Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Sunday, November 29, 2020



Thanksgiving 2020 was a bit different for so many people this included. Except the difference for us is that we didn't host this year. Instead we were invited to join my violin student's family for dinner. 

Another first for me was taking this sweet meat squash and turning it into a pie! 

7 full desserts for 13 people! 

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Seasons

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


I was out running errands and driving home when I saw this gorgeous, full rainbow. Of course I pulled over to take a photo and just enjoy it. 

I arrived home just a couple minutes later and it was still there...framing my house.

And then I walked to the back yard and it was still there and still gorgeous. I remember seeing my very first full was actually here in Hood River. I was here as a tourist and was just amazed. Now we get treated to them fairly regularly, but they ALWAYS bring a smile to my face and I usually run outside to take a photo. 


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Outside My Window

 I love looking out the windows and seeing wildlife doing their thing. Earlier this year we bought a birdfeeder that attaches (suction cups) right to our window. We have loved watching the birds land and eat. You get a much better look when they are right on the other side of the window. This morning a northern flicker landed! 

And then there are the squirrels....I spotted this one staying busy up in the tree right outside. 

I also have a tendency to look out the window when I'm practicing. Sometimes it's quite distracting because I see something pretty and have to get my camera. 

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Seasons

Sunday, November 15, 2020


 It's that time of year when the seasons collide...beautiful, colorful, fallen leaves are frosted - looking sugar coated. 

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Seasons

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

One Tree, Many Looks

 We have a Japanese Maple on the back corner of our property. It's gorgeous, but it's nestled between (and partly under) some evergreens, and is also behind a birch. I can't see this tree at all unless I walk right up to it, and I rarely do. I love how different it can look depending on where you are standing and where the sun is shining. All these photos were taken of this tree...not all on the same day, but many were. 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

An Afternoon Walk

 I've probably walked this path a hundred times by now, but it's beauty never ceases to amaze me. In the winter I love to see the snow on the fence and berries. In the spring I like to see all the birds and new leaf buds. In the summer I love to see wild poppies, and in the fall I like to see all the gorgeous colors of changing leaves. In all seasons, there are great mountain views and this barn . I'm so grateful for this little path and the joy it brings me throughout the year. 

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Seasons