Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day

 Florida style.....
Good smells coming from the
 kitchen.....feeling blessed today.
.....Dee Dee

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Bowing heads and saying grace
to our Father in heaven.  So grateful
today for His blessings and his 
everlasting love.....
Have a beautiful time together....Dee Dee

Monday, November 25, 2013

Red and Gold

I lift up my eyes to Autumn hills
of flaming red and gold....

Something about that sun setting 
these days.  Have you noticed the 
changes?  We've brought the 
blankets and warmer clothing out
and gladly used them when the
 Florida temps dipped into the 60s.

Counting my blessings.....Dee Dee

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Suggested Read

In my ladies Bible study this week, we
are reading from a book written by
Elizabeth George....
"The Heart Of A Woman Who Prays.."
It is a study in drawing nearer to the
God who loves you.
Chapter seven gives thought to 
life's hurts and how they can be 
bitter yet sweet at the same time.
Ms George encourages us ....
"When your heart hurts....Pray!

Have a blessed day.....Dee Dee

Thursday, November 21, 2013


I love nothing better than 
places left to
 It is there I 
find young saplings 
for this kind of 
arrangement during the 
Christmas holidays. 
planting the
trees by small children
 can be a
whole beautiful
 lesson of how 
important trees are to our
very existence.

Thanking God for this beautiful 
day, and.....glad you stopped by...Dee Dee
Photo from google images

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Think On This

Stop and think 
 of the joys that
God has placed in 
is one continuous 
glorious experience
of discovering
 endless wonders......Dee Dee

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Wild Turkey Hens

From the balcony
of our vacation log house
 in Tennessee,
 we watched a sweet family of 
wild turkey hens.
  They were busy about
turkey life, I suppose.  
We could hear them
 communicating with one another
as they scurried through
 the woodlands.

Have a blessed Lord's day....Dee Dee
Photo google images

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Remember The Birds

Made by 
Faith Baptist Academy
school children, 
this little bird
feeder hangs
 from a tree,
 year in
 and year 
 I've seen it piled
high with seed
and....... piled high
with snow.
Sweet mittens,
stuffed with
straw and shaped
 to hold food for the 
wild birds.
Winters a comin'
don't forget them.

Have a sweet ole' day.....Dee Dee

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lasting Memories

Of course 
we are all
these days.
  Our phones have
and most of our
 electronic gadgets
do as well.
All we do is 
point and shoot 
to have
lasting memories.

I remember 
 fall day 
well and
how each 
in the 
appealed to me.

The colors
my attention
 in the

The wind had blown
 leaves into
all the nooks
 and crannies
 along the sidewalk.

Yellow pumpkins
purple mums 
are a
and where could
I find a 
nicer place
 to sit.

Have a sweet ole' day....Dee Dee

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Out My Window This Morning

Beginning November,
 we have what
some might call,
 perfect weather.
 I opened the curtains 
this morning and
was greeted with
 gorgeous sunshine,
splashing all over
our gorgeous
 red Hibiscus.

With temps in the 70s, 
it is now time
for winter gardening. 
 Fresh pine straw
will be placed around
 our shrubs....I
love the orange and greens 
The cooler weather 
contributes to a
little more energy for me,
that of course 
will be needed for my
gardening endeavors. 
 A future post
will show my efforts.
I'm glad you stopped by.....

Have a sweet ole' day....Dee Dee

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fruit Ripening

The fruit growers in Florida
are welcoming the cooler weather.
When the temp drops below 60 degrees,
as was the case last night,
the ripe oranges will turn orange.  The
ripe grapefruit will turn yellow.
Happens each year and just in
time for the holidays.

Yum.....fresh squeezed juice....
Have a sweet ole' day!  Dee Dee

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Flowers

Our hibiscus seem to love the cooler
nights.....they are producing the 
prettiest blooms....

I'm thinking this pumpkin color
most appropriate for this time 
of year....

Have a blessed day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

God bless our veterans. 
We thank you for your service, 
we honor you and salute you.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


I look forward to 
each year.....
So beautiful in fall
table arrangements
and door wreaths.

When most of the 
leaves have
 changed color and
 to the ground, 
 tangled messes of
"bittersweet vine"
can be seen.
We see very little of
this in our flower shops
here in Florida.  It is
rare and costly, having
been transported
from the northern 
Fortunate are you
if you can gather this
where you live.....sigh.

Have a sweet ole' day!  Dee Dee

Friday, November 8, 2013

Seasonal Art

Sweet little paintings taken from storage.
I remember these well.  Pumpkins by the 
door...painted last Thanksgiving.  In 20ll
I painted a young boy trying to lift a rather
large pumpkin.  Perhaps I'll bring out my
pencils, brushes and watercolors soon.

Have a beautiful day....Dee Dee

Monday, November 4, 2013

Autumn Thoughts

A single leaf  has morphed
into a mum.....or so it seems.

I loved autumn, the one season of 
the year that God seemed to have 
put there just for the beauty of it.
~Lee Maynard

Have a sweet ole' day.....Dee Dee
click on image to enlarge

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Palm Trees

Unless you've been 
palm trees,
you wouldn't know 
their habits.  
All through the year, 
they produce large
that break open and 
an abundance of
 acorn like berries.
I think 
the whole 
 is quite beautiful, 
but as you
 can see,
 it can 
be a little messy.
the Mister
 is scooping palm berries
from the bottom of 
our pool. 
 He is not as 
 with the habits 
the palm tree
 as I am.

Hope your having a blessed and
happy Lord's day.....Dee Dee

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Night Rain

The rain awakened me
 beating against
the bedroom window pane.
 I love a night rain
 and eagerly
went to the window.
Fog had come
with the predicted storm, giving
the neighborhood an
eerie appearance.
I watched for a while as
the wind blew great 
sheets of water back
and forth.
Sleep came again easy
as I lay listening to 
natures soothing sounds.

Morning brought with it 
yet more rain, and the 
allure of
saturated roses,
 sadly drooping beneath
a slow soft rain drizzle.

Have a blessed day.....Dee Dee
click on images to enlarge

Friday, November 1, 2013

"Mums" Is The Word

We're not the only
ones enjoying our potted 
yellow mums.

A curious lizard came real
close to getting an 
when I began watering
the flowers.

 Have a beautiful day.....Dee Dee