Tuesday Afternoon

there is only one of these chairs as I purchased it at a yard sale for $2.00.

I imagine there was once a set around a big farmhouse kitchen table.

Women sat down to rest with a cup of tea after making lunch for a crowd,

grandmothers wiped flour off the seat after making a pie crust at Thanksgiving,

or wiped tears from their eyes when sadness and grief came into the home,

children sat and did homework, and the men came in to eat mashed potatoes

and roasted chicken....

anyway, I love the way it looks at at the sunny window in my kitchen.

Today it's grey and Canadian geese are hunkered down in the field across the way.

My daughter made the indian dream catcher for me -the seaglass I pick up as I walk the beach.

There's a sprig of rosemary I rooted from a bunch I bought at the community gardens,

 the bittersweet is from the path to the beach

and of course there are piles of books.

30 days of thankful

3 of 30

I am thankful for the beautiful sunlight
 that streams in my kitchen windows
of a morning

won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon
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  1. The Dream Catcher completes your comments.

  2. Hi Kara, great to join you today.
    Thanks for the linkup.
    Blessings to you

  3. Good Morning, Kara. Thank you for hosting. I always enjoy reading your posts. Have a great day.

  4. What a lovely view evoking such memories...perfect especially with the homemade dream catcher!

  5. I love your description of what 'might have been' for the chair. I have a similar one that I have often thought about all the people who might have sat and what they might have been thinking and experiencing.....

  6. Love your display! I am thankful to have a garland of bittersweet hanging with a garland of schizandra berries in my front window looking out through a newly twisted grapevine wreath at the remains of the colorful Autumn leaves. Aloha to you this fine day!

  7. Simple, lovely, and worth taking the time to reflect upon.

  8. I love your imaginings about the chair!

  9. What a beautiful photo and lovely view.....lovely thoughts about the chair too...I often wish buildings could tell us what has gone before.

  10. Thanks for letting me know about this beautiful meme by following my blog. I'm glad I followed you back. I feel at home here because I have that same spirit.
    Nice image and the story behind!

  11. I didn't know you did a link up! I'll try to pop in next Tuesday!


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