Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Does the flower masquarade and dance in all its glory comparing itself with the blossom of another?

Does the tree waving its branches in rhythm with the breeze wish to be a cloud?

Does the moon cast its light hoping to outshine the sun?

The flowers, the trees, the moon, all of creation rejoicing, dancing, and celebrating in its own truth.

Each contented in its own costume
Each contented with its own gift of beauty
All clothed as they were intricately and lovingly made to be.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Scandinavian Smorgasbord!

Let me tell you a bit more about the pictures of the Scandinavian Smorgasbord that we had at Christmas. We try to do this on an annual basis as it is fun and people seem to enjoy it. We both have fun making the Scandinavian goodies and dressing it up as authentic as possibe. Here is what we included: lox, smoked salman, different varieties of herring, ham and smoked turkey, all kinds of Scandinavian cheeses, lingon and cloud berries, Swedish rye bread and thin bread, lefse, sweet soup, rice pudding, and romegrot. A fun tradition is the person who finds the almond on the rice pudding gets a prize which was a bottle of lingonberries!! I used my mom's Famer Rose Norwegian fine china this year which was in her honor. She would have liked that, I think. Well, it's fun carrying on some of these traditions especially when it brings smiles to many faces!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Quote from John Muir

A thought for consideration and contemplation:
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir

(I might add, through all the senses as well as through the heart and soul!!)

Here's to caring for nature especially in in our daily expenditure of resources! I'm working on it!!

Happy Days!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sunshine Blue Sky

Hi From Sunshine Blue Sky,

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog and also the pictures. More to come.