Author Archives: Marla Rose

About Marla Rose

This blog documents small-town life in central Illinois with photographs and various ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!

Counting my fall blessings

October in Illinois – the flowers are telling the evergreens to wait their turn! The Sunken Garden in Forest Park, Shelbyville, is just getting warmed up. The bees are still abuzz. It’s harvest time, after all. Things from the past … Continue reading

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How dare I

wake up Bubbles,  by turning on the ceiling fan? Friends, I wish you undisturbed sleep.  And sweet dreams.

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A simple lesson

Love the ones that encourage you to bloom. Hibiscus-growing credit: My Mom! Friends, I wish you a blooming good start to your week.

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Shine on

Every second I can, I want to enjoy the gorgeous weather we have been experiencing.  Watching Hurricane Florence’s path makes me count my blessings for our delightful weather, while praying for those affected in the myriad of ways a hurricane … Continue reading

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Backyard Paradise

Spring is slowly, daintily, tiptoeing into the dance of seasons. Sunday, I chose to explore, enjoy, and try to express the wild beauty of my backyard. I hoped to even find morel mushrooms, just as I’ve hoped this property is home to Redbud … Continue reading

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Rain Delay

This spring has been delayed due to chilly, rainy weather and lack of sunshine. I last posted an optimistic blog about spring whispering.  Since then, winter yelled back. A little snow, a little ice, a lot of cold rain. It’s … Continue reading

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A whisper

Spring whispered to me this morning from my backyard. It was a very quiet whisper.  After all, it is February 13th in Illinois. Whispers are good.  Hope is better! For today friends, have hope!  

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