My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

They say Absence makes the Heart grow Fonder

I sure am hoping this is true!
Time once again, has gotten away from me.



So here's an attempt to put a cork in it!
(Time that is)

Just a quick look back and then FORWARD!
Are you with me?

Okay, to pick up where we left off...sort of.
Last Summer,
We started off on a new adventure


Binoculars are optional as we make our way through the Summer














Paisley came to visit her Grammy here in Indiana.
















And we had a Grand time.
Her sweet cousin Keller  (our second Grandbaby) came for lunch



And 2 weeks later, he turned ONE!






Summer turned into Autumn







Trick or treats for the little darlings



And just before Winter

Paisley turned 3







Decorations went up for Christmas






It was at this moment that I decided to get sick.
It started out as acute Bronchitis and before Christmas, developed into Pneumonia.
And that brings us to now.
Whew!


For the past 9 weeks I have spent most of my time down and out.
Last week, I went outside for a tiny bit and walked around my garden.








With no more than a dusting of snow thus far this Winter
And above average temperatures..
My garden is waking up a bit too early.







Winter is expected to return later this week and I actually find myself looking forward to a snow day or two.

Well, were pretty much caught up.
I have started redesigning my blog and linking everything together.
I'm looking forward to sharing the next step with you later this week.
Perhaps on a snow day?

Thank you for stopping by
Blessings to you my friends!





17 comments

  1. Oh My Dear! I was wondering about you the other day and even pulled up your blog to see if I might have missed a posting. I am so sorry you had pneumonia. I had the same thing happen to me about 3 years ago. I NEVER get sick and I'll tell you- I coughed off and on for about 6 months. I thought I was never going to quit coughing. I hope yours clears up quicker than that.
    Your little Paisley is just darling and so is her little cousin. Nothing like sweet babies in the family, is there?
    I didn't realize you lived in IN. I know- where have I been-lol. My daughter moved to Carmel, IN a couple of years ago and just loves it there. The climate is so much milder than we have here in WI...and she has adapted well to that area.
    I hope to see you post more often now that you have got us all caught up. Everything looks as beautiful as always. xo Diana

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    1. So glad you posted again! We missed you! But I know that life happens & we sometimes have to give other things in our lives priority! Hope you are back to normal soon. 😊

      I live down the Interstate from you in Columbus. Lots of rain down here! Good thing it wasn't cold enough to snow!

      Welcome back! Maybe I will resurrect my blog one of these days...

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  2. Thank you Diana! Your daughter lives about 40 minutes from me! We need to get together when you come for a visit soon!
    Keller is our sons firstborn and our second grandbaby!

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  3. So enjoy these precious little ones and the first signs of spring...even if a bit early.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy!
      blessings to you as well

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  4. So worth the wait. Thank you!
    Sandy

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  5. Goodness gracious me, no wonder you haven't had time to blog. You've been busier than a bee! I love seeing your year and miss seeing you! Your babies are precious and could Paisley's eyes be any bluer? Love you!!!

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    1. Love you too!
      We have her precious Daddy to thank for those blues!

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  6. Just started following your blog. Your gardens are beautiful as is your lovely home. So sorry you have been ill and praying that 2017 is a healthy year for you. Look forward to following as you share your home and gardens.

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    1. Thank you Jill, so glad you stopped by.

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  7. There you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omgosh, Donna! How everyone and everywhere around you has grown even more beautiful!
    w/L

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  8. Wowwww what a post...welcome back !!!......love Ria x ❤️

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  9. Oh, how good it felt to catch up with you today Donna! It was so much fun to see your darling grand-littles! It looks like Paisley must have had the time of her life in your garden. I adore those pics of her..and sweet Keller, well, he looks all boy to me :)))
    You really are having a mild winter, aren't you? We are having about a usual, but a little more than last year. Last year we only had three foot fall and so far this winter we've had about five foot. Now that has settled it's a little over waist deep to me. I'm actually loving it! It just means I will have lots of water for the garden next year. I hope you are getting back to feeling better sweetheart! Please!!!
    I love you girl!!!!

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    1. I am quite envious of your beautiful snow my sweet friend! I too love it when I look out and see drifts of white. It really brightens things up. It's been so dreary! Yuck!
      I Love you too!

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