Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Red Poppy

Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to stand alone in the crowd.  This red poppy rose up through the pale pink cohorts of it's new home to showcase a stunning brilliance of difference.  I feel that way sometimes...not the brilliant part, but the aspect of standing up and being different.

It's not easy to be the one that says "I will no longer be a part of this."   To stand up and be unlike the rest.  To allow the experience and all that encompasses it to leave my life.

And then to move on.  To love those who are with me; who connect and relate together and want to be there.  To live life with more happiness and less walking on eggshells.  With heartfelt commitment to those spoken promises to one another.  To try with all of my heart to move on.  It's hard, but has to be done.

This is the first year I've seen this poppy in bloom.  A new beginning to it's home, showcasing a chance to stand alone.  The outsider was always in there amongst the pale toned crowd, waiting for the right moment to be an original.  It just took a new day to discover just how colorfully individual it would be.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

You know it's hot when...

A friend sent me these pictures and I had to share.  We're seeing a scorching 75-80 degrees here today.  Ha!

Remember, this is where most folks come to year round to baste in the cool rain 'til we rust.  Now that's a Northwest tan!

I'm working on some new raggedy dolls and should have them listed this week.  Little ones that are just perfect for an accent shelf or small space to decorate.  Oh, and we're preparing for our garage sale this weekend as well.  Time to purge a whole lot of 'stuff'!