Friday, June 13, 2014

Some Flowers and Crochet to help make your day!

Hi Friends…

Need a little pick me up? 

 I could sure use one today! 

It's rainy and chilly this morning…I even turned on the fireplace to 

take off the chill…it's June!  Wow. 

I love when the weather does this though...

It's a nice change this time of year. 

It's a perfect day to just read a book, but I can't 

seem to stay focused on one.

It's supposed to be back into the sunny 70's and 80's next week, so 

looks like this chilly, rainy day and hopefully my mood will be 

short lived! 

There's so much busyness going on, like with this bee, 

and just too many things 

taking up space in my head right now. 

I tend to worry needlessly about things that haven't even happened.

It's so frustrating and such a waste of time, but

how do you change that about yourself?

Don't you hate it when you feel that way? 

 I think I just need to stop and smell the flowers 

like Fetzer here, 

…and keep crocheting! 

…and crocheting, 

what do you think? 

 What do you do when you need a 

pick me up? 

I'm ready for the weekend! 

How about you? 


Friday, June 6, 2014

The Dogwood Tree

Hi friends! 

Just dropping by to say hello.

It seems as though the Dogwood tree in our garden 

has even more blossoms on it 

this year than it did last.

I love how it looks as though the blossoms are 

weighing down the branches.

The tree was here when we moved in 2 years ago, so I don't really 

know how old it is.  I'm guessing it's a fairly young tree though.

My mother loved Dogwood blossoms/trees, so I was 

thrilled to discover I would have one in my garden to 

enjoy and remind me of her. 

Have you ever read about the legend of the Dogwood? 

In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew 
To a stately size and a lovely hue. 
'Twas strong and firm it's branches interwoven 
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen. 
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood 
Christ made a promise which still holds good: 
"Never again shall the dogwood grow 
Large enough to be used so. 
Slender and twisted, it shall be 
With blossoms like the cross for all to see. 
As blood stains the petals marked in brown 
The blossom's center wears a thorny crown. 
All who see it will remember Me 
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree. 
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be 
A reminder to all of my agony.
-author unknown-

 I think that must be why I love this motif to crochet, it's called 

"Dogwood Blossom." 

Hope you're having a lovely June so far.