Friday, September 9, 2016

Is It Autumn Yet?


  I always reach this feeling at some point in September, like no matter how many more days the calendar says there are until Autumn, Summer is over August 31st!  Do you ever feel that way?  No?  Okay, it's probably just me then!  Anyway, happy September to you all the same!  There are so many things I'm looking forward to this Fall!



Crisp, spicy-smelling leaves, falling in lovely shades of amber and gold!  Pumpkin Pie, fresh from the oven!  And very important, leggings paired with a skirt and a cozy sweatshirt!  Now that sounds perfect!


These Marigolds are about the only thing growing in our garden this year that look halfway intentional, except they aren't, they grew there on their own!


But that's okay, I mean, not every year can be a garden year, right?
(That's what I'm going with, anyway ;)


I love the colors, all sunshine and flame!


  I was flipping through a book that I came across the other day, "The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady", by Edith Holden, and I came across these lovely little lines of poetry:

"Best I love September's yellow,
morns of dew-strung gossamer,
Thoughtful days without a stir,
Rooky clamours, brazen leaves,
Stubble dotted o'er with sheaves-
More than Spring's bright uncontrol
Suit the Autumn of my soul."

-Alexander  Smith, (Scottish poet)

That pretty much summed up my thoughts on the matter!  What part of Autumn do you most look forward to?

~Emma

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Lady Returns


   No, you haven't imagined it.  It's true.  I'm really and truly returned to this dear little spot, and I must admit, I've missed it and I've missed you!  I told myself I wouldn't laden this post with all manner of lengthy apologies, explanations, and promises  of amendment.  I will say once that I am truly sorry for the delay and move on to more important things!



   I will, however, give you an overview of my adventures since last our paths crossed! (Which, in case you were wondering, has been exactly 125 days.  Yes, I counted.)  Anyways.



  • I helped throw a surprise bridal shower for that wonderful sister o' mine! 

  •  I finally took the plunge and started my very own flock of backyard chickens!  (more on them later!)


This is Kateri ;)


  • Also, I took my first road trip to New York state!  (Well, first road trip to anywhere, actually.)





  • And was maid-of-honor in the wedding of the year! (Congratulations, you two!)


   Needless to say, I've had quite a lot to keep me busy!  I thought about you all so often! Thank you to those of you who sent little messages of concern through the comments, it's nice to know you've been missed!  (You know who you are! ;)  Although, I mustn't make off as if those few things above mentioned were all that kept me away.  Because, in truth, they weren't the only reason!

   
(Image courtesy of Pinterest)


   Something was bothering me about this dear old place and I couldn't get to the bottom to discover just what it was.  I was still posting on a fairly regular basis then, but something was not right.  I went back in my mind searching for the reason I had started this blog in the first place.  The reason?  I love to write!  That's the reason so many of you started your own blogs, for goodness sake!

   There, I'd found my reason!  Now what was wrong?  I could see it right off.  I wasn't letting my true feeling into what I wrote, not the way it did in my personal writing.  Everything on here that I reread seemed dull to me, my heart just wasn't there.

   Before you all go into a panic thinking I'm shutting down my blog or some such nonsense, the answer is no!  I wouldn't do that to you and I know I certainly couldn't do that to myself, either.  I am simply going to start fresh!  To write straight off the top of my head and see what happens!  I hope you'll stick around for the ride!

Always,


~Emma
  



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



"May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in His hand."

   ~ An Irish Blessing ♣
   


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I have always loved those lines! 

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

~Emma