Monday, April 28, 2008

A Stroll In the Neighborhood......

Oh my hello to all of you! Boy I tell you theses last few days have been hot ones, and today although promised a few degrees cooler feels much the same. :o) I love spring and summer so much, but tend to venture outside once the sun it not at its highest. This weekend was a little different! Armed with my sunglasses and something cool to drink Honey and I headed north to enjoy a beautiful Saturday, and beautiful it was! The coast was just amazing, and I also made a stop at one of my favorite yarn shops along the way. The "Black Sheep" is a wonderful shop just filled with beautiful yarns and fibers! A special place for those of us knitters who adore lovely hand painted yarns. To see my latest "gotta have it" visit my craft site and tell me what you think! :o)

It is something about this season that brings out the best in our neighborhoods too! I so enjoy seeing so many working in their gardens....just wonderful! I wanted to share a few neighborhood pictures with you and hope you enjoy them. The orchids above where taken last year in our court garden. By the way I am scheduled for minor surgery tomorrow morning, so keep me in your prayers. I know it will all be fine, but I am always a little nervous about going to sleep. :o) I know it will be some pain afterwards, but with a little rest and time out I will be pretty good in a few weeks! :o) Enjoy the pics!!



The above photo is my little corner of the world. The gate in the background belongs to old historic Grant Elementary School. I enjoy seeing the kids marching off to school in the mornings! Kids do the funniest things, and I find myself belly laughing at some of the things I see them do!

This photo is right across the street from me....my neighbor is the sweetest. This is a small portion of her yard, it is just gorgeous!! You can see a little of the fig tree peeking out on your left. I have one right in front of my studio window, and boy these trees give delicious and pretty fruit. Every year a little old sweet couple comes to pick figs, I look forward to seeing the two of them. They take their time gently squeezing and choosing carefully, only the best will do. :o)



This lovely yellow daffodil was in the garden of my neighbor....such a lovely shade of yellow.

Well I am off to get something to eat....no eating for me after midnight. Although I am really never hungry that late, I just bet I will want something just because I know I can't!! :o) Each of you have a most lovely week........

Smiles...

Beverly

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Spring Reading......

Hello to each of you! Wow I cannot believe a whole two weeks has gone since my last post, and it has been a full and busy two weeks. I sure hope you are enjoying spring, we have indeed had some beautiful days and wonderfully pleasant evenings. As many of you know, I love long drives along the coast in the cool of the evening. The gentle breezes seem to relax me while I sit back and take in all the beauty surrounding me. It is something about the sound of the ocean in quiet.....amazing is its music and I can sit for hours listening. I would love to someday own a beautiful home on the beach with a clear view of the ocean, sleeping by the sound of the ocean and awakening to it each morning....yes, I surely would.

I decided my books needed some dusting and a little rearranging, but I must admit I just love looking through them. I am one of those women who have on occasion simply bought a book because it was just beautiful....the cover, the photos just beautiful! I remember several years ago purchasing "Refresh My Heart" Meditations For Women. I had to have all four season and the books are so sweet and authored by several of my favorite Christian writers. These little books help remind me of what I already know deep down in my heart but gently nudges and reminds me again. I think that is true with many of us. It is not that we don't know, we simply need a gentle reminder.

By the way.... I have not forgotten about my one year blogging celebration and give a way! Look forward to that pretty shortly! I plan to get some reading and knitting in today. I am slowly trying to get back to my normal routine of things, at present it seems a little slow but I am making pretty good progress. :o) I know it has been a while since I've visited all of you and I miss commenting so much. I just love my time with you all...you will be hearing from me soon and I can hardly wait!! :o) Wishing each of you a beautiful week....

I conclude that for me, there is no other
way but to walk with Christ.....
to study Him, to pursue Him.
He has carved a place
in my heart that yearns for Him.

Janet Paschal

Smiles....

Beverly