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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

It's Blossom Time on the Island

One June evening, when the orchards were pink-blossomed again, when the frogs were singing silverly sweet in the marshes.... and the air was full of the savour of clover fields and balsamic fir woods, Anne was sitting by her gable window. She had been studying her lessons, but it had grown too dark to see the book, so she had fallen into wide-eyed reverie, looking out past the boughs of the Snow Queen, once more bestarred with its tufts of blossom. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

Hello my dear friends. The apple trees are in bloom again and the fruit trees are filled with fluffy sweet smelling pink-tinted blossoms. Lilacs are in bloom as well. What a beautiful time of year it is! Everything is so fresh and pretty.

This time of year I always look forward to their fleeting beauty and when the blossoms have fallen on to the grass I love how they carpet the ground with their petals. 

Every June I bring out my Royal Albert Blossom Time china. It is just so pretty! 

The rhubarb is also in season so I have some rhubarb crisp in one of my vintage pink goblets. 

Roses are looking pretty in a teapot and the table is set with my teacup and saucer which my aunt and uncle brought back to me from North Carolina one year. 

Don't you just love roses?

"Isn't it lovely? Don't you think it must be glad to be a rose? Wouldn't it be nice if roses could talk? I'm sure they could tell us such lovely things. And isn't pink the most bewitching colour in the world?" ~ Anne of Green Gables

My son and his family are now in New Brunswick and are in quarantine for two weeks before they take possession of their new home. It is good to have them back in the Maritimes!

I am sorry I didn't do much visiting the past two weeks. I have been ill again and just getting back on my feet, so to speak.


A few weeks ago, I received a Feedburner notification because I have been using "Follow by Email" widget on my blog sidebar. Subscribers have been able to follow along via email alerts. However, that subscription is about to expire and it will no longer be available to those who have been following my blog this way. It seems the only other way for me to offer an email subscription, is to purchase one. Therefore, I will not be able to offer the Feedburner service any longer. If you wish to follow my blog, you will have to visit my blog regularly. I sincerely hope you will.

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day.

Happiness is the realization
of God in the heart.
Happiness is the result
of praise and thanksgiving,
of faith, of acceptance;
a quiet tranquil realization
of the love of God.~ 

White Eagle from the book, "A Book of Joy," by Thomas Kinkade

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Such a lovely table setting and the rhubarb crisp looks delicious!

  2. June is such a lovely month. It was June when I visited your Island and the Anne of Green Gables house and the lilacs were in bloom. Heavenly.
    I'm sorry you've been unwell and hope that you are back to your usual self. How great to have your family so close!

  3. Sandi,
    Everything looks so pretty..Glad to hear your son will be closer to you and I do hope you are feeling better....Take care!!

  4. Wonderful china and gorgeous roses,so romantic. Blessings!

  5. Sorry to hear you have been ill. Hope you are all better and continue that way. Beautiful china. I have that cup and saucer and will bring it out for a tea party here on the 19th. Glad your son is closer...

  6. Royal Albert Blossom Time china, wow, I may buy a cup and saucer in that pattern, stunning.

  7. Oh happy times are here with your son and his family moving closer to you, Sandi! I'm so sorry that you've been ill, and I hope that you'll feel better soon. Your pretty tea table with the gorgeous roses must cheer you up. Of course I will still be visiting you, and wish you love and prayers.

  8. Sandi, Can I borrow your "follow by email" notification to post on my blog?

    1. Jocelyn, yes, you may certainly borrow my 'email notification' for your blog. Seems every year, we lose something. It's making blogging harder. Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful weekend.

  9. I do love Roses and I love the little table you created for your tea time. So happy your son and family are living close to you now; what a blessing. I hope you will be feeling better soon.

  10. Hi Sandi. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. It's great that your son is living closer to you.
    I always enjoy seeing your china dishes. I made rhubarb crisp also.
    I will be losing my" email notification" also. I've been blogging less, as these changes are making it less interesting to blog.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  11. I. Sorry you were I’ll, and I hope good health is here to stay! I’m so happy for you to have your kids living so much closer than before., I hope their adjustments to their new home goes well.

    You have such lovely tea things and the addition of your beautiful flowers makes them special.

  12. Glad you're feeling better, Sandi. How exciting to have your son and family just a car ride away!

    I'm loving the pretty RA blossom trio set. Anne would approve! I also wish I can try the rhubarb crisp. YUM!

  13. Yes, "Anne", I do love roses...and I love the Anne of Green Gables quotes. Your china is so lovely...very very pretty indeed. I am sorry to hear that you have been ill again. Praying for your strength to be renewed like the eagle's. (Isaiah 40:31). So happy your family is back closer to you and I know you are anxious to see them as soon as possible! What a blessing it will be for your family to be closer to one another now. I know that is a win-win for all of you! Thank you for this lovely post. I always enjoy hearing from you (and Anne!)


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