Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fueled With Happy Thoughts and Ready to Fly

I'm packing up, leaving this afternoon for a visit with loveable people!  Woo hoo!  This is a long post/lots of pictures.  I hope you don't mind!  Jane Brocket's lovely book The Gentle Art of Knitting came in the mail.  Oh, it's a good one.  Isn't the cover delicious?
Another interesting day-by-day.  I'll share about this later.
Uh oh.  The maple helicopters are falling.  It's July!  Oh well.  I do love fall and the green juicy leaves I'm enjoying now will soon put on their autumn show.  That's okay.
The goldfinches are visiting my cosmos!  Elizabeth from France said they would and she was right.  They are a bright dash of happy as they swoop in and out of the front garden.
Look at this little show off! 
Country hollyhocks are stretching to the sky in the fairy garden.
Still not speaking to each other, I see.
Guarding the fairy door.

Oh, she came out to have a swing on a hollyhock!

 Here's my stack of Gladys.  I think it is beeeeyooootiful.
 Crafty Crow taught me how to make dragonflies.  Another cool project featured of late involves gluing twigs on a can and planting an herb or some such thing inside and then you have a tree!  I'll do it when I get home.  I'll pick up some twigs at the beach.  I think my giveaway will involve things I find in Washington.  Stay tuned.  I'll be gone from my blog until I return to Denver, but I'll be thinking of you as I gather.
 These are beach rocks from one of my past visits.  This is how I bring the beach to my bedside.
 A fun thing about traveling:  little things.  Do you like that part of packing? 
 Tonight I shall walk up these stairs and be in the rich company of my mom and dad.  I shall savor every moment.
 Do you see why?  Aren't they beautiful?
 I shall eat a crab.  I'll take a lot of photos and show you when I return.  I'll miss you.  I'm not going to fiddle around on the computer while I'm away. 
 So, when I get back to my door in a week, I'll have two weeks to love summer before school starts.  Two weeks is a nice long time.
So, bless your heart for checking on me.  Prayers for you.  I'm off to stuff my backpack and handbag.  (BIG HUG!)


no spring chicken said...

I visit Pom Pom. I leave smiling. Two weeks will feel like a very long time. I'll try to find something to smile at. ;)

Have a fabulous time! And say hello from Oregon to your beautiful parents!!

Blessings, Debbie

libbyquilter said...

have a beautiful trip and enjoy the beachy sunshine with the parents~!!~


wayside wanderer said...

Praying safe travels for you, Pom Pom! It will be a grand time. I enjoyed seeing all your pretty blooms! And your stack of Gladys Tabor is enviable!

Lynn said...

Happy holiday and God bless.

Farm Girl said...

Have fun, I love your little pictures and the dragonfly is just so cute, I have to make some of those. I like your jar with the memories of the beach. I know you will have such a good time. I will be thinking of you.
I am thankful to have been given the joy of meeting you. You have made my already wonderful summer, perfect.
Blessings to you, when my parents were alive, and I went to their house for the first time in many years, the moment I walked in, and home surrounded me, I wanted to just cry. But I thought of that when I saw your steps.
Blessings my friend.
I think it will be that way in heaven someday. :) Everything will say, welcome home.

Jess said...

Hello, Pom Pom! Oh my goodness, the funniest thing just happened. I was inspired by your delicious stack of Gladys Taber books, to hop over to Amazon to order one of my very own. And guess, who's review I happened upon?!! Yours!! Isn't that fanatastic? I can't wait to get mine in the mail ;)

Safe journeys to you on your way to visit those beautiful parents of yours!


ann said...

Happy Vacation.

Betty said...

Have a wonderful time with your family PomPom and a safe journey - I will miss your cheerful chatter... your fairy garden is looking delightful, I hope the little gnomes make friends soon, it's a slow courtship. Gladys Tabers cookery book looks interesting... what a stack you have there! hope you get to read lots and have plenty of rest. bye for now - Betty x

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time!! Love all the great pics, :) hugs, xxx

magsmcc said...

Bon voyage, bonne amie! Oh those blue seas and blue skies and the heat- we actually had all three today as well! We'll be impatiently awaiting your return!

Nadege said...

There is no such thing as TOO MANY PICTURES. We will surely miss your posts(your blog is a very happy place) but what better place to be than with your loved ones.

Your parents are too cute - enjoy your trip.

Lisa Richards said...

Have a great time with your folks, Pom Pom! I'll have to draw some of the things in your photos while you're gone. :)

The Provincial Homemaker said...

I'd love to know more about Glady Taber - I feel like I am missing out on someone I should be reading!

Have a lovely holiday.

Sherry from Alabama said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely yard before leaving us! I hope you have wonderful visit with your beautiful parents!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Gumbo Lily said...

I like your GT pile. It is BEAUTIFUL. I think your parents are beautiful too. Enjoy every moment. We'll miss you.


Gigi said...

Have a safe and most wondrously fun trip, P!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Have a wonderful trip, double-P! Can't wait to hear all about it!


Kerri said...

Have a lovely time! Your parents house looks adorable :)

Anonymous said...

Have a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL time! I hope you enjoy lots of sweet times & sunshine!


Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

Have a wonderful time! I love your beach-rock "lantern" and those flowered-lined stairsteps going up, up, up. xoxo Kari

debbie bailey said...

Have a wonderful visit with your parents. I'll miss you!

Boy, you really do have a Gladys collection, don't you?

Anil P said...

Have a wonderful trip.

A lovely post.

And how I hope they speak to each other soon. Maybe the ball is keeping them apart.

The dB family said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! I just love seeing all the lovely things in your life!