Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Ah Moments!"

If you are like me this time of the year finds one searching for some "Ah Moments!"

Yesterday I found a few.

Hubby and I along with my brother and sister- in- law traveled to Cambridge Ohio to Dickens Victorian Village.

There are 92 displays of Dickens characters that line the main street of this small tourist spot.

In the center of  town a lovely courthouse stands.   For the coming holiday season the villagers had decorated it with dancing lights and choreographed it with Christmas music.   Amazing site to see.

  They begin this show at 5:30 pm and it goes until 10:00 pm every evening from November 1st until Jan 3rd.

A great deal of work goes into each of the mannequins.  All this is done by a group of creative volunteers.   There are a few who will do repairs that might occur from any weather damage...others create the faces, sew the costumes, etc.  It is an all year long project.   Each figure takes about 40 hours to complete.   Quite an awesome task.

Horse drawn carriage rides are available as well as trolley tours and self guided ones. A few quaint shops are open that boast  unique gift ideas for someone's Christmas list.  Several good eating spots are located along the main street.

It is certainly a lovely place to visit and find an "Ah Moment!"

Speaking of Ah Moments...think I may have just spotted another one.    A cup of tea and a good book . Yes that sounds like a great one too.

Hope all of you will find a couple of "Ah Moments" during this busy season of the year.  

God Bless!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Pumpkin Roll
Wishing everyone who will be celebrating Thursday a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Preparations are underway at my home.

The turkey is thawing in the refrigerator.

Favorite recipes are gathered and the menu is planned.   Now all that remains to be done is the cooking and setting of the table.    No perhaps there is something more...remembering all the reasons one has to give thanks.   My list is long - how about yours?

     "Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.   Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song."   Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)      

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and a great end to November.    Hope to see you in December!  

Hugs Debbie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Winter Came

Yes winter came early.

It arrived Sunday night bringing a beautiful  wet snow and falling temperatures.

Each branch seemed like it had been coated with white icing.

For the past two days it has been frightfully cold but today the sun peaked out briefly.  

I even spotted some left over autumn.   Lets hope a reprieve is on its way!

Warmer days would be nice.   The calendar says winter is not to arrive until Dec. 21st.    Maybe there was a mistake!  Perhaps it will get fixed soon!

For those who are encountering winter early - stay warm!

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Keeping a Thank You List

  I have been keeping a Thank you list.  It seems appropriate since Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Writing down  things to be thankful for each day keeps me focused on blessings that I might miss.  Here are a few of mine today.

Being able to create...

  Having plenty to eat...

Finding beauty in something growing...

 and watching the sun set on another day.

Maybe you are keeping a list too.   Hope you will share.

"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High."    Psalm 7:17 (NIV)

Hugs Debbie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Brief Visit

Indian Summer paid us a brief visit.   It arrived quietly Monday and left late Tuesday.

The time was short but dear.   Abundant sunshine, a clear blue sky, and warm temperatures made this fleeting interlude quite wonderful.

Farmers busily harvested their corn and soybean crops.   Everyone knew this perfect weather would not last.



  Sarge and Shelby joined me in the garden.   It was a lovely day to be outdoors.

Even though the visit was brief I am so happy this season stopped by.

(WIP - Summer's Delights)

Glad you did too!    Have a blessed evening.

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Promise

"As long as the earth endures,
seed time and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease."

Genesis 8:22

Thank you for taking time to visit.  May everyone have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


I wonder if these two know...

maybe the dandelion

 or the mushroom have a clue.

Perhaps they do.

For certain this woolly worm knows that soon there will be snow.  He has dawned his winter coat.

Think I better too.

Hope all of you have a grand end to your week.

God bless!

Sunday, November 2, 2014


With the calendar turning to November I am making some notations.

The landscape has changed but there are still blue skies with soft puffy clouds...

A turkey vulture flying high...

ground cherries waiting to be picked

pink cosmos blooming in spite of the chilly air...

(WIP- My Furry Friend)

and  painting some of autumn's collection.

Are you making any notations?   If you are -hope you will share.  

Have a blessed week!

Hugs Debbie



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