September 29, 2011

dear Aurora...

I wish I could capture the beauty that is so intrinsically you,and put into words the feelings evoked by watching your dance in the night sky. As I look skywards, standing in the crisp  night air I wonder who else is watching you as I am tonight...

As I watch as you fade from vibrant jade green, to a soft dusky pink in the black inkiness of the sky; the stars twinkling as you wind and wave around them, I imagine I  hear a swishing noise as you race across the great divide...but of course there are no noises that accompany you. The silence adds to your magic light show, and secretly is one of my favourite experiences.

It seems to me, that the colder it gets, the more beautiful and bright you emerge; gracing us with your presence almost daily lately..sometimes I get the chance to see you...altho I wonder how many times I have missed you, by simply not stepping outside into the night..I am always amazed and awed by your beauty; your sheer raw power as you put on a show for all to see.

You are my companion on nights when I am alone, or out walking the puppy in the yard. Some days I get to share you with my guy, which makes it all the more special. It is the best feeling when I get to see the reaction of family members who don't get to experience your daily visits like I do.

I hope there never comes a day where I take you for granted, but I know that one day I will have to move away from the will be a sad day, as I won't know when we will have the chance to meet again. But know this; I will never forget the gift of your natural beauty and the memories of looking towards the heavens, humbled by the fact I got to see you so often. It is something that will stay with me for the rest of my days.

See you again soon my friend,

September 18, 2011


                                                    halloween decor idea

Fall is upon us... I have a love affair with all things fall... summer is my favourite season, but I feel fall is going to over take it soon...whats not to love?

                                                       lantern love...
Big lanters, little lanterns, candles and white fairy lights... glowing carved pumpkins at I love old lanterns..
                                               leaves and mini pumpkins...

Falling leaves.. I can't wait to play with the puppy in the fallen leaves in the backyard.. a special treat this year to share it with my pup. I know he will get a kick out of playing in the leaves with mama...tagging along with me through the yard as I floppy eared companion.
                                  reminders of fall in my neck of the woods...
Seeing the wheat fields in gorgeous shades of gold and yellow...the landscape as far as the eye can see on our drive north..I can't wait for the journey home...hay bales all rolled and lined up in the sun.golden spun circles... I will have to get some photo's to share.

                                               halloween approaches...
Crisp nights and cool days...foggy mornings and evenings..Halloween is one of my favourite days of the year. Awaiting mini ghouls and goblins, hobbits and witches, princesses and fairies and everything in between on trick or treat night.
                                           old barn and harvest table=love
Thanksgiving in October..birthday celebrations.. a time to cherish loved ones near and far.. remember those passed away.. enjoying and cherishing every day...gatherings of family and friends for good food and good times.. Celebrating.
                                  is there anything better than white pumpkins?
Fall decorations for the house.. a new wreath for my door...sunflowers harvested and displayed on the tables... fun projects to be made.. I can't wait to get home.

Just a little Pintrest inspiration for fall... popping in to say 'hi' while I'm visiting family.. missing my fur babies, anxious to get crafty again, all the while enjoying all the in-laws. A long drive here(36 hours) and the same journey home...Can't wait to reconnect with all of you and get more posts done. Hope to get in a card or two posted here before I return.
In the meantime thanks for the visit,
I'll be visiting all of you soon
Happy Autumn!

September 8, 2011

seasons change...

I am not ready to say good bye to summer just yet.. but it seems Mother Nature has other plans. It is slowly changing to my favourite time of year. I feel cheated out of was too rainy and grey this year to be considered summer. Hopefully fall won't disappoint.

The temperatures here are dropping over night.. cooler and cooler.. soon enough there will be that crispness in the daytime that signifies fall. Like summer, I know it will be all too short,over too soon, and old man winter will be here again.

Today I went down to the sand cliffs in our area. As I walked along the winding, hilly path dried pine needles softly crunching with every step, it was evident fall is on its way. The tall, skinny pines swayed in the breeze.. creaking and swishing ever so slightly. The sun shine shone its rays through the canopy and danced amongst the underbrush. The soft swishing sound of the breeze kept me company on my way down..a very surreal, peaceful experience. Sweet smells of the forest wafted on the breeze-the smell of pine trees and clean air.. something you must experience for yourself. All too soon winter will be here. Time to cherish the sun and warmth.

I'll leave you today with one of my favourite poems.. one that comes alive when I think back on my walk through the woods today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
pine trees along my path

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;       
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,       
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.       
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.       
                        -Robert Frost

Thanks for the visit,

September 5, 2011

make believe...

As a kid I used to love playing dress-up. I remember my childhood friend had the best costumes- dresses and purses, heels and jewelry. We would dress-up and play make believe. 

Pretending we were adults with our 'cheque books' and play money in our wallets. Doing all sorts of tasks we believed were adult related; cooking and buying groceries..filling up our bikes with 'gasoline' at the gas station. Having a road course in the driveway and down the street.. Thoroughly enjoying being a kid.

That neighbourhood held all sorts of businesses. From our travel business to our fashion shop, the post office and the classroom; our imaginations ran wild with only a few objects to play along with. How being a kid has changed.

By far we loved playing dress-up and having tea parties; fake and real ones on occasion. So when I saw the challenge this week over at The City Crafter Challenge Blog I knew I had to enter. I used my free hand, drawn dress form and dolled it up with some fab new-to-me old trim my aunt gave to me, some pearls-always have to add pearls, and see that little cameo poking out there? It's one of the ones I was talking about in this post here. Actually, I must confess my guy made these type..he has more patience than me..these are made from a fab mold I got my mom and oven bake clay. How I love these little beauties.A special stick pin from my sweet friend Stella peeks out from behind the bow.
I am off to enjoy the last night with my BIL's and the sweet sunshine.
Be back soon,
E.T.A Thanks to the CCCB DT for choosing me as a spotlight artist for week #72! Such an honour.