Showing posts with label Autumn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Autumn. Show all posts

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Beautiful Friends


WELCOME

It's a most beautiful time of the year.  The leaves begin to change, but flowers continue to bud and bloom.  I do love to walk in the fall.  Fresh crisp air that awakens me and makes me appreciate all that is dear to me even more.

Roses continue to boast of their beauty, as if trying to remind me today, that I need not worry for they will return in the Spring to brighten my days.  For surely that is their sole purpose.


Days decrease,
And Autumn grows
Autumn is everything
~~Robert Browning~~

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I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
~~Nathaniel Hawthorne~~

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday



I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!



I'm also joining Catching Light for some lovely photos today.  Why don't you stop by?


Friday, October 02, 2015

The Autumn Rose




Walks do the soul good
Reflecting on God's beauty
Lifts me to new heights

Shadows and sunlight
Lights and darks and shades of pink
Boast of God's glory

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Single Gerber Daisy


I have waited all summer for this pot full of green foliage to bloom.  And this morning I went outside to work in the garden and found this single Gerber daisy blooming. . .the first day of Autumn.  Ron nursed this plant through the winter knowing it was an annual but hoping that he could keep it alive.  Well, he succeeded.  It just waited to the very end to show her glory.  Don't know if Ron is going to try to nurse it again this winter.  Will wait and see.

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All this greenery
Lush and green the Gerber leaves
Waiting for a bloom

Waiting for a bloom
All the summer long I wait
And she blooms today

Proud as she can be
Vivid is the color red
So very pretty

~~~^j^~~~



I'm joining  Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!

Little by Little

Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Last Days of Summer


Autumn is knocking
Requesting entrance of you
Rapping at the door

Hearing the knocking
Summer wants to resist it
But knows it cannot

Autumn is rapping
Allowing Fall to enter
She makes her exit

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


I'm joining  Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!

Little by Little

Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk


Sometimes, during my hours of prayer, I picture myself as a piece of stone before a sculpture who intends to make a statue our of it. Presenting myself like this before the Lord, I beg him to form form in my soul his perfect image and make me wholly like Christ. ~Brother Lawrence~


I'm having...Good Earth decaf original tea.  Seems to be a perfect day to celebrate Mother Earth with this tea on this day of Season Change.

My teacup... is nearly empty but it was oh so good.



I'm feeling... glad I was able to get a lot of things done yesterday and am ready for work today!


On my mind...The busy weekend!!!  Tomorrow is Kellie's Senior Night recognition at the football game, working at Mother Teresa's Treasures on Saturday, marching band contest Saturday afternoon and then friends for dinner on Sunday!  Exciting!!!!

Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.

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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.



Enjoy the glorious colors of this Autumn Season!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Sunday, September 19, 2010

~~Mosaic Monday~~




Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  
~Albert Camus

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The beautiful fruits of Fall!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!


Visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

I would also like to remind you that Wednesday is Adventure Tour Express.  Be thinking about the adventure you would like to share on our journey together!





Monday, October 26, 2009

The Simple Women's Daybook


Rising to another day is always a blessing, one in which thanksgiving and praise is offered to the all-loving Father. So it is with gratitude I begin this day.

~~Outside my window...it is very dark. It's 4:25 a.m. Sam's peering through the office window meowing to come in.

~~I am thinking...it would be grand to visit my friends Martha in NJ or Fay in TX and chat over a cup of tea.

~~I am thankful for...sunshine and glorious Autumn colors that reflect the sun.

~~From the kitchen...clam chowder.

~~I am wearing...my long-sleeved nightgown.

~~I am creating...the Book of Wit 'n' Wisdom.

~~I am going...have a less hectic week.

~~I am reading...still A Call To Joy by Matthew Kelly. I have found it to be a good book for reflection.

~~I am hoping...the weather continues to be glorious.

~~I am hearing...humming of the computer in the stillness.

~~Around the house...decorations complete for Halloween, just need to dust and vacuum.

~~One of my favorite things...watching old movies.

~~A few plans for the rest of the week: 1) continue to work on my vacation journal (it was a BUSY summer);2) prepare for Halloween travel to INDY to visit grand kids for the holiday;get my hair cut; 4) prepare Bible study for Thursday.

~~Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Autumn Berries

After you visit here please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman and journey along the path of life we all share. It will always be a journey worth sharing!

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


When I was awakened in th middle of the night because I couldn't find my feet, this poem came to mind.

Sam's on the bed
Duchess is on the floor
The breeze is blowing
Cool and fair.

The pitter pat of rain
Can be heard on pane
The cat and the dog
Unconcerned.

Oh, what a wonderful life! Wishing you all a grand day!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bad Haiku Friday









The popcorn is apoppin'
The bonfire is ablazin'
Autumn's at the door.








~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!

Picture byFunkenfeuer / End-of-winter Bonfire

Monday, November 03, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook

While it's been a while since I've done this I do visit those who contribute. So after you visit here please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman and journey along the path of life we all share.

So I begin.

1. I'm thinking...the trees still are in all their glory. God is allowing us to appreciate them a little longer this year..

2. From the Kitchen...and this morning it's hot oatmeal.

3. I am creating...and have nearly completed my presentation for RCIA Wednesday night.

4. I'm wearing... robe and slippers. (Some things never change.)

5. I am reading..."The Words we Pray" by Amy Welborn, again.

6. I'm hoping...I'm completely over this sore throat by Wednesday and tha I don't sound like an old fog horn. It is still sore and the cough is such a nuisance.

7. I am hearing...Duchess, the dog, snoring.

8. Around the house...There are signs that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

9. Few plans for the rest of the week...Get it readiness for my 1st meeting with Sister Dorothy and we journey the road to my becoming a Providence associate.

10. One of my favorite things is...the color of trees this time of year tha remind me that they are again preparing for a new resurrection in the Spring.

11. Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Simple Women's Daybook



Again it's been awhile since I've done this but it was a grand weekend a I've a lot to be grateful for. Please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman and journey along the path of life we all share.

So I begin.

1. I'm thinking...it's incredible that this far into the month of October that it is so beautiful.

2. From the Kitchen...I'm fixing my cream of wheat.

3. I am creating...and have nearly completed Marianne's "Book of Wit 'n' Wisdom"

4. I'm wearing... my nightgown, robe and slippers. It's 5:00 a.m. CDT (I need to find a different time to do this)

5. I am reading..."Love, Mercy and Justice." A publication by the Sisters of Providence.

6. I'm hoping...I can stay focused on the plans for the coming weekend.

7. I am hearing...The kettle boiling for my tea.

8. Around the house...There are pictures I want to get framed and hung in the Family Room.

9. Few plans for the rest of the week...Gathering and organizing packing for the trip to INDY and Marianne and Eric's wedding on Saturday.

10. One of my favorite things is...being with family and sharing in their happiness. All the kids will be together for the wedding and I am SO excited.

11. Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Autumn at the Woods
Saint Mary-of-the-Wood, Indiana

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Apple Picking

Yesterday Ron and I went to a friend's dad's house to pick apples. The trees were so over burdened with the apples that some of the branches were bowed and even broken. They weren't big apples or "store" pretty apples, but tasty they were. The bees were buzzing and humming over the ones on the ground, but do not fear. We thanked God for their presence.

When we were done. We loaded up the ladder and gathered the bags and went right down to Mother Theresa's Treasures and the Newburgh Food Pantry. Kathy was there to receive these tasty morsels and we were grateful that we could offer them. Ron and I had the opportunity to give of time, talent and the treasure of God's creation. And to give credit where credit is due. This was a wonderful idea, Ron had. For me, it was one of those Christ moments. He was there in our midst!!

~~^j^~~
~Thanks be to God~