Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Quick Thought

Happy Easter to some,
a blessed Passover to others. 
For all, 
may a little love, a little laughter, and a little appreciation 
be yours.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

☀Sunlit Sunday: Our Final Time Together


It's the eleventh and final week of Sunlit Sunday for 2013.

I'm glad that our various paths have led us to this meeting place. 
We may hale from different countries, but while here, 
we're all trees in the same forest.

Over the past eleven weeks, thank you for linking, for commenting on my posts, and for sending messages saying how you've enjoyed this meme.

Most of all, my heartfelt gratitude to those who took the time to visit and comment on the blogs of other participants. Linking and running is not your style and I appreciate that. You are the light in Sunlit Sunday.

Let's dive in for the last time until January 2014.

(If your blog has a Facebook page, feel free to include a link in your post this week. Mine is here.)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

One Quick Photo: Cattle Coats

After my hike in the beautiful, snowy woods, I spotted these three on the drive home. Some of us know how to dress for the weather!

I'll have to go back to this farm; there was a sign that said, among other things, handmade soaps are sold here. Did I mention I have lived in this region for about 25 years? I'm still making discoveries!

Here's hoping you're embracing the day.


Do tell!

Update: I looked at the farm's website and the long-haired cattle are Scottish Highland; the black and white one is Galloway. (Chel, from Sweet Briar Dreams, identified the Highlands in a comment. Thanks, Chel!)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

☀Sunlit Sunday: Our Second to Last Gathering

Welcome to Sunlit Sunday.

Spring is just around the corner, so we'll wrap up this meme next weekend and pack it away until January 2014.

Whether or not you've linked a post previously, you're welcome to join in on this second to last gathering.

I hope you'll consider following any of the linking blogs that appeal to you.

For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
                                             -Irish Blessing

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

☀Sunlit Sunday: Season 2, Week #10

Welcome to Sunlit Sunday.

I would like to say that I was outside enjoying the beautiful day, but I found myself sorting through the guest room. I really do think that there must be a better place to put my big platter and roasting pan than under the bed.

Once I clear out the kitchen, some space should magically appear for them. Right?

One job leads to another, it seems, but it's nice to have the time to putter and feather my nest. I think the birds are more efficient than I am at completing the task.

The notion of birds nesting obviously brings on thoughts of the upcoming season, which leads me to an announcement about this meme. The final ☀Sunlit Sunday for this year will be March 24th, just a few days after the first day of spring.

 With that in mind while you visit this week's participants, please consider "following" those that speak to you. Also, why not add a few to your blog roll? I'd love to think that you plan to stay in touch with some of the people you've met here.
As for me, please note that "My Little Home and Garden" is also on Facebook. You're invited to drop by anytime! Each Friday, feel free to post an original photo and your blog link (if you have one). You may well meet some new friends there. I did!

 It's linking time . . .

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Quick Break in the Day

 I'm taking a break for a few minutes. 

I've been dealing with my miniscule linen cupboard: pitching things, reorganzing, discovering so-that's-where-the-stopper-is-for-the-hot-water-bottle, wondering why so many containers of cleaners have so little product left in them, and how I've accumulated all of those shampoos and conditioners.

Moving on to the bedroom dresser, do I really ever intend to wear that again and when did the dust bunnies move underneath the furniture and propagate?

I've started in on a whole-house clean, scour, pitch, give away, recycle extravaganza.

So long, Procrastination! 

When I find my new(er) house, this little home needs to be ready to be put on the market, all pretty and sparkly clean. Note I said "when" not "if". My house hunt didn't didn't yield any results last year, so my eyes are peeled once again.

As I said, though, I'm taking a quick break. I may not be able to smell the roses (there is snow outside), but I can take a sniff of the grocery store tulips that I picked up Saturday evening. It's funny how one pretty spot can motivate a person to create some more.

What's new with you?

I'll be sure to return your visit, somewhere between finding out what's lurking beneath the beds and figuring out how to repair a bookcase. Bye for now!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

☀Sunlit Sunday: Season 2, Week #9

Welcome to Sunlit Sunday.

It was beautiful morning for a walk by the lake. The sun was actually shining, which is not something to be taken for granted at this time of the year, at least in my part of the world.

I had plenty of things that needed doing at home, but a dose of fresh air to clear out the mental cobwebs and some time with a good friend took precedence. Wisely so, in my opinion.

The immensity of the lake still strikes me whenever I'm near it. 
From this perspective, it might as well be an ocean.

I'm reminded of the following phrase from Anne of Green Gables: "scope for imagination".
There's plenty of that in this scenic spot. 

Scope, ideas, possibilities, sunny days . . .
I hope these things are yours in the fresh new week ahead.

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