Saturday, October 17, 2009


I never tire of this view. Our cabin view out the front window of the enchanted forest. The ya-ya's and I headed up the highway to that corner of the Earth that smiles for me. A beautiful log cabin nestled deep within the woods is home for 4 days and 3 pitch-black nights. We unloaded the Tahoe - and one would have assumed that we were moving in for a month! We do have a tendancy to bring tons of gourmet treats and goodies in our celebration of life in the forest. But no matter. We soon were settled into our cabin with the best of comforts and a beautiful view before us.

Here's my girl soaking in the peace and tranquility. I gifted her with the knitted hat - complete with 'fall bling'!!! The peacock feather, however, was a gift to her from 'Handsome'! It looked beautiful on her and she wore it all the time - such a sweet spirit with a beauty that is timeless and enduring.

A lone sentry among the tumbled remains of majestic ponderosa..... the aftermath of human carelessness.

But God's hand touches this place and renewal is in full swing.

Sapplings abound....

 do critters

and flowers among the pine needles....

and there is a wealth of autumnal beauty to be seen....

.... much autumnal beauty, indeed.








That's why this corner of the Earth smiles for me.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm home....
from being at 'home'.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Inside Out

I'm back! I know it's been a while since my last post, but, truly, things have been busy, busy around here. The Fall Fairy showed up a few weeks ago and decorated with an autumnal touch!! Little amber lights glow around my doorway and beckon fall to come inside.

The Fall Fairy is always welcomed here at this home....

In fact, we eagerly anticipate her visit a bit more than Santa's!

I love my fireplace and can not wait to celebrate the first fire of the season!! The logs are waiting and it's almost ceremonial when we strike the first match!

Even Lucy is decked out in her fall finery!!
My bedroom has been a kitty recovery room for the last two weeks. Skittles had surgery to remove the lump on her back. Unfortunately, the news was not good and it will more than likely come back. But she's doing great, was SUCH a wonderful 'patient'...(if you knew her, you'd appreciate that statement - she has a bit of an 'edge' in her personality!!) and is outside today for the first time. Lessons I've learned this year on loss have served me well in dealing with this latest event.

The weather has been glorious and I have found myself sitting out on my back patio almost every morning and every evening. I've even dined by candlelight several times to celebrate being able to be OUTSIDE again!!! There have been days when I haven't even turned on my's hard to be inside when it's so gorgeous outside!
The song of autumn is being sung by everyone!
Today was spent doing errands, finishing two knitting projects and getting the car ready for a trip up to my favorite place on earth! It's fall break and my ya-ya's and I are making our annual trek up to the cabin in the middle of the ponderosa forest and we are like kids packing for Disneyland!
I need some time to relax and rest. To stop. To breathe. To unwind. To be. What do you do to renew?