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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY..........................

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Sending Lillies to all........ xo
Jo

ON GARDNERS

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Gardners, by nature, are a hopeful lot.  We'll take a seed, a small cutting or a small starter plant and nurture it till it grows.  Part of this is the love of seeing the metamorphosis of the seedling to the full grown plant or bloom.

We garden with the hope that our efforts will produce something useful and beautiful in the end.  Sometimes things die, but that does not prevent us from our continued gardening efforts......we don't GIVE UP.  
I believe that the events in our world happening right now can correlate to a gardner's efforts in their own home.
Our world is FULL OF plant loving people who garden for beauty, necessity, hobby or just for the love of getting their hands in dirt...and each one of us does this with hope in our heart's that our plant will survive and thrive. We know that we need to stick with what works and neglect the rest.  So right now stick with the positive people and people who believe we will not only survive this pandemic but we will come out o…

HERE'S THE THING........................

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O.K. people.....here's the thing....We are all in this together, so do something wonderful for yourself.  Please bring something beautiful into your home.  You deserve it, your emotions deserve it, your family deserves it, and your space deserves it.

If you lucky enough to have a yard....go out and whack on some bushes and bring some greenery inside.  I've  done this here with 

trees and bushes that are flowering at the moment.  I can't go the grocery store and buy fresh flowers because of our stay at home mindset right now..but I can raid my yard.  Things in pots count too....go cut off some stems of greens and put them in a little vase inside.  You would be amazed at what this little bit of effort does to your immediate space.

One can only image how long this "sheltering in place" will be in effect but don't let this bump in our society let you lose your long term goal of living and having a beautiful life.  
I know many folks have lost loved ones...and it happ…

I'M STAYING ISOLATED....BUT I'M VERY BUSY..............................

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I have posted before about my little fireplace project.  Still fine-tuning the darn thing as I am trying to create something I am happy with.
OK....here is the latest fix.  See the colored tiles I have incorporated in the recess.  I love them.  Our wall color in this room is still not a color I love...but must live with it for now.

Here is another shot of what I have done.  Are you ready for the "rub" with these photos.  The "tiles" are NOT tiles at all, they are some wonderful colored papers I cut from a book I own.  Affixed them with Elmers glue and water and bingo.....looks just like expensive tiles. 
When I have to be inside I always put my thinking cap on and try to figure out how I can be creative in some way...without spending any "cash".  The pillows on the sofa are old ones...and I simply pinned that little decoration on the front of the yellow one.

Here is a shot of the room from afar.  Still working on it but I will get it like I want eventually an…

"I'M SO PRETTY, OH SO PRETTY"..............................

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JUST SAYIN'.........

Jo

HAPPY Valentine's Day..............................

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It's just that simple......
x0
JO

" I AM ROOTED....BUT I FLOW". Virginia Woolf

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2020..can you believe it?  With each passing year I am more amazed that I am still here.   Both my parent's died very young and if genetics prove correct sometimes one can have the same fate.  Anyway....I digress.

At the beginning of each new year I always find myself wondering what this particular year has in store.  With advanced age you can almost always depend on little surprises here and there.  Your life can be bumping along and then suddenly everything changes in the blink of an eye.  Your health changes, your finances change, family troubles, death of loved ones...the list goes on and on.

Instead of making any resolutions for this upcoming year....I have promised myself that I will embrace any and all change with thoughtful consideration.  No panic attacks, no jumping into immediate action, no needless worrying about things I cannot control.
I know that is a tall order because being human we are inclined "to want to do something....even if it is wrong".
Since I can&#…