Monday, September 14, 2015

In Season


A woman of autumn, I am, 
in this third stage of my being,
lightly seasoned with sage,
 clearly no longer green.

'Mountains in November', Julia Lesnichy. A landscape
 of  Dewena's beloved and beautiful, Blue Ridge Mountains.

But I know a wise, wintry soul
 from the south, who gently calms
stormy hearts from afar, in a manner
sweetly reminiscent of spring, 
for the blooming smiles and
  warmth that she brings.

'Carolina Wren in Autumn', Janet Zeh

Our minimalist, mutual friend, 
whose yearning and yen for 
wabi sabi and zen, fittingly 
nests in the home of a wren, 
and whatever the season,
meets and greets the world 
 from her window.

This post is dedicated to two sweet hearts,
my friends, Dewena and Tammy
Wishing them both a speedy recovery!

Thanks for visiting 
and have a lovely week!


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  1. Hi Poppy,
    This was such a sweet post and I loved looking at the pictures.
    I have a blog party that I co-host on Monday's called Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    I would love to have you share some of your awesome posts with us. Thanks and enjoy your day.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  2. Hello Poppy, lovely post and images. Cute Wren! The paintings are beautiful. I wish your friends a speedy recovery! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  3. Poppy, what a beautifully written ("I am a woman of autumn") and well-themed post, though alarming to hear of two friends in need! I've just recently met Dewena and visited her just now, and want to send out a heartfelt wish for Tammy as well!

  4. How beautiful! And what a coincidence....I am IN the Blue Ridge Mts now! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

  5. I read your beautiful words and looked at the images twice, and will probably do so again. They're so beautiful! I think of myself, as ol blue eyes said, 'in the Autumn of my years' as well, though I suppose I'm clearly headed for Winter at lightning speed ;).

    Things just aren't the same without our friends, are they?


  6. Really amazing artwork!! If you like you can link in on an all new edition of "Through My Lens" photo meme. Link is below.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  7. A lovely, lovely post, Poppy. You really are a thoughtful, kind person who uses her talents to bless others. Wonderful dedication to your friends Dewena and Tammy. I hope they both recover quickly. The paintings are stunning and your words sublime. Hugs, Nancy

  8. Poppy,
    Heartfelt beautiful poetic words spun through the imagination with lovely drawings of Autumn. Your posts are always magical Poppy. Stunning words and I wish your two blogger friends a quick return to health. I will check out their blogs.

  9. sweet post ... lovely photos ... beautiful colors ...

  10. Beautiful post Poppy! I love the artwork.

  11. Oh Poppy,
    So beautiful and brings me such joy to see you, your talent and inspiration here today!
    Thank you for letting us know about our blogging friends, it is important for us to love and support one another.
    Wishing you a lovely day, dear Poppy!

  12. First I wish that your friends Tammy and Dewena recover soon! The pieces of art are all wonderful on their own, I cannot choose which I like best.

  13. Thanks for sharing such beautiful paintings and thought provoking poems!


  14. What beautiful pictures you have to go along with your lovely, poetic prose. I visited your friends and wished them both a speedy recovery. It's wonderful to hear from you, I love when your posts pop up in my feed. Even your simple get well wishes are captivating.

  15. So sweet! I love the artwork that you chose to go with the sweetest poem! I always enjoy visiting you.<3

  16. A very heartfelt post from one blogging friend to others. I wish your friends a speedy recovery also Poppy. You chose some beautiful artwork to accompany your kind words.

  17. Beautiful watercolours, Poppy, and sweet wishes for blogging friends.

  18. Oh Poppy, what a wonderful post. Loved the pictures and words. Thank you so much. Wishing your friends a speedy recovery.. Enjoy Fall.

  19. Poppy, your words are like music to the soul and paired with these lovely works of art, create such a thing of beauty. Best wishes for yours friends as they feel better soon. Have a lovely week, my friend!

  20. Poppy, I absolutely love this post...the text and the gorgeous paintings! :)

  21. Poppy what a sweet poem for your friends. I hope they are well soon. Love the way you create such beautiful images with your words.

  22. Beautiful post that I have enjoyed over and over again. Thank you so much!

    1. Hi there!

      Thank you for your kind words. Look forward to hearing from you, again!

      Have a lovely week!


  23. Poppy what a beautiful post. I love the art work. It is so nice to find you again. We visited each other last year and then my poor computer died. I came by from Jes' linky. I just found her again today too.
    I'd love you to come over. And link at my Fabulous Fall Party. I'd love to party together again.
    I'm so happy to see you again! XXOO

  24. Hi Poppy. Thanks for linking. Come over anytime and link Fall! XXOO

  25. touched right into a flood of tears my poppy! LOLOL.
    now smiling through. must have my heart right here on my sleeve today.
    they're tears of happy.
    that i have you in my life. and my dewena too.
    and all these special ladies who've commented. we definitely spread the love!
    happy autumn to you too poppy. the pictures and your poet's soul never cease to medicate my soul!

  26. So many beautifull colors during this period of year... but also your writing always create images for me! Kisses my dear Poppy

  27. I have been away from my favourite blogs for a while, but I am glad I happened to stop by you today and see the glorious autumn colours. We here are welcoming the spring wildflowers. Have a lovely week and a speedy recovery for your two friends.

  28. Awe, what a sweet post, Poppy! Love the watercolor art included.

  29. What a beautiful tribute to friendship, Poppy, both words and images.

  30. Such a sweet post for two equally sweet friends :)

    Your last post had me drooling for those sweet treats, Poppy! I think I'll have to look for something to eat now.


  31. A lovely post, both in words and pictures! I hope your friends do have a speedy recovery.

  32. What a sweet post Poppy! So happy to see you at the Art of Home-Making Mondays again :)

  33. As always you've blended a special message with beautiful art. You are gifted, my friend. Happy Saturday! xx J.

  34. Beautiful Autumn touches here Poppy, that first painting is definitely you! After such a long, far too hot Summer I'm ready for falling leaves - despite all the raking ahead!
    Seeing our Carolina Wren makes me happy - ours have already moved into the hanging Boston ferns on the front porch for the cooler nights - always a happy time.

    Hope your friends are doing better.
    Are you staying in Canada for Autumn?
    I'm off to France this week - know the countryside should be looking lovely there too.

    Take care dear - hugs, Mary

  35. A lovely and colourful season too...
    Take care now!

  36. Beautiful post! Hope your friends are getting better.

  37. Oh this is a lovely post! Touches the emotions! Thank you for sharing. Lynn

  38. Such a beautiful and colourful post. A perfect start to a Sunday x

  39. Poppy, I am not sure which painting I like best. They are all beautiful. Speedy recovery for your friends.

  40. Poppy dear, I see you there in the first picture in the autumn foliage, walking with purpose but mindful always of the beauty around you, in "this third stage" of your life"--the loveliest stage yet.

    I think that you are more than "lightly seasoned with sage", sage being "a profoundly wise person."

    This "wintry soul from the south" thanks you for your health wishes, and for those of your readers too, and I especially thank you for Julia Lesnichy's "Mountains in November", a reminder of the beauty my mountains show all year long during each season.

    May all our seasons be filled with such beauty and treasured friendship,

  41. Dearest Poppy, you are such a kind and lovely person! The artwork and your words were truly a blessing and your sweet thoughts concerning your friends greatly touched my heart. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  42. Lovely images created both by colours and words.

  43. Hi, Poppy -
    Happy first day of fall from DC!! Those are beautiful works of art. And as usual so are your words. Perfect harmony.

  44. What a beautiful post for your blogging friends! Your poetry is amazing...and I love the paintings, too.

  45. Beautiful post for two of your dear friends, and the watercolour shares, the poem so delightful and uplifting. The beauty of how you placed everything, so artfully, just another reason, why so many of us love you.
    Thank you so very much for your kind words on my blog.
    You are such an amazing and precious soul and I treasure your friendship.

  46. I saw you over at Mary Cromers and so pleased to have visited here.
    Lovely works of art! and the poem, magical!

  47. You have a kind spirit. Love this post. Your poetry and artistic choices are always enjoyable.

  48. Such pretty paintings, and how lovely to dedicate to Dewena and Tammy!


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