Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011


"The wonder is that
we can see these trees
and not wonder more."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas!

When winter's frosty angel
Drifts music through the town
Down the sheltered corridors,
Crystal notes on stone,

May joy come to your silence
Magic on the wind,
A glorious flight of fantasy
To you, my Christmas friends.
Love, Linda

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice

As the circle turns through the dark of the year,
like those before us, we yearn for the sun.
We wait for the days to lengthen, and burn fires
to light the darkness.
We let go of the old and reach for the new.
We discard the dark parts of ourselves and open to the light.
The sun will come back again.

Best of wishes to you and yours on this day.
Love, Linda

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

The tree in my bedroom.

and wouldn't you know it, the middle string of lights is out . . .
Love, Linda

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Remembering Cassie

Cassie was rescued by Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. She lived her life in a puppy mill having puppies, and was terrified when she first came.
Sunny was her mentor dog and was adopted at the same time. Sunny helped her accept the new experiences of living in a loving environment.
Her crate was one of her safe spots.
She enjoyed riding in the car, crammed in behind Sunny.
Her other safe spot was in the upstairs fireplace, so it became hers.
Gradually, she lost her frightened look.
She never barked or played with toys.
She didn't care for belly rubs.
 It took 6 months for her to take a treat from my hand.
But finally she came to me for petting, and laid next to my chair.
She finally relaxed, and began to enjoy life.
And smile a little.
Love, Linda

Monday, December 5, 2011


Cassie was ill over the weekend at at the vet this morning, she was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma and ruptured spleen. She passed away at 10:30 a.m.
Rest in peace, Cassie

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Third Set from Ornament Swap

Here is my third and last set of ornaments from the swap hosted by Cassandra at  An Artful Adventure. This set is from Mercedes at All Things Pretty.
First, was this delightful card:
Isn't she great? Inside, there were three packages The first was this lovely, sparkling angel.

Then this soft heart -
And last this darling Christmas stocking -

and inside, a sparkly surprise! This little wand -
Thanks to all my partner swappers, and to Cassandra for hosting this lovely Ornament Swap.
Love, Linda

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Goodies from the Ornament Swap

I am participating in the 2011 Christmas Ornament Swap hosted by Cassandra at An Artful Adventure. I received my second set of beautiful ornaments from Erica at

First, this beauty accented with buttons, pearls and backed by a golden snowflake.
A dove in a gilded cage,
and a cone filled with pearled grapes and lace. Pretty!
Thanks Erica and Cassandra!
Love, Linda