Love Summer Rains

Our summer rains are here and it makes everything feel so much better. Of course the high humidity before it rains is a bit uncomfortable for us Arizona folks. The rain storm that moved through a couple days ago really gave us a good soak. As far as gardens go I really had to switch everything up this year. We have so many little squirrels ,they ate all the vegies as fast as I planted them. So I decided to go with flowers . Preferably ones they don’t really like.

They love morning glories . I had lots of those coming up from last year and they ate them before they put on their third leaf. Now with all the rain there are bunches of them coming up all over the place. * Don’t tell the squirrels*.  I ended up planting honeysuckle and other vines for the fence. But I was also able to have parsley , sage and lavender. For some reason they don’t care for any of those plants.

Gardening in Arizona is a challenge. So I am going with flowers . The geraniums I got for free at home depot are doing great. *Not squirrel food*.

One day I walked into home depot and this nice man said see all those racks of plants over there? They are all free. They won’t last long. So I went and picked some out.  They are mostly pink flowers and one red one.

Our Rose bush is really getting big . It has been blooming all summer. Considering how dry it has been I was surprised. It is more geared up for the Arizona weather.

Other than that John and I have been making our leather goods and bead work and trying to stay cool.

Oh and yes there are bunches of night shades growing around my buckets. But I am not worried about that. I love going out and setting with the birds drinking my morning coffee and watching the hummingbirds.

Sometimes the hawks come by to say hi and Rosie gets to chase the squirrels when they come out to see if we have left.

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garden 2018
garden 2018

So I’m not trying to win some kind of competition with my garden. Never was into it for that. I love playing in the dirt and I love sitting outside with the birds and any friendly faces that come by. Even the night shades have pretty little purple flowers.

I love Mother Earth and she loves me!

This is before in the spring.

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Here are a couple of our neighbors the squirrels and the rabbits.

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rabbit 2018

 

Our sweet fur baby Rosie. Sweetest girl in the world! Love her so much! ❤

our garden

So I have said enough.

Would love to hear from you. Comments are welcome but I do moderate. So as soon as I see you I will post your comments.

Stay cool and have a great summer!

Blessings!

Debbie

Thunder Rose Leather

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A beautiful loving week

It has been a beautiful loving week.

I got a visit from a dear friend from Canada. We love to sit in the garden and catch up. She always brings me a four direction medicine package. Not only does it look beautiful but it smells awesome. She picks her own sweet grass and makes the sweetest bundles. I won’t be sharing pictures of the gifts I received, I just want to share the goodness of true friendship with sister friends.

Just being real, real to who we are along our journeys. Not perfect, just real, honest….

I also received a beautiful package from a very dear sister friend with one of my favorite dried flowers (roses) . Not only were the flowers beautiful but the glass canning jar added to the beauty of the whole package. My sweet sister friend who always knows what to say. She has supported me kindly with her heart for several years now. We even got to visit each other this past year. I don’t have large groups of friends but the ones I have are really beautiful people. I am so lucky to have found them.

I wanted to write about this today because I was so deeply touched by the warmth of my friends this week.

Life isn’t always easy as we all know. So just a little loving kindness goes a very long way in my world. Isn’t this what we all truly want and need in our lives? To love and be loved in an authentic way. Just being yourself, not holding anything up. Respected for who we are.

I am feeling grateful for this!

herbal tea blend
Herbal tea blend

One of my favorite tea blends. Hibiscus , oatstraw , and green tea.

This tastes so good and is good for you if you get along with the herbs. I pull the green tea out after a few minutes and let the hibiscus and oatstraw sit for hours in the glass canning jar , pulling out all the vitamins , minerals and good stuff.

This week I think I will add a few rose petals 🙂 ❤

Sometimes I add a little piece of ginger too.

Thanks for stopping in!

Peace, love and blessings!

Debbie

 

Beautiful sacred moon , sky and earth

This full moon was fantastic! It not only was beautiful but the energy around it was intense. I’m sure different for each of you. It’s always a joy in life to watch the moon, in all phases really. Everytime I see the new moon I feel it’s a new beginning as I do with each new day. On this cold February morning I looked out my window and saw this sunrise sky.

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sunrise in Arizona

As I was walking back to the house I saw the Moon big and beautiful as she is setting in a brilliant colorful sky.

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The full moon setting.

 

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I love to see the sky when it looks like this at sunset here in Arizona

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and as the sun goes down the full moon was rising

 

sunset and moon

This week I was lucky to capture these cool pictures with my little camera right from our acre of ground here in sunny Arizona.

It’s a true blessing to be alive , to be able to learn , grow and enjoy in the beauties given to us by the Great Spirit . What a beautiful show that we can all share from all over this beautiful earth, all walks of life, all beings, being in the moment.

Taking a moment to enjoy the love given freely by God , the divine, holy spirit that lives in our hearts and is always there to go too . I say thankyou , thankyou , thankyou. I love you , you are my rock, you are my go to, in all ways , all days!

Blessings to all !

Love and peace to all !

Debbie