Friday, November 22, 2013

Magic in the Mail

After battling a gastric bug for most of this month, I could not
think of anything nicer than on my first day of driving again
to find this wonder in the post.

As I either swelter or freeze, depending on the weather coming 
from the desert or the Antarctic in our uncertain spring,
the wonder of autumn captured on paper drifted across the ocean
from Darling Daughter who is currently enjoying fall as artist 
in residence in Portland Oregon

and suddenly my spirits soar as I hum 'autumn leave' while I 
vacillate between them drifting by my window or languidly 
floating down a river or gracing a frosted pond

It is pure joy to know I have a daughter who can feel from 
so far away what my heart craves . . .

Thank you India, you are the best.


  1. With a loving mum like you Arija it is hardly surprising. Get really well soon.

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better and that a little bit of autumn has lifted your spirits. Right now I could do with a little bit of spring on this rather drear November morning.

  3. Hi Arija Glad you are a bit better and you enjoyed some of Autumn. Daughters are special and you are also aspecial Mum. Have a good weekend.

  4. What a wonderful gift! I hope you are feeling much better now.

  5. That is wonderful!! And, no, I''m not surprised either -- you are indeed a wonderful Mom!! I'm so glad that you are feeling better!

  6. You're such a loving mom and gran, Arija. No wonder you have such caring offspring. I love the painting and I love your daughter's name. I hope you're feeling better after a month of being ill. Blessings and (((hugs))) Jo

  7. How absolutely beautiful. Such a talented daughter - and Autumn is my most favourite time of year.
    I hope your recovery continues, and that you are soon fully recovered.

  8. What a heart song you received from you lovely daughter so far from you. In a state where I once lived and oh so beautiful there too. I have been told that Oregon reminds those who have been to Australia, that they seem much alike... Your daughter is very talented, just beautiful work, and I so hope that the mail received also found you feeling much better. Have a happy weekend Arija...many adore you~

  9. How joyous and loving this perfect gift from your dear daughter. Where in Portland is she a resident artist?
    Sure hope that nasty bug has passed.

  10. Thanks for your visit - pop back Arija, you might me surprised! I have a photo with India that I will post next time. She is so talented. I love what she's sent you.
    Have a lovely weekend and hope you feel better.

  11. I am sorry to hear that you have been sick, no fun at all.

    this is beautiful!

  12. My dearest Arija: I was saddened to hear of the passing of your dear husband. Recognizing happy moments keeps one from being overwhelmed when pain and grief is too much.I will pray for you and I am so happy to have connected once again to my cherished blogging friends like yourself.
    Peace and hugs to you dear friend. Always in my heart.

  13. Oh gosh those are so beautiful... how neat that .your daughter is in Portland. Just up the freeway from where we lived for a long time and still stay in the summer... its a very cool city for the arts and for nature....

    Glad you are feeling better!


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