I found myself googling for images of Scout, though I had many, I had grown tired of the same old views. Google led me to The Noisy Plume. Jillian, at The Noisy Plume shares the same love for Idaho as I do. She captures Idaho through her lens so beautifully, so natural and breathtaking that I am easily transported to that portion of the world, recognizing peaks, streams and ridges along the way. Her words are as profound and beautiful as her photos and The Life and Times of The Noisy Plume has become a (if not THE) favorite blog amongst my readings.
In December she led her readers to a blog based Advent Calendar hosted by A Butterfly In My Hair (another great blog) and sponsored one of the days of the giveaway. A talented artist, she gifted handcrafted spoons made from enamel & copper and I was one of the lucky ones to receive the green Winter Spoon. I love it!
Here is a little description Jillian provided when describing The Winter Spoons during the Advent Giveaway:
I hope, when they are seen or used in your homes, that you and yours are transported to a place of tranquility where the richness of hope, strength and confidence rule in sweeping, peaceful arcs -- like the narrow white of poplar branches in a stiff prairie wind.
I received my package from The Noisy Plume a few days ago and was ecstatic to open the box to find my little bit of treasure, but as I was rifling through the box I found so much more. A tiny bird that reminded me of a beautiful thrush she cared for this past summer, an assortment of teas, notecards made from Jillian's own photography all sitting amongst the most beautiful handcrafted spoon. This was no prize I had won just carelessly thrown in a box-this was a package that was sent with such great thought and care.
Thank you Jillian for your generous gift. And thank you Vibeke for hosting such a wonderful Advent Calender-because of you I have been introduced to so many talented people.