Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

As dawn breaks and the Autumn mists roll in, making the little valley beyond our property invisible, the birds in my organic garden are in full chorus ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZKLN3mjmI In the background, the urgent bellowing of bulls and the sounds of farm machinery, add another layer to the tone. Soon the leaves on the trees … Continue reading Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

Why Toss When You Can Recycle?

Did you know that I believe in recycling so much that this has extended to moving things that others would love to buy onto Ebay? We have very little that is wasted in our home and save lots of time, energy and money by reducing our need for purchases, as a household, even going so … Continue reading Why Toss When You Can Recycle?

A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire

  These beautiful blooms, from my garden last Summer, are called "A Shropshire Lad". They're one of the David Austin Roses' selection of beautiful English roses. I planted one of these in our last garden in NSW, Australia, and have planted four on the walls of our home in Berwickshire, UK. They are such lovely … Continue reading A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire

In The Winters Of Life

In the Winters of Life, everything shows up more clearly. Seasons come and seasons go. When we pare it all back to the basics, we see what really matters ... but there is also much that cannot be seen with average sight or understanding. Sometimes we have to take it deeper and check in on … Continue reading In The Winters Of Life

What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

  Have you ever wondered ... What Would Jesus Do?  This is the revised version of a post published at The Holly Tree Tales on 30 April 2015. * In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself “What would Jesus do?” Over … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

A Compilation Of Quotes

A compilation of five quotes to ponder mindfully as you go about your life and conduct your business today.   "You are either spreading lightness, or you are spreading darkness ~ which one feels best to you? Choose that."   *   "Love gets more done than grind and hustle do."   *   "Lose … Continue reading A Compilation Of Quotes

Notice The Gold All Around You

Dear Readers, Today I thought "it is time for a little catch-up".  How quickly we can lose our days, when we do not stop and take in the little moments, which are each as precious as life can get.  Hence this post. It is Friday, my week has been crazy, I have been learning all … Continue reading Notice The Gold All Around You

Introducing a Voluntary Financial Donation Facility to The Holly Tree Tales And Why

Some months ago, WordPress notified me that a new facility had been created, which would enable the owners of blogs like my own (Premium and Business themes) to add a payment button to our websites.  At first I decided to 'file' that information, feeling that my technological muscles had been sufficiently challenged and that I … Continue reading Introducing a Voluntary Financial Donation Facility to The Holly Tree Tales And Why