Thursday, June 30, 2016

Three (or More) Coins in the Fountain


Every summer season, most of us add new dimensions to our space, right?

We might plant new flowers alongside familiar ones.

Maybe we'll invest in some new lawn chair covers or find a favorite flower pot at a yard sale.


Some things, however, are favorites and remain the same, year after year.

So it is for our backyard fountain. 

 This is one feature of our humble backyard that I really love.

So many wishes have been made from little ones when they threw coins over their shoulders and into the chilly water.


I purchased the fountain late in the month of  November so I had to wait a long time before hubs could set it up.

Ever since, it has brought me peace and a sense of well being, sitting by it and listening to the trickling water.

This year I added pink geraniums to Old Faithful Fountain.

ARE THERE SOME ASPECTS OF YOUR SPACES THAT REMAIN THE SAME, YEAR AFTER YEAR?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Special Occasion Breakfast




Father's Day, 2016, we celebrated two great dads by having a delicious breakfast, made with love.




There were scrambled eggs mixed with sauteed onions, crisp bacon, beans, rice, fried platanos (in the banana family), and  delicious fruit tray with cantaloupe, honey dew melon and cherries.


Everyone was told to save room for fresh strawberry shortcake!

 It turned out to be a totally yummy, if decadent, treat.



I used my Bavarian china and Michaelangelo silverware by Oneida.


The dads, God bless them, loved their special breakfast as well as gifts.

WHEN YOU CELEBRATE WITH A BREAKFAST, WHAT DO YOU SERVE?

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Gift for the Taking



Some people make the world a better place just by being in it.

In a neighborhood last week, a family with children showed immense generosity.

They put dozens of children's book, toys, puzzles and stuffed animals out on a strip of lawn in front of their house.



A sign noted that everything was free for the taking.

There were no Craig's list or eBay announcements to make money with the items.

The family apparently just wanted to share their bounty with others.

The oversized Lego set with table came home with me.



We also happily claimed a slew of children's books.

The Lego set and table were given a good scrub and allowed to dry in the sun.

Then, with the help of a three year old, the first construction project was a castle, as shown in the photo at the top of this post.

To the unknown and very generous family, who may never even see this post, I say, "Thanks a million."

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE VALUE OF GENEROSITY?


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