Tuesday, August 9, 2016


It was a lovely cool August morning today here in Jerseyville.  I sat in my favourite chair with my coffee and the peace and serenity of a farm morning.

I have the best view of the farm from my chair.  I can see out through the woods and watch the birds sit in the trees waiting for their turn in the bird feeder.  I  see the gorgeous blue sky peeking through the umbrella of luscious green leaves and watch the squirrels frolick up and down the trees finally settling in the feeder for breakfast.

On the porch I enjoy the early morning aroma of the herbs as their oils are released into the fresh crisp summer air.  I love having my potted herb garden on the porch, it is functional and beautiful and I just sit there sometimes reading and touching the herbs just to smell that wonderful scent.

I hung Boston Ferns up all over this summer the heat does not do well with the flowers here, not this year anyway.  They are growing so large I am very happy with them.  The little sign I painted for our son and daughter-in-law's Alice in Wonderland Wedding party so I hung it outside of the door, great memories!

The past few mornings I have been enjoying Mimi Thorisson's book " A KITCHEN IN FRANCE"  it is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.  Mimi has a blog called MANGER  full of photos taken by her husband, and recipes by her.  The book is about their life in France with their 7 children ( she just had a baby boy this summer)  and many, many dogs, in a fabulous country house is so visual and well written you feel like you are a guest in her kitchen.

I was thrilled when I visited MANGER today and saw that Mimi has a new book being released in October called FRENCH COUNTRY COOKING which is as beautifully photographed and detailed as A KITCHEN IN FRANCE. I have pre ordered it through Amazon.  Click the link to have a look at the new book on her blog MANGER.

Last today, we have had a little visitor staying with us since Thursday.  His name is Mr. Magoo and he is a blind, since birth, 1 1/2 year old multipoo.  He is absolutely adorable and came into our Foster Program with RESCUE DOGS MATCH.  We are fostering him until the weekend when he will go to his new foster home, we will miss him but we already have 4 dogs, and big ones, so I think we are at our limit.

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely August.

blessings & bliss


  1. Beautiful pictures, it looks like a wonderful morning!

  2. Beautiful pictures, it looks like a wonderful morning!