Monday, December 22, 2014

Memories Everywhere


Just a few pictures....I hope your days are festive and peaceful.....







just a few things that belonged to my Grandmother Lewis on my dressing table..real life, not staged..

Decorations are minimal this year and I really like it that way..the little dolls that my Mama made years ago for her Christmas tree, angels from Goodwill, this lovely cream and gold nativity, and a dawn sky that got me out very early..and a silverplate pickle dish with bokeh from the Christmas tree.

This time of year there are so many memories of Christmases past.  I could sink into nostalgia if I allowed myself to do that. Instead I entertain the memories for a little while as I go about creating new memories for this year..  Living very much in the present, but knowing that my past has led me up to this point in life.

Merry Christmas y'all....maybe I'll be back before the end of the week with more pictures...

Love, Mona


Friday, December 12, 2014

Seeing through new lenses

Well, I just selected and ordered my new camera that is my gift for Christmas from my husband.

It was a week long ordeal of comparing and deciding.  I know I will be in love!

So........

I needed to get in one last log of pictures before the big switcheroo to the new one....

Here are lots of just random shots from the last few weeks.....enjoy...























A beautiful tablescape that never got posted, some sweet dog pictures and catching the sunlight just right one morning...after the few Christmas shots....
Well, well...I got some pictures posted in December after all..

Merry Christmas y'all..

Love,
Mona

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This Girl




Today this girl turns two.   my granddaughter MaryElla...



This is how she looks at me and runs toward me...absolutely melts my heart...








 With 3 brothers, she has to love soccer...


 Probably my all time favorite of her..captures her personality so well....she's playful and confident..


She looks to the future fearlessly.surrounded by family that loves her..


And she will one day do great things..this granddaughter of mine...oh how I waited and waited to have you in my life.....


Happy Happy Birthday my sweet girl. May you always be as beautiful and confident and fearless as you are now.

And may you  love our God all the days of your life...
You are truly a blessing beyond words..
the desire of my heart...

I love you, Honey




Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Flowers #7

Fall is blooming around here...



These are a very common flower around here.  My husband dug them up many years ago from an old homeplace in our area..supposedly from one of the oldest homes in Athens..  It has taken them all of this time to decide to bloom and I am so excited to see them.  We have 3 places in our yard where they are planted and 2 of those places have blooms this year. The first time for this little patch of them.  We call them Johnny Jump Ups..  or spider lilies..or those pretty red flowers that bloom in the fall.. Their official name is

LYCORIS radiata – Red Spider Lily

A link to a blog I follow where you will find information and  more pictures of this beautiful flower

September Surprise Lily of the South







Oh yes, the fragrance of tea olive heralds the cooler temperatures.  As night falls around here, the overwhelming fragrance of this magnificent shrub takes over the yard.  It always makes us say..What is that wonderful smell?  oh, yes, tea olive blooming..



Fall is beautiful and fragrant..now if I can just be patient until the chrysanthemums and the Confederate Rose blooms...

Thank you for coming by.....

Love, Mona