Sunday, December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Will look forward to seeing everyone in January.


Hugs Debbie

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Getting Ready

Here at Harmony Hills we are getting ready for Christmas.

The decorating is done.  Cards are written waiting for the mail.

Now just a bit more shopping , some baking and then we will be ready.

How are you coming with your Christmas to do list?

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Hugs Debbie

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Phenomenon


                                                      I awoke this morning to that special phenomenon -  hoarfrost.

It is when fog meets froth.  













  Every branch...
















         limb...
















and twig were coated with glimmering ice crystals.















Unharvested corn wore a frosty coat...














while a gossamer spider's threads were woven like a crocheted doily.














It may have been cold and gray but we enjoyed seeing this special phenomenon of beauty.

Hope you did too.    Have a wonderful week.    

God Bless!

Debbie

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks

Today I am giving thanks for family and friends.  This includes all of you.

May all who are celebrating have a lovely Thanksgiving.   For those who are not - have a blessed day.

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;  His faithfulness continues through all generations."  Psalm 100:4-5 (NIV)

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Counting Blessings

Thanksgiving season has arrived and I have started counting blessings.

Here are a few of mine.

The joy of creating.










Flowers continuing to bloom.













Veggies waiting for harvest.














Bits of color brightening a gray November day.
















Warm goodies for sharing.


















Two companions enjoying a moment together.

There are so many more but will save those for another post.

In the meantime maybe you will share some of yours.

Have a Blessed Day!

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Time To "Look Up"

I am taking time to "Look Up" for France today.   Won't you all take a moment and join me.


God Bless
Debbie

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A November Dawn

Dawn - a time to be silent ... a time to keep still ...a time to know that with the coming of a new day there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed.

Have a blessed week!


Hugs Debbie

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October's Farewell

As October bids us farewell and we step into November I am taking a moment to reflect on the passage of this beautiful month.












It brought us such lovely hues...






















azure skies...
















green meadows















panoramic vistas















and of course the moon.






Bless you for taking a moment to reflect with me.


Hugs Debbie

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Doodles/Inktober/Yellow Jackets

Been doing lots of doodles since I discovered that October is the month for Inktober.

First read of this event at Rhonda 's blogspot.  If you haven't paid her a visit - please do.   Rhonda is always up to something new and exciting in her studio.

Speaking of studio - mine became a  home for Yellow Jackets (you know those mean ground hornets that pack a terrible punch if you corner them).   Hubby and I searched but we could not find how they were getting in.  Naturally we had to close the room off so they wouldn't find their way into the rest of the house.

Glad to report a hard frost slowed them down and I think as of yesterday we killed our last one.   Hopefully I can move back in.

Pizza Soup
During my exile more time was spent in the kitchen.   When the temperatures start to drop and the days grow shorter soup is often our evening meal.   This particular one is a favorite.   (If anyone would like the recipe - let me know - always love to share).







Well so glad you stopped to visit.   Hope you return soon.


In the meantime have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie



Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fall Things

Please excuse this brief missive.   I have been very busy enjoying fall things.

Hope everyone has a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie



Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Beautiful October Day

It was a beautiful October day.   The skies were pure blue - no clouds were found.














 Lovely colors were all around.

















A gentle autumn breeze rustled through the dry standing corn.










Warm sunshine cast long shadows on the hillside.













   

A harvest of veggies provided an abundant feast.













Yes it was a beautiful October day.



So glad you stopped by.   We hope you will be back soon!


Hugs Debbie

















Saturday, October 3, 2015

Changes

October's beginning has brought some lovely changes to Harmony Hills.















Goldenrod

















and white asters are making a bright display.












 Vibrant oranges and reds




have started a brilliant show.













Even the butterfly seems to enjoy October's changes.    Hope you are too!

Hugs Debbie


P.S. Thank you dear friends for your thoughts and prayers.   My dad is doing much better.  



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Taking a little break!

watercolor sketch
Due to family illness will be taking a little break.   Hope to see all of you in October.

In the meantime may everyone have a blessed week.


Hugs Debbie

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dusk



It is that time of day when the sun has set and night begins to fall.

The birds quiet and the crickets start to call.

Where reflection of what has passed

















makes room for what will come.



Have a lovely week!

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Last Waltz of Summer

Summer's Waltz
In Ohio turning the calendar to September means the last waltz of summer has started.

The days are still warm but there is a knowing that cooler temperatures are on their way.












Cook outs...












berry picking...











and bike rides will soon be exchanged by other activities.










For now though I plan to enjoy this last waltz of summer.  











Hope you will too!  Have a great week.

Hugs Debbie