Friday, May 17, 2019

Mom's Whimsical Forest


I love to visit Mumsie--Not only do I walk where I once played as a child, but there's a magical quality about that little bit of land. 

After the new owners logged the forests of my childhood, Mom's place became an oasis for animals, especially the birds.  It is a microcosm of what once was.  And it is beautiful to my eyes.

Have a lovely day, dear Friends.  Keep watching for the sparkles God has placed in the world.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Garden Mailbox


This old mailbox perches atop the trunk of the little old cherry tree.  It's fragrant blossoms graced my childhood.  In my mind's eye, I often saw fairies there--and would play games and dream of their life in Mumsie's Garden.

I think this is a wonderful use of that old tree.  I fancy if I open that mail box I would find those lovely childhood memories waiting there...


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mysterious Tunnels of The Abandoned


Before it was demolished, one could find several entrances to various tunnels running beneath The Abandoned.  Sometimes I wonder if there are still vestiges of them left below the swanky new homes which now occupy that same land.

What a find it would be, to discover such a place beneath one's home!  One can always dream this might be so. 

Happy Holidays, sweet Friends.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mama's Garden


Now that the chill of winter is here, I've chosen to share a picture of Mumsie's beautiful garden.  She is like Mother Nature--the flowers and plants love her and grow for her.

I love Mom's Garden--I hope you like it too!



Friday, November 23, 2018

The Great Fire Pit


I have been gone from this blog for quite some time.  The area where this grand old fireplace once stood is filled with fancy houses, sidewalks and street lamps.

I know it is progress and what's happening now is a good thing.  However, I still feel nostalgic for the mystery of The Abandoned.  Sometimes, when I look across the street at all the new houses--I wonder if the past doesn't sometimes waver into the present.

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet Friends.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Whimsical Homeplace



I love Mumsie's yard.  It is such a beautiful place.  One can almost imagine fairies tiptoing through the Whimsical Garden where Mumsie loves to work.

Mum's little patch of land is all that is left of the Abandoned and of the Forests of my childhood.  The birds love it there--they throng in from everywhere--they seem to know it is all that is left for them.  What a beautiful beautiful place. 

Have a lovely week--it is Springtime!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Lotus Flowers in the fields near Home


I love these flowers.  It took a bit of research, but I discovered their formal name is lotus corniculatus. Though they're actually native to the temperate grasslands of Eurasia and North Africa, they were introduced to the Willamette Valley in Oregon in the mid 1940's.

Seeds were offered to local farmers like my Grandparents and were said to be good for the cattle--and indeed, from what Mumsie says, the flowers grew everywhere and the cattle loved to eat them. 

Last summer I came across this beautiful little flower--and oh, the memories which flooded into my mind...  As a little girl, I believed they were fairy's dresses.  I would like to find some seeds for these--and scatter them around my flower garden!  They do not grow profusely as they did when I was small. 

Have a lovely weekend--take time to smell the flowers--that is, if the snow has melted!