Thursday, September 15, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}: 15 September 2001

I am  joining Leila at Like Mother, Like Daughter today for another {pretty, happy, funny, real}:

I really ought to say "handsome" instead.  This is Bertram, one of our two roosters.  He is the Chanticleer Extraordinaire, having a marvelous, classic crowing, unlike Daryl, our other rooster, who always sounds like he has laryngitis.  

I can't get enough of how the sun looks shining through the decorative glass on the front door.  Gemma likes it, too.

 Eggs in a bowl that belonged to my Bavarian great-grandmother.  

A Blue Heron down by the pond.  I really wish I had a decent telephoto lens.


 Everyone is loving art lessons, and it has been the best thing for Dominic, who is hyper-active and has difficulty with things like being quiet, following directions and fine motor skills.  In fact it is about 75% of his schooling this year.

 A freezer full of quick breads for quick breakfasts (paired with yogurt or applesauce) or snacks makes me very {happy}.


Gemma actually tried to get out of the house to play like this.  I caught her as she was headed out the door to join her siblings.  Since beginning the potty training, it has become increasingly difficult to keep her from stripping at every opportunity.  I hope this changes as the weather begins to cool...


Today is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  This is an image of her which I have on my little devotional "altar" in my bedroom.  

Do stop by Like Mother, Like Daughter for more {pretty, happy, funny, real}!


  1. We're battling the wee streakers too. Sadly we can't count on cold weather helping - we cannot control our heat and while I am grateful for its abundance I am not a fan of our apartment remaining over 80* all winter!

  2. Quick breads for the freezer--- I really need to do this this fall!

  3. GAAK! Kate, I would die! I generally turn on the a/c when it hits 80 indoors, and in winter we keep it really cool--66 to 68--and dress warm!

  4. Great pictures! I love the pictures you've posted recently with Gemma in the sunlight. +JMJ+

  5. Your post makes me sign with contentment. Sun, children, roosters, eggs, bread. Good stuff.

  6. Sigh. I meant sigh, not sign...*sigh*

  7. I'm wondering if you have the name of the artist for this image of Our Lady of Sorrows. I like it so much.

  8. Hi, Nadja,

    Your blog is more beautiful than ever. love, Beth

  9. Hi Susan,
    The image of our Lady is by Rogier van der Weyden, and you can actually buy a print from here:


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