the view from my kitchen window

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Our Creator just does the most amazing and beautiful things with green, flowering and growing things!  Even though I've known that about our God and Creator all my life I am still in ABSOLUTE AWE at the things He blesses my day with!   Now is the season for all the fruit trees to be blossoming and I'm surrounded by fruit orchards . . . cherries (sweet and sour), apricots, plums, peaches, pears and many, many varieties of apples.  I step outside and the sight is all around me and the fragrance on the air is heavenly!   But it is also the time when I see new green growth coming up in my flower beds which means I have to get out and start getting my "gardening" muscles back in shape after their winter rest.  There is a lot of work to be done to get the old plant/flower matter out so the green, fresh and new can blossom and grow.  The first flowers to show their gorgeous faces are these yellow irises, which I believe are a variety of German Bearded.  I have other yellow irises but they are different and come a bit later.  THANK YOU, DEAR GOD, FOR THE "CREATION CANVAS" YOU PAINT FOR ME . . FOR US!!!!

Blossoms on our cherry tree, which are sour/pie cherries

One variety, and the earliest, of yellow irises that grace my garden every spring

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Photo Book - "TENT GLAMPING"

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STITCHING and CRAFTING "Surprise" Giveaway

I will post the winner tomorrow,
Tuesday, MAY 1st.  Thanks to all for "playing".  Enjoyed reading about all the fun things you're up to!

I'm going to give away some Stitching and Crafting goodies, but it will be a surprise package.   Possibilities are books, including recipe books, papercraft supplies, sewing notions, other craft supplies  - who knows what it will be.                                                          TO ENTER: please leave a comment here telling me if you went shopping for Stitching and Crafting supplies, what are TWO things (please just tell me TWO) that you would want to purchase.  DEADLINE to Enter is: APRIL 30th.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Farmgirl "KINDRED" Spirit

Marilyn, Debbie, Sharon and CJ at "The Farm"
There is nothing like the kindred spirit that draws us together.  The spirit that speaks of friendship, fun, farmgirl-ish lifestyle, laughter and a heart!   I had the extraordinary privilege of spending time with my farmgirl friends last week.  We had the best time!   We met for lunch and wore our aprons . . . and sharing lunch, laughter and love.  My friends, Marilyn and Debbie, visited for a couple days from the Colorado Springs area.  My friend, Sharon, lives here and I get to see her frequently  . . . which is such an honor.  I'm SOOOOOOOOO grateful for these friends and the time we share together!!! 
Marilyn, CJ and Debbie and Branble

Sunday, April 8, 2012


"JOY is the flag you fly when the
is in residence in your heart."
Wilifred Peterson

Saturday, April 7, 2012




Friday, April 6, 2012


"Man of Sorrows" what a name for the Son of God who came
ruined sinners to relcaim!  Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, in my place condemned He stood
sealed my pardon with His blood!  Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Guilty, vile and helpless we, spotless Lamb of God was He.
Full atonement, how can it be?  Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Lifted up was He to die, "It is finished!" was His cry.
Now in Heaven exalted high, Hallelujah, what a Savior!
When He comes our Glorious King, all His ransomed home to bring,
then anew this song we'll sing. Hallelujah, what a Savior?

When He comes, our Glorious King, all His ransomed hom to bring.
Then anew this song we'll sing.
text and music: Phillip P. Bliss

Singing and praising this season of celebration of the Savior!
Blessings this Resurrection Sunday!