The Falling Leaves

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The time of the falling leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate textures while we slept.

How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days!

 

There are exceptions, of course. The leaves of most of the fruit-trees fade and wither and fall ingloriously. They bequeath their heritage of color to their fruit. Upon it they lavish the hues which other trees lavish upon their leaves….

 

But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer.

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~John Burroughs, “The Falling Leaves,” Under the Maples

 

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APRIL 2015

April is a promise that May is bound to keep”

Hal Borland

April Birthday Gem and Flower

APRIL doesn’t that sound just totally wonderful!!

March may hold the official vernal equinox but when the page is turned to April it really must be spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. For many folks it was another long, cold, snowy winter and the promise of warming sun and spring flowers makes the winter months all worthwhile.

April Forsythia

April is represented by the daisy, which symbolizes innocence and the sweet pea as well as the white lily; the gemstone is the diamond. The zodiac signs of Aries, March 21st to April 19th and Taurus, April 20th to May 20th

April Daisy Craft BoxesApril Daisy PhotoApril Daisy BeadsApril Daisy Note Cards

Daffodils, light rains, crocus, nesting birds, new farm babies, starting garden seeds, lighter sweaters and jackets, sun that actually warms and is not purely decorative in the sky – all these things are sure signs of spring and the month of April.

April Rain Drops PillowApril sees its share of holidays and traditions – April Fool’s Day, Passover, Easter, Earth Day.

April Egg Hats

No one knows for certain how April got its name, but it may have come from the Latin word ‘aperire’ which means ‘to open’. April is, after all, the month when in the northern hemisphere buds begin to open and things start to grow again after the winter.

April Bloom Pillow

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St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th When There’s A Touch of Irish in Us All

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St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic”.

Adrienne Cook

Just the mere mention of shamrocks and shillelaghs and you know right away we are talking about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. There is something about St. Patrick’s Day that makes us all yearn to be Irish if only for a day.

March Ireland MapST Pats PC Irish Gentleman

Perhaps it’s the love of green or believing in the Luck of the Irish and that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the lure of the lilt of Irish laughter or the thought of drinking a cold green beer.   Whatever the reason you can always enjoy a good Irish Blessing and some fine Irish treasures.

Sharmrocks PillowSt Pats HarpErin Go Braless

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far

Irish Blessing

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If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough”

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FEBRUARY 2015

Boy Presents Bouquet

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.”

Gertrude S. Wister

The violet is February’s flower, although there are some that say the primrose holds this place of honor. The richly colored Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and the astrological signs for February are: Aquarius, January 20 – February 18 and Pisces, February 19 – March 20

Framed Violets

Amethyst Bracelet  Amethyst and Pearl RingAmethyst Acorns

February sees a large rodent providing weather forecasts and hope of an early spring.

Gardeners’ hearts are set aflutter with the arrival of seed catalogues and plans for the summer bounty.

garden obeliskgarden planters      garden tomato signgarden red poppies Romantics everywhere have an extra special day to profess their love and affection.

Be MineCat Valentine      Heart PillowHeart Charms There are special observances in February to honor Presidents, the Chinese New Year and specials days in many countries – as if February now allows us to celebrate.

Somehow in February, here in North America, we feel we have turned the corner on old man winter – there is now more winter behind us than in front of us. And, if we squint we can see spring just around the corner.

February brings hope for things to come.

February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.

Dr. J. R. Stockton

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January 6 2015 Cuddle Up Day

Many of us are experiencing extremely cold temperatures the next few day so I thought it was rather interesting to note that January 6th is CUDDLE UP DAY

Cuddle Up Day is an opportunity to snuggle up to someone on a cold winters’ day or night. Chances are it’s cold outside. So, cozy up to a special someone, and enjoy the warmth and love. This day is enjoyed by both young and old.
This day is a great opportunity to: cuddle with your cutie, . snuggle with your sweetie . hug your honey

Of course, you do not have to cuddle up with someone……
• Cuddling up in your easy chair is a great idea.
• Cuddling up to a pet is rewarding.
• Cuddling up to a stuffed animal is quite secure and comforting.
• Cuddling up with a good book is enjoyable.
• Cuddling up by the fireside is warm and cozy.
• Cuddling up with a hot cup of tea or coca is relaxing
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Bohemian BlanketBridges of Madison CountyFeathered Star QuiltFire King MugsHot Cocoa Mug Cardhuggable cowKitten pillowPeach Cup and SaucerRail Fence Quiltpink elephantSnowman coffee cozyStackable Espresso MugsRed and White Quilted CatsREd Bubble Coffee Cozythe courtin

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