Edie Melson

15 04, 2020

Live Like Spring

By |2020-04-07T08:55:53-05:00April 15th, 2020|Wednesday Words, Wednesday Words of Wisdom, Weekly Quote|2 Comments

About the graphic


This is one of my favorite Edie Melson graphics. The woman is such a gifted author, blogger and speaker. Her photos inspire. My dogwood hasn’t blossomed yet, but her picture of this one reminds what mine will look like.

About the quote


Lilly Pulitzer (1931-2013) was a socialite who worked for a time as an assistant midwife and volunteer at  a Veteran’s hospital in The Bronx before moving to Florida where she owned orange groves.

There, she opened a fruit juice stand. Squeezing juice made a mess of her clothes and, to camouflage the juice stains, she designed a sleeveless shift dress  of bright, colorful printed cotton. Customers loved her dress, and she started making them to sell at her juice stand.

Eventually, she was selling more dresses than juice and decided to focus on designing and selling the dresses. Jackie Kennedy wore one of Lilly’s designs in a Life magazine spread made from kitchen curtains. Their popularity exploded so much that Lilly closed the fruit juice stand and focused on designing and selling dresses.

In 1984 she sold her Lilly’s clothing line designs and in 2019 Target stores started carrying Lilly Pulitzer revived designs.

Fascinating woman, wasn’t she?

At this moment in our world with such a dismal coronavirus forecast let her quote inspire hope.

29 01, 2020

Procrastination

By |2020-01-29T06:33:53-06:00January 29th, 2020|Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words, Wednesday Words of Wisdom|2 Comments

About the graphic


I ran out of time to find a picture to use to create a quote graphic for today and stumbled upon this fabulous example of procrastination. I know technically it’s not a quote, but it fits my current dilemma.

I procrastinated too long and ended up without an original graphic.

I do that too often.

We all procrastinate sometimes.

We shouldn’t.

We should Just. Do. Whatever it is.

POSTSCRIPT:

I did finally find a picture for today with a quote.

Edie Melson’s graphic depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advice on how to overcome procrastination.

I’m tacking it onto this post to remind myself not to procrastinate so long next time. And you get a two-for-one Wednesday.

4 12, 2019

A Holiday Quote – Christmas Is

By |2019-12-03T08:16:18-06:00December 4th, 2019|Holidays, Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words of Wisdom, Weekly Quote|1 Comment

About the graphic

This meme was created by Edie Melson. She is a fellow member of American Christian Fiction Writers and an outstanding photographer, as you can see, and one of the most generous, loving individuals I know. She posts memes on her blog for others to share and use. This is one of my holiday favorites.

About the quote

I’m not sure who the Charlotte Carpenter of the quote is. Sir Walter Scott’s wife and a UK singer came up with a Google search. I’m going with Charlotte Carpenter, wife of Sir Walter. What do you think?

Whichever one said it, it’s great advice for this time of year as we hustle and bustle shopping for the perfect gifts in anticipation of Christmas Day, don’t you think?

31 07, 2019

Being Still Quote – E’yen A. Gardner

By |2019-07-30T07:14:55-05:00July 31st, 2019|#wordlesswednesday, Wednesday Words of Wisdom, Weekly Quote|1 Comment

About the Graphic

The image is a photo by Edie Melson used with special thanks for offering her beautifully paired memes for all to share.

The photo and the quote from E’yen A. Gardner are a perfect match.  Staring into slow rippling water whether a pond or creek or lake or ocean can relax our minds and body and give a sense of peace.

3 04, 2019

Spring at Work

By |2019-03-23T10:55:49-05:00April 3rd, 2019|resistance to writing, Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words|1 Comment

Around here, birds are chirping and squirrels are scampering. Trees are budding and the pines are raining green pollen. Spring is indeed at work with joyful enthusiasm in our neck of the woods.

So is the yearning to dig in the dirt. Spring Fever, once again, at war with the task of getting words on the page, and I think it’s winning.

24 12, 2018

Holiday Greetings

By |2018-12-14T11:20:46-06:00December 24th, 2018|Holidays|1 Comment

Happy Christmas Eve!

View from the Front Porch will be on hiatus December 27 through January 7. Before we go we want to share this free image from my friend and fellow blogger, Edie Melson. It’s such a great reminder about the true meaning of Christmas.From Chicken Wrangler Sara and me, Merry Christmas to all who celebrate tomorrow and a safe and blessed New Year’s Eve.

See you in 2019!

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