Saturday, July 9, 2011

More than enough - Amen

"Well," said Jamie, glad enough to change the subject. "What would you say was enough? What would you think would be about the right amount for us to have?"
The little scout thought that over and then announced conclusively: "I'd say that anybody that's got the east acre or the west acre of this place, and a long row of beehives, and lots of fruit trees, and flowers, and flowers, and worlds of flowers, and the sand and the sea, and a little house that yells 'come on in!' clear across the road to you, I'd say that if they had enough to own that and get the bread and butter and the strawberry pop and the hot dogs, I'd say they didn't need another thing on earth--clothes, of course--I forgot about enough clothes to cover 'em up with".

from The Keeper of the Bees, by Gene Stratton-Porter


Counting blessings

418 - dahlias

419 - sody pop

420 - open doors

421 - green tomatoes

422 - bread and butter

423 - bottle gardens

424 - her practicing

425 - vintage tatting

426 - bees in the borage

427 - ...and worlds of flowers

428 - plein aire painting

429 - minding their own beeswax





Joining Ann today

26 comments:

Melissa said...

This quote is so utterly wonderful! I love you for loving and choosing it. Keeper of the Bees. {happy sigh}. And the pictures that follow to perfection! LOVELY! Thank you, again, Jodi, for lifting the eye and heart today.
Love and prayers~
Melissa

Leslie said...

everytime i see the word "dahlias," i just have to say it with a slow southern drawl. and what are bottle gardens? is it your own idea? a more beautiful alternative to the scarecrow? i think i understand why you get so much company, my dear. your home just radiates cosiness...

Jodi said...

Melissa, thank you. The Keeper of the Bees is a delightful book. Thank you for the prayers; love you back.

Jodi said...

Leslie, the bottle garden was my idea. A recycling scare-crow of sorts. I was inspired by Southern bottle trees. The glass bottles sparkle in the morning dew, or after a rain, and birds like to perch on them. So much for the scare-crow part. When the wind blows hard, they bang against the poles, and make pleasant, tinking sounds.

Jodi said...

Oops, Les, I forgot to say thank you. xx

Olivia said...

I've been looking over your last few posts and was reminded that I just LOVE your blog. Thank you for it!

Misty said...

love this whole post. some of my favorite things are listed here! :)
and i think i love your table.

Amy said...

How delightful! Dahlias and Bottle Gardens (super idea!) and a great quote and each picture and minding their own beeswax:) On the sody pop -- in college we learned the St. Louis folk called it soda, the Kansas City folk called it pop -- Now I know what you call it!

Jodi said...

Olivia, I feel the same about your, Kat's, and your mama's blogs. I always come away with an appreciation for being alive.

aseedinspired.com said...

Love Love the bees.
We are planning on adding them to our farm next year.
Tee

mountain mama said...

just lovely~

Christina said...

I SO much love old things, love the look, love to touch and imagine, love to collect. I too love the table. Enjoyed your photos! Great list!

Amy said...

granola bars. . . http://confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com/2010/05/homemade-granola-bars.html

:)

Cheryl said...

What a great quote. I'm going to add that to my list of books to read! I wonder if it was one of your bees on the borage. What wonderful little creatures. I'm so going to grab the bottle garden idea. (Is this an excuse to drink wine from interesting coloured bottles?)

Ostriches Look Funny said...

That's it, I'm coming over!!!!!!

Nancy said...

I think the reason you are able to come up with all those cool quotes is because your books are arranged by COLOR! (Which still makes me smile every time I think about it) I got to see you paint! And you said "minding their own beeswax" because you're funny like that. I'm glad I know you, George Bailey.

Rachel said...

Welcoming list, and what a great idea if someone happens to have some extra jars or bottles. ;-)

Jodi said...

Thanks for the recipe, Amy.

Jodi said...

Cheryl, yep my honeybees love the borage. Good thing, 'cause there's plenty of it. It spreads like mint.

Jodi said...

JoAnn--promises, promises....especially since Amy's offered to drive :)

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Lovely blessings. They make me smile......The bees in the borage was making me sing something in the back of my mind like, "bees in the borage, shoo, shoo, shoo," and I realized it was supposed to be "flies in the buttermilk".....

For my grandchildren I sing, "Fiddle dee dee, Fiddle dee dee, the fly has married the bumble bee," but I think we need another better song for the honey bees. I'll have to think of this.

Love your blog, Jodie!

Emily said...

I love the bottle garden! It looks so magical.

Kerrie said...

ahhh, plein aire painting made me smile! :)

Rayanne said...

You are so lovely! Love your posts...420, open doors, yes!

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely post...

Pierre

deb colarossi said...

oh - the tatting!
my mother in law does exquisite work . or did. her hands and eyes are retired mostly :)

everything here is beautiful. beautiful.

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