Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Macadamia
It is amazing how much peace, how much inspiration, how much restoration, I can find in a garden or in the woods. and the older I get the more I truly need this time in nature. It revives my soul. I find myself closer to God, which is silly I know since He is everywhere. Our boys (I really need to stop calling them that - boys - they are such amazing young MEN....) are discovering the same thing about themselves. We are a family who needs trees and all the little critters who inhabit them! grins! yesterday David and I just walked around a nursery for over an hour to just gaze upon the gorgeous plants, shrubs, and flowers that workers so carefully maintain. How I thrilled to see the honey bees swarming around perennials in these last few months before winter starts to make its way to northeast Ohio. we even ran into a long time friend and spent a while catching up.
So you must be wondering why in the world I am rambling on and on about gardens and bees and the like......... well you see I received word yesterday that a very special friend is not doing so well. she has been in the hospital for quite a while now, in a specially equipped room that allows for no windows to be opened, no fresh air to enter to replace the stale medical environment that she now calls home. Her beloved dogs can not sit on her lap. She can not see the beautiful gardens that surround her house, the gardens that cause hundreds of people to tour every year - that is just how fantastic they are. and yet this amazing woman will gladly take a cutting here and a pinch there and share with her friends because that is just how wonderful she is. and she wanted to take a little trip out of the hospital to Starbuck's (yes, she is THAT fantastic!! tee hee!), but it caused a fever to spike, so I long with all my heart to sent her a carafe of that famous coffee......
But instead I will make her a card. for right now that is all I can do because she lives so far away from me. and I used this most beautiful image from Tammy over at A Day for Daises. Because my most special projects always seem to use her artwork.........There is a lot of behind the scenes work that went into this card. if you would like the details, I would be happy to send them to you. but I have nattered on here long enough. suffice it to say that I pullled out my beautiful vintage buttons because my dear friend deserves only the best. and I used my precious pink shimmerz because it will make her giggle. My heart is in this card....... David said it took his breath away. I only hope she feels the love I am sending her.
Thanks for hanging in here with me to the end. and may you feel the love I am sending you! :)