Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dont Fence me in....

Don't Fence me in
Photo by me
Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above,
Don't fence me in.
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love,
Don't fence me in.
Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze,
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees,
Send me off forever but I ask you please,
Don't fence me in.

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies.
On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise.
Photo found via We Heart it

Photo by Paper.Lillies
I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses
And I can't look at hovels and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in.
just wandering
Photo of me, taken by a friend

The words are from Cole Porter's song 'Don't Fence Me In'.

The holidays are almost, almost here...and all I long to do is 'Gaze at the moon till I lose my senses'

Lady-Bird Kisses,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Little Treasures

My Grandmother's clover brooch
A special thing is sweetest
My Great-Grandmother's pearls. These are so special to me, They are from the 1920's and were bought on a trip to Japan.
My Great-Grandmother's signature album. I found this in an old trunk one rainy day, my mother had forgotten about it. It is such a little treasure, it has many pages of sweet messages and quotes, and even some drawings. There's a little message from my great-grandmother's husband too, from before they were married! The page above reads "To dear Narnee, with best wishes from Annie Cook" and below this "Small gifts have value when the giver's love goes with the gift as my love goes to thee."The inscriptions dates range from about 1906-1912. Every message is full of personality and love, some are humorous, and some are poetic, but they are all so magical.
These are a few little inscriptions from my Great-Grandmother's album. The writing is so lovely!

My mother's old copy of Flower Faries of the Garden, by Cecily Mary Barker.

My Great-Grandmother's Album
I don't have many family heirlooms but what I do have is so special. Perhaps I'm overly sentimental, but there is just something so mysterious and beautiful about reading the words of a family member you never met, from many years ago. It makes you wonder about who they were, whether they had your eyes, whether they lived in mostly happiness or sorrow. I hope to leave something as special as this to my great-grandchildren, so they can wonder about me too.

Lady-Bird Kisses,

Monday, November 9, 2009

Oh my!

Photo by Matt Caplin

A big thank you to the wonderful Sami of Written Messages, who nominated me for this blog award! This put a very big smile on my face, so thank you!
The rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated me for this award.
2) Copy the award & place it on my blog.
3) Link to the person who nominated me for this award.
4) Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself.
5) Nominate 7 bloggers.
6) Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate.

Here are my lovely nominees:
1) Pigtails&Blushing Cheeks
2) Pearls In Your Hair
3) Your Taunting Smirk Behind The Glass
4) kisses and cross stitches
5) knalleffekt
6) Let's fly away now
7) Madeleine's Wunderkammer

And here are seven interesting (I hope!) things about me:
1) Change scares me, but we need to experience it, because without it, there would be no growth.

2) My favorite song is 'Dream a Little Dream of Me'

3) I'm a hopeless romantic and dream of hearts beating in time.

4) I love the city at Christmas time - and just sitting and watching everybody rush about with the sound of Christmas carols blurring around them.

5) I enjoy baking cakes but I'm afraid I'm not very good - my poor friends have to put up with my strange creations! I usually blame it on the recipe but perhaps it's me...

6) All my favorite books are children's books.

7) I have been dancing since I was around 4 and I adore it. I fell over in my very first performance, (dancing in pink to aqua's Barbie Girl), but it didn't stop me!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday!

Lady-Bird Kisses,

Friday, November 6, 2009

It feels like hours but also like seconds...

Another week is done. Another week with it's promise, dread, anxiety and wonder. Another set of seven days. Seven days where sometimes, everything changes, and sometimes, everything stays the same. Seven days which often pass by so quickly that you begin to think you've been sleeping through the days, wandering through the hours, carelessly without a thought to the minutes going by, and you've suddenly awoken and realised how much time has gone by. Not all days are special, but we must try our hardest to make each day worth remembering, to notice the world around us. A fleeting smile, a laugh with the glory of a church bell, the footsteps in the mud. Perhaps life's defining moments do not always come to one's side with grandeur and glory, like a knight riding to battle, but rather as an old friend, quietly and softly creeping to your side to stay with you forever. Moments will come, with their charm and their mystery, their pain and their joy.
But we must welcome each moment and never, never let them pass us by.

Lady-Bird Kisses,

P.S: I'm sorry about the lack of posting, I'm afraid I'm quite weighed down with school and exams at the moment. But I'll be back!