Morning garden love

Every morning we get up very early, make the coffee and go to the garden for sitting quietly , reading a book and digging out some weeds. As we sit there we never know who may come by to visit. Butterflies, hummingbirds, sparrows, hawks, rabbits, squirrels, lizards and even a couple snakes.

morning garden photos
morning garden photos
hawk

We love watching the hawks and there have been a lot of them lately. They hunt the fields. They fly right over the top of us crying their hawk cry. Sometimes they just sit and wait and watch. I have always loved hawks.

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This is one of our morning glory plants. I adore these flowers the beautiful purple and the green heart shaped leaves are just beautiful. The hummingbirds like them too.

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We have plenty of hummingbirds flying about. They are so unique.

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This is the first year I grew eggplants. Wow! They are amazing plants. These are called finger eggplants. They are small , a beautiful dark purple color. The plants are like trees. Very strong trunks. They have done very well here in Arizona. So we will be planting them again. Also the squirrels don’t like them.

I am so Grateful for our little container garden. I used to have raised beds but because of the gophers, squirrels and grass I had to go a different way. This way is also much easier on my back and knees. Which when you are my age you have to start considering. I love and am grateful for all our beautiful flowers. All the lovely colors and surprises of colors. It’s amazing!

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And our sweet fur baby! He loves sitting with us in the garden! He is such a huge joy in our life.

Thanks for stopping in!

Wishing you a beautiful day full of wisdom, insight and much love!

Summer flowers

We have been having some fantastic summer rains for a couple days. It’s been so nice feeling the change in temps in the afternoon. We are so Grateful to have the rains this year. The flowers are so happy too! This is one of our purple cone flowers.

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purple zinnia

This just so perfect!

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flower garden 2021
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Just a few of our summer flowers.

Many blessings!

November miracle

It’s November 22nd and gez what a year it has been. We are all trying to find a little hope and peace in the middle of so much suffering. I have been growing a container garden for a couple years now. It’s better for my back and knees at this age. We have had a few frosts this year. The days have been unseasonably warm and these flowers I planted have been thinking about blooming for awhile. Today when I went out at noon to look around this little flower had opened up. How sweet is that?

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This sweet little flower is in the same container as the parsley I planted. A few other flowers are thinking of opening up too. Parsley does well in cold weather and frosts but I am so surprised with these flowers. It makes my heart sing with joy! ❤

November 2020 flowers
November 2020 flowers

That’s all ! I wanted to share this with you! You never know what little miracle will come to show you a little joy in life. To remind you it’s all okay even when everything is so uncertain. To be honest uncertainty is part of everyday life.

Be safe, kind and keep peace in your heart!

Love ❤

Debbie and John

It’s a beautiful morning!

It’s Sunday morning and all is well around our home. We spent some time in the garden before it gets to hot. I have been planting a fall garden and it’s growing good. The mornings have been so nice and cool. It’s refreshing when fall arrives. The plants are all happy. River is getting to know the bunnies in our yard.

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garden 2020 front
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garden 2020 front
garden 2020 front
garden 2020 front

We love getting up with the sun and spending time outside. With fall here and the days getting shorter we will need to change some things but to us it’s important to get out and play outside. When we are done we get busy with beading and making leather bags.

The pictures tell the story. I am grateful for my life. There are many things to be grateful for. The times we are in are pretty weird but all in all you just have to do the best you can and find joy where you can.

Love and peace to you all, be well! 🙂 ❤

Debbie , John and River

Refresh on a new day

It’s always wonderful when spring rolls around. Warmer weather , starting the garden, seeing new flowers spring up and perennial plants come back to life. This year has been a bit different and everyone is doing their best to try and get used to this new normal. I would say trying to wrap our minds around what none of us have experienced. So one day at a time, knowing nothing in life is permanent and never has been. Another change, and for now the air is better where it has not been in a very long time. It’s quiet outside too. Rolling with change is better for you than fighting against it. Although I have to say going to town is a bit weird now. John and I are a couple of home bodies anyway only going when we need something. We are making our art and planting our garden and doing pretty much what we always do but going to town for groceries much less.

Thank god for our beads and leather work art. We have something to create everyday.

This small Iris is the first flower this year. It’s my favorite color (purple). But I love all the details in this beauty.

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Next our spring daffodils bloomed. They are so pretty. This is my birth month flower.

River

This is our little River. He has been in our family since last August. He loves his yard and playing ball. We have a fenced in back and front yard on our acre of ground, where he is on squirrel and lizard patrol. He lets them know he is the boss. What a sweetheart he is! 🙂

Blessings to all of you going forward. May you have comfort , good health and much love and light around you always!

Debbie and John > Thunder Rose Leather

Art comes in many forms and colors

It’s a beautiful day with mostly sunshine after a few days of rain. What a blessings to hear the rain on the roof and the thunder beings were around too! I really appreciate it when the rain comes. We have needed it for some time now.

The parsley is still growing in the garden. It will be here all winter. That is also a blessing. This year I brought the basil plant in and it loves being inside. It makes the soups I make taste so good.

We got a lot of creating done this week. I did several beadworks. That was fun. Here are a couple small bags I did. Also a four directions beaded cedar bag.

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brown beaded medicine bag
beaded medicine bag

These are all done in buckskin leather . The first two medicine pouches are beaded directly to the leather. The beaded cedar bag has a four directions beadwork on the front. It has double cut fringe off the bottom. Whenever I make these for my customers they choose where they would like the colors because for every tribe it is different.

Many blessings to you on your journey! ❤

Debbie and John

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A little something I saw this summer and love so much!

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Heart and soul

So cold weather has come or maybe? It’s has been so cold for about a week (at night) daytime is perfect if the wind isn’t blowing. Frost got the flowers for the year but some of the green leaves are hanging in there. They are pretty tuff plants. River and I went out to watch and or chase the birds lol so I snapped a couple pictures. I have been working on taking apart the garden beds in the garden and sifting the dirt . That way I can make the dirt much better with some work. Container gardening is the answer for me at my age and because the moles and gophers are relentless. So to live peacefully with them I choose to have containers. Better for me anyway.

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This is a picture of a mesquite tree in our back garden area. This is where the birds come to eat the food I put out for them. River, our sweet little boy we adopted this summer, likes to chase the birds and play ball.

You can see the awesome wood pile, in the background, we have to keep us warm. The squirrels love the wood pile. They are out there playing all day long unless the hawks come by.

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garden 2019

This is River and his tennis ball. He loves to play catch.

We had a beautiful flower garden this year that brought us a lot of good feelings. Here are some pictures.

Even though the summer was way too hot we had a good time. It’s always a blessing to see all the flowers , herbs , and birds.

  • Have a beautiful day!
  • Blessings to you !
  • Debbie and John
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Milkweed flowers and seeds

Wishing everyone a beautiful day! Planting and watching things grow is all part of the journey this time of year. Milkweed is a plant that I found out about when I injured my knee some years ago. A friend told me of a place that made a healing balm that helps with pain and helps restore mobility. It is full of antioxidants and packed with omega 3 and omega 7 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc and calcium helping to fight pain and inflammation. This is where you can purchase this balm and seeds if you wish. https://milkweedbalm.com

Milkweed is the sole food for Monarch butterflies. So when planting this beautiful plant you are helping the butterflies migrate to and from Mexico or California.

I have found that this plant, this balm has been very helpful as I have grown older and have some aches and pains. It has also helped to heal my knee.

Last year I decided to grow some in my container garden. I didn’t know how well they would do in Arizona. This year they all came back and are even stronger than last year. The flowers are so very beautiful.

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milkweed flower
milkweed flower

I am thinking of painting this bucket yellow one day. It needs a little makeover. 🙂

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This last container has had a slower go of it. It might need a little more sun. It’s at the other end of the garden by some trees. But still very beautiful . I am going to be adding some compost and helping everyone along their way.

I love this plant and everything about it. It brings me joy everytime I look at it’s bright orange flowers.

That’s it for today. 🙂

Love and peace to all! ❤

Flower blessings! ❤

Debbie Thunder Rose Leather

For the love of Spring

Peace on Mother Earth

Spring is here and it feels so awesome. It’s so grounding to work in the garden and play in the dirt. The rose bush is starting to get it’s new leaves and a few seeds are starting to sprout. The first flowers have shown their faces and the weather is warm and cold. Just like spring. We woke up to spring showers with thunder and lightning this morning. The birds are singing strong and all is well. Here are a few spring pictures from our Arizona home.

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A beautiful rainbow over house mountain.

Have faith in the beauty that is in your heart. Let it shine ! Know I am always with you in good times and hard times. I am the truth the light and the way. Forever eternal love 🙂 ❤

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Sitting on the top of a mesquite tree the large robin red breast is watching over everything.

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As the days go by I am forever grateful to be here and to be able to experience all the beauty of Mother Earth and all of life. This is what you can be a part of everyday. Sit with it all. Breath, feel and love. Open the door of your heart and let it all in. Let the sun and air move through you, let the thoughts drift by like clouds in the soft breeze. Listen to the songs of the birds carried by the wind. Go deep and let go.

Blessings of love and peace!

Debbie

Welcome 2019

Happy New Year to all ! Another year has come and gone and now we are in the new beginnings of a new year. We are so very grateful to all our customer friends for the awesome support we received in 2018. Thank you so very much for supporting our small business! You Rock! 🙂 ❤

We ended the year with a huge snowstorm and very cold temperatures. This picture is just the beginning of the snow storm. It is all starting to melt now but another storm is on it’s way to us. This is big in Arizona. We are used to maybe a little snow but it melts soon after it comes. It is very pretty!! I have to admit I will be happy to see it melt. In the meantime we stay home and off the roads. We ended up getting around 4 inches of snow. Yippie! 🙂

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What a great time to be creative. That is what we are doing the beginning of this new year and onward. Staying warm by the fire we make new bags.

We are looking forward to seeing what this New Year brings. We wish you all the best going forward! 🙂

Blessings!

Debbie and John

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