Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Aug 30, 2012

The Storm is Over

Photo ~ The Mississippi Press You can click on the link for more photos. During Katrina the bridge was wiped out

My hometown Ocean Springs, MS

Oh, I am so glad Hurricane Isaac is behind us. We had so much rain and wind. Thankfully all we lost was our power and some tree limbs. So much different than seven years ago the same day when Hurricane Katrina came and destroyed our home. I told my husand that I would never go through that again ~ rebuilding and living in a trailer for 2 years. Nope, never again. Keeping all those in my prayers that are dealing with the flooding.

So, today I can get some laundry, sweeping and dusting done. It has been so dark and dreary (and a bit scary) the last few days. Our poor chickens have been "cooped" up in our back porch along with lots of hay and food, but are none too happy. Hopefully tomorrow or Saturday the rain will be gone and we can clean up outside.

I'm so happy August is nearly behind us. September is such a beautiful month. Our anniversary is also this month (the 29th) ~ 27 years! I'm looking forward to bright happy days ahead. And maybe just a tad cooler!

Aug 23, 2012

A Lazy Kind of Day...and Changes

"'Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone."
~Thomas Moore

A birthday present ~ boot socks from Catherine Cole

Hard to believe August is nearly over. It has been a busy month, including a birthday of a certain Me~Me (ahem).

This week about the cottage you would find...

Freshly baked bread and rolls

A few pears ripening

Packages of seeds waiting to be planted

A bit of late Summer greenery to brighten the kitchen


the dining room

I'm having some privacy issues with blogger (some not very nice sites showing up in the stats). For this reason I will be making my blog private early next week. I wish there was some way to block that sort of site...
If you would like an invitation please click on my profile and send me an email so I can add your name. Sorry to say that blogger has become a place for this type of invasion. Makes me sad and angry and not something I want to worry about.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Aug 13, 2012

As Summer Fades to Autumn...

"The serene philosophy of the pink rose is steadying. Its fragrant, delicate petals open fully and are ready
to fall, with regret or disillusion, after only a day in the sun. It is so every summer. One can almost
hear their pink, fragrant murmur as they settle down upon the grass: "Summer, summer,
it will always be summer.""
~ Rachel Peden
(One of my favorite quotes ~ a bittersweet farewell to Summer, don't you think?)

I love Summer, really I do, but this go around as been unusually wet, humid and HOT. I haven't felt like blogging much, as you can see. Blame it on the heat!

My sunflowers are beginning to blossom. A favorite flower with bright sunny faces. I think just a few more days and I'll be able to take some more photos.

Super cute boots I picked up for a song, perfect for Autumn dressing. They will look much better worn with tights.

I'm ready to spruce things up a bit and give the place a good cleaning. I've gotten a bit lazy with housekeeping on these sultry days. Well, at least I fixed my blog up a bit to reflect late Summer.

I'm keeping this in mind for Fall decorating ~ perfectly cute pumpkin from Victorian Trading Co.. Soft colors work best at Rose Cottage ~ pretty ivories, faded pinks and touches of brown.

My teapot is modeling the new teacozy I made this weekend. The teacup with the peach was a gift from my son a Christmas or two ago.

I am going to enjoy these final days of Summer. Wonderful ripe, red tomatoes, juicy peaches, a few pale pink roses left to pick. As Summer gently fades to Autumn.