Hodge Podge {Part 1 of 3}

Well, this post will be all over the place. Beach shots. Flea market images. Home pictures. A little reflective self-portrait. It is all here for your viewing pleasure :-)

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Beautiful tulips that D bought for me. Just 'cause. They are soooo pretty!

"Wine is bottled poetry."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Robert Louis Stevenson

He also had this glass of wine out for me when I got home from work. He is the sweetest ever!

"Still in bloom--California flowers dance to winter song"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Victor P. Gendrano

These hydrangeas are sitting on our kitchen table. They are breathtaking! I was supposed to come out of the grocery store with some cut flowers, but when I saw this, it was sealed. I bought them.

"Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night / Sailed off in a wooden shoe - / Sailed on a river of crystal light, / Into a sea of dew..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Eugene Field

This is the chandelier that I soooooo wanted for over my dining table. My daughter and her husband bought it for us for a house warming gift! And then my son-in-law installed it! Everytime I look at it I'm happy.

"Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches."
¸.•*´¨`♥ William Goldman (The Princess Bride)

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Hodge Podge {Part 2 of 3}

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Moshe Dayan

Flag that hangs on our front porch. It has seen better days. And I know you should take down an old flag. But, I like the well worn look this one has.

"We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Samuel Johnson

through the sea oats

Cowgirl boots
at the doctor's office

"Each day the storm clouds were opening like great purple flowers and pouring out their dark thunder."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Eudora Welty

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Hodge Podge {Part 3 of 3}

"I used to hate birthdays until I figured out I was the Queen of the Universe & now I do them for the little people."
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople

Yuppers...that is me. At the coffee shop. Trying to stay warm. See my purse/camera bag? I made it. And you can always tell if it is me taking a picture. See that pinkie? It goes up like I'm drinking high tea.

"Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Your job is to focus on my personal happiness, she said, & I've got big plans, so break time is over."
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople

This is the queen in training...my daughter!


Shopping in Destin {Part 1 of 4}

The day after Christmas we found ourselves amongst the bargain shoppers. It was a fun day. If you like crowds. And bargains. And I don't mind either!

"Everything you can imagine is real."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Pablo Picasso

"The family is one of nature's masterpieces."
¸.•*´¨`♥ George Santayana, The Life of Reason

"A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid."
¸.•*´¨`♥ J. R. R. Tolkien

"Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves."
¸.•*´¨`♥ William Davenant

"I went to a dance, Looking for romance..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Beach Boys "Spirit of America" album...Barbara Ann

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Shopping in Destin {Part 2 of 4}

"Seek the strongest color effect possible.. the content is of no importance."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henri Matisse

A moment...
father & son

latte father son

Three creamy bowls
with colorful insides

fig2rw three

ZZ Top

fisrw zz

Playing the washboard

trncal micky

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Shopping in Destin {Part 3 of 4}

"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Pooh's Little Instruction Book

"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Vincent van Gogh

"Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Oscar Wilde

"All strong emotions fan the flames of creation"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Bill Jay

"The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Vita Sackville-West

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Shopping in Destin {Part 4 of 4}

"Does it count as gossip, she said, if you just know those people would go & do something like that?"
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople

"The 60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Abbie Hoffman

"Look in a mirror and one thing's sure; what we see is not who we are."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Richard Bach


A Morning at the Flea Market

"Is your house on fire, Clark? No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Christmas Vacation (1989)

"The authentic self is the soul made visible."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Sarah Ban Breathnach

"If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Will Rogers

and stinky puppy

"I don't know when pepper mills in a restaurant got to be right behind frankincense and myrrh in prominence. It used to be in a little jar that sat next to the salt on the table and everyone passed it around, sneezed, and it was no big deal."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Erma Bombeck


A Visit to Angel's Garden {Part 1 of 2}

Over the holidays my daughter and I did some shopping. One of the places we went was Angel's Garden. We really had no intention of stopping, but D had urged us to stop there so we decided to do it. I'm so glad we did.

It was a chilly December afternoon. Sunny, but windy. When we entered the purple house it felt special. And it was. We were warmly greeted and offered a warm cup of spiced apple cider. Perfect. Here are some of the lovely items they displayed. Many from local artists. I urge you to read Part 2...the last image is quite worth it.

"He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Leonardo da Vinci

"In my dream, the angel shrugged & said, If we fail this time, it will be a failure of imagination & then she placed the world gently in the palm of my hand."
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople

"One cat just leads to another."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ernest Hemingway

...a glow


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A Visit to Angel's Garden {Part 2 of 2}

and glitter


All dressed up...
and no where to go.

jersy gurl

You can
count on me...

Count on me...

"Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Lord Byron

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