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Merry Christmas

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Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Will look forward to seeing everyone in January. Hugs Debbie

Getting Ready

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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

Phenomenon

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                                                      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

Giving Thanks

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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

Counting Blessings

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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

Time To "Look Up"

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

A November Dawn

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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

October's Farewell

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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

Doodles/Inktober/Yellow Jackets

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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). W

Fall Things

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Please excuse this brief missive.   I have been very busy enjoying fall things. Hope everyone has a blessed week. Hugs Debbie

A Beautiful October Day

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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

Changes

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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.  

Taking a little break!

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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

Dusk

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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

Last Waltz of Summer

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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