Sunday, December 01, 2013

Endings and Beginnings



Autumn is nearly ended and it's been a beautiful one. Few storms, less rain than usual, and plenty of sunshine. The bog nearby is home to ducks, geese, deer and other wild creatures. I took Little Miss S there this past week. Someone gave her a handful of bird seed and the ducks surrounded her in their eagerness to get it. She didn't quite know what to make of the quacking commotion.


Recent photos of the Little Misses having fun at Nana's house. These two occupy huge real estate in my heart, more than I could ever imagine. 

Little Miss A spent the night, so this morning, at breakfast, I lit the German pyramid. She was enchanted with the deer going round and round. And so December begins, with rain, dark skies, and the lovely glow of candlelight.

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House. 

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31 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your granddaughters are so adorable, Lorrie. I know how you feel, as my three grandchildren fill up my heart with joy more than anything else!

Pondside said...

Isn't it wonderful to have little ones nearby? Your granddaughters are lovely - and your joy comes through! I walked around that bog on Thursday and loved walking among the ducks - so much waddling and quacking. It was good for my soul.

marigold jam said...

I dare say little grandchildren are fun and much easier than one's children? I wonder if I will ever know what it's like to be a Grandmother - I've always been a late developer in all the stages of life! Love your mosaics.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Lorrie, those children are adorable...makes you smile, smile, smile happy. I love being a Nana! As for the other images, very pretty and I think that apple has my name on it ;). Have a great week~

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What precious little cuties they are! Hope those ducks didn't scare Miss S too much. Best wishes, Tammy

eileeninmd said...

Your Little Miss is just adorable. Pretty nature scene and the ducks are cute! Wonderful photos and mosaic! Have a happy week ahead!

Sheila said...

how lucky you are to have such dear Little Misses in your life and how blessed they are to have you!

Cheryl said...

Although I love your bog pictures (you have such a gift with nature photography!), I think that the little misses steal the photo show! What darling girls they are!

My Little Home and Garden said...

It must be fun to see the wonder of life through these little ones' eyes.

ellen b. said...

I can imagine how sweet it is to spend time with your little grands! So sweet!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I know whereof you speak...that the grands have a way of grabbing ones heart!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I know what Joy grandchildren bring. They are such a gift....looks like you had a fabulous day!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I know what Joy grandchildren bring. They are such a gift....looks like you had a fabulous day!

Vee said...

What a beautiful description of the first of December. Those little ones are so adorable. Christmas is going to be extra special this year as you watch them enjoy it.

Mersad said...

Wonderful images of a season passing. Love it!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your granddaughters are sweet Lorrie, and at that age when Christmas is so magical.

Pamela Gordon said...

Precious little ones, Lorrie! Love the photo of the apple in the tree. Is your German pyramid similar to the angels the go around from the heat of the candles. I wish I could find one of them again as mine is worn out. (the brass angel ones) I did find a similar idea that uses a tea light and sent it to our daughter for our grandsons to enjoy the tradition.

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

I wish I could have been there to see Miss S feed the ducks.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have looked at your forecasts with smile, glad to hear that the nasties of November were not apparent this year.

You asked about the header on my blog...today it now looks like that, snowy, and deep. But the photo was from last winter.

Jen

Marilyn said...

What sweet little ones you have in your life.
Grandchildren do take a huge amount of space in the heart.
I had no idea until 14 months ago. Thanks for the blog
link, I hadn't visited there before, but enjoyed it.

aimee said...

Beautiful photos Lorrie! I LOVE wetlands, waterfowl, grandkids and sunny skies!
Blessings, Aimee

materfamilias said...

Oh, they're so sweet -- and obviously just full of personality!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful mosaics Lorrie - oh those darling little faces!
Very special times for you.
Shane

Art and Sand said...

I wish I had some of those darling faces to enjoy the christmas season with.

Poppy said...

Lorrie,

The little Misses are absolutely adorable and I believe, they both bear a resemblance to their Nana, with those beautiful, big blue eyes!

What a pretty bog you have near that beautiful landscape you live in, ducks and all!!

Have a lovely first week of December!

Poppy

Jill Harrison said...

how precious our grandchildren are. and your little Misses are beautiful.

Alisa said...

Aww, what a fun Nana you are, Lorrie! Happy December!

Donna said...

Quacking commotion, LOL... They are both precious. Such a wonderful age for enjoying life!

Rettabug said...

Your grandgirls are just delightful, Lorrie! I know you adore having them visit. Savor each minute, as the time goes by far too quickly & they'll soon be teenagers. I blinked & my first grandson is now going off to college next year. *sigh*

podso said...

Did you ever imagine having grandchildren would be so amazing? Your little ones are adorable! Fun times!

Barbara said...

As soon as I saw the pyramid I though 'German'. We have had nativity in the past looking similar and we bought it in Germany.