Sunday, 22 May 2016

Hummingbirds are back

When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one.
~ Princess Grace of Monaco

Our hummingbirds are back  

My husband took these photographs of the hummingbirds at our
feeders
They almost seem in a frenzy in their feeding getting
ready soon for their long long migration
some as far as Costa Rica



Enjoy every ounce of these beautiful days


The Hummingbird
Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.




I send thee pansies while the year is young, 
Yellow as sunshine, purple as the night; 

Flowers of remembrance, ever fondly sung 

By all the chiefest of the Sons of Light; 

And if in recollection lives regret 

For wasted days and dreams that were not true, 

I tell thee that the "pansy freak'd with jet" 

Is still the heart's ease that the poets knew

Take all the sweetness of a gift unsought, 

And for the pansies send me back a thought.

~Sarah Doudney

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week”





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

Saturday, 21 May 2016

What a Wonderful World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lWdrVWIPhk

What a wonderful world

Have a nice long weekend
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Stay safe and happy and healthy

 レo√乇 "heart emoticon" ☼...~xxx



This is not my photograph but I have seen this a lot
this weekend Canada Geese with their babies
Spring is divine





When you pray for others, God listens to you, and blesses them, And sometimes, When you, are safe and happy, Remember that someone has prayed for you. ☻/ ღ˚ •。* ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* ° ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。 ▌ *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚...just sprinkling a little Love ˚ ✰* ★ / \ ˚. ★ *˛ ˚* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* Stay strong and carry on. Always in my throughts, and my heart and prayers



Over the moon waiting for June

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An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.
The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.
May you be open to each thread that comes into your life ~
the golden ones and the coarse ones ~
and may you weave them
into a brilliant and beautiful life.
~Ancient Chinese Belief~


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COLOURFUL  and Beautiful Spring has returned

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Enjoy this day my darlings

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


Life is short make FUN of it



"Joy is contagious. 
Commit to being a carrier!"
~Kevin Harney~

Monday, 16 May 2016

Trillium are in bloom along Normandy

Spring is divine I am glad she is back today after that surprise quick snowfall of yesterday

 I am going to try to pay attention to the spring.
I am going to look around at the flowers,
and look up at the hectic trees.
I am going to close my eyes and listen.
~Ann Lamott





The horses are very vocal across the street
they too are welcoming spring back
May she stay forever


Lilacs in bloom around our neighborhood

I love that scents can make our memories come alive



Have I ever mentioned how much I love spring


Trilliums in bloom along Normandy in the woods




Trillium in bloom along Normandy





The woods the woods the beautiful woods


“Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” ~ W.B. Yeats




COLOURFUL  and Beautiful Spring has returned

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Enjoy this day my darlings

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

Life is short make FUN of it



Bring Joy and Happiness to each and every day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKHjSA1Cf7Q

Over the moon waiting for June



Sunday, 15 May 2016

Snow Business May 15th?



Yes that is snow you see before you
Unbelievable on this mid may day

Spring please return I miss you so


Love the music my son shares
Have a soulful Sunday everyone


“A poet dips words into springtime to season her poems with beauty.” —Terri Guillemets


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0snlATVXB0
Paris to Seoul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqusBYOcaA4
I love this fashion show as well
bellisimo

la bella vita
Here's to the good life

Saturday, 14 May 2016

High school Prom




The years are fast and fleeting already the high school prom
Where do the years go to

We are so very proud of you and all you have accomplished in 
your young life



Thursday, 12 May 2016

Colour your world with happiness

“Life is like a box of crayons. 
Most people are the 8 color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64 color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. 
I fancy myself to be a 64 color box, though I've got a few missing. 
It's okay though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. 
I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8 color boxes. 

Does anyone else have that problem? 
I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation. 
So when I meet someone who's an 8 color type...I'm like, hey girl, Magenta! And she's like, oh, you mean purple! And she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, no I want Magenta!” 

― John Mayer
As read on the beautiful blog Zsa zsa bellagio





“Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”

― C. JoyBell C


I feel inspired...how about you?



Sunday, 8 May 2016

Mother's Day

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~ Sophia Loren

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(¸.•´*(¸.•´*(.¸. •*✿* Nothing is more Beautiful 
than the gift of Life.” 
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Happy Mother's Day,Mom  I  Can't wait to spend some time with the mother who taught me that love was the best present that anyone could ever ask for - you certainly have tons of that to give
from my Son Mother's day 2016



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a .
good .
m o t h e r .
is .
irreplaceable .
~ Adriana Trigiani





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D░ A░ Y░ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♫♪
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul
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A garden of love
grows
in a grandmother's
heart
~Unknown~









Mom… a word every woman wants to hear… every women wants to experience motherhood in her life…… when a woman becomes a mom, everything for her changes, all her priorities, her job, her whole life…. she then becomes a full-time nanny because she never wants to leave her child alone… her children hold her heart forever and she starts seeing her world through her kids… they can lean on her for anything and everything… no matter how much work she has to do, her first priority is always her kids and they too look toward their mom for everything… she is there whenever they need a friend to share some secrets or need a shoulder to cry on or someone to lead them towards the right way… A MOTHER is always there and no matter how old we get, we still depend on our mother for so many things…. A MOTHER’S heart is so big… there’s always a deep abyss of forgiveness and nothing can ever match the love, the power, the charisma of a mother…Neena Gupta  - 


My greatest masterpiece
My child



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBF6JydZiz4
Mothers hands

"I love children and I love family and I love that interaction. Because I had a really close relationship with my mother, I understand that deep powerful love, and it's so beautiful. To be a mother to a child is the most brilliant gift; it's gorgeous."

-Alicia Keys




“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” 
~Diane Mariechild



Forever in my heart
My greatest joy in life to be your Mother
I love you with all my heart my Son♥





The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
~Washingon Irving

Acknowledging the good 
that is already in your life 
is the foundation for all abundance


~ Eckhart Tolle

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

To the world you may be just one person
but to the one person you ARE the world♥

A little rain can straighten a flower stem.
A little love can change a life.
Max Lucado

Whether or not storms come
we cannot choose
But where we stare during a storm
That we can.
Max Lucado

Be of love a little more careful than of anything

E. E. Cummings


"Love has the power to cure, to heal, to calm, to change, and to unite. Use this power often."
~ A.D. Williams


Good deeds have a way of coming back to bless us. Be true to yourself. Make each day your masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books, Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day. When we are kind to others and practice a merciful attitude, we become recipients of mercy ourselves. Just as the sower reaps the crop he has sown, so do merciful people reap what has been planted in the lives of others. Don't get tired of doing good
As read on facebook but good advice to us all



“Snapshots, moments, mere seconds: 
as fragile and beautiful and hopeless 
as a single butterfly, flapping on against 
a gathering wind.” ~Lauren Oliver



This quote as seen on my lovely friends blog Posted from Home
Your arms were always open
when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood
when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern
when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love
has guided me
and given me wings
to fly.
~Sarah Malin~

My Son a Precious gift from God
A Blessing to Behold

Son I am so very proud to be your Mother

I cannot wait until our reunion in June

I love you with all my heart
MomX0X0



The door of Serenity
Sunday song for you 


ℋappy ℳother's day ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Mom's Journey ...


The young mother set her foot on the path of life.
"Is this the long way?"
she asked.

And the guide said, "Yes, and the way is hard.
And you will be old before you reach the end of it.
But the end will be better than the beginning.

But the young mother was happy,
and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years.
So she played with her children, she fed them, and bathed them,
and taught them to tie their shoelaces and ride a bike
and do their homework and brush their teeth.

The sun shone on them, and the young mother cried,
"Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."
Then the nights came, and the storms,
and the path was sometimes dark, and the children shook with fear and cold,
and the mother drew them close and covered them with her arms,
and the children said,
"Mother, we are not afraid for you are near,
and no harm can come."

And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead,
and the children climbed and grew weary,
and the mother was weary too.
But at all times she said to the children,
"A little patience and we are there."
So the children climbed, and as they climbed,
they learned to weather the storms.
And with this, she gave them strength to face the world.

Year after year, she showed them compassion, understanding,
hope, but most of all...unconditional love.
And when they reached
the top they said, "Mother, we could not have done it without you."

The days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years,
and the mother grew old and she became little and bent.
But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage.
And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up at the stars
and said, "This is a better day than the last, for my children have
learned so much and are now passing these traits on to their children."

And when the way became rough for her,
they lifted her and gave her their strength,
just as she had given them hers.
One day they came to a hill,
and beyond the hill, they could see a shining road
and golden gates flung open.
And the mother said, "I have reached the end of my journey.
And now I know that the end is better than the beginning,
for my children can walk with dignity and pride,
with their heads held high, and so can their children after them."

And the children said,
"You will always walk with us, Mother,
even when you have gone through the gates."

And they stood and watched her as she went on alone,
and the gates closed after her.
And they said,
"We cannot see her, but she is with us still.
A mother like ours is more than a memory.
She is a living presence."


Your Mother is always with you 

She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. 

She's the smell of certain food you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself.

She's the cool hand on your brow when you are not feeling well.

She's your breath in the air on a cold winter day.

She's the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow; she is Christmas morning.

Your Mothers lives inside your laughter.

She is the place you come from, your first home, and she's the map your follow with every step you take.

She's your first Love, your first Friend, even your first enemy, but not on earth can separate your not time, not space...not even death.
~ Unknown
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