Showing posts from July, 2021

Last week of July

 Well friends it is the last week of July.  The second cutting of hay is done and ready for the coming winter. Picking a crop of zucchini.  The large ones will be made into bread and the small ones sliced and fried.  Some folks think one can have too many but not in my opinion.  All one has to do is put in a search on Pinterest  and find a huge variety of recipes.  My dear mom even put them up in pineapple juice (shredded) and substituted for crushed pineapple.  No one could taste the difference. :) !  What a great way to get a veggie into those picky eaters. I have been reading a collection of inspiring books from the library.  The hot days of summer are a wonderful time to explore creative endeavors. Working on finishing this note/sketch book.  The first page was dated 8/7/07.  It began when my Dad had open heart surgery and survived.  Why it got put up on the closet shelf and forgotten is a mystery. It has been my go to when I needed to journal and sketch this past year.  Nothing sp

Summer Moments

Here are a few summer moments. A field freshly mowed.   Mrs. Hummer swooping in for a sweet drink. Blackberries ripening in the midst of brambles.  A moth gathering nourishment. Sweet Anne's Lace dancing in the breeze. Last but not least this pink day lily blooming during its brief visit.   All of these summer moments make me grateful. Hope each of you are finding a few wonderful moments as well. Hugs Debbie "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace, the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."  Isaiah 55:12

Rainy Sunday Afternoon

I enjoy a rainy Sunday afternoon. This Sunday was one of those. Before the rain arrived (yeah for rain) the shepherds and I walked around savoring what was growing. The Day lilies are in full swing this month. There are pink and magenta... peach... and warm buttery yellow. Looks like there is going to be a great crop of green beans coming our way as well as tomatoes.   Can hardly wait till the first one ripens.  The much needed moisture is a welcome blessing.   It also gave me extra time to spend in the studio. Maybe some of you will share what you do on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Have a great week. Hugs, Debbie "Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land."  1 Kings 17:7 (NIV)  


Friends where has the time gone?  It is hard to believe that the Fourth of July is here. I hope that all those who are celebrating this holiday in the USA are having a lovely day. In spite of our dry weather at Harmony Hills the flowers still continue to bloom. The raspberries were plentiful and the freezer is now filled with more than enough for several pies. As we move forward into a new month hope everyone is savoring this season wherever you live. I will leave you now with one of my favorite songs... America the Beautiful.  God Bless Debbie "God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne." Psalm 47:8 (NIV)