Monday, January 05, 2009


Originated by MaryT, check hers for today.

Happy New Year, Ruby Friends!
Today I live an indoor life, due to some fever and severe coughing.
Outdoor is King Winter has arrived. Minus ten Celsius degrees and no snow. Meaning that my garden plants are having a hard time.
Through my kitchen window I found the motive for today.
Ruby Sign.
I detest it. BYGGER'N is East Norwegian for The builder
Meaning they are selling plank, nails and anything in between.
It's a sad view. The birches, 5 in a row on our land, are protecting us from the soar sight half the year, providing green curtains.
Just now I choose to let my eyes wander elsewhere.
There are lots and lots of beauty in this world.
The birches themselves are not bad either.


Debbie Petras said...

Dear Felisol,

Gosh, it sounds so cold there. I'm sorry to read that you've been sick. I will pray for you, that you will feel well very soon.

I want to share with you something my dad emailed to me. He wrote that he's been visiting the blogs I've sent to him and he especially enjoys the Norwegian ones. I share yours and L-Jay's at My Little Norway. He said that he's been singing along with the Norwegian songs. That's from your blog! It warms my heart to hear my dad write this. He's going to be 80 years old next month and he reads blogs! I love that. He may not feel confident to comment but at least he's enjoying this and my dad loves Norway! Thank you for bringing him joy.

I also want to thank you for your friendship. You were so kind to vote for me on Wellsphere. They suggested we ask people to vote but I didn't want to do that. I also love it whenever you visit Heart Choices. You always have something good to contribute.

May 2009 be a good year for you, Felisol. I'm so glad to be getting to know you.

Hugs from,

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm g;ad the birches are helping to hide the view you don not like!

Pia K said...

I wouldn't be too happy about that sign/winter view either, as you say, it's good you can chose to look for more pleasing views elsewhere! I hope you're feeling better soon, Felisol, and a happy and joyful new 2009 to you too!

Ralph said...

There is still plenty of red in the foliage of the birch. I agree, i would not prefer to live near as tore such as this, Home Depot and Lowe's all over the US. But you do have the natural leaf screens in the summer, which is a blessing. Alas, some need their wood and nails. Your attitude is correct, beauty is all around us, for our eyes to wandder...

Carletta said...

So sorry to hear you are feeling ill. Hope you recover quickly.
Yes, there are lots and lots of beauty in our world. We should try to find some everyday.
I loved your phrase "providing green curtains."

Dora said...

Do take care. Best regards. :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you are all better soon Felisol!!

Unknown said...

awesome! you spotted the red sign even when you're sick!:D i hope you're feeling better...take care.

Raven said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Write to Dennis Puffett (Healing Haven on my side bar) and he will perk you right up! Or check out the healing hands page (I think it says online healing, actually) at Raven's Reiki (also side bar) or drop me an email and I'll send some reiki your way. Hope you feel better soon.

MyMaracas said...

The sun in the bare branches is beautiful, if a little lonely looking. But spring will come, bringing back your green curtains.

angie {the arthur clan} said...

I love the reds in your photo. Thanks for sharing it on Ruby Tuesday!

Terry said...

Dear Felisol
I am sorry to hear that you are sick. That is way too bad and yet you have taken this picture to brighten up our lives..So pretty!
Praying for both you and Amrita that you will soon be feeling well....Love Terry

Dianne said...

there is a huge nest in one of the trees!

and a wonderful reflection

I hope you feel better soon

Robin said...

The house I grew up in was like that - it only had back neighbors in the winter, when the leaves dropped off the trees.

I'm sorry to hear that you're sick. I'm just making my sick son hot chocolate. Shall I make a mug for you too?

Amrita said...

So sorry to hear you are not well.
Try hot water inhalation for the cough. it really helps. also rubbing eucalyptus oil on the throat and chest.

Pray Serina got to her school safely.
Its so cold out there.
We are 15 degress warmer, but we are feeling very cold.

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Very amazing shot! You have all sorts of red going on in that photo! Great job!

akawest said...

I hope you feel better.

Deb said...

minus ten! ugh! That's too cold!

I heard that it was going to be 78 degrees fahrenheit in Orlando, Florida yesterday....I think we need to take a trip south!

...praying you'll be feeling well soon!

Vicki said...

Oh it's much too cold there, dear Felisol. I'm concerned for you, dear, and pray you'll soon be feeling well again. Please take good care.

Love & blessings,

Vicki said...

I hope my previous comment came computer did something weird:-) Praying for you, my friend.

Mrs. Mac said...

I hope you feel better soon. There are so many of my blogger friends sick with colds and the flu. My computer is being so ssslllloooowww that I'll have to take your word about the picture of the sign. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm saddened to learn you're ill and hope you recover quickly. How interesting that you were able to find a red sign from indoors, but I agree it's a sad sight and I'd look elsewhere too. I shared a sign from my archives because I've been too busy to plan ahead for blogging, but it's a funny one I discovered while traveling a couple of years ago.
Hugs and blessings,

Debbie Petras said...

Felisol- I'm back because of two things. First, I hope you're feeling better and second, I mentioned you in my thankful Thursday post on Heart Choices. A big hug to you! Debbie

maryt/theteach said...

Sorry Felisol you are feeling sick. Get better soon! Your shot os beautiful! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Terry said...

Dear Felisol
Really miss you and praying that you will be feeling better soon.
You are a quiet, calming and sweet voice to your friends and your voice is missing...Love Terry

Patti said...

Those birches are pretty, and they obscure the sign for you.

Happy Belated Ruby Tuesday, Felisol. I hope you are feeling better today.