Thursday, April 17, 2014

My World this Week

Love the morning sun...
Before I forget... I'll be taking time off through the Easter weekend.  Company is coming. There will be feasting.  He is, after all... Risen.

It was lovely and warm last weekend and then we woke up to quite a snowfall just a couple days later.  Part of me didn't mind since I am still in the midst of Spring cleaning inside the house, I could use the outside chores to stay as dormant as possible for another week.

However, it did require picking every single daffodil that had just bloomed or they would have frozen when it dipped to 25 degrees the next night.  Which gave me a lovely bouquet I hope lasts until Easter and enough for another bouquet to take to my new neighbor.

So... here is what has been happening in my world through the lens of my camera.


I have a couple books on more difficult subjects to read soon but I set them aside, deciding to re-read a couple favorites instead.  Lighter reading is better at the moment.  Re-reading is also preferred.

Real Love for Real Life is a book I read through once, perused a second time, and now I'm doing a little of both my third time through the book.  Obviously, I would enjoy a book written "in the style" of Edith Schaeffer.   You can find more about it... here.*

Amanda Soule is one of those individuals that... as I mentioned in a recent Sunday Afternoon Tea post... hears the echoes of Eden.  Although she definitely does not claim to be a Christian and I know we would disagree on political issues... there is much we do agree upon.

I do enjoy Amanda's blog which I link to on the sidebar, her books, and the magazine she edits called Taproot.  This book, The Rhythm of Family, is my favorite book of hers and you can find more about it... here.  It gets pulled off the shelf and perused a lot!

That other book is my favorite devotional that I adore... here.*

Always dishes...

Veggies and fruit waiting to be cooked now reside in the yellow bowl...

Sorting in the Study...

I adore daffodils!
Is it wrong to take a picture of a salad because it is pretty?

Her Fluffiness
Oh, my... what has her licking her lips?

* All links to books are Amazon Associate's Links.  I receive a small percentage in credit and it costs you nothing extra.  This is how I purchase books and grandchildren gifts.  ;)


suzanne said...

oh, those daffodils!! just gorgeous. I, too, love the morning sun. There's something about the gentility of the light of morning that puts me to smiling when I see it streaming thru my kitchen windows. Have a wonderful time with your company as you celebrate the Risen Lord.

Vee said...

I love that the cold snap meant that you had to harvest your daffodils. They are delightful! Your salad IS beautiful...makes me want one soon. Now I'm off to follow some links... A Blessed Easter to you and yours. Enjoy the preparations!

Heather L. said...

I just found the Good Morning Miss Dove movie on youtube!~ Couldn't find it at the library. Will have to watch it AFTER I read the book. :)

Anonymous said...

He is Risen indeed!

lynneinMN said...

Blessings of the Easter Season to you and always, I enjoy seeing "your world", especially "Queen Victoria". Thank you for sharing!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

He is Risen, Indeed!

I am not familiar with those books so I will check out the links. I too love that you had to pick all your daffodils. Sometimes I long to do that but I love seeing them out in the garden, too!

Have a wonderful Easter!


Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Enjoyed your thoughtful posting. You always share such lovely books and authors.

Wishing you a truly blessed and meaningful weekend of reflection and celebration.

Sending you sprigs of joy and peace....
Brenda L

Deborah Montgomery said...

Have a blessed Easter Brenda! I am off to check out the book "in the style of Edith Schaffer." Thanks for the recommendation.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your daffodils are beautiful! Mine are all gone already. Your salad is pretty and looks yummy.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Anonymous said...

Your daffs are lovely! I've been reading a wonderful 5-story book by Francine Rivers, with novellas about Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba & Mary. There are devotionals after each story. Very intriguing. And also just finished reading Sarah, and starting Rebekah by Orson Scott Card (author of Ender's Game, which I think you would like). He's LDS, but took most of these stories from Genesis. Very interesting point of view, since not much back story is known on the women.

Happy Easter! He is Risen indeed!
-Connie in San Diego

sherry said...

I'm so enjoying my visit to your little cottage in blogdom.. Will be checking out the books further and see if our library has them to borrow. Give her fluffiness a cuddle for me...and yes, your salad is indeed beautiful! YUM.