're having a good one right now.

    I always enjoy getting glimpses of your cozy, homey home. I'm glad to read that you're getting mail; I love real mail that isn't a bill or junk mail. :) Your flowers look so healthy -- love those pretty marigolds.

    You are always in my prayers, Vee, and many other people's too, I can tell. I sincerely hope you will soon be having more of the good days and weeks. Sending you love and hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  34. Hello Love, so sorry you have not been up to par, you remain in my thoughts and prayers!
    Your flowers are so lovely and I think they suffice so well!
    Blogging friends are the best in this world, I count you as one of my best.
    It is always so nice to see a post from you, sending lots of love your way.
    Sue

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  35. So glad to hear your had a better week. Good to stay focused on the positive ones :) I just bought mums at a local garden center and the ones with all buds were tucked away in the back yard as they wanted to tell the ones already in full bloom first. Glad I got my all buds mums and hope you find some too. ♥

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  36. How nice to hear from you,Vee! And yes, every bird has a song. I like that! Sorry to hear it has been a hard month for you. We are keeping you in our prayers! As for mums, I haven't bought any this year either. I'm not sure why, since I always do. Pumpkins, coleus and hydrangeas are my fall decor right now. Love the gifts and mementos that have been sent your way. :) Love, Judy

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  37. I too hope (and pray) that you will have more times of feeling better.

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  38. I am so thankful that you are sharing this journey with us. You have lots of love and prayers daily. You have decorated this post with the beauty of nature that surrounds us and the love of changing seasons that always decorate your home. Thank you for always inspiring us.

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  39. Hello dear friend! I'm sorry I haven't done well keeping up with visiting blogs...been a little crazy around here as I'm sure you can imagine...getting down to the wire! We will be loading up and heading out in THREE DAYS! I can hardly believe it. It looks as though you have been receiving some more lovely gifts...you are dearly loved, in case you are wondering. :) I pray you are having another good week. Will check back in soon...this time from Tennessee!

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  40. Vee, I hope you'll have good weeks more and more often. You keep a marvelous attitude! I can never find mum plants with more buds than blooms; perhaps most people want immediate gratification?

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  41. How did I miss this post? You are truly blessed with good friends. Sending prayers to our loving Father on your behalf. Praying you have more good days than bad.

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  42. We have enjoyed your post today, Vee. We're always glad when you say you are feeling a wee bit better, even well enough to do a post for us. Thank you. And thank you for the lovely photos of your flowers. That box of handmade notebooks ... are they empty and waiting for you to use them? Or are they filled with notes and quotes and all manner of interesting things?

    I'm wishing you a beautiful week ahead,
    Brenda xox

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    1. They are filled with quotes, poetry, and Scriptures. They are wonderful!

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  43. Oh, Sweetie, I hate it when you feel rotten. Wish i could make things better.

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    1. Well that made me feel better, Latane! 🌻

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  44. Just checking in to see how you are doing! Praying for you every single day.....

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  45. Oh- I am so out of touch, Vee. I didn't realize you weren't well. I am so sorry. I hope you are better now. Forgive me for not checking in sooner.
    Happy October to you, my friend. xo Diana

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  47. Your plants are so beautiful, and nicely decorated! Your pictures are restful and sweet. I hope you have a wonderful day, and that you are feeling well! God bless!

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  48. How nice to have a box for the handmade books your friends have sent. I would also want to be able to access them easily. I really must read, "The Last of the Saddle Tramps." She sounds like my kind of gal. Here's hoping those good days keep on coming! Mary (who hopped over from Happy Ones place)

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