Tag Archives: Proverbs

Enough’s as good as a feast

After last week’s indulgent  Chess Pie, ‘the cupboard was bare’; or so I thought.

But I was wrong.

Whilst there was no cake,

there was cobbler; a beautiful blueberry one.

Old fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

Old fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

And though no bread could be found, there were biscuits    scones; the rustic, girdle kind.

Rustic girdle scones

Rustic, girdle scones

So from no-thing much, I cobbled together more than enough,

and enough is as good as a feast.

Tuck in.

Enjoy. We did.

Thanks to Sheryl, from A Hundred Years Ago, for the old-fashioned cobbler recipe, and for reminding me of the versatility of a basic dough.


And who wants to lick the spoon clean?

Lick the spoon clean, please. Waste not, want not. :)

Lick the spoon clean, please. Waste not, want not. 🙂

© silkannthreades


For the love which from our birth….

I am thinking about love…..and our expression of it.  I am thinking about Bishop Valentine before he became Saint; about Saint Valentine before he became Valentine. I am thinking about who he was,  or  who they were , and what they may  have become….the dream sales team for the business of Valentine’s Day?  🙂  But, mostly, I am thinking of love.

Not romantic love so much as the love which is extolled in  the hymn, For the Beauty of the Earth;

The love which from our birth over and around us lies“….the “human love of brother, sister, parent, child”….the love from “friends on earth and friends, above“, the love that comes from “gentle thoughts and mild”.

And I am thinking of how that love finds its form in the most unexpected places,

Unexpected loving thoughts

Unexpected loving thoughts

where, for the most part, it sits in quiet, patient, unobtrusive abundance,

waiting to support us, when called upon,

and ever willing to send us gentle, trans-formative love letters ~

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” Thomas Merton

love letters that help us to see that the loving heart, contained within,

can be released and applied, like nature’s salve, to heal the  woe of the broken landscape.

Bindweed holding it all together

Bindweed holding it all together; making the most of the possibilities

© silkannthreades

Dear Friends

In my previous post, on Joy and Woe,  your loving, supportive, compassionate comments brought me tears, laughter and a huge amount of joy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This post is my Valentine’s love letter to you all.

The Blessings of Saint Valentine (whoever he may be!), chocolate, flowers , gentle thoughts and mild, and love, be with you all.