Saturday, June 24, 2006

Keeping Busy


Thank you, dear friends, for your kind, comforting words....

I wrapped myself in them, like the largest of hugs, and drew much solace from them. You are a blessing to me and I am grateful.

It's so strange, isn't it, how the good Lord provides meaningful comfort in difficult times -- friends, hugs, the gift of my grandfather (more about this later) ... and a bushel of peaches to keep me busy making jam ....

I spent a good amount of time in the kitchen yesterday making jam ... The heavenly scent of peaches, tastings of sweet jam, and the embrace of friends ...

Thank you ...

10 comments:

Alison said...

Mmm - I can almost smell your peaches. I'll be making cumquat marmalade tomorrow. I'm sorry about your Sunshine - have you any sketches of her?

Tami said...

These look YUMMY! Nice colors!

Sioux said...

Oh, Lin, I am so sorry about Sunny. I know you miss her so. My thoughts and hugs are with you...love

Laura said...

Sweet Lin, I'm late to the Sunshine story. How very, very sad. I really understand how bereft you're feeling. But I so admire your postive personality and your returning to your art and your garden and cooking to find solace.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Hi Lin
I was sorry to catch up and read about Sunny, and I'm crossing my fingers she'll come back for you. Our neighbor was just telling about losing her kitty for five days, and then suddenly she showed up again. That doesn't help, I know, but hopefully all the kindness from your blog friends will.

starrgirl's world said...

I love the color of these peaches - I can just feel the summer in them!

Teri C said...

Wonderful sketch of these peaches! Wow!

Jana Bouc said...

This is so beautiful and the colors are just glowing! I'm sorry to hear about Sunny. I had a cat disappear for two weeks (we think he got locked in someone's garage when they went on vacation) and he came back thin and covered with grease but ok. It's bad enough when you know your cat is old and dying, but having them disappear then is even worse. Do you read Karen Winter's Blog? She's been posting the extended diary and pictures of her cat who is 22 and nearing the end. It's very moving. Her blog is http://www.Karensblog.com.

Eva said...

I love this Lin,
It reminds me of the wonderful still life that used to hang over my grandmother's kitchen table. It was one my earliest inspiration to be an artist.

Eva said...

Lin, I feel so bad about your lost. I have a way of looking at pictures before I read. My eye just landed on your beautiful bowl of peaches and I responded without reading the grief you are going through. Please forgive me. You have my sympahty.
Much love is sent your way.