I was sitting here reading blogs. Susan Branch's blog is my current favorite. I can't believe that she is willing to share her world with us. Her blog is like a visit to a friend's house. She likes what we like. Old quilts, vintage kitchen linens, collections of knick knacks, gardening, old bowls. Which brings me to my post. I was sitting here reading her blog and looked up. I had to show you what I saw. My bowl filled with apples on the table and there on Susan Branch's blog was a painting of her grandmother's bowl filled with fruit. I thought, "my blog friends would understand the little thrill that went through me at that moment". My family probably wouldn't understand. And that is when it hit me. That's why I blog. So that I can share the little things with my like minded friends. The simple joy of opening this cupboard and seeing my plates and bowls. The thrill of finding another one at the thrift store or an estate sale. My best friend understands too. She has given me many of my bowls including that tiny one up on the top shelf.
So, I guess I'll keep blogging. I've spent way too much time lately thinking about closing my blog. I have a lot going on around here. My eyes are misbehaving. My gardens is a little neglected. I can't spend much time bending over as it puts too much pressure on my eyes and nobody here loves to garden as much as I do when it is over 100 outside.
This little girl named Lucy came to live with us last week. If I can ever get Louie and Lucy to sit still together, I'll get a picture of both of them looking at the camera. The first picture is the day that Louie decided he liked her and dropped a toy in front of her to share. She is a border collie/australian shepherd mix. Louie needed a playmate and Lucy was free on Craig's List. Of course free isn't free when you consider that she needs shots and spayed and all of that stuff. Isn't she adorable?! We think she fits in rather well.
So, that's what I'm doing this labor day. What's up in your part of the world?