lavender and roses

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with love and joy ... and sharing some photographs of my favourite Christmas ornaments ... some vintage, some handmade.
We had a white Christmas ... so happy to have our family together for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  My daughter stepped outside Sunday evening when two deer casually walked by ... how sweet is that.
I hope you are all safe and well.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

blue jay

This beautiful blue jay and his family watch me as I put out seed in the feeder and  a little on the railing ... won't come down until I'm in the house though.  I've been trying to get a photo of him from the front door ... but every time I get the camera out ... he flies away. 

I'm just recovering from the flu. I hope to be well enough to do a little creating soon.

Wishing you a wonderful week.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Glue Book - page two

I quite enjoy creating these glue book pages ... playing with different papers and textures...a few  words and images ..
I used torn images from books I found at the second hand shop, a piece of Tim Holtz paper and a butterfly from Hero Arts.

A bit of romantic music for you ... Diana Krall sings 'Love Letters'.
Diana is a jazz pianist from British Colombia, Canada
... I could listen to her all evening

Thank you for visiting. Please take care and have a safe day.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gluebook / page1

I fell in love with Mary Green's gluebooks earlier this year when I first came across her blog
Green Paper. I was very inspired to try a page myself after seeing her beautiful work and tutorial
at Gingersnap Creations.  My images are from used books I found in the second hand shop ... the rose is from my scrap box ... the rose stamp is from Hero Arts.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Sending you warm wishes.

Monday, October 17, 2011

pale yellow mums

It's been wet ... and cold this past weekend ... but these beautiful pale yellow mums are holding their own  :)
Thanks so much for visiting.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sycamore and Canadian Maple - The Credit River Ontario

Sharing a little bit of Canada with you today ...
I grew up listen to and loving music from Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. 
Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand and many other performers sang his songs.  Sharing the beautiful song 'Softly' with you ... this is from a 1969 clip of the Johnny Cash Show.  Gordon Lightfoot is from Orillia Ontario.
I so hope that you enjoy this ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn, The Credit River Ontario

Thanksgiving weekend was beautiful here.  Perfect weather for walking ... a warm sun with a lovely breeze ... gorgeous Autumn colours  ... Harvest Moon ...

My DH and I were in a local cafe on the weekend having a freshly brewed spiced coffee when they played Neil Young's Harvest Moon ...  ohhh how I love this song so I thought I would share it with you.  Neil Young is Canadian, born in Toronto.   I think you're going to enjoy this ... (so romantic)

thank you for visiting :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I say, the world is lovely and that loveliness is enough

The weekend has come and gone ... another busy week ahead. I just wanted to wish you a safe and happy week!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn Butterflies, Blue skies

We've had cool mornings and warm afternoons ... HERO ARTS Fall Memories E3375
and Two Butterflies E2383
and we've also had the most beautiful blue skies

enjoy your day
... :) the weekend is slowly coming ...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Autumn Days

There is a harmony
In Autumn and a lustre in its sky
Which through the summer is not heard or seen
As if it could not be, as if it had not been
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sunny warm wishes and beautiful blue skys for you  :)
... thank you for visiting

Stamps are from Hero Arts
I received this lovely Inkadinkdo frame stamp as part of a gift package from Sanne :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Three Song Birds

An Autumn bouquet ... for your pleasure

... and three song birds

most likely singing to Tchaikovsky's Autumn

listen here ... it's beautiful

... enjoy these wonderful Autumn days

Thanks so much for visiting.

(all stamps used to make this card are from Hero Arts)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ode to Lady Day - I'll Be Around

Just sharing an ATC I made inspired by lady day (Billy Holiday) singing I'll be around.

Have a wonderful day !  Thanks so much for visiting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Harvest time

 There is something about blues and browns that make me feel so good :)   Enjoy your day! 

Monday, September 19, 2011


The three butterflies on this card are from the Hero Arts stamp set Papillons.
It rained lightly all day, but is pouring down this evening ...  enjoy your week and be safe.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

... my part of the world

This was a perfect weekend ... perfect weather for hiking !
My DH and I went on a beautiful afternoon walk on Saturday and again on Sunday morning.
We ended the walk at the General Store for lunch. I had a bowl of fresh tomato soup, toasted Canadian bacon, tomato and romaine lettuce sandwich with a mug of warm apple cider.
... I love this time of the year.
I'm hoping that you enjoyed your visit in my part of the world.
... I would love to see yours :)

... well ... the weekend is over
wishing you a safe and happy week
thank you for visiting

Saturday, September 17, 2011


"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot

Three new cards all dedicated to Autumn made with three of my new Hero Arts Stamps La Letter, Garden Silhouette and Silhouette Vase.  The small dragonfly is also from Hero Arts.
It's a wonderful day for hiking today ... sunny with a breeze, beautiful blue sky with soft fluffy clouds floating by ... perfect :)    Thank you for visiting, I hope you are enjoying the day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A beautiful card from Sanne

I want to share this most beautiful card that  I received from Sanne after being picked a winner of her blog give away. A lovely surprise that came with a wonderful gift package of stamps and flowers and buttons and  many other goodies, also HA catalogues !!!  Thank you so much Sanne  :)   
*I can't express how touched I am by the kindness and warmth of the many lovely ladies I have met through the flickr group ... thank you all!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

... come walk with me

I took these photographs during an afternoon walk last Sunday. It rained on the way home and I was soak 'n wet ... but I loved every minute of it.  I hope you enjoyed these pictures. I was inspired to take these photos after seeing Franziska's beautiful landscapes here .  I would love to see where you go for walks or a drive.  Sending you warm wishes and I hope you have a safe and happy weekend :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

country garden

Thinking of you
A quick post just to say hello
and thanks so much for visiting

Saturday, September 3, 2011

welcome to my garden

It's a beautiful day today ... just perfect ...  the morning was warm and dry enough for gardening ... then early afternoon was hot enough to appreciate the summer ... late afternoon gave us a heavy rain and thunderstorm forcing me onto the porch with  freshly juiced garden cucumbers, tomatoes, a shallot and herbs ( lemon balm and thyme) and a homemade carrot and zuchinni muffin.  If you haven't tried this fresh juice combination, I hope you will ... it's so good and very healthy.  Anything homemade is good to me :) ... although I wish I had a better carrot and zuchinni muffin/bread recipe. 
Wishing you a safe and happy weekend!