Thursday, January 02, 2014

Miss Potter

Katie and I just finished watching Miss Potter.
You must watch this charming, touching movie.

Anyway.  The voiceover at the end of the movie meant something special to me on hearing it today.

There's something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. 
Mine took me here, where I belong.

Another tree in my life. This has doubled in size since we have lived here (@ten years) It's glowing today. See Katie?

Bloom where you are planted :o)
Donna Elsie


  1. Anonymous5:00 PM

    We saw that movie, if it is the one with Renee Zellweger.
    Wise words…does this mean you will write a book? Hope so!
    love and prayers, jep

    1. I was thinking when I sat down to write my blog ten years ago. :)

    2. Anonymous8:12 PM

      You are blooming beautifully right here…Thanks be to God!

    3. Thank you for being here, telling your story :-)

  2. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Oh, you found one of my favorites! I love everything about that movie.

    Jennifer M.

  3. very much enjoyed *Miss Potter* - time for a rewatch :-)

  4. I love Miss Potter. I watched all the Beatrix Potter movies with my little children (the ones that have her painting in the woods and then running back to her cottage to start a story?!) so I was eager to see Miss Potter when it came out. Such sweet love stories and Renee Z. Is brilliant. My girls play Let Me Teach You How to Dance if they want to see me get teary-eyed (-:


  5. I should have put that DVD on my Christmas list. It is a great movie.

  6. Anonymous10:16 PM

    Yes! : )

    Thanks for the movie rec. I'm so behind. And so many new movies out that I want to see too.

    Sarah P. from Iowa

  7. Anonymous11:20 PM

    I love that movie and own it! I agree with Diane, Renee Z. is brilliant in it.

    Debbie Z.

  8. I adore everything about Miss Potter, and generally I'm not a big Renee Z. fan. Diane ^^ is correct, she's brilliant in this.

    (I should add, I love Bridget Jones's Diary too!)

    Beatrix Potter is a wonderful example of enduring, of going on ... I love the casting of this movie, the scenery, and Miss Wiggin :-)

    It's morning - time for coffee. I think I need to watch this movie again, later today!

  9. I have to see it. I will put it on my list of Must Watch :) .
    I am praying for you and your bitter cold. Brrr.

  10. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Donna, I have a soup question!!! Your potato soup recipe from October --- did you boil the potatoes first then follow the recipe? It seems that 2 cups of water is just not enough otherwise. Sorry to be random, but need to know before I make it again :) Thank you!!

  11. Hi Lisa. The potatoes are cut in small pieces and boil in the 2 cups with the celery etc. I don't see any harm if you want to use more water. It would make more soup :)

    1. Anonymous6:41 PM

      Ok thanks! Last time I made it I only halved the potatoes (oops). Will try again.
      We're watching Miss Potter tonight because of your recommendation :)

  12. I love that movie, Donna. Maybe I'll watch it today as I'm home for a snow day. And speaking of soup from the comment above, I made a fabulous one over the holidays which is now in my list of favorite soups. Found it on Pinterest. Here's the link:

    1. That looks like it makes a lot! Did you use the butternet squash? I have never used my life...and would probably skip it.

  13. Some great picks! I loved Miss Potter, it even inspired me to have a Peter Rabbit nursery for our last baby! I just finally watched The Life of Pi and I highly recommend it!


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