Friday, November 28, 2014

Focus on Life: Blissful!

White fluffy stuff, but not what you might expect....

As we celebrated thanksgiving this week, I thought about our Focus on Life theme for the week, which was Bliss. Some people must have been blissful over seeing this for the first time this year: 

We had about four inches of snow...nearby places got even more.

Snow for Thanksgiving? No thanks, if you get my drift!

I prefer another blissful drift:

Home made pumpkin pie with a drift of whipped cream.


What did our friends find blissful this week? 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Focus on Life: Hopeful

Tucking in for the winter

Our Focus on Life prompt for this week is the word Hopeful.

This always brings out the hidden farmer in me! 

My hope is that this lovely rosemary plant will survive the winter. I will be covering it with more leaves and pushing it farther into the corner. I have brought these plants into the house for the winter in other years, but they really dry up in the heated winter air. 

So for this little guy...I have hope! 

I wish I could have taken a better picture, but I snapped this with my phone this morning with not a lot of time, or light!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Focus on Life: Faithful

Who is more faithful than my favorite walking companion?

This week's theme for Focus on Life is Faithful. My faithful companion every morning is Bebop, my Labrador-Chow mix. Winter, summer, rain or shine, and for part of the year, in the dark, we walk at least to the end of our long driveway, and usually farther. Bebop also has a special relationship with Pippin, one of our cats. 

What other examples of faithfulness have our friends uncovered?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Focus on Life: Grateful

Something I take for granted...but shouldn't.

This week's Focus on Life prompt? Grateful.

Sally cautioned that we didn't have to look very far for our subjects... Something simple but heartfelt would do. 
I've been toying with this idea for a while, when posting a thankful or grateful theme, I guess today is the day!

My evening medication
Lovely enameled plate found at a yard sale

Those of us who take daily medication for chronic conditions may not enjoy the process, but I for one, am pretty grateful to know they help me keep my metabolic syndrome (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) under control.

For all the criticism our pharmaceutical and medical industries take, we live in remarkable times - when we can live active lives with chronic illnesses that may have caused disability or early death to our ancestors. 

I threw in the picture of the little dish just because I like it, and I am so glad that you can pull up to someone's yard sale, and find a little gem like this 3 inch diameter enameled copper dish.  

Let's see what other gems folks have found to be grateful for.