Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Shelter from the storm

It has been a good weekend. My G. is on holiday for the week so l am enjoying him being at home. Today Daniel was back to his university work and Melissa to her last year of studies in high school. When wee Sam went to his nursery today G. took me out for the ‘big breakfast’ at a local restaurant – mega calories and who cares on a day like today - we sat overlooking the sea whipped into a foaming frenzy by squalls. The storms have been so strong around here that even the ferry-boats were cancelled. We sat in the warm sipping hot tea and watched a late and sorry sailboat limping in and glad to make it. It was nice to have a little time together – hold hands and run through the rain.
This afternoon l have been busy looking for Christmas gifts online- trying to make things a bit easier and cheaper. Every year gets more expensive and pressure to ‘buy buy buy’. Not really what it was intended to be about is it anymore? But the ‘magic’ and the lights and the excitement is great for children – of all ages - for we are all children at heart.
The photos are of the back garden this past weekend- you can see the Maple tree with it’s beautiful red foliage. It mostly rained all weekend but we were happy and the sun shone in our house.
Bests all









25 comments:

Sharon Kay said...

Oh what beautiful colors in your pictures. I so miss the beauty in a tree with the colors of fall. You have a wonderful week with your family home. Happy Thanksgiving to all........

PEA said...

I'm so glad you've been enjoying time with your hubby...running through the rain sounds so wonderful:-) I just love the pictures, especially the one of you and Daniel!! I find little Sam looks so much like him! Tell your daughter she has the most gorgeous hair I've ever seen...just beautiful!! Love the colour of your leaves...we've had bare trees for almost a month here already..sigh! Take care my friend and enjoy the rest of the week:-) xox

Sue said...

Loved all the pictures. Daniel looks fully recovered! Glad you had a nice breakfast out with your husband. That's so very important for the two of you!!
((hugs))

Grish said...

Wonderful pictures! Glad to hear you had a nice weekend...

Connie and Rob said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures. Your breakfast sounds quite romantic. So glad you are enjoying your hubby being home.

Hugs,
Connie

UKBob said...

I hope the birds up there have strong wings cos they're going to need them if they scoff that lots!! I know what you mean about buying presents, I don't mind giving, in fact I like it but how often do we buy something and the other person doesn't really want it?

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

A lovely posting and lovely pictures, its so nice to see your handsome family.
What a romantic breakfast outing you had with G, I’m sure the remainder of your week together will be equally so too. Its good to see that your garden still has lots of colour. We are having strong winds in Wales, its really whipping the leaves around.

I so much enjoyed the drive through the Glen with you, stunning scenery, rather like Wales but on a vaster scale. Marion

Hliza said...

It's so lovely to have your hubby with you together for a long time. It must be difficult figuring out what to buy for everybody, but there's where the fun is!

Jeanette said...

Gday Horizon
Nice photo of you and Daniel.Hope you enjoyed breakfast Brrrr. going out in that cold weather. Lovely Autumn trees in your garden.
By the way the Tempture Here Yesterday was 40celcius.=106f bhot and were still in spring

somershade said...

Great breakfast over looking the sea.
I'm walking in the snow and your running in the rain. Ain't it grand!
Glad you got to spend time with all your family together, that
s what it's all about.Love the pictures.Happy family time through the holidays.xxxooo

clairesgarden said...

love the colour of that tree! I've started my regular bird feeding too,
loved the clip of your story teller, thats just precious!

MissKris said...

It doesn't look as if the birds will be going hungry this Winter! ;-) I enjoyed your comment so much on my 'conversion' entry, Horizon. I know exactly how YOU feel, too...I have had my ups and downs in my own church life as well. But I've been slowly...slowly...learning it isn't the building I worship in that counts, it's what I have and feel in my heart. Someone once told me "You can't look at the people!" and that is so true, but it's SO against human nature to do so. Something I know I struggle with all the time. I go with the thought that my church is my place to worship -- I try to leave all the rest behind. And, with God's grace, I'm able to do so MOST of the time. If Heaven was an easy place to get to, I'm thinkin' everyone would be running to get in. Alas, we have to run the race and fight the fight before we'll ever enter in. (((HUG)))

slap me happy said...

the garden looks lovely sis, glad you all had a nice weekend together. Enjoy your week with G
xx
shona

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Wonderful family pictures and I love the garden statue!

tea
xo

Merle said...

Hi Horizon ~ Love your photos, the trees are beautiful, kids wonderful and I especially like the one of you and Daniel (who looks like you). Glad you are enjoying time with your husband as that is so important. Melissa and Sam look good too. Thank you for your comments and sympathy for the loss of my cousin. So kind of you to take the time.
Many thanks, Love, Merle.

Gwen said...

Hi ..great photos of you& daughter.
The colour in your garden is beautiful,we sure could use some of that rain you have.

Sigrun said...

The colours in your back garden are beautiful, Horizon.

Sigrun

Pamela said...

Oh what a sweet post! My hubby is also on vacation this week. Love that you two are holding hands and enjoying each other, it is so nice to have a little time together isn't it! Love your descriptive words regarding the stormy sea...very nice writing!

Great photos! You all look so great and very happy! It is fun to be able to visualize what you look like. So thankful to have met you what a sweet friend you are and I love reading about Scotland. :)

LZ Blogger said...

Great shots! ~ jb///

Kerri said...

You look more like Daniel's sister than his mother :) Mel's hair is a glorious color! Lovely photos of the family.
It's nice seeing your cozy backyard too. Love that wonderful color of the maple and the pretty statue.
Glad you and G. are enjoying some time together. Sounds delightful! I do enjoy your writing too...you have a way with words dear Horizon.

Tammy said...

Howdy from Kentucky!!
It is Friday the 24th and we're still here for now and I'm on my daughter's computer!
I love your pictures!!
:-D

slap me happy said...

your profile has dropped since the new background sis
xx
shona

Sling said...

Lovely pix horizon.Glad you're safe and warm.

UKBob said...

Your new back ground looks nice, it looks like winter should!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Great pictures of a lovely garden and family.

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