Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Seeing Red

Visit The Brambleberry Cottage for 14 Days of February to see the latest additions from the participants. I know Liz has done a lot of work to make this a fun month. Today's post is Seeing Red.

I'd rather be seeing cardinals in the yard, but they just don't come to Colorado. These two came home with me after I stopped in Eaton at Victoria's Tiny Tea Room one Saturday in December after going to see my mom. Julie is the best shop owner in Eaton as far as I'm concerned. She has developed four small cottages into a small town business empire. It is right on the highway and so easy to stop by and drool at all the lovlies. And the tea room!! Oh my, you should be so lucky!
I think this one was from a trip to Estes Park. Each trip up the Thompson Canyon is a favorite and has been a summer family tradition for many years. We have been there in the winter for their Christmas parade right after Thanksgiving, too. I like to take the birds to school to help the children have a visual aide for our winter poems. Most of the kids learn to love poetry with me!
This cardinal came home with me before Christmas this year.
There's not much red around right now, but what teacher doesn't have the "Little Red Schoolhouse"? I don't collect apples as many teachers do. I seem to have enough other collections. (I know I have enough stuff)! Maybe sometime I'll get around to sharing a picture of my small antique school desk. It is my understanding that there aren't too many of the smaller ones around.
A red tea kettle to heat water in for our tea time.
Here I tried to arrange red things. I usually don't have things out because of the two kitties that let me live here. I've had the dolly for a long time and have always referred to her as my Danish doll. I think an aunt gave her to me.
Hope you enjoy seeing red and will have a happy day and a great weekend.


Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

As a fellow teacher, I just love your little red school house on the heart! So sweet!

Ann said...

Here in Kansas we do get cardinals. I love watching them, but for now I can enjoy the pictures of yours. I to have a special place in my heart for teachers. My daughter is an elementary school. Nice post.

tin and sparkle

Ann said...

OOPS - My daughter is a TEACHER in an elementary school.

Donna said...

I love you red cardinals. I love looking out the window in winter and see one in the trees.
The heart school house is just too cute.

Mimi said...

I bought a couple of Red Cardinals for Christmas decorations this past year, I loved them so did my granddaughter!!! She thought they were real!!!!
I love RED!!!! MY fav!!!!!
I also love teachers!!!!
They are so meaningful and should be PAId alot more!!!!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I enjoyed your post, Marilyn! And...those sweet little cardinals are nice alternatives...when you don't have the real thing.

I'm so glad you've joined the party!


Beansieleigh said...

Oh Marilyn! LOVE all your reds today, but my favorites are those sweet little cardinals! This little shop you go to sounds much like one 'round my neighborhood! I LOVE it there!.. Small, but PACKED with the cutest, sweetest items, both old and new!!! She doesn't pull in as much business as she'd like though, so I'm praying she stays open!... Unfortunately, I cannot participate in EVERY day of the "14 days", but I'm hoping to post as much as I can!! I LOVE to join in on all the fun in Blogland! It's nice to meet you today! Enjoy your weekend! ~tina

Debbie said...

Your pretty reds are such a bright spot today. Love the little cardinals, how sweet.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get by yesterday. We have cardinals here and I just love seeing them. There's a couple that I think lives nearby as they're always around the yard. I don't care if it's a momma red bird or the daddy - they are both beautiful birds. But that dab of red in the green grass, next to the roses, in the fallen leaves is beautiful. One of God's gifts to us! See ya next time. Jenn