Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Take nothing for granted!
Harmony with nature, all things that are right,
a sense of calm and goodness...
Life should be hassle-free...
filled with what matters...
family, home and love...
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sharing a blissful island moment.....
Nothing compares to the pleasure
tranquility of salt air and sea birds,
while listening to the song of the sea.
Our little island offers
the perfect escape from a busy world.
Dreaming of the picture-perfect seaside sanctuary,
in harmony with nature,
just waiting to be explored
on yet another island adventure.
Imagine being gently rocked to sleep
by the symphony of the sea.
It's time to breathe deeply,
soak in the atmosphere of peace.
Such beauty on a winter's day
on an island.....
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Sandi, over at http://www.whistlestopcooking.blogspot.com/
is doing a Saturday photo search.
The theme is 'hats'.
Okay, I decided to play along.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Yes, I love pink and green...
It feels bright and tropical
on such a cold day.
And, when the oleander blooms
the entire yard is bursting with pink.
I hope you are snuggled in by the fire
on this very cold winter night.
Winter blessings while dreaming in pink and green.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wrapped in love.....
Encouraged to dream.....
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
as excited as we are
to be on island time.....
It always feels so good
when I step inside our little island cottage
"WELCOME TO OUR BEACH HOUSE".....
"Relax By The Sea".....
lazy island days...
books to read...
paintings to gaze upon and move the soul...
I love my "DD" painting...
Thank you, DD!
Now, to find the perfect frame.
This painting will always be one of my island treasures...
You can visit her island blog at
An empty stretch of island that was split from our island
thus the name, Katrina Key...
painted by a dear friend.
It is suppose to be the two of us on island time!
I love it, Sandi!!
It will forever be a treasure...
jot down my
"Thoughts by the Sea".....
It's soul soothing...
Just what the doctor ordered.....
Aaahhh, ISLAND TIME!
arrived at the Kentucky lake house
and spotted a new duck...
inside the lake house...
under the chair!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
North Alabama has beautiful rolling hills
and I-65 takes you along a pretty area of
gentle rolling hills and pastureland.
From the heart of old Nashville,
we turn West for a short distance
and, once again, North.
We travel the Tennessee back roads
right into Kentucky, an hour and half out of Nashville.
This is our 'off-the-beaten-path' road
that leads right to the door of the lake house.
As I took an afternoon walk today,
the crisp, cold Kentucky air
was filled with the scent of smoke.
The old tobacco barns are still smoking and curing the tobacco.
It's a most unique scent
combined with wood smoke from firewood.
reflecting the sunlight
and sparkling like diamonds...
And, the twitter of a few birds...
and a 'splash'...
Back inside the cozy lake house,
the smell is divine!
A bacon-wrapped pork loin slow baked in the oven
It was sooo tender
it melted in your mouth like butter.
And the Black-eyed Pea Soup was delicious, as well.
It was full of smoked bacon, collard greens, onions, tomatos and potatos,
seasoned with a Tuscan seasoning.
What can I say?!?
What's not to love!!?!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR