Monday, July 10, 2017

Mail, a book, and flowers...some of my favorite things

Busy weekend, with not much time for mail...Just a letter or two to go out..
Blue bird of happiness for Susan
and lilies for Honore..
While I need to get on my own letter writing, I just finished a great little book about a relationship that developed through letters exchanged.
I am in the process of reading Writing with Quiet Hands,  so I find myself looking at books in terms of criteria that Paula recommends for writers. This book flowed so easily, and had characters that I was totally engaged in. When I finished this book, I thought, I hope she does a sequel. I read this book as I took the train in and out of Boston, and couldn't wait to finish that's what I did. File it under my weekend read!

Gift from Eog
he knows where my heart is..
The garden is still in progress, but I love all of the color that is starting to pop...
Snap dragons and vinca

Sexy Rexy
What a name, but it is beautiful!
Wishing you a sun filled, flower filled week!


  1. I wish I could read on the train, but I get motion sick. Your garden is just beautiful. What a gift you have with flowers and I like how you translated that to the envelopes.

  2. The train was fine, but cars are a definite no go...I get motion sickness too! Yes I love flowers. I was lucky to have a professional gardener for a dad, just one of his many fine qualities!

  3. Pretty envelopes. I think the art of letter writing has disappeared-sadly. I am just as bad, I will admit. I haven't heard of either of those books so I think I need to check them out. Your flowers are looking beautiful too. Its this wonderful summer weather we are having which the flowers seem to love. Hugs-Erika

    1. Thanks Erica. I have gotten so used to mail exchanges that I feel hopeful that there is something good when the mail comes. I am on a mission to revive the handwritten letter. My hubs tells me it has gone the way of the rotary phone, which always makes me laugh, particularly when he does the hand motion. Wishing you a happy day.

  4. What a beautiful garden! I'm hoping my flowers will be blooming when we get home tomorrow.

    1. Thank you Karen. I love it, hope yours in lovely too. Safe journey.

  5. You garden is so beautiful with those colourful flowers and I love your sign too! Snapdragons are one of my favourite flowers of all time too. Your envelope mail is so pretty, even the stamps they have chosen add to the lovely designs 😀. Enjoy your week! J 😊

    1. Thank you Jo, I love snapdragons too. The sign was a nice surprise from my son, so that makes me smile. Glad you like the stamps, I do try to coordinate them. Wishing you a color filled day.