I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Little Bit of This and That

The latest on "billy goat gruff".... He is doing very well. The purple bandage is gone. He must have rubbed it off on a tree or the fence. His short horn looks kind of funny but I would never tell him that. He has, somehow, built some self-esteem in the herd from this ordeal so it's best to just tell him he looks handsome and leave it go while were ahead.
He came out to greet me this morning, complained about the wind and the incoming storm..., and then walked back into the goat house. Love ya Brownie.....

Storms coming in fast. The wind is picking up and the sky is this wonderful color of blue and creme. The fall color against the cloudy sky is beautiful.
The house is warm and comforting as I walk back into it and stand here looking through the windows. I love the coming of a storm..., the anticipation of winter..., and the holidays. It's a thankful feeling. It's the promise of needed rain and the slowing down of life, for a while. I love this time of year...

And with the slowing down, the anticipation, comes a magazine that lifts the spirits and makes me want to climb the stairs in the garage and drag out all the boxes of Christmas decorations. A magazine that inspires, with lovely ideas for the home and delicious food and homemade gifts. If you haven't picked up ROMANTIC HOMES yet..., do. If you want to be motivated, spurred on, or need a reason to sit down with a cup of tea or coffee on a rainy afternoon..., just pick up this magazine, find that corner with the comfortable chair and spend an hour or two sitting quietly, looking at the charm and loveliness of the holidays. What else can you do on a stormy day? Relax...., give yourself a moment of silence before the storm.
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  1. I'm glad to hear that Brownie is doing well... so goodonya, Brownie!

    The weather... the magazine... it all sounds lovely! I miss experiencing this time of year at home. It seems strange to think that it's spring here in Oz, (with horrendous heat) while things are just beginning to wind down over there.

  2. I love living in a State that gets to experience all 4 seasons. I couldn't imagine it any other way. I'm glad to hear that your goat didn't have any problems with getting his horn cut down some. He sure is a cutie!


  3. I have completely fallen in love with goats...they seem to mesmerize me! hmmm, wonder how I could get a few...

    I love the idea of a great magazine or book taking me away to another land for a few hours during a rainy, blustery day..it's magical. I'm going to look for this mag tomorrow when I shop, it looks beautiful. Have a great weekend and keep dry...jj

  4. Glad that Brownie is doing ok. I too have had the urge to get my Christmas decorations out but I am going to be good and wait until after Thanksgiving. Have a great day and weekend. Madeline


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