Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Foxgloves









For winter's rains and ruins are over
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins. 

Algernon Charles Swinburne, 1890 


I'm loving foxgloves (digitalis).  Tossing ripe seed heads around the garden yields more next year.  Love lazy self-seeded gardening!

I've been accepted into Southern New Hampshire University's online MBA program.  Sometimes, I think the only way I can to do it is because I haven't been in school for years and I don't remember how hard it can be!


‘Till next time, stay shabby!



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33 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Good luck with your schooling--I know you can do it!

Wishing you the best!

kate said...

Well done you. So many of us prevaricate over life changing decisions. I love your blog and send love from England.

Anja (Simply life and more) said...

What a wonderfull Blog.
You have so pretty pictures,
greetings from Germany...
Anja

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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sandy,

You can do whatever you want to do; GO FOR IT! Digitalis are really beautiful and fun to watch the bees getting inside...
Have a lovely summer.
Mariette

Ashley said...

Congrats on the schooling Sandy!
Foxgloves are indeed a lovely flower to gaze upon, Have a lovely week, xo, Ashley

Marie Arden said...

Good for you!! I hope it brings you joy to study and learning new things. Love the foxgloves too. Your photos are pretty.

Marie Arden said...

Good for you!! I hope it brings you joy to study and learning new things. Love the foxgloves too. Your photos are pretty.

Debbie said...

Your images are gorgeous, Sandy!
and your post is wonderful.
You will do fine going back to school....you are a smart, and determined woman.
xo

Debby said...

I went back to school when I was older. It was hard at first. I had to read thing three times before it would make sense. But once I got started it got easier. I did so well that it was a great self esteem booster. You have the spirit and the determination and I think you will do well.
Hope you are doing well and how is your cute doggie.

Iben said...

Dear Sandy, it is so pretty.

Iben

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Congratulations!!! Beautiful post Sandy!

Barbara said...

Foxgloves are among my most favorite of flowers...they're so magical and look perfect next to your cottage.

Best wishes with the MBA program!
xx

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations on your acceptance into school. I think of you often and hope you are doing well. My heart still aches for the sadness you have experienced in the not too distant past. I hope you are healing- xo Diana

ArtigianoJewelBox said...

Congratulations & best wishes with all to come! :)

Julie L. Light said...

Congrats on your MBA program. I've been thinking about going back to school but am afraid to take the plunge! You are very inspiring to us all.
Have a fabulous weekend,
Julie

Mariann said...

Good for you for going back to school. You will grow older whether you go back or not so might as well do it.

Norma said...

"School is cool" whatever your age!! I'm just a few weeks away now from finishing my degree and while it's a relief in a way I'm also feeling a bit sad - I'll miss the classroom, the challenges, the debates, and continually learning new stuff.

We used to have foxgloves, which I really love too, at the New Zealand cottage but when our goat had kids (which weren't tethered) we had to pull them all out because they'd make a fatal snack :( You've prompted me to think about re-introducing them again. Flights are all booked to spend 5 weeks there over the summer - yay!

Katherines Corner said...

Visiting your blog is like a bright light. You go girl, giggle. Make your mark, follow a new path. Just be happy in all you do xo

Dean Wylo said...

You can do it because you're a warrior in every moment, because you're awesome, powerful, and an example of How to Be.

You Go Girl! And don't stop, don't look back.

Barbara

SisustEllen said...

Hei! This is so lovely blogg, so beautiful pictures and inspiring ideas:)
Have a nice week !
Greetings and hugs from Finland by decoratingblogg SisustEllen♥

Katherine C said...

missing you! hope to see you at the hop tomorrow xo

Bring Pretty Back said...

I am so excited for you to be going back to school!! We are cheering you on my pretty friend!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Brandy Cabana said...

Enjoy the MBA program! I hope you can apply a lot of it toward promoting more gorgeous decor!! :D

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow, you are goingto school? Good for you!! I will be thinking of you and wishing you the best. Love the foxgloves but have a hard time getting them to come back for another round...

Candylei said...

Good for you. Coffee and hard work will get you through!

Nantucket Mermaid said...

Congratulations Sandy! Best of luck...:)

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Katherines Corner said...

stopping by with a little ♥. Thinking of you and hoping all is well xo

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

well done! wishing you the best.

Jan @Door251.com

Rhonda said...

I was thinking about you and wondering how it was going in your shabby world.

How happy I am to hear of your new adventure. Best of luck and sending some angels your way to help you along the way.

Many hugs, Rhonda

Katherines Corner said...

miss you!!!xo

Katherines Corner said...

Just checking in, thinking of you and sending hugs!

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