28 Saturday Jan 2023
Posted Art, Blooms, Gardening, Sharing, Today's Updatein
24 Tuesday Jan 2023
Posted Gardening, Gratitude, Professional Services, Reflections, Sharing, Tonight’s Thoughtin
Today we visited each of your garden spots. You didn’t know we came by….it was intentional because we came just to view the process of winter. It’s been a mild one so far and the growth and dying back process is about where it shouid be. We did do a few things at each property. With two more full months of winter likely, we are making notes and planning tasks and thinking about new ideas to introduce to each of you…….come spring
We are fighting flu like symptoms but a much needed outing helped us to fight off the chill and fever. We needed fresh air, space and some filtered sunlight. It seems we accomplished soaking up these attributes from our much needed outing. We are feeling somewhat better this evening. Hoping our chilled feelings and mild symptoms of winter flu are giving in slightly…..to the rest we have cherished and so needed over the last seven days. It’s our winter hibernation of sorts. Plain old fashioned rest.
We have made notes and have some ideas we will share with each of you as we get closer to spring. Mother Mature certainly knows what she is doing…. and our brief respit is perhaps her intentional way of slowing us down. The earth is at rest and so are we.
And now we will sleep. And so will each of your properties also rest. And we can work out visions in our mind of “new” projects for each of you when spring arrives.
Good to be in touch and good to see your lovely spaces today. We will communicate individually with all of you between now and March 15th.
Do take good care….and be well
23 Monday Jan 2023
Posted Art, Gardening, Professional Services, Sharing, Special Events, Today's Updatein
21 Saturday Jan 2023
Posted Art, Blooms, Cookery, Gardening, Houseplants, Planting, Sharing, Special Events, Today's Updatein
21 Saturday Jan 2023
Posted Reflections, Scripture, Sharing, Writingin
Love one another with brotherly affection.
Outdo one another in showing honor and respect.
•. Who are you going to honor? •
20 Friday Jan 2023
Check it out. Very genius…,,
20 Friday Jan 2023
Posted Evening Prayer, Faith, Gratitude, HOPE, LOVE, Reflections, Sharing, Today's Update, Tonight’s Thought, Writingin
Dragonflies are the keeper of dreams,
the energy within, that sees all our true potential and ability.
Dragonflies inspire individuality and creativity
They help us on the path of discovery and enlightenment.
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They remind us, that anything is possible. In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes
The change comes with mental and emotional maturity
and understanding the deeper meaning of life.
LORD, my omnipotent Father God…may I call out to your mercy and kindness. I wish to change, and transform my life. Help me to adapt to new ways and fulfill the possibilities of my mental and moral qualities. I know that these changes can only materialize with growing in your maturity. Teach me your ways O Lord, that I can become the woman who appreciates all of life, and help me to understand the true meaning and purpose for my life path. I only wish to honor you in all that I do. I now pray to be granted the dream your dragonflies are keeping for me. I await, I trust and I know that anything is possible with your blessing over me. Amen.
20 Friday Jan 2023
Posted Gratitude, Helpful Tips, Houseplants, LOVE, Reflections, Sharing, Today's Updatein
To create “hygge” in your life there are well known things you can do to bring that sense of calm, and cozy…ness in to your personal space. And with more of us working from home during these times, it’s essential that you carve out habits and rituals, if you will, that help you bath your inner self in tranquility and real “calm.”
Tea rituals are special. Take the time to visit a true organic market and see about purchasing some whole dried herbs, such as mint, orange peal, or clove. Experiment and create you own hot tea recipe. If you prepare the blend yourself; the simple act of preparation/mixing and assembling your tea, can bring meaningful ritual into your life. This in itself shows you that you are taking time to do something for “yourself.” This act is so calming and cozy.
While you are at the organic market maybe purchase a revitalizing fragrant candle. We use Lavender scent. But each person has their own preference. Explore and experiment.
Greenery is a terrific way to bring beauty, clean air and a calm feeling into your personal space. An Aloe plant might be a good start. And you can acquire one plant at a time. Learn it; what water it needs, what light it prefers and treat it with calm and tender care. This one conscious act with regularity can bring a peace and calm into your life and make your personal space more cozy and personally inviting. Your little heavenly spot where you visit your “calm” and while there…in your “calm”… experience profound gratitude for your life and your well being. Amen!
Making time for tea,🫖 candles,🕯and greenery🪴can be the beginning of your journey to exploring more Calm. You deserve this calm in your life.
Add beautiful music 🎵 to your menu for calm. Remove clutter, bring light🔆into your personal space, slow down and your “hygge” will find you. A coziness and well-being.
So……give yourself permission to “get your hygge on.” Your own cozy and calm.
Namaste 🙏 .. from “Contessa”
P.S. …… and now that we are “calm,” we will proceed to our 12 Noon Yoga class!
19 Thursday Jan 2023
Posted Blooms, Gardening, LOVE, Planting, Sharing, Today's Updatein
I have my very own collection of new seeds for spring planting. I’ve found in the past, that if I wait until early spring (April 1st) to make my selections, they are very picked over, and often I miss out on the ones I’m really looking for. So last week I made my “picks” and purchased them all at my visit to the nursery. I’m so excited.
First on my fav”’ list is:
Sweet Peas………Lathyrus odoratus
Sweet Peas are of several varieties. I’ve selected the “Bouquet” blend. They are referred to as a Spencer type, ideal for cutting, because of their extra large flowers, longer and sturdier stems, and they produce a larger number of blooms each year. The are ruffled, lightly scented and are a “romantic” flare. I bought them to be able to cut and bring in the house. I love a tiny vase of flowers near the kitchen window, one on the bathroom sink and one beside my pillow. Sweet Peas aroma is very light and delicate. Can’t wait!!
I have also selected four other seedlings this year, to include Cosmos, Nasturtium, Fireball Zinnia and Sunrise Morning Glory.
My sweetheart and I have a connection with Sweet Peas, so I’m certain I’ll be putting a few of these puffy/curly flowers under his chin, in hopes that the aroma will spark a little feeling of amorous adoration. What a lovely thought and anticipation…..Amen!
“Contessa” says……it is such a lovely and sweet thing to do!
18 Wednesday Jan 2023
Posted Gratitude, Handmade, Reflections, Sharing, Special Events, Tonight’s Thoughtin
Today we received a special “gift” sampling of nutritional, medicinal, herbal tea recipes. The art of herbal tea preparation is a ritual of creating the perfect delicious blend and flavor balance. It encompasses a mix of select herbs appropriately measured to create flavor, nourishment, and served in calm and peace ….with love and care.
Enjoyed by those who treasure
“the art of tea.”
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Tea for 2
Tea & Writing & Books
Tea and Sympathy
Tea….a hug in a cup
Art of Tea
…….thank you dearest friend…….
……having tea now……
feeling very warm
and very relaxed!