Tuesday, September 19, 2017


It was a tradition at our school to sell mums during the Homecoming week.  Any one who wanted to buy a Mum for that special someone could, and they would be delivered to their classroom sometime during the school day.  It was fun to see all the people walking around with Mums pinned to their shirts and dresses...and even more exciting to get one. These Mums were not small, but huge, and it took careful skill pinning them so they didn't droop all day.  It got us in the spirit of the Homecoming week and the upcoming football game.  Mums have always reminded me of Fall, and when I saw them at the store the other day, I couldn't help but stop and appreciate.

Did you ever wonder where
the phrase "Mum's the Word" comes from?
Mum means to keep silent or quiet.
"Mum" is a Middle English word
meaning "silent."
Do you like Mums?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Us Bloggers

Us bloggers are pretty brave, if you think about it.  We write, we create, we take pictures, and then we hit the publish button.  Sure, we can delete it all, change our words, but most of us don't.  We never know the outcome our posts will have on the readers, yet we write from the heart.  It looks a lot easier than it is, doesn't it?   With the music we add and and the links we provide and the pictures we share, there's a lot that goes into getting a post published........but it is our passion.  I remember one of the very first blogs I visited, Dear Daisy Cottage.  Me and the girls loved it!  We anxiously awaited Kim's next post, especially Nel.  Kim had a way of writing, and her cottage pictures were the most charming we had ever seen.  I never commented early on, but I visited daily.  It became part of our routines.  We just loved her.  Keep sharing your blogs, my friends.  I learn something from you every day - about the flowers, about the projects you're working on, about your travels, about scripture, about home décor, about nature, about art, and about the world.

 Do you remember the first blog
you ever visited?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This Is The Season I Love

One of the reasons I never want to leave
northern California
is because of its glorious Autumns.

Went to Barnes & Noble
to look for a gift for the baby shower
games we'll be playing.
They always have the cutest stuff.

Didn't find anything,
but I did buy this - it was time for a
new magazine.

Even the shopping centers
are displaying their Fall colors.

Have you tried the pumpkin scone
at Starbucks?
Oh, it's so good.  I'm starting to like
scones better than the loafs.
I couldn't help taking a bite before the pic.  ; )

Has Autumn arrived yet for you?


Monday, September 11, 2017

Update And A Thank You

Just wanted to give you an update on the tropical storm in Georgia.  I talked with Nel tonight, and she said the storm is starting to calm down this evening.  They had rain all day long and strong gusts of wind.  There's a lot of property damage and flooding throughout Georgia.  Over a million people are without power, and two deaths have been reported.  The storm had calmed down a lot before it reached the Atlanta area and her and husband are safe and sound.  Thank you all for your prayers.  We appreciate that so very much.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fall Around The House And A Prayer

A little bit of Fall around the house

Friends, I'm asking you to say a prayer for our Nel.  A big tropical storm is supposed to hit Georgia tomorrow where she lives.  It's supposed to be a fierce one.  They haven't called for an evacuation yet, but all the schools are closed, and she is staying put for now.   She has prepared for this storm with lots of food, water, and gas, and her house has a room under the stairs for protection.  It is scary for me cause I'm in California, and my girl is in Georgia, and I may not be able to hear from her for a few days.  I'm asking for prayers for her and husband, and I thank you, my dear friends.

love, ~Sheri

Friday, September 8, 2017

Just Because

Just a few pics around here
in September

Wishing you beautiful
September days.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thinking Of Her

It's been 20 years since Princess Diana left us, and I've been thinking about that and watching all the movies that are showing lately.  I put my music box out and listened to it the other day.  I would like to show it to you.

When you lift the lid and wind it up, it plays "Variations on the Theme from Canon in D."  It's such a pretty tune.

I had Nel and Jess around the same time she had William and Harry, so I always kept up with the happenings in her life and especially the fashion she wore.  This is one of my favorite pictures of her.  She looks at peace, which wasn't always the way it was in her life.

I dangled a crown charm around my blue velvet pumpkin to make it look like a royal pumpkin.  ; )

I've had this figurine for a very long time, and it has always reminded me of a princess. 

Thinking of you, Diana, and love you.
This is for your "white memory garden."