Saturday, October 23, 2010

Look for Beauty, and You Will Find It!

When I was young, I read a poem by Sara Teasdale about looking
 for beauty in life.  I've lost the poem but I think about the
sentiment often.  If you don't actually look for what is beautiful in
life, sometimes you will miss it. That is what I thought about today
when I glanced beside my front door and saw a lone rose.

I gasped it was so beautiful!  Then I think I heard a
whisper, "Look for beauty, and you will find it ...!"


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beautiful Fall Day! Hey, why not paint the house?

The weather has been gorgeous this week!  We still have
temperatures in the 80's and no rain in sight.  Everything
is still green in South Carolina and the only hint of fall is
the beautiful Goldenrod along the roads!  DH decided to
paint the north side of the house to take advantage of this
beautiful weather.
I just love a retired man with time on his hands and an
itch to get his scaffolding out! Ha! :-)

Hope you are having a great day, too!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Travel Gatlinburg, Tenn. - Romantic Gazebo

When we went to the mountains in Gatlinburg, Tenn., we stayed
at Oakmont timeshare. It was really more like apartments but it
had some beautful landscaping.  One night, on our walk, we
came across this beautiful gazebo! Notice the lights on
each post.  They were dim at night and gave the gazebo a
romantic look. But it was the aroma of the purple butterfly
bushes planted around it that made the gazebo like heaven!

Then we followed a path to a rose arbor.  Again, the scent was
like heaven. (DH is standing under the arbor.)

It was hot so we made use of the pool, both indoor and outdoor.
There were large pots of heat loving plants everywhere.  Yes, it
was hot!

The people who worked at Oakmont were the nicest ever. And
some of the other guests became very good friends that week.
But I have to be honest....the mattress was the worst I had ever
slept on.  I thought that was why I had such back pain and just
went on with the vacation with the worse pain in my life. I
should have gone to a doctor.   Thank you for coming along
today with us.  I'll post pictures of the actual mountains soon.

Hope you are having a great weekend!