Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 2014

So hello again ~ I'm still here, really I am! 
I've got a treat (well, sort of?) in store for  you this post!
Hmmmm?
 What ever could that be?
O.K. well, treat  might be stretching it....  but hang on, first let's check the weather here in New England before we get to that...
May I present to you, (she said bowing slightly, and flourishing her hand about dramatically...)

April Garden.  (back yard)
Ain't it pretty?
and my stunning fish pond.....
and the Fairie Relm....
spring is making a slow bebut....
But don't worry, JoJo is keeping an eye on it... he'll raise a Hoooove and wave if he sees anything green and lush... and tasty.
This is the only color I could find for you....
See the bee?  He looks a little groggy to me....

Way out front, we have the river ~ The Wankinco River.
Not much green here yet... but look!  There's Squeaky, our sweet little duck!
Make that Squeaky and Kippy....
Sadly no, Squeakers, you can't have the spotlight to yourself.... but you are beautiful none the less...
Now let's swing around the other way and look UP the river~
It's a tidal river.... and judging by the number of hawks, osprey...etc. swirling over head, the herring are running...
Makes you glad you aren't a fish..... *gulp* :(((
 
In other news, for some reason ~ I got a present on Hubby's birthday???
Good Grief Good People!!
 It's Emma Bridgewater!!
The inside is as awesome as the outside!!
 
Right then, so for todays adventure, I thought maybe you'd like to come inside?
It was suggested a few posts back that I give a little house tour sometime...(excellent idea Jeri!)
So please do come on in, today is the day!!
Pete's waiting for you at the back door~
He is SO happy to see  you!!
 
I've got the kettle on, so while we wait ~ let's poke around the kitchen shall we?
Mmmmm, I love my kitchen window... (sorry, should have put the dishes away...)
Can you see JoJo's bum out there in the back yard?
Squint, go ahead ~ I'll wait.
I LOOOOOVE my window sill ~ my ever changing little art/plant scape.
It makes me happy.
Wanna see closer?
~ ~these are a few of my favorite things~ ~
( I some times sing that song while I swirl about in my dress that used to be the living room curtains.)
(kidding.) 
 (I don't sing, or swirl.)
(or sew).
 (very much, very well, or very often.)
Three guesses what my favorite colors are?
For as long as I can recall, I've been drinking Red Rose tea... and the house may sink one day under the weight of the little ceramic figurines that you get in each box, they tend to pile up over the years.
Throw them away you say?
That would just seem wrong...
Are you  missing one for your collection?
I've probably got it...
The current series is "Nautical" things...
Last series was the months of the year, see the herd of little red cupids there on the left?
 i'm working on a flock of seagulls at present.
oh my,my, my looks like someone likes to stick stuff alllll over the fridge?
Oh, and by the by, it opens on the right, the handle on the left is just an illusion.
Hubby has a wicked sense of humor.
What? You don't all have a stuffed pig in your kitchen cabinet?
You should.
 
So let's go off to the "new" living room...
(we'll probably still be calling it that 10 years from now)
Oh Marley.... You're crowding Alice!
Let's step down, turn left and patter over to the back corner for today... the Art Nook.
Yes, a little messy... but that's how we create right?
We also can't create without our "helper cat" ~ Ellie Mae
She appears like magic, as soon as I sit down....
not sure if she's drawn to the light?
or the scent of pencil shavings?
                                                                     Art in progress!


                                                          favorite tools of the trade.....
Hmmmm, anybody see anything they recognize?
                                              How about here? Anything seem familar?
                                                                   Cat's eye view... 
                                                tiny art  for:  ~ pendants?  Magnets?  Or?
It's really tiny, just how I love it!
 
Is that it?
Well, no ~ there's the rest of the room.... and some fun little details I want to show you around the room, and stuff... and stuff....
and then there's the old living room....
and upstairs...
 
but, *yawn*  ~  it's past my pre-bed nap time...
 
So you'll come back again maybe?

I'll pour you that cup of tea~

What cup would you like?
 
You pick it! 
 
and we'll continue our tour!
 
cyber ((((hugs)))) to you good people!
 
Mel  ~ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 2014

                    Helllooooooooooooo  ~ long time no blogging..... let me try and mend my ways.

  Happy
Here in
well, so far.... this blooming witch hazel is the only sign of spring around here.
My fish pond still has a giant cake of ice in it...
(worry not fish lovers, the fish winter in a big tub in the back hall with a nice jacuzzi bubbler and some broken flower pots to hang out under)
And, yup the weather people are using the "s" word again...
Suggesting that we could have some on Wednesday!
This has been a red letter winter hasn't it?
Sure, if you want to cartwheel, I can wait.
What have I been up to?
 I've been riding my pony....
  and reading my new book.....
and starting some seeds
 
 
and yes, thumbing thru the lastest issue of Country Living
Doing some silly doodles of what I'd look like
 if I was a free spirited little imp with pointy toed shoes! 
The dogs are hanging out...
and before you know it~
will be but a memory ~ and there will be tulips about our ankles!
In the mean time~ I'll enjoy the last of the cold weather and keep fingers crossed for just a little more snow....you know, in case we don't get any next year!
It happens.
 
Best-est Wishes,
 
Mel  :))))
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Beautiful winter ~

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery toed slippers of snow
and we were children once again.
Bill Morgan, Jr.

 
 

 
It has been a delightfully wintery winter here~
Cold, and sharp with brilliant blue skies, just the way New England is supposed to be in winter.
  snowing and blowing at times...
and cold enough to keep the snow, so that is squeaks under your shoes when you walk.
A brown, crunchy, cold and snowless winter is just not the same.
Of course I realize some of you are shaking your heads at me, go ahead ~ I don't mind.
Spring will be here before you know it, and the cold just a memory; so I will embrace it while I can.
 
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food, and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.  ....
Edith Sitwell