Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Corn bread recipe on May 27, 2013
for those who have asked for it...

The baby hummingbird on my loft must have flown in when I opened the front door.
Hopefully it is fine.

So concerned over my son's safety in Thailand when news reported bombing in Bangkok.
He is fine but for a short time all of family was deeply concerned.

Such an unusual summer
so many flowers did not bloom this year
and so dry, when grass cut yesterday was like a dust bowl
Ground is beginning to be covered with Acorns, maybe a bed winter this year.
So many deer in front field for several weeks and in the past was later in the year
when I spotted this many.   Planted a small row of turnip greens yesterday, they usually
start coming up in just a few days.

Like my new WiFi connection, wish the little box I click on to activate was
a little bigger, it is about 2 inches by 4 inches, very small screen and menu goes so fast it is sometimes
difficult to read, but connection is quick for living in the country.
New computer arrives sometime in the future, my good soninlaw has transferred
all information.   I am in no hurry for it as he is busy and this computer is now working fine.

Life continues at such a rapid pace and trying to continually slow down, pace myself and except
all.  A lot happening in my family as everyone leads such busy lives.
Some recently returned from trip to the ocean, some in the air constantly attending weddings,
a trip to France soon for one and her mate.
This one is content just observing the activities and going and coming of this much loved family.  Little granddaughter's are settled
in school and youngest continuing her music interest.   Told me she may try learning the flute
as she thinks it has an amazing sound :)  School begins so early in the South, can remember
in my childhood it was past Labor Day.

My Jamie, my youngest
her birthday, August 10th and the first time
her mama did not have a birthday dinner for her :(


Pienosole said...

Good Morning. Wishing you a beautiful day! :-)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosol, thank you so much....
computer off as my day begins :)

Rebecca said...

From the description of your family's activities, I picture you as being the eye of the storm... Be blessed.

Sallysmom said...

I had many flowers that came up and had good foliage but not a sign of a bloom. I thought it was strange.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

May your son stay safe there in Thailand.

Glad the Wi-Fi s working for you.

Have a lovely, peaceful day dear Ernestine ~ FlowerLady

Tabor said...

Yes, I also thought of your son in Thailand and how my daughter-in-law who will be attending a wedding in Hong Kong are thinking of stopping off in Thailand after the wedding. We can only worry from afar.

Anvilcloud said...

There was a coup when our daughter was travelling in Thailand, but we found out that coups are somewhat moderate over there and not what we might expect. However, since there was a bombing, I can certainly understand your concern.

Judy said...

I see by your top photo that your Obedience plant is being obedient.
The news is frightening--from everywhere.
I do not like anyone in my family, flying.
I worry that an "expected at any time" earthquake and ensuing Tsunami could wipe out where my grand daughter lives in Oregon.
Like a mother hen, I want ALL my chicks under my wings--although not any safer here, most probably.
El Nino is going to give you a strange winter this year, or so I've heard.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Will share
what I share
is only the tip of the iceburg
Yes, Like I am living in the center of storms
but that is alright
because here by the woods with Miss Callie
it is calm - if I stay focused on my blessings :)

Wisewebwoman said...

The weather is strange here too Ernestine, climate change is here to stay :(

Lovely photo of Jamie.

How I envy you planting turnip greens and the output so fast.

I still use your cornbread recipe :)


sandra hagan said...

i too would love a bowl of your cooked turnips and cornbread.

Prayers for your son! ((hugs)) for you, dear woman.

the wild magnolia - Sandra