Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sunshine On My Shoulder . . .

I look for sunshine in each of my days
my daughter sent me these photos of
little miss almost eighteen month old
learning how to walk in boots
quite the trick for a newbie
 she kept right on trying
and then the smile

best pumpkin I have ever seen
 a birthday gift to mister irish garden house
outdoor oldie selfie
just for you
Art Prize 7
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1500 entries
Local, State, International Participants
we saw a few of them
found along the way
Giveaway Winner
this is the pillow I will be painting
thanks to

Siena Italy
a friend has been visiting in Italy the past few weeks
this is one of her photos . . . I loved it
I have been in Siena, but missed this delightful sculpture
a visit to the
Muskegon Farmer's Market
is always a treat
and many fresh fruits and veggies come home with me
grandson Jordon and his friend at Homecoming
I love those smiles
cooler weather has brought out the soup pot
Wild Rice Spinach
Red Skin Potato
White Chicken Chili
Chicken Noodle
Vegetable Beef
are a few I have made in the past few weeks
my days seem to be
how about you
almost mid October
I hope you are finding some sunshine in your days
and enjoying a beautiful autumn
Be Kind To One Another
Love, Lynne

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fences and Critters

I met a friend Wednesday at the channel between
Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan.

As I waited for her, I enjoyed watching a mother and daughter
fishing at the channel edge. 
It was very sweet to watch the daughter
run back and forth and back and forth again
to patiently bait her moms hook.

Many smiles and kind words between them.

The day was beautiful,
many ships, cruisers and sail boats
going in and out of the channel.

Fences everywhere I looked . . .
A few critters too!

Snow fences have already been put in place
in anticipation of the approaching winter.

It didn't spoil the setting sun though.

Linking up with

George Carlin gets credit for these words on remembering . . .

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones,
because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe,
because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you,
because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart
and it doesn't cost a cent.

Until next time,
Love, Lynne

Friday, September 18, 2015

Week In A Blink . . .

Where do the days, weeks go
it is past mid September
fall is in the air
my creative bug has hit me
I painted up some pumpkins
one for a friend celebrating a birthday above
and one for me below.
Plus my friend Barb joined me and painted a pumpkin too.
I like her Bitter Sweet too!
I brought out some of my fall things to
place here and there around the house.
I found a cute little owl
and this glass pumpkin at Pier One the other day . . .
A basket of Annabelle Hydrangeas
added a touch of green to the coffee table.
I have been reading constantly and enjoying it tremendously.
I liked John Hart's, The Last Child and have followed him since.
I just finished reading his riveting, brilliantly written
Iron House.
I am ready for something light and easy now for a few days.
another great grand
will arrive sometime in February . . .

Question, so when grandchildren have their babies
would their babies be second cousins
to one another.
Oh my, I am confused . . .

Grandson Cody is making all the furniture
for their "first new to be" little one.
Changing table/chest, small chest and crib.
Cody watched some videos on line,
and said to himself,
"I can do this"
and away in went.

Watching them be excited,
making furniture, painting the room,
decisions, plans
makes me excited too.
As soon as this piece is finished he will start on the crib.
Remember that fence I had on here in the spring
and I wondered what the berries were . . .
sure look like grapes to me.

Have you seen the galvanized pumpkins while shopping?
I really like them . . . the price not so much!

Take a look at Kerin's blog link below
to see what they look like.

when I am not reading
or dreaming about more great grandbabies
or painting
or snapping pictures
or sprucing up the house
you can find me outdoors
cleaning the gardens
and putting things to sleep for the winter

the leaves are beginning to show their colors here in Michigan
and the acorns are falling fast and furious.

you know the old wives tale
lot's of acorns, lots of snow. 
fine by me
I love fall and winter.
that is it for me
and my
"week in a blink."

See you soon!
Love  . . . Lynne