Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe!

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way."  ~ John Steinbeck ~

I have absolutely no idea on what day of the week I was born, but I have been having a woeful Wednesday, today. Since posting this, my dear, sweet Mother has informed me that I was born on a Monday...that means I'm "fair of face!" (Well, maybe I was, once upon a time, but I don't believe that applies anymore!)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Feathered Friends and Rainy Days

"Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation, affirming my connection to the earth body."  ~ Carol P. Christ ~
We have always fed the birds that come to our garden, but for the last two years, we have dedicated one section of the garden solely to providing a safe and well-stocked larder for their exclusive use.

As it has been a while since I last escorted you around the garden, I thought we could pull on our gumboots (wellies, galoshes), wrap up in a waterproof jacket and enjoy today's rainy, if somewhat chilly, weather. It's a perfect opportunity to do this, as the birds have been exceedingly active.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011


Ah, I've always wanted a chance to say those words...BREAKING NEWS! 

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Greeting Spring in my Garden...A Dog's Eye-view!

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited ~ Ramakrishna

Our daylight hours have been surreptitiously lengthening. Almost stealthily, the earliest signs of frivolous Spring have furtively crept into my garden. Dead wood has been transformed into demure blossom, enticing the sleepy bees to awaken from their wintry slumbers. The crisp, fresh air is scented with the intoxicating fragrance of Freesia and Jasmine. Birdsong fills daylight hours with soft, sweet refrain. My soul stirs in recognition and is nourished by this sweet enchantment.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Update on the Dogs and the Greenhouse Orchids

17 month old Toby

Our daughter, Linda, and her 5 month old rescue puppy, Noodle, have been with us all week...

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Thank you!

Fragrant roses I bought for Linda

Thank you to everyone who faithfully visited Driftwood Ramblings and left such endearing comments, even though the official Rambler has been absent from her post for quite some time. Thank you for stopping by, even though this piece of Driftwood had apparently deserted your shoreline and left your message bottle empty! Thank you for warmly welcoming Linda in my absence and for all your kind and encouraging words. We both sincerely appreciate your loving messages and loyal support.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Diary of a Rescue Dog (Guest Post)

Nice to meet you!

Hi everyone! No, this isn't Des, but her daughter, Linda. My mom has been incredibly worried that she has been neglecting all of her wonderful readers and pleaded with me to do a guest post for her today. This begs the question - is it really a "guest" post when one's family member is the blogger, or is this rather a case of nepotism at play? I'll leave you to ponder that one a little later. I am sure that you're wondering where Des actually is, and why she has seemingly abandoned you. I'm here to reassure you that she has, in fact, been helping me with my new addition, Noodle. Ever my "angel to the rescue", my mom packed her suitcase and has come to stay with me for a few days, in order to help me to get Noodle settled.