Sunday, September 24, 2017

Thoughts from the Hedgerow

The hedgerow is a good place to gather one's thoughts.

Life can be similar in appearance.

There may be much to entangle.

Thorny brambles reach out and cling...they cause pain...

so does stinging nettle.

It is in the act of "looking up" that one becomes free.


Free to see spots of joy in the midst of briers...

beauty to replace the sting...

and abundance to cover the hurt!

Sweet friends do we not all have a "hedgerow"?

I know I do.

May we all find the path that sets us free.

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."  John 8:36 (NIV)

Hugs from the Hedgerow

Sunday, September 17, 2017


From the hedgerow September beckons.  It displays such lovely colors.

 Shades of auburn...

                   Peachy oranges

                 Soft lavenders
and dark grapes.

 Isn't it amazing how September's hedgerow gently calls us into autumn's colorful show?

We hope you enjoyed your time here.   Please come back soon.    So glad  when you do!

P.S. Update -Was happy to hear from my blogging friends in Fla.  They are safe.   Thanks for all of you who took time to "look up" with me.

God Bless!

Saturday, September 9, 2017


I am finding it a challenge to write a post this week. 
My heart is with all those who are in the path of hurricane Irma.
Many of my blogging friends are in the south.   Praying they stay safe. 

    Two of them posted earlier this week.  Barbara Joan at Art Hearts Journey  and Kathy Catching Happiness.   Both mentioned concern in their post. 

 It seems as if nothing quite prepares one for storms.   Even when you are given notice decisions often have to be made quickly.  

Will be spending time tonight "Looking up".   God Bless!

Hugs Debbie

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Prayers of Encouragement

Sending up prayers of encouragement for those in Texas and Louisiana who have lost loved ones, their homes and businesses.

Many of us will be celebrating a three day weekend here in the U.S.  Amidst the celebration perhaps you will take a moment to pause and "look up" for Harvey's victims.
I will join you.

"The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."  James 5:16b (NIV)

God Bless


Sunday, August 27, 2017

A Timeless Request

"Looking Up"
  "Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men."  Titus 3:1-2 (NIV)

If folks would follow this timeless request perhaps lives would not be lost, hate would be gone and peace would reign.  

Isn't it time we overcame evil with choosing to do good?  I am ready - how about you?

Have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, August 20, 2017

August's Treasures

Here are some of August's Treasures.
 Morning Sky

Rose of Sharon
A Hummingbird favorite! 

Color Changes

Joe Pie Weed - Goldenrod - Iron weed
Great trio!
Morning Glories & Veggies Galore!
   There are the sweet sounds of the Crickets chirping and the locust song...

Foggy mornings and warm sunny afternoons. 

These are but a few of August's treasures.
Hope you enjoyed them.

Hugs Debbie   

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Love Letters

God writes us daily love letters.  They may be written on the morning mist...

in the crinkled lines of a bloom...

 from a hilltop view...

or in the smiles of a friend or two.

Sometimes they can be hiding.  We may need
to take a closer look.

Would it not be sad if His love letters went unread?

Hope you are reading yours today.

Have a wonderful week.

God Bless


Sunday, August 6, 2017

"How Great Thou Art"

Tonight I am sharing a link to a lovely hymn that
 is an old Swedish Folk Melody.  This was performed by Elvis Presley in the 1970's.

Hope you will enjoy!

Have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Farewell July

Time to say farewell to July.   Her visit was so lovely.   She brought us pretty flowers...

warm afternoon walks...

green hills... blue skies

and wild growing fungi.

I am glad she came to visit.       So happy you stopped by too.

Hope everyone has a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Simple Pleasures

Here are some simple pleasures I found this past week.

A basket of gathered apples from the old orchard near our home...

 veggies to please the appetite...

 fresh picked beans...hmm looks like someone is checking them out!

feathers and a sprig of larkspur to sketch...

and lastly a bouquet of wildflowers with a delicious handful of blackberries.

May each of you find some simple pleasures too.

Have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Plein Air Painting

Yesterday morning was perfect for doing something I love - plein air painting.

These sunflowers volunteered to pose for a couple of hours.  

The birds provided lovely music...

 while a couple of friends stopped to visit.


  Before I knew it noon had arrived and the morning had disappeared.   Amazing how fast a few hours can fly when one is doing something they love.

Hope sweet friends you find a perfect morning to enjoy that special thing you love to do.



Monday, July 10, 2017

...Late..I'm late

"I'm late...I'm late for a very important date."
That date was yesterday with you sweet friends.

Missed my usual posting on Sunday .   Like Alice in Wonderland... there are times when I fall down the rabbit hole.   Hope all of you are having a lovely start to the week.

Rain has swept through Ohio making our fields lovely and green...

 Hollyhocks tall...

and Squash plants spreading wide.

 It has given me indoor time to put up my feet and get inspired with some creative reading.

Plus a bit of playing in the studio.

If  any of you have not fallen down the rabbit hole...drop me a note and let me know how your week is going.

Have a lovely and blessed day.