Category Archives: Life Scenes

Just A Thought

I love getting cards and letters in the mail. Do you? Well, this is the best way to assure that you will be receiving messages from friends and relatives-Send some out yourself. I have been doing this as part of a New Year’s Resolution I made several years ago and it has worked so beautifully. I get at least two cards, letters, yes, and even a post card or two each week.
Bring some joy to your day by putting some joy out there for someone else!!

Beautiful surroundings are good for your soul. Create lovely things in your home. Perhaps make it a bit of a hobby and give yourself a budget. I think you will find that you can do a lot with very little $$$$. In fact, you might make that a challenge. I wish you beauty!

The Conversation

I Love this picture. I have it in oils and I have owned it for nearly 50 years. It is very old. It is called “The Conversation.”

It makes me feel at peace just to look at it. Can you visualize a quiet gently afternoon in a lovely setting?

Focus On Beauty

Deep Creek Lake

We saw a beautiful little fawn come out of the forest this morning. It was so very quiet and peaceful. Sometimes on our busy days, quiet and beauty should be made a priority, don’t you think?

Naturally Beautiful

There is so much beauty in nature! Some days I stand on my porch and just look out the window. I say a fawn yesterday and three pheasants the day before. So many little birds come to my bird feeder. What a joy!

So Much beauty

This is the view from a cabin at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. Just after I took this picture a fawn stepped out of the woods, and earlier I had seen three pheasants! Nature is full of such peace and beauty!

Beauty In Your Kitchen

People don’t think of their kitchens as being a place of beauty but let’s try to change all of that. I like to keep edible flowers out. They are so colorful. I also put my fruit in arrangements. It takes so little time and it makes such a difference to a mood. I also have some very pretty platters that I love to put out in picture frame holders. Many of them are thrift shop finds that I have purchased for under $2.00.

I have a girlfriend who collects wooden trays and she puts them out with pictures she loves, little arrangements of Rosemary in pottery jugs, pretty napkins in collected napkin rings and just anything she likes on any given day. Do try some of these ideas even in a small kitchen. It can make kitchen time something really fun instead of a chore. Aren’t we always looking for ways to find a smile!

Beauty Comes In Many Different Forms

We see beauty in nature, and we see beauty in people. We see beauty in so many things that surround us. I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen and I love to create different decor from just the stuff I find around. I also make many different types of “kitchen dressing” out of basically the same things. Yes, I really do enjoy being in the kitchen for lots of reasons besides food preparation.