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Gift #1109: Owl-o-ween

And so we’ve slipped quietly into November.  While we dreamed of pumpkins, the magical Halloween night transformed into a misty November morning.  Almost without notice an ordinary miracle happens every morning as light is resurrected from darkness.  Our autumn has … Continue reading

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Gift #1108: Transformations

Happy Halloween!!  For nine years my mom and I have built a tradition of going to our downtown cemetery during Halloween for an organ concert and a tour of the cemetery.  It is a grand old cemetery, founded in 1866 … Continue reading

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Gift #1107: October Art Challenge

Each month I participate in a jewelry challenge hosted by Art Bead Scene.  For October, we had a sumptuous portrait to work from. This is Madame De Pompadour by Fracois Boucher.  This Rococo portrait was painted in 1756.  The artist … Continue reading

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Gift #1106: October

Welcome to October!  I’m so happy to enter my favorite month.  I think this year we should make things extra special and invite October to stay for 2-3 extra months.  We had a cooler day, but full of sunshine and … Continue reading

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Gift #1105: September Art Bead Challenge

This month is proving to be as busy and fleeting as I expected.  I can’t believe that September is almost gone!  We’re now officially into autumn, my favorite season.  My eyes are glued on the foliage – half hoping to … Continue reading

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Gift #1104: Walk through late summer

It’s been a long, difficult week for sure.  And after a week like that there’s only two things to do:  cover the situation in prayer and head for the woods.  Time in the forest is one of the most rejuvenating … Continue reading

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Gift #1103: August Art Bead Challenge

So I’ve been a bit delinquent in posting about the jewelry I’ve done for Art Bead Scene challenges this summer.  I’ve done them each month, but June and July whisked by before I could blog about them.  I’m being a … Continue reading

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Gift #1102: Reflections on O’Fallon Perennials

Hello all!  I hope you had a great week and a restful Saturday.  I spent mine bringing autumn into the house.  I’m now surrounded with pumpkins, fall leaves, twinkle lights, and an excess of raffia.  Fall is my favorite season … Continue reading

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Gift #1101: Mountain trecks through well worn paths

Hello again from the other side of many travels.  This is my first full week at home in several weeks and I’m still getting used to it.  While I adjust I’ve been spending lots of time looking through my photos … Continue reading

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Gift #1100: Days in Colorado

Yesterday I came back from my beautiful Colorado.  I’ve spent most of the day reminiscing over the trip and looking at pictures to make sure that it really happened.  I tend to be hit hard with post-vacation blues and it’s … Continue reading

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