Monday, March 19, 2012

something to look at...

a new header for the adventurous!

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

 As you may have guessed, I am reading The Country Diary of and Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden.
  I have always wanted to read this book but never really got through it. So, I thought I would read each month's section during that month. And that is precisely what I've been doing. It is much better than reading about July in March and becoming discontented with the season at hand. I am enjoying it immensely!

Reading it this way helps me to appreciate each month (and the weather) more. ♥ I am also very inspired to start an art journal of my own!
I hope you all have a lovely month and whether it is like a lion or a lamb I bid you to delight in it and see with open eyes the wonders of God's creation!
All my love,

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Things to do in March...

Go sight seeing..
 make or write music..
 Go for country walks with friends..
 Look fabulous..
 Do something spontaneous..
 Write a letter or two or three..
 Go out for tea..
 Stay in for tea..

 Go hunting..
 Read books..
 Go for a bike ride..
Aren't these good ideas? Aren't you inspired? Ha ha! I must say I have been inspired to do all of these things and have done some. ♥ 
Reading, drinking tea ("Obviously." - Mary Poppins), writing letters, making music, going for walks, looking fabulous ;), dancing, and even spontaneity.... Next on the list- sight seeing, going out for tea, "hunting" for some essential clothes for spring and bicycling.♥
Love to you all, Emaline

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye!

Here is some Celtic music that I love!

Solas: Homeless and Pastures of Plenty(this video plays it twice. Silliness!)

Andy Stewart and Manus Lunny: The Haughs of Cromdale

Sunday, March 4, 2012

through snowy woods...

 Morogh Findlay Llewellyn Barr....
Do you notice anything different about him? Perhaps it will come to you by the end of the post. :)
 Well, just as I had said in my February post, We have had extremely different kinds of weather. It had been quite warm for a couple days and then suddenly, several inches of snow! We were very delighted since we have had only about an inch since Thanksgiving. Morogh was especially delighted! He simply loves cold weather. Silly fellow! As you can see, the snow was well past his knees. But he would choose now to go seek out an adventure.
 Morogh loves nothing better than a challenge of the elements.

 Gaining the vantage point to gaze thoughtfully and muse on the deep snow that covers everything in quiet beauty.
 Here is his new sgian-dubh made so expertly by my very clever nephew. 
Thank you my good, brave lad!
Here is the sporran I made for him. It's made of leather and waxed sinew and a metal chain.

 Here he is looking out from his camping spot. His next task will be finding dry wood for a fire, should his limbs need thawing at the end of the day.

  And in case you haven't guessed yet... The difference in Morogh's appearance is his eyebrows! The poor laddie had no eyebrows to speak of and I could not abide it any longer!
So, I gave him some eyebrows. Beautiful, rich, expressive, manly eyebrows.
Thank you for coming my courageous companions! Maybe next time we'll have haggis.