Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ironstone Punch Bowls...Lovely...

Thanks, Cheryl...for thinking of me, when you decided to part with all of these Beauties.... I so Enjoyed our long visit, yesterday...It's been a couple of years.... and, I meant what I said... You are an Amazing....Beautiful Woman... get out there...and Take on The World!
It's funny....how we are so much like a school of fish... as Cheryl and I sat, and visited, yesterday... it seems like so many of my friends, and I are all swimming parallel, to each other... and it's not until we sit down, and really dig deep...do we see that...you may think age has something to do with it...but, not so much...our ages vary...
I look at all of the crossroads, in my life... and obstacles...Mountains, at times... and sigh.... I look in the mirror...and sometimes... don't have a clue...who that person is...looking back....
 With me...I think the major blows, I have endured... have taken a greater toll, than I had imagined...
I weep....
I keep running... against the wind...just keep running.... reaching for things that seem so real... only to find...over and over...they're just smoke...and mirrors...
I don't think...I'm alone... in those thoughts...
As Cheryl and I visited... we both agreed about 'The Journey'...and how painful, it can be... but, ultimately, that's where we learn and grow the most... and the One...Sure Thing... in life...is always around us...tho...we wait til we've dropped to our knees, to ask for help...oh my...
I took in the peacefulness, of the morning...with Sweet Polly... She so loves her morning walks...I so love, seeing Nature...and the Morning Glory's Smiling Faces... 
Time Marches On...
Love to You...
Barb C.



The Fall Clematis is taking over the entrance, to the shop...It Envelops...almost...like a Welcome Embrace....
The Morning Glory's were Smiling, at us...this morning...around the shop...they are volunteers... and come back...every year...they are a Gift...

2 comments:

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Hi Barb...
Missed you at Goldrush -- but met Peg - delightful! Adopted the sweet Staffordshire creamer with the tree on it (to remind me of the beautiful tree we lost to the spring tornado). Anyway -- your booth -- so creative & inspiring --you have the touch.

Last night as I stood in our farm yard at dusk, all the animals fed, tree fall apples picked up & at the edge of the road in a wheelbarrow for our neighbors to take, quiet night.....I felt such emotion circle me. Life is bittersweet -- we take the bitter with the sweet. And when those moments capture your heart, my mantra is "remember this, remember this.".
Peace sweet Barb -- you are a gem (dirty socks and all).
Kari

simplyiowa said...

Hey Kari...
I am so sorry I missed you...Peg said you had been through...and we had just missed each other...The little creamer is Lovely...and so glad you found a home for it...
Life is a Journey...May it be dancing backwards in high heels...or loading the FUSO in dirty socks...
I'll take it...
Those things...are predictable...
The person I see in the mirror...not so much...
Love to You...
and...Kari...bask in the 'Peace'... it's a rare thing...
Barb C.
{I too, say 'remember this...'...and at the end of our days...I hope those out number, the times....I want to forget...}