This past week I was on vacation.  It was a break from the usual routine.

A pleasant respite - a time to rest - a time to reflect - a time to enjoy the treasures of summer's first baby steps.

The interlude gifted me with lovely moments in the garden...

     long walks with two friends...

       porch sitting...

       reading a thriller...

and doing a bit of journal sketching.

As always hours fly when one is enjoying those precious days out of time.

Whatever vacation looks like for each of us; it should always mean we are restored.  I was!

Have a good week.



"Restore us, O God: make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved."  Psalm 80:3 (NIV)  


  1. I'm so glad you had what looks like a staycation to restore you. It is always great to enjoy what is around us and what gives. us pleasure. Have a wonderful weekend filled with time to reflect and enjoy!

  2. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful! Your vacation sounds like the best kind.

  3. Good evening, beautiful post-we need a break once in awhile for our routines.' Happy new week ahead Kathy

  4. Sounds and looks like a very pleasant vacation! Your flowers are so beautiful!

  5. This past week sounds perfect. Love your journaling and the photos. Thanks. Happy summer!

  6. Your journal sketching is wonderful, something we should always do…
    Your flowers are beautiful and my kind of vacation!!!!!

  7. Your little vacation sounds wonderful, Debbie. I wish I had two strong dogs by my side
    when talking long walks. Your pink roses are so pretty. I love my mini ones that I planted
    in the front yard, but was just telling my son this morning that I want a big bush of roses
    still. It's nice that we take a break from time to time. We come back refreshed and ready
    to go. : )


  8. Happy June!
    Your bachelor's buttons are already up and blooming!

  9. Looks like you had a really great weekend , and you actually did a lot of things while still relaxing :-))

  10. Glad to hear you feel restored. A vacation can make you feel like a new person.

  11. Lovely yard and small flowers. And the pink one's, are they roses? Loved them.

  12. It appears that you had a perfectly restorative week.

  13. Porch sitting... I love that. Wish I could sit there and talk (with the help of Google Translate).

  14. Your vacation sounds lovely! Your art is always beautiful. Your friends are so beautiful-loyal and loving your walk, I'm sure!

  15. Oh, how wonderful. Looks like you had just about the perfect vacation.


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