Saturday, May 1, 2010

First Day Off..


Here's how the first day off went.. Met my sisters new puppy.


I'm sorry, but is that not the most pinchable butt ever!
He's a rescue mish/mosh puppy from the pound.  Makes him even cuter, doesn't it.


Set up a new happy place in my house.  My dear friend Janis over at Pinecone Camp, gave me the beautiful photograph.  I've hung it next to the bird painting her husband Rob did.


so cute, it deserves two shots!


I fiddled with my mantle -  a collection of glass bottles and a fire king bowl..


I fiddled with some flowers ..it's lilac season here.


I found a pretty new flower in the garden..hello new flower.


I had two giant fights with my two and a half year old today.  She finally passed out. 
I sat down, sighed, looked out the window.  The end of the day.  The blueberry patch was glowing.
I had to take a shot.
..and now I'm going for the wine bottle. 

30 comments:

Rosie said...

Oh My Goodness...that is the cutest of puppies. How could you ever leave that ball of fluff at your sisters...I'm sure it would have fit under somebodies coat...I bet Lily just loved that little teddy bear... OK, really must say, what a delight to see such a sweet little lady...Lily was still so very wee the last time you brought her to the house...so very lovely...

and what a nice surprise to have you visit my new little site. I have just spent the last few minutes thoroughly enjoying your little world...so very beautiful...as are your photos

This is totally a new passion {addiction} for me...I so enjoy, chatting with like minded, enchanting ladies...really find it very inspiring...Colleen suggested...{insisted},I should have a blog, so have her to thank...have you had a site long? This is such a perfect out let for your craft...well once again so charming to hear from you, when your ready for tea and scones...just let me know...Rosie...{this started as a joke, but now I can't very well change it...so Rosie it is :)

Debra said...

What an adorable pup! What breed is he/she? Lovely pictures.

tinajo said...

That is a lovely puppy - and the rest of the photos are beautiful! :-)

Have a nice sunday!

Denise Fasanello said...

oooh, I wanna squeeze that puppy!

Ellen said...

Can you hear me? I am sighing....ahhhhh so cute a face and tush of the wee puppy. Don't you love puppy licks?

Lilacs...I need to see if they would do well here...that and Dogwood....

Your blueberry view...mmmmmmm....I love blueberries and I only wish I lived closer because I would be buying your berries ALL the time!

Two year olds...talk about testing parenthood..it is preparation for teenhood. Still two year are so dear and huggable too!

simpledaisy said...

That puppy is seriously cute!!!
Love the flower shots too!!!

Grace said...

Had to laugh after all the lovelies of the day (pretty photos, flowers, painting and pup) that you ended with a description of what life is really like - 2 fights, a passed out daughter and you heading for the tonic. Ah yes, real life - got to love it.

Tayla B. Design said...

That last photo is so pretty it looks unreal. Much better then my back yard filled with weeds! lol (one day I will fix that problem)
Is the puppy a Chow? We have a chow/pug mix at home. And yes they are the most adorable puppies. Ours looked like a little black bear when she was just a few weeks old. :)

Missing Goat said...

The puppy is mish mosh breed from the pound - he was rescued from a nasty life - I better go include that in the post!

Southern Lady said...

I can totally identify with you. I am glad that you enjoyed your day off (except for the part about the fights with your two year old). I will tell you as a friend once told me when my girls were little....this too shall pass. How right he was. It passed way to quickly. Now, I have fights with a sixteen year old and a twelve year old, although, they don't typically pass out afterwards. I still reach for the wine bottle!! It does get easier! Have a wonderful weekend, and by the way, the puppy bottom is too cute! Carla

A Country Farmhouse said...

All of your images offer such a wonderful escape to cuteness (that adorable puppy!) and beauty. LOVE your blueberry patch! Inspires me to have one of our own someday. Trina

Jill said...

Your photographs are amazing! I find your blog so inspiring and its just makes me really happy! I am just starting to blog and and really enjoying all of the others out there who appreciate the simple things in life, photograph them, talk about them and share! Thank You!

red ticking said...

the puppy is completely squeezable... and your blueberry garden is heart stopping... i need to come see you as well! xx

Alicia said...

What an adorable ball of fluff!!!! I'm magically drawn to the blueberry patch image. I'd love to set up a girly tent for an overnighter. Come have cocktails as the light goes & mimosas as it returns!!!

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh my God... Why is it always me who has to suggest something obscene with the puppy??? Anyway, don't leave it too late, otherwise you'll have to get a larger pencil.

Pinecone Camp said...

That puppy makes me want to get another dog. Soon!
Rob and I are happy to hanging around your kitchen, btw ;)
Wish I had some of your rhubarb pie and those lilacs.
Hey, I thought you were taking the weekend off!
Have a lovely Sunday, H.

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, the puppy is adorable, how sweet. gorgeous flowers.
debby

jan said...

Eek! That little face is soooooo adorable! I was going to ask you about all your beautiful art hanging about - lucky you! Love all your new happy places!

DesignTies said...

I came over to laughingly tell you, Heather, that I'll do all I can to support the "it's easy!" fib you tell your husband when convincing him to build your Allan Block wall! Actually, it's not too bad. Offer my Kelowna-raised & orchard loving husband some yummy fruit pie and I bet he'll come out and coach your man through the tough stuff!!

Thank you for sharing some snapshots of your day... each peak was lovely! I want to nuzzle that pup! And I want to sit and gaze at your blueberry field while drinking a glass of wine. And the tiffs with your little one - she's establishing her big-girl independence so it's all good, normal, healthy stuff!

Take care... and I'm serious about the coaching!
Victoria

pollydove said...

You make me laugh!

As always, beautiful photos.

My lilacs are trying to come out ... your's are beautiful!

Lara Harris said...

What an adorable pup!

Beach Vintage said...

Fiddling around like this is just the best.

hatjunkie said...

Sounds like a completely full day to me. Total puppy love and the bird painting is gorgeous. Nothing like a glass (or two) of wine after a long hard day of battling with a small child.

DesignTies said...

Your sister's puppy is adorable!! :-) Agreed, that's a very pinchable butt :-)

I have that "new flower" in my garden too -- it just magically appeared there one spring!!

We're having a Mother's Day giveaway over at DesignTies. Drop by if you have a minute and enter to win a beautiful Lisa Leonard necklace :-)

Kelly

koralee said...

Oh I adore this pup!!! Love your images my friend...as always...your world makes me very happy! xo

hatjunkie said...

HI again, I'm sure the laughing Whale would ship to BC. They are the best people in the world. You couldn't support anyone more deserving. I'll have Deborah contact you. Thanks for asking. Anna

Barbara said...

Your sister's new puppy is a doll! He needs a big hug!
Love the thermos in your photo. (I pick out the oddest things from your pictures!)

And lilacs! How I miss them. We had a yard full of them in Michigan.

Courtney said...

Oh that puppy is just a doll! I love to hear of people adopting animals from the pound. It's such a great way to bring an animal into your life. The photos of your home are so soft and lovely. Couldn't you just stare out into the blueberry patch all day? Beautiful.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just found you. Your images are beautiful, love them all ! The blossom is so pretty. Became your newest follower so I don't have to miss your future posts...

Have a happy Thursday! xx

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Sounds like a pretty good day, all-in-all. I love that little mish/mosh.