Thursday, December 12, 2019

The rest of the story....


You may remember that I mentioned seeing a Barred Owl a week ago. (yes, I know I keep posting about it but it's part of this story too! hahaha)


Well, it all started when Tom the Backroads Traveller told me he wanted to send me a beautiful handmade wreath! One that he made himself. He showed some on his blog HERE and when I commented on it, he said he would send me one. And I told him I would send him a box of ordinary pinecones. 


So that's what we were doing in the woods. Looking for perfect pinecones. 


You can tell I was serious about the task at hand!


And that's when we saw the owl. 

That sure was easy to work into another post! lol


*The Lavender Cottage*

So this week I am thankful for Tom, my good blog buddy. And that I went out that day pinecone huntin'!


(we keep our snowmen inside in FL so they won't melt)


This is the prettiest wreath I've ever had!

 Thank you Tom!

                   I’m joining Thankful Thursdays . 



27 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Now I know the secret. i just have to go and look for pinecones. I can find a ton of them on the trail right behind my house, so no doubt the Barred Owl is close by.

Tom said...

...thanks Diane, so that how you keep your snowman from melting!

Crown and Cottage said...

That's a beautiful wreath Diane, Tom is so talented!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

We have plenty of pine cones here too. I love the beautiful wreath from Tom. Great photo of the owl. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

What a gorgeous wreath!! Freeh is best as your wreath proves!!

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Nice photos

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That is a beautiful wreath. And I love your snowman.

Sam I Am...... said...

Lovely wreath and really lovely owl!

Kate said...

Such a beautiful wreath! That's an incredible photo of the Barred Owl - it is a beauty!

Edna B said...

Your wreath is beautiful. My whole yard is full of pine cones. My house is surround by these beautiful giant trees. How wonderful to spot the owl again. You are so blessed. Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Linda said...

What fun to get that wreath!! Love your Lavender Cottage!! I'd keep a snowman inside in Texas too - if I had one!

Latane Barton said...

That is a beautiful wreath. Tom is multi-talented. His pictures are fantastic.

Ann said...

That is a really pretty wreath.
I'm laughing about the snowman inside. It even seems funny to me that this time of year you can keep your front door open. I need to move to Florida.

SImple and Serene Living said...

What a lovely wreath and I can never get enough of an owl. xo Laura

Lowcarb team member said...

That wreath is beautiful … well done Tom :)

I enjoyed all of your photographs, and the story.

All the best Jan

Michelle said...

Tom is a good blog buddy and he makes a GREAT wreath! Very nice! Thanks for linking up today.

Vee said...

That IS a beautiful wreath. It is interesting the interconnectedness of stories, people, places, and things.

happyone said...

What a beautiful wreath Tom sent you. I am a fan of Tom's blog too!!

Terri D said...

That wreath is GORGEOUS!! And so is that owl!! :)

Lorrie said...

Beautiful wreath, and I'm always happy to see that Barred Owl again.

Joyful said...

That is a beautiful wreath and how nice of your blogging friend to send it to you. The owl is pretty special too.

Jeanie said...

It's a gorgeous wreath and a very lovely gift. The purple is especially nice. And of course yo know I love your owl!

Jenn Jilks said...

How lovely! We have a ton of pine cones, too. I haven't seen our barred owl in ages. Thanks for sharing yours.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That's a beautiful handmade wreath from a sweet and generous blogger friend. Enjoy it as that is awesome. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season Diane. Hugs, Julie xo

Jeannie said...

An inside snowman! That's a first for me.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That is a beautiful wreath! And I am sure your friend appreciates the pinecones...especially with the Barred Owl story to go along with it. Makes them even more special. Merry Christmas!!! Yes, the inside snowmen are the best! They don't melt and you don't get frostbite trying to build them!!

Red Rose Alley said...

That is so nice that your blog friend sent you this handmade wreath. It's very simple and looks nice hanging on your front door. And it reminds me of nature, which is something you love. Oh my gosh, there's that Owl again, what a wonderful sight! Love that lit up snowman at your front door too! : )

~Sheri