Another New Week

Watch this vase of flowers oil painting come to life in 1 minute (time lapse).

Did you have a restful Sunday? I hope that today you took time to reflect on the week ahead, and you’ve made productive, creative, and hopeful plans. Even if your plan is something simple, like spending 15 minutes outside each day, may you do what your heart tells you to do. God bless you and your family.

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New Painting

Are you enjoying autumn treats? My daughters love the specialty coffee and snacks that come out this time of year. They especially love their sister

Roaring, Snarling or?

You might remember when I painted the snarling lion in the video above, as it was fairly recently (August). Perhaps you see him as growling

Seasonal Perspective

Watch oil painting “Trees and Stream” come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse) When I shared this painting with you in July, I was thinking

A Rose by Any Other Name

Watch this rose oil painting come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) The old saying “a rose by any other name”, derived from Shakespeare,

Grace Will Lead me Home

When we were planning our move to Ireland, I was grieving the loss of my only remaining parent, my mom (Dad died when I was

A Month Ago

I painted this just over a month ago, you might remember when I shared it. It feels like much longer to me. Does it to

Orchard Season

Watch this oil painting of an apple tree branch come to life in 1 minute (time lapse) Have you been enjoying pumpkin spice goodies and

Seeing the Future

You might remember when I painted this and shared it on the blog in August. At the time I predicted that I’d want to share

Autumn in 2021

Watch oil painting “Autumn Tree” come to life in under 2 minutes This short project began with an abstract background. Next, while it was still

New Painting

Watch my new painting “Pumpkin Carving” come to life in just over 2 minutes (time lapse) Father and son enjoying an autumn custom of cleaning

Experimentation

Watch this owl and rabbit landscape oil painting come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) You might remember when I blogged about this. I

Art Imitates Art

Watch this oil painting of a little girl in a tree come to life in under 2 minutes (time lapse) When my dad was stationed

Thankful Anyway

Watch this oil painting “Prayer of Praise” come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) It may be hard to feel like this today, a

As Summer Leaves Us

Watch this “Flower Angel” painting come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse)

You might remember that I shared this oil painting when I finished it at the beginning of May, while the promise of spring was still unfolding. And now here we are approaching the end of August and summer is soon ending. The time has gone by quickly, yet slowly… as time often does.

As summer leaves us I remember how grateful I was to see flowers and feel the sun upon my face when spring first came to us. Now that the heat and insects have made outdoor experiences unpleasant, and the flowers are mostly gone, I suppose we’re feeling ready for the change of seasons. But whether we are committed to it or not, autumn is near – at least it is in my part of the world.

With so much uncertainty, it is comforting to remember the sameness of seasons. Every year we experience twelve months, fifty-two weeks, and twenty four hours in each of those 365 days. Time passes, both quickly and slowly, and when it does we can look back with certainty that the time we spent is now in the past. Given all that we’ve been through since this time last year, we may be relieved to see the seasons slip forward.

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“Daisies”

Watch Natalie paint these flowers in 2 minutes (time lapse)

This art is included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature

Oil Painting “Daisies” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Small Print “Daisies”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Daisies”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Daisies”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

“Butterfly and Yellow Flowers”

Watch Natalie paint this art in under 2 minutes (time lapse)

“Butterfly and Yellow Flowers” is included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“. Prints available below.

Small Print “Butterfly and Yellow Flowers”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Butterfly and Yellow Flowers”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Butterfly and Yellow Flowers”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

Random or by Design?

First the oil painting, then the story that inspired this art and the update. Is YOUR life random or by design? Ponder this as you digest today’s blog post. You may be surprised at where your thoughts lead you.

Watch me paint Porch Flowers in under 1 minute (time lapse)

“When we moved here, I didn’t know that the shrubs near the front porch were the flowering kind, until one day they burst out in beautiful pink and white blossoms. The flowers graced the ground when they fell, leaving a carpet of petals. The floral shower right outside our door was such a nice surprise! Sometimes in life we fear the unexpected- the call we don’t ever want to receive, the news we can’t bear- but there are times when the unexpected is a blessing. From the big surprises we didn’t see coming, to the small ones, an ordinary day can change in an instant over a cascade of flowers.”

- from book "50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia" by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Update to the above story…

A few years have passed since I wrote that description. True, it was such a surprise that first year we moved here and the shrub burst forth in gorgeous large blossoms, flowers that “graced the ground” when they fell. This makes me chuckle now, because “graced the ground” has morphed into “made a mess”, making the property looked unkempt and neglected.

 

The shrub was planted too close to the house, something we’d not have done if we were planning the landscaping. Now it is a nuisance problem that we have to take care of. It is crowding into the porch and blocking the sidewalk. The once-pretty flowers are now more like an infestation of blooms that blot out the shrub itself and shed petals that, after a rain, become slippery wet piles of debris.

“Porch Flowers” is a good metaphor for living a life by intention (by design), or letting random events and circumstances dictate our lives. As in all things, balance is the answer. Letting fate steer us can be exactly what we need; to learn about new paths. Sometimes fate is cruel, but often it is pleasantly surprising, like the welcoming porch flowers when we were new to the area and felt so lonely. I’m still grateful for that surprise.

But life, and evolving into a higher spiritual place, is about changing. Whether we want to or not, the world grows around us. Sometimes random events of the past create problems for the future if we are unwilling to take control and shift gears from a reactive, defensive and passive existence to one of deliberation, intention, and active design. The predestination of our lives doesn’t exclude our participation in the planning.

When you think about your life today, how much of your daily routine is a result of random events, and how much of it is by design? What might improve for you if you plan an area of your life that has overgrown its place? What was once pleasing and wonderful may now be a disheveled mess.

Today, my husband and I will be trimming the overgrown shrubs and trees that surround this house. We are renters, due to circumstances that uprooted us from the home we’d built and loved. But our journey back toward living in our own home is not as long as it once was, and we’re already planning our future flowers, shrubs, and trees in our hearts.

Acceptance of fate, random events, and forced circumstances is a necessary skill for a happy and positive life. But, few journeys stay on the same road indefinitely. At some point the terrain changes and the path narrows. There are forks in the road and choices to make.

 

What then? Do we let fate decide? Do we flip a coin, or let superstition rule? Do we say “this must be a sign” at the slightest random shift in the wind? Or do we live by design and intention, making a conscious decision about which path we will take next?

Balance. Let go and let the winds of fate guide your sails, but don’t let yourself be steered into the rocks. Recognize when it’s time to take control. Life by design can be just as freeing. Imagine taking the wheel of a motor boat and zipping across the unknown waters much faster than you ever thought possible. When you like where you are, you cut the engine and let your boat drift a while.

Reflection is meant to be gently led. Metaphors are useful for applying to your own situation; leading not forcing.

 

  1. Imagine the porch flowers in your life, and name them (small picture).
  2. Next, imagine a fork in the road (middle view). What decisions do you see in your immediate future? Even small decisions can make a difference.
  3. Finally, imagine yourself at sea (big picture). What type of boat are you in? Are you being steered, at the wheel, or drifting?

 

Think about living by design… you may be surprised at where your thoughts lead you.

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Painting Roses

Happy Valentine's Day!

Enjoy these painted roses.

Rose of Joy

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“Lily”

Watch Natalie paint “Lily” in just over 1 minute (time lapse)

This art is part of the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith“.

From Natalie: “Consider the lilies of the field… This painting was inspired by one of my favorite songs by Amy Grant, ‘Jehovah’, that I once sang in church with my young daughters. That memory is very special to me, and the song lyrics have helped me throughout my life. The song is based on this Scripture: ‘Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe youMatthew 6:28b-30a

Oil Painting “Lily” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Order gallery quality prints and fashion inspired by “Lily”, here:

Small Print “Lily”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Lily”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Lily”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

“Lily” Fashion Line: Flare Dress and Draped Kimono, sold separately. Each can stand alone, or worn as a set. Available in original full color design or in black & white.

Medium Flare Dress “Lily”

Flare bottom skirt that starts at the waist
Stretchy knit fabric
Free Shipping
If between sizes, go with next larger size
Medium: 8-10 US Standard Sizing
Bust 37″
Waist 28″
Hips 39″
Washing Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry on regular or hang to dry. Fabric is naturally quick-dry

$86.00

Large Flare Dress “Lily”

Flare bottom skirt that starts at the waist
Stretchy knit fabric
Free Shipping
If between sizes, go with next larger size
Large: 12-14 US Standard Sizing
Bust 40″
Waist 31″
Hips 42″
Washing Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry on regular or hang to dry. Fabric is naturally quick-dry

$86.00

X-Large Flare Dress

Flare bottom skirt that starts at the waist
Stretchy knit fabric
Free Shipping
If between sizes, go with next larger size
XL: 16 US Standard Sizing
Bust 42″
Waist 33″
Hips 44″
Washing Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry on regular or hang to dry. Fabric is naturally quick-dry

$86.00

“Lily” draped kimono, can be worn over the “Lily” dress (as illustrated above), or over any other clothing. The kimono is sheer, chiffon, light-weight flowy fabric that looks classy whether dressed up or down. More information about the draped kimono and product video on the “Lion and the Lamb” art page).

Small/Medium Kimono “Lily”

Light weight draped chiffon kimono, suitable for layering over dresses or blouses. Free Shipping. Machine washable. Size S/M fits bust size up to 37″, Back neck to Bottom hem 23″ (Note: I am usually a size M. I’m under 5 feet two, and yet I liked the long flowy length, so you might want to consider the L/XL even if you usually wear a smaller size. L/XL is offered below) Care instructions: Machine wash in cold water with a mild phosphate detergent. Do not bleach. Hang dry.

$69.00

Large/X-Large Kimono “Lily”

Light weight draped chiffon kimono, suitable for layering over dresses or blouses. Free Shipping. Machine washable. Size L/XL fits bust size 37″+, Back neck to Bottom hem 25″ (Note: I am usually a size M. I’m under 5 feet two, and yet I liked the long flowy length, so you might want to consider the L/XL even if you usually wear a smaller size?) Care instructions: Machine wash in cold water with a mild phosphate detergent. Do not bleach. Hang dry.

$69.00

Black and White version of “Lily” flare dress and matching draped kimono (kimono sold separately).

Medium Flare Dress “Lily” – Black and White Version

Flare bottom skirt that starts at the waist
Stretchy knit fabric
Free Shipping
If between sizes, go with next larger size
Medium: 8-10 US Standard Sizing
Bust 37″
Waist 28″
Hips 39″
Washing Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry on regular or hang to dry. Fabric is naturally quick-dry

$86.00

Large Flare Dress “Lily” – Black and White Version

Flare bottom skirt that starts at the waist
Stretchy knit fabric
Free Shipping
If between sizes, go with next larger size
Large: 12-14 US Standard Sizing
Bust 40″
Waist 31″
Hips 42″
Washing Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry on regular or hang to dry. Fabric is naturally quick-dry

$86.00

X-Large Flare Dress “Lily” – Black and White Version

Flare bottom skirt that starts at the waist
Stretchy knit fabric
Free Shipping
If between sizes, go with next larger size
XL: 16 US Standard Sizing
Bust 42″
Waist 33″
Hips 44″
Washing Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry on regular or hang to dry. Fabric is naturally quick-dry

$86.00

Small/Medium Kimono “Lily” – Black and White Version

Light weight draped chiffon kimono, suitable for layering over dresses or blouses. Free Shipping. Machine washable. Size S/M fits bust size up to 37″, Back neck to Bottom hem 23″ (Note: I am usually a size M. I’m under 5 feet two, and yet I liked the long flowy length, so you might want to consider the L/XL even if you usually wear a smaller size. L/XL is offered below) Care instructions: Machine wash in cold water with a mild phosphate detergent. Do not bleach. Hang dry.

$69.00

Large/X-Large Kimono “Lily” – Black and White Version

Light weight draped chiffon kimono, suitable for layering over dresses or blouses. Free Shipping. Machine washable. Size L/XL fits bust size 37″+, Back neck to Bottom hem 25″ (Note: I am usually a size M. I’m under 5 feet two, and yet I liked the long flowy length, so you might want to consider the L/XL even if you usually wear a smaller size?) Care instructions: Machine wash in cold water with a mild phosphate detergent. Do not bleach. Hang dry.

$69.00

“Vase of Flowers”

from collection 50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith

This art was painted for the children’s book “Nana Plays”.

This oil painting was created for a children’s book called “Nana Plays”. It is a very short story, told in few words, about my youngest daughter visiting Mom when I was Mom’s caregiver. The story is now told, which was important to me in a way that I can’t really put into words. When I see the oil paintings (even though most are simplistic, for children’s illustrations), I know that our journey with Mom is not forgotten. This oil painting “Vase of Flowers” is the art that stands apart from the children’s book, as a piece that should be included here in this collection 50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith.

It was painted from memory of the cut flowers that I would give to Mom at each visit. At the time we lived in rural Minnesota, where the weather is brutal and the growing season is short. My roses shouldn’t have lasted as long as they did, but somehow, they- and a variety of other flowers- continued to bloom for months longer than expected. I had a strong spiritual sense that my flowers would bloom until they were no longer needed, and that is what happened. These flowers kept us going. Bringing a little life and color into Mom’s space was very important to me. It was like a vase of hope- a piece of me, of what I love, what drives me, my passion for life- to Mom, to keep her going, to visually show her that she is loved.

Freshly cut flowers are powerful to many people, and it may be difficult to explain why. I find art to be a language that fills in the gaps when we can’t quite put into words what we feel. It’s as if we don’t have enough words to fully express the depth of our emotions. In this way, both flowers and art work together to heal that gap

Small Print “Vase of Flowers”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

33.50 $

Medium Print “Vase of Flowers”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

65.50 $

Large Print “Vase of Flowers”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

98.50 $

Watch Natalie paint “Vase of Flowers”

“Floral Cross”

Watch Natalie paint this art, and all 50 oil paintings in this collection (menu below)

“I’ve moved around a lot. My dad was in the Air Force, and my husband was in the Army. After his service, we continued to relocate for jobs. One of the challenges for settling in, is finding our place in our new community. I’ve attended many churches, of various styles, denominations, sizes, and cultures. It’s always a bit intimidating to join in, but I appreciate when our family is welcomed.

My experience with church in the Savannah area was this: we went the first time, and were so warmly received that we stayed. We now sing on the choir, and look forward to sharing family traditions with fellow Georgians.

One of the most significant events in a Christian church is celebrating the risen Christ during the Lenten season and into Easter. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was stunned to see a cross displayed on the foyer table- filling quickly with cut flowers. We were invited to take a flower, and add the stem to the cross. The assorted buds and blooms were strikingly beautiful, but it was more than that. It was life. He is Risen, Indeed. I didn’t know I’d feel something new and different, after all of these years of ‘seeing it all’ before, but this little church taught me something profoundly new.”

Floral Cross oil painting by Natalie Buske Thomas
Floral Cross oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Small Print “Floral Cross”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Floral Cross oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Medium Print “Floral Cross”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Floral Cross oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Large Print “Floral Cross”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

List of Oil Paintings in this Collection, linking to their pages here on the site, and also citing physical pages in the hardcover book:

  1. City of Savannah
    1.1 “City of Savannah” page 6-7
    1.2 “Natalie at the Fountain” page 8-11
    1.3 “House in Savannah” page 12-13
    1.4 “Guardian Lion” page 14-15
    1.5 “Autumn Angel” page 16-17
    1.6 “Steamship Savannah” page 18-19
    1.7 “Boiled Peanuts for Sale” page 20-21
    1.8 “Bulldog” page 22-23
    1.9 “Serenity Piano” page 24-25
    1.10 “Painting Colors” page 26-27
  2. Tybee Island
    2.1 “I Love Life” page 30-31
    2.2 “Living Sand Dollar” page 32-33
    2.3 “Matthew the Sea Turtle” page 34-35
    2.4 “Fungie the Dolphin” page36-37
    2.5 “Angel Releasing Dove” page 38-39
    2.6 “Flag on Tybee Island” page 40-41
    2.7 “My Kids at the Beach” page 42-43
    2.8 “Lighthouse near Tybee Island” page 44-45
  3. Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians
    3.1 “Gator and Snake” page 48-49
    3.2 “Tree Frog” page 50-51
    3.3 “Lizard” page 52-53
    3.4 “Blue Heron” page 54-55
    3.5 “Hummingbird” page 56-57
    3.6 “Painted Bunting” page 58-59
  4. Flowers and Trees
    4.1 “Pink Flower” page 62-63
    4.2 “Porch Flowers” page 64-65
    4.3 “Clover” page 66-67
    4.4 “Butterfly Tree Flowers” page 68-69
    4.5 “Savannah Tree” page 70-71
    4.6 “Dancer in a Floral Forest” page 72-73
    4.7 “Come to the Garden” page 74-77
    4.8 “Cherokee Rose” page 78-79
  5. Faith and Food
    5.1 “Floral Cross” page 82-83
    5.2 “Lenten Flower” page 84-85
    5.3 “Celtic Cross” page 86-87
    5.4 “Mary of God’s Favor” page 88-89
    5.5 “Lion and the Lamb” page 90-91
    5.6 “Breakfast with Friends” page 92-93
    5.7 “Peaches in a Bowl” page 94-95
    5.8 “Peach Cookies” page 96-97
    5.9 “Peach Pie” page 98-99
  6. Seasons and Weather
    6.1 “Pumpkins and Mums” page 102-103
    6.2 “Autumn Cottage” page 104-105
    6.3 “Spring Lambs” page 106-107
    6.4 “Peach Tree Hurricane” page 108-109
    6.5 “Eye of the Storm” page 110-111
    6.6 “God’s Promise” page 112-113
    6.7 “We Gather Together” page 114-115
    6.8 “Savannah Snow” page 116-117
    6.9 “I Believe in Santa” page 118-119

“Cherokee Rose”

Watch Natalie paint this art, and all 50 oil paintings in this collection (menu below)

“This is the beautiful and elegant state flower of Georgia. It is an Asian plant that does well in tropical climates. I love the look of this flower so much, I designed my oil painting of it for a pretty fashion scarf that I wear to church (it is also for sale through my website).

As I said earlier, I look forward to one day adding this special plant to my garden. I think it would work well in front of a fence row. I’ll do more research on this plant before making a commitment to it. People claim it’s quite a sprawler!”

This art is available as prints and as a fashion scarf – for sale on this page (scroll down).

Cherokee Rose oil painting by Natalie Buske Thomas

Note: The scarf shown in the product video is Poly Chiffon, 10″ x 45″. Silk is also available.

Chiffon Scarf “Cherokee Rose”

10" x 45" Poly Chiffon scarf. Free Shipping.

$36.50

Silk Scarf “Cherokee Rose”

10" x 45" Silk scarf. Free Shipping.

$42.50

Small Print “Cherokee Rose”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Cherokee Rose”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Cherokee Rose”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

List of Oil Paintings in this Collection, linking to their pages here on the site, and also citing physical pages in the hardcover book:

  1. City of Savannah
    1.1 “City of Savannah” page 6-7
    1.2 “Natalie at the Fountain” page 8-11
    1.3 “House in Savannah” page 12-13
    1.4 “Guardian Lion” page 14-15
    1.5 “Autumn Angel” page 16-17
    1.6 “Steamship Savannah” page 18-19
    1.7 “Boiled Peanuts for Sale” page 20-21
    1.8 “Bulldog” page 22-23
    1.9 “Serenity Piano” page 24-25
    1.10 “Painting Colors” page 26-27
  2. Tybee Island
    2.1 “I Love Life” page 30-31
    2.2 “Living Sand Dollar” page 32-33
    2.3 “Matthew the Sea Turtle” page 34-35
    2.4 “Fungie the Dolphin” page36-37
    2.5 “Angel Releasing Dove” page 38-39
    2.6 “Flag on Tybee Island” page 40-41
    2.7 “My Kids at the Beach” page 42-43
    2.8 “Lighthouse near Tybee Island” page 44-45
  3. Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians
    3.1 “Gator and Snake” page 48-49
    3.2 “Tree Frog” page 50-51
    3.3 “Lizard” page 52-53
    3.4 “Blue Heron” page 54-55
    3.5 “Hummingbird” page 56-57
    3.6 “Painted Bunting” page 58-59
  4. Flowers and Trees
    4.1 “Pink Flower” page 62-63
    4.2 “Porch Flowers” page 64-65
    4.3 “Clover” page 66-67
    4.4 “Butterfly Tree Flowers” page 68-69
    4.5 “Savannah Tree” page 70-71
    4.6 “Dancer in a Floral Forest” page 72-73
    4.7 “Come to the Garden” page 74-77
    4.8 “Cherokee Rose” page 78-79
  5. Faith and Food
    5.1 “Floral Cross” page 82-83
    5.2 “Lenten Flower” page 84-85
    5.3 “Celtic Cross” page 86-87
    5.4 “Mary of God’s Favor” page 88-89
    5.5 “Lion and the Lamb” page 90-91
    5.6 “Breakfast with Friends” page 92-93
    5.7 “Peaches in a Bowl” page 94-95
    5.8 “Peach Cookies” page 96-97
    5.9 “Peach Pie” page 98-99
  6. Seasons and Weather
    6.1 “Pumpkins and Mums” page 102-103
    6.2 “Autumn Cottage” page 104-105
    6.3 “Spring Lambs” page 106-107
    6.4 “Peach Tree Hurricane” page 108-109
    6.5 “Eye of the Storm” page 110-111
    6.6 “God’s Promise” page 112-113
    6.7 “We Gather Together” page 114-115
    6.8 “Savannah Snow” page 116-117
    6.9 “I Believe in Santa” page 118-119