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

Debbie

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yQPce84RC8

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.

Hugs 
Debbie






















  

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.

Hugs!
Debbie

Sunday, July 2, 2017

"God Bless The USA"

Wishing everyone who is celebrating in America a Happy Fourth of July and to all my friends across the world - God Bless You!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Floral Sketches

  
     
Dear Friends,
                                                                                                                                                                          Sharing a floral sketch done this month.  June always seems to have so many flowers blooming at once.  It is hard to decide which ones to capture.
 These were sketched directly in the garden with a micron pen.   Later a bit of watercolor was added in the studio.  Canson makes a great Montval Field Watercolor book.   Seems to accept light washes well without buckling.   Mine is a 10x7 with 50 pages .   This size suits my taste because it is easy to carry outdoors.  

It is hard to realize that the last week of this beautiful month is here.   Where did June go?  

Guess time flies when one is soaking up the sunshine and enjoying those glorious blooms!

May all of you enjoy those last days of June...See you in July!

Hugs Debbie


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mini Vacation

When summer's heat makes its visit I love to take a mini vacation.

It is my favorite way to travel.   Not far to go, no traffic jams or fear of getting lost.

Packing is easy too.  A straw hat, cool glass of lemonade and a good book makes the luggage very light.  

When I arrive there is a comfy seat in a spot of shade.

Yes friends this place is right out my back door.

Now that I have shared my mini vacation...hope you will shares yours.

Have a lovely week!

Hugs Debbie

  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

June

The month of June is already gifting us with lovely picturesque moments.

Pink poppies and larkspur are in full swing.












Abundant sunshine and blue skies lift hearts...















while fresh picked strawberries wet appetites.














A special scene such as this is sure to bring a smile.
















Speaking of smiling - here is someone else who seems to be enjoying this beautiful month of June!   Hope you all are too.

P.S.
Thank you everyone for your sweet words , thoughts and prayers at the loss of my dear father.   They mean so much.

Hugs Debbie


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Heaven

I have been pondering heaven of late.

My dear father passed away two weeks ago on a Sunday morning.

He slipped away from us ever so gently into the arms of  the Lord.

His love and faith for God, family, and country left a legacy that will live on in all of  the hearts who knew him.

There is much I could write but grief is just too fresh to allow the words to flow.

Let me simply finish by saying I know that my Dad is finally home in heaven.   "...No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."  1 Cor. 2:9 (NIV)

God Bless!

Debbie

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Rainy Afternoon

Sometimes a quiet rainy afternoon can be a blessing.

Yesterday was one.

Originally I had planned to do some much needed gardening.

The weather had other plans.








So instead I spent those sweet hours sketching a gathered bouquet...












 reading an inspiring book...













Experimenting with a new pen the Elegant Writer...













and savoring the freshness that comes from the passing showers.

Thank you for letting me share what I did with a rainy afternoon.   Hope you will do the same.


Have a lovely week.

Hugs Debbie