This dazzlings, delightful time of year makes me feel most alive and happy. The long shadows, awesome bright blue light and colorful leaves fluttering silently in slow motion, transforming into Mother Earth's masterpiece, this Autumn Wonderland, filling my heart and making me dizzy with happiness!
A happy surprise was delivered fresh today, a lovely handmade pepper wreath, grown and strung by our friend and neighbor, Deborah.
Using a needle and fishing line, she threaded the wreath in such a way (with loops at either end), so it can be hung as a garland too! Deborah explained that as fresh pepper's age, the green ones will turn red, then shrivel and dry. After, the entire pepper can be cut up into little pieces with kitchen scissors and you'll have fresh pepper flakes. I'm a big fan of pepper flakes, are you? Even if you don't eat peppers, this wreaths simple beauty is an inspiration, don't you think?
*If you don't grow peppers, you can still create your own wreath with any number of varieties, found at your local market. Well, that is to say you will find lots of peppers in our neck of the woods! ONE MORE THING!!!! Always be sure to wash your hands after you touch peppers, and don't touch your eyes while working.
They say here in Texas, if you don't like the weather.... just wait a few minutes.
We were bestowed this beautiful winter gift yesterday.
Because no one is equipped with salt or plows for icy conditions, driving and walking become dangerous. Most people just hunker down and stay holed in for a snow day.
Simultaneously, we had an electrical outage and while wandering around with a candle in six layers of clothes, I realize how much I depend on electricity. After a short while when the power was restored we all felt grateful!
A snow day is one of the only times I don't feel guilty reading during the day...and read I did. I devoured the new Fanny Flagg book, I Still Dream About You. It was the perfect book for yesterday.
Hope where ever you live you are having a good day! If you are reading this, at least your electricity must be working!!
Also about books, my husband and I were trained to fix library books!! It was wonderfully exciting, as I enjoy fixing things and making them new.
And speaking about new, this collection of wayward scarves and wraps has made a new home on our closet door and it really does make life easier! Now, it's simple to find the scarf I'm looking for and also good to remember what I have. If you would like to make one of these hangers, I'll be happy to explain the process.
~ Sneak Peek ~
My mom and I are in the process of building a puppet theater called Fantasia.
I'm giving thanks for many things, but especially that my mother had some good doctors reports last week, a holiday gift from God.
Thank you for all the kindness you share here in blogland, for your thoughtful comments and cheering me on when I need you~ You will never know how you have touched my heart. I'm Grateful for YOU!