Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Last Roses, Candlelight and Winners!

These three roses are the last on my bushes until next summer. They are a little beaten by the wind and rain, but beautiful. Now on these dark evenings I light candles - on the dinner table even if we're just eating soup and sandwiches, on my kitchen windowsill while I clean up or bake in the evening, on the coffee table while I sit in the living room and study or knit. The little light that a candle throws dispels a lot of darkness and draws a circle of coziness around itself.

Both the roses and the candles are symbols of what I'd like to be - beautiful in character in spite of difficulty, and a bit of warmth and light in a cold and dark world.

And now...the winners! After choosing random numbers with the help of the computer, Manuela is the winner of the pillow, and Brenda of the journal. Both of these ladies have lovely blogs and I encourage you to check them out. Thank you to all who entered. I only wish I could send something to each of you. I do treasure my readers and each comment is like a gift to me.
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8 comments:

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yippeee! Thank you so much! I've sent you an email!

I love lighting the candles at this time of year. I light some in my living room while I have coffee in the morning and try to wake up.

Manuela

Brenda Leyland said...

Lorrie, I'm over the moon! I'm going treasure that lovely journal. Thank you!!!!!

Blessings back at you!

Carole said...

Congratulations to the winners !
Lorrie, your roses are beautiful ! I couldn't go out to gather the last flowers of the season since all of a sudden we had terrible downpours and gusts of wind ! It felt like the seaside... without the salted sprays and the waves.

Jacque said...

Congrats to the winners! I know they are going to love their journals. Hope your ETSY shop is working out for you.

Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Hi Lorrie,

Congrats to the winners.
Your roses are still lovely.
You are beautiful in character in difficult times. You have shown that.

hugs,
Barb

Pondside said...

Lucky winners!.....and lucky readers too, to have such a special place to visit.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Yea to the winners. Lucky souls!

Barbara said...

Congrats. to the winners.