Tag Archives: seasons

Gift #1190: Summer Days

Hello everyone and Happy Summer!  I hope this post finds you well.  In my neck of the woods, we have welcomed summer with days of plentiful sunshine and warm temperature, and lots of watering in the garden.  We have tadpoles … Continue reading

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Gift #1167: Foliage

There will be a brief interruption in the British Travelogue as we pause for a moment to admire the beauties of foliage, courtesy of the Art Elements Blog challenge theme for September. fo·li·age:  the aggregate of leaves of one or … Continue reading

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Gift #1154: Orchid Fever

My mood can best be summed up with the following quote:  “Now is the winter of our discontent.’  About the second week in February I start to lose it – I’ve had enough of winter and I can feel my … Continue reading

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Gift #1153: Art Elements February Challenge

After the excitement of having the moon for January’s theme, the Art Elements blog is back for another inspiring challenge – this time it’s birds of prey.  I was excited by this topic from the outset and spent some time … Continue reading

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Gift #1146: More thoughts on Wonder

I’ve been thinking more about my word for the year “wonder” over the past few days.  My Pinterest app has developed an unnerving clairvoyant ability and since publishing my last post, it has obligingly offered several beautiful quotes about wonder.  … Continue reading

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Gift #1141: Winter Solstice, or moving out of the dark

Today is winter solstice (I love that word) and we’re finally at the point where all the days going forward will be slightly longer than the last.  Winter is a hard time for me – I miss the sun terribly … Continue reading

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Gift #1140: Autumn Finery

We were blessed with a late fall that lingered with golden beauty until last Saturday, when a freeze and winds dropped 90% of the leaves overnight.  I’m still bitter about it.  I want to rewind and do October over.  And … Continue reading

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Gift #1136: September Art Bead Scene Challenge

It’s coming along fall in my neck of the woods now – my favorite season.  The weather has cooled down to the 60s-70s and it’s glorious.  Trees are showing glowing patches of color at random intervals in the landscape.  I … Continue reading

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Gift #1134: Summer Days

Hello everyone.  I’ve been wanting to write a blog post for several days, but I have no idea what to write about.  Usually I have some topic in mind, or if not, then a set of pictures kindly presents itself … Continue reading

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Gift #1129: Wildflowers

There are few things in this world more enchanting to me than woodland wildflowers.  Ok, maybe pumpkins and moss…. it’s a toss-up with those three.  But wildflowers are right up on the top of the list, especially right now when … Continue reading

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