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!

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. Advertisements

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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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Puttering

Today was a putter day.  One of my favorite types of days.  It was icy and slick out; so the world slowed down and we stayed home. As I was reading some blogs, I remembered that I had Happy photos … Continue reading

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January thoughts

Hi friends – I’ve missed ya!  The deck is craving some coffee, don’t you think? To fill some winter hours, I can waste a lot of time looking at Pinterest.  Where else do you find recipes and pictures of the … Continue reading

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