Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gift #339: Garden succulents

During a recent trip to the nursery, I took these pictures of lovely succulents in the greenhouse.  I love succulents!  All types!  These are especially fun because of the creative ways they’re planted. blessings to you, Sarah

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This is another bird book I found at Black dog Books.  It was a little pricey, but it is an antique bird guide used by a young woman in the 1890s.  There are sketched drawings of birds and descriptions of … Continue reading

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Gift #337: Bird sketches

On one of my recent trips to Zionsville, I poked around in their local book shop, Black Dog Books.  Black Dog #1 had passed away several months ago and Black Dog #2, Sophie, has joined the family.  She is a … Continue reading

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Gift #336: Mercy Seat

Today at church we sang the song “Resurrection Song.”  It is one of my favorites and describes the scene in heaven when Christ is honored as the Lamb worthy to assume the throne.  The song uses the phrase “Sing a … Continue reading

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Gift 335: Spring cards

Today I thought I’d share with you a few of the cards I made for submission to a stamping magazine.  In each issue they provide a template for a card layout then readers create cards based on that sketch.  It’s … Continue reading

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Gift #334: Remembering flowers

The tulip trees and crabapples have spent their last blooms and are now covered in a majestic canopy of leaves. Green abounds! Though the beauty of the trees’ blossoms lasts only for a brief time, I am glad for the … Continue reading

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Gift #333: Robins and Mushrooms

Yesterday on the way into work I walked outside through the courtyard.  It was a lovely morning with the sun shining brightly, a deep blue sky, and warm.  The song of  a robin greeted me as I stepped outside.  He … Continue reading

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Gift #332: Plant time

Today was the official start to the planting season as I made the annual pilgrimage to Walmart to purchase flowers and herbs for the spring/summer.  The fun starts with a first pass through all the aisles of plants, just to see … Continue reading

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Gift #331: Neighborhood Library

While I was out and about over the weekend, I spied this most clever and wonderful idea.  Someone had set up a mini library for children in their front yard. This is just an incredibly creative and thoughtful thing to … Continue reading

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Gift #330: Lilac blooms

This morning I had a lovely surprise waiting on my desk.  A friend and coworker brought me a bouquet of fresh lilacs from her garden!  Oh, they were immensely beautiful and so fragrant.  It was very thoughtful of her to … Continue reading

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