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Horse drawn surrey on scenic farm

Friendship Features Horse Drawn Surrey

Welcome to Friday’s friendship spotlight. Today’s feature is a creative duo, my brother and his wife. They have recently added a specially trained horse to their farm. Moe, their new horse, pulls a surrey, which is a doorless, four-wheeled carriage. This mode of transportation preceded the automobile and today brings an air of nostalgia and […]

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Wedding Shower food table with Solomon's Seal arrangement, and fresh roses.

Friendship Feature Autumn Floral Designs

Floral Designer, Women’s Bible Study teacher, Grandmother, Online Missionary, and Seamstress are some of the roles of my friend I’m featuring today.  Fifteen years ago, I helped decorate our church for a banquet with this inspiring woman which sparked the beginning of our friendship. Today we serve together to dress our church sanctuary with seasonal […]

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Basket of pomegranates

Pomegranate Picking Time

Thank you, Lord, for our pomegranate tree. I never dreamed of having one.  Our pomegranate tree has been bearing fruit for over 20 years. It was a surprise gift that keeps on giving. This tree gets a lot of attention because it’s on the side of our home that borders a highway. Numerous people have […]

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Friendship Friday #2

My friendship feature this week is about my husband.  We’ve been best friends for over 40 years this year. The focus of this feature is to acknowledge his willingness to paint our large Victorian home. October is a great month in our area for painting. Temperatures are pleasant, scenery is beautiful and with winter around […]

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Front porch fall planting

Front Porch Fall Decor

 Fall is a favorite time to add color to the front porch.  Ornamental cabbage, kale, and mums are favorite additions to flower beds, consequently, they are often used to decorate before adding them into the landscape.      I planted annuals in the urns that sit on our front step.  The ivy needed cut back […]

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Vintage Birthday Greeting

Friendship Friday #1

Friendship is a treasure. I’m thankful to be blessed beyond measure with amazing friends! I’d like to feature some of my creative friends on a weekly basis and categorize them on this blog as my Circle of Friends. Today I’m going to share some photos and share a few details about one of such friends. […]

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Back yard quiet time setting

Fall Fountain Feature

Autumn brings new possibilities with styling of the beloved pumpkin. Urns and fountains are my favorite container garden opportunities. Last week, an opportunity presented itself to merge the two. While working for a friend, I moved her pumpkin to the fountain and softened it with plantings. Her quiet time area has a new centerpiece, and […]

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Table setting with vintage rose catalog

Vintage Rose Catalog

Antique roses captivate my interest. The delicate form, alluring fragrance, and charm of these beauties fascinate and delight. Dozens of varieties have found their way into our garden beds. Our English garden was created to feature 24 favorites. Antique roses have limited availability in local nurseries, thus are typically purchased from an online catalog. My […]

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Lavender Tea Cookies

Lavender Tea Cookies

The transition from one season to the next is bittersweet. I love this time of year when fall is pending and summer lingers for a few more days. It’s the perfect weather to enjoy the porch. Consider this your invitation to drop in and try some Lavender Tea Cookies. Sit for awhile and we can […]

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Tomatoes & basil & quiet time

Summer Repose

Summer is waning. There is much to look back upon and be thankful for.  My heart is full of things to share with you! But while the weather is pleasant, I’m spending a lot of time outdoors.  The camera is my invaluable assistant to track garden progress, capture inspiration, or record quiet moments. This week […]

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Ephesians 1:2-23

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