Today was so lovely. It was sunny, with a very brisk, chilly wind, and the perfect day for a white chocolate, raspberry café mocha. Yes, I know. It’s only about a million calories but, once in a while? Hey, a gal has to enjoy some pampering now and then.
I was just walking by The Coffee Place after running errands and the temptation was just too great! I caved in and walked in to see this – an invitation to a little piece of heaven!
Normally, this place is packed, but it was 4 p.m. and most people are thinking about dinner, not coffee. But not me –
While I waited for my delicious decadence in a cup, I started taking pictures like crazy. I’ve made it a habit now never to leave home without a camera (and, no, I don’t have a fancy cell phone camera.)
It’s very cozy…
But none of this, thanks!
I was so happy when my steaming cup of goodness was in hand that I literally forgot to take a picture of it.
So, close your eyes and imagine a steaming cup of delicious coffee with raspberry and chocolate and NO calories – just for today! Now, enjoy…
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
Remember those gorgeous summer nights when the birds sang the sun to bed and the stars shone like diamonds in the sky?
I think many people will agree that this year the cold of winter has created a great longing for the “sweetness” of summer!
Just the memories of summer nights has me already planning and creating fun things for entertaining and enjoying the camaraderie of family and friends.
For example, look at these lovely night lights I’ve created. They can be used on the patio and placed SAFELY throughout the yard because there is no candle flame to worry about.
I’ve just recycled containers from some old floral arrangements. I’ve added LED battery-operated Tap Lights to the bottom and covered the lights with clear rocks I bought at Michael’s in the floral department.
Scatter some colorful fake flowers around the arrangement on your table and you have light and beauty and no worries about candles or open flame. It creates a lovely ambiance – even for an indoor dinner table.
Voila! Bring on the warm evenings, a glass of wine, and great company!
“It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.”
Since I began posting on this blog for the first time New Year’s Eve 2013, my intention then was to achieve a new perspective on life, one based on appreciation of the little things, the overlooked things, the things I take for granted.
Now, with the help of my camera, I see shadows as beautiful, upside-down viewpoints as intriguing, and exquisite beauty in simplicity – as in these salt and pepper shakers.
Once filled with delicious honey, they have been put to yet more service providing the finishing touches to many a delicious meal.
This photo of these recycled honey jars is now part of a beautiful memory of a meal shared in the home of family.
Salt and pepper season our meals. Love seasons our lives.
“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.”
Yesterday was another spring-like day and the birds were singing their little hearts out.
Once again, a flicker was tapping out secret love messages to his beloved from our chimney top, while this lovely bird was checking out real estate upside down very high up in a very tall tree! I’m afraid this limb is far too alive for a home though!
Without my Samsung 21 x zoom, this picture would have been impossible!
Truly, bird-chirping weather makes the spirits lighter and the days more melodic.