Sunday, 24 May 2015

Gardens and Stars

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 
- Victor Hugo



My friends most beautiful rose in Las Vegas
Thanks Deb





Gorgeous beautiful flowers
are food for our souls










The kiss of the  sun for pardon
The songs of the birds for mirth
There is no place closer to Heaven
than a garden here on Earth

Sunday is best spent with an open and loving heart
Enjoy this beautiful May day


Lavender plant


I love bamboo lilacs and lily of the valley
and all flowers

Orchids

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“Each day has a magical moment that 
helps us to change and sends us out to 
make our dreams come true." 
~ Paulo Coelho ~

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Beautiful beaded pieces of gold


My sweet little hummingbirds have returned to the 
feeders on our balcony

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I hope lovely surprises are coming your way
that makes this day a wonderful day for you!

~ Listen To The Garden ~
Every garden has a story, if we but stop and read
And turn the leaves most gently, our heart and soul to feed.
There's a mystery in petals, stamens, pistils, pods
Word, for word we read to find, the tender heart of God.
Turn every leaf and see, the veins, the pattern clear
Pause with thought to listen, His whispers you will hear.
Breathe in and murmur low, inhale the pungent, sweet
Then press the velvet softness, against your rosy cheek.
Look deep into the colour, the texture of each plant
Watch the insects all at work, the bee, the wasp, the ant
Sit, feel the breeze, its secrets, softly sway
For every garden has a story, God's unfolding every day.
Soft whispers from Derry's Heart Poems © April 2010
heartwhispers@iinet.net.au

http://shanghaiist.com/2015/05/24/watermelons_of_various_shapes_grown_in_jiangsu.php
Heart shaped water melon


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Largest Disney Store opens up in Shanghai

The world’s largest Disney store opened its doors to the public in Shanghai on May 20. More than 2,000 kinds of merchandise, more than 99% of which can only be found at Disney store around the world, can be purchased there. (Photos: Tang Yanjun/Chinanews.com)






All from Trending in China posting on Facebook
Thank you 

http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/21/investing/china-hanergy-stock-plunge/index.html?sr=fb052115richestman9aStoryLink
China's richest man lost 15 billion in one hour



Fascinating words from Marlon Brando:
"I always had a tender spot for frail women--emotionally frail women--who wandered about, always looking surprised. These women reminded me of my mother, and so I felt compelled to look after them. I felt tender toward them, in a way I didn't toward others. Then I began to feel tender toward all people who looked a little frail and a little lost. And then I reached an age when everyone--I mean everyone--looked a little frail and a little lost, and then I was able to feel tender--to feel some love and respect--toward all people. The flawed, wonderful person who was my mother is, I guess, inside all people, and so we need to be tender toward all people. It is good for them and it is good for us. It should not have taken me this long to feel this way."
--Marlon Brando/Interview with James Grissom/1990/


The Yeojwacheon Stream (여좌천) area is well known as one of Jinhae’s best spots for viewing the famous cherry flower blossoms. It is also the location of the bridge where the two leading characters (Gwanu and Chaewon) of ‘Romance’, MBC’s TV series, first met as tourists who came to Jinhae to watch the Naval Port Festival. After the episode was aired, the bridge instantly became popular and widely known as the ‘Romance Bridge’. Each April the whole city of Jinhae is filled with cherry blossoms, but the Yeojwa Stream area has the most beautiful cherry blossom which makes it a prime tourist attraction.


Visit Yeojwacheon Stream (Cherry Blossom Road) (여좌천-벚꽃명소).
photo:credits to the owner
안녕 ˚•. • [ma-rie]

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Flowers and Fauna


My lucky rabbit and flowers



I love beautiful napkins especially those with birds on them



Flowers always adorn my home



Home tweet home the robins have built another nest of love
outside our computer room window

My little fairy garden I must yet plant the flowers in it


Fresh lavender and lily of the valley and bamboo and my lucky cat

My love new guinea sun impatiens


I love beautiful pieces of fabric especially hand beaded
and in gold


My sea glass from a dear friend Island Get a way candle
and lovely sea shells and a beautiful bowl to place them in from my sister


My treasure troves on my computer desk 
my lucky rose quartz lucky rabbit
lucky hand made woven gift of good luck from Costa Rica
Logan's ball and drawings and his lucky gold star
Hand made origami pieces from a dear friend
and my connection to all of you 



The patio always a haven of peace and sanctuary of peace


My English daisies and beautiful pink straw flowers



We  are a happy community here in our condo


Hummingbird feeders fuschia, gardenia plant my fairy garden

Fresh basil and flowering jasmine

My little fairy garden with english daisies and my straw flowers
Fresh basil on the side



Gardenia


Dried roses and orchids

My b eautiful orchids
In my soul is always a secret garden






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEPEKHK9dk

Paul Anka Times of Your Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV2uebhnqOw
Pretty Girls

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa8ySGsymo_2mlORDZvdSwTzqQ82Km4Tj

Mad Men Songs


You can buy your children everything in the world, 
but nothing will compare to the memories you make with them..

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/05/readers_share_photos_tell_the.html
Love these special fairy doors I have seen many in Ann Arbor Michigan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQProJueWGs
Get mine get yours
Christina Aguilera Instrumental