Friday, 31 July 2015

Flower Power

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.:

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Flowers beautiful flowers
The pink lily arrangement is one from my friend Matthew

Have a gorgeous Friday
A blue moon tonight

Abbey Road in 10 Minutes
Somewhere Only We know
as seen on the blog
The Dutchess

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.
Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (180 acres). The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Since 1925, the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Part of the museum's former collection is now located in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Both museums descend from the same institution, but were split after the Chinese Civil War.

A book I highly recommend My Secret Sister with  Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith

Also I recommend

My Escape from North Korea A Thousand Miles to Freedom
Eunsun Kim

The Blue Sky
Galsan Tschinag

Doll Baby
Laura Lane McNeal

Let's Take the Long Way Home
Gail Caldwell

China Dolls
Lisa See


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Beach=Best Escape Anyone Can Have

"At the beach, I become one with the sand, with the shells, the sea, the sun, I feel natural, free to be me."
~ Judith Frenette ~ beach quotes ~

Beach= Best Escape Anyone Can Have

Giggles I know it is Tuesday but this makes me laugh
every time I see it

Friday, 24 July 2015

Happy Friday

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space
Marilyn Monroe

Happy Friday
Weekend Weekend
Cha cha cha

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Always we Remember

Good recipes

Today is my dear friend Karen's birthday

My beautiful friend Karen always smiling, joyous and happy

Illustration by Mary

Headed into a very hot day....
Stay hydrated, and cool...heart emoticon
☮*´¨(✿◠‿◠)❀ ♫ ☼ ☾*´☮¨

My niece Michelle and her husband's 12th wedding anniversary

Our beautiful niece Michelle and her handsome husband Rob

Fun with Michelle as always

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(¸.ℒℴνℯ´ (¸.•`(¸.•´ღ•.• ∞•*´

and today is 23 years since
Robbie began his eternal life in Heaven

Robbie dancing with dear Aunt Margaret at a wedding

Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and forever dear.
— Author Unknown

If we remembered everyday that we could lose someone at any moment, we would love them fiercely and freely and without fear - not because there's nothing to lose, but because everything can always be lost. - Emily Rapp Black

My Son and his wife and Son enjoying their time in Australia
It's winter in Australia 
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(¸.ℒℴνℯ´ (¸.•`(¸.•´ღ•.• ∞•*´

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(¸.ℒℴνℯ´ (¸.•`(¸.•´ღ•.• ∞•*´

Live in peace, and the God of love 
and peace shall be with you. 
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(¸.ℒℴνℯ´ (¸.•`(¸.•´ღ•.• ∞•*´

Sunday Song

I love this song by Chris Rea and You My love

To those who still believe that nothing is trivial. To those who believe that, in the small things are wrapped joys immense. What a hug, a smile, a small gesture, are not ever granted, but they are sincere and precious moments. Important little moments. Because in life, happiness is made of this: of lots of little moments. Good morning.
__ Giorgia Star

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Love makes us..
..who we are capable of being..
So we can do..
.. what Love would have us do..
~ Marianne Williamson ~.
Congratulations to all those that once again participated in the Colour Run

So proud to be a Canadian

"Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it." 
— Mark Amend

One of my favorite perfumes

I love this version of Summer Wine

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Happy Saturday

✿• (ˆ◡ˆ) •✿Warm Wishes and Sunshine Kisses✿• (ˆ◡ˆ)•✿
♫*。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。
**˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\
˚ ˛ •˛• ˚ | 田田 |門 ✿¸.✿¸.✿
Take my hand friend, we shall walk~
Through the trees, along the shore line~
Small steps, big steps, all around steps~
Touch my heart with your stories~
When we pass through the quarries~
Pick a flower, throw a stone, catch a mist drop in your hair~
Tell me friend of all your dreams~
Catch a breeze ~ Cool wind blows~
Feel the sand in our toes~
My friend; did you see the butterfly flirting~
Did you hear the hummingbird buzzing ~
Lets hold on to this moment; this hour; this day~
Never let it go away~~Marilyn Rigby

Thanks Relyn for this link I love this song and love this version

Logan loving his summer in Australia
(winter there)

Be careful out there in the heat my darlings
A good article

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Detroit Comerica Park The Rolling Stones July 8, 2015

Wendy and Rob were in attendance last night at the Rolling Stones Concert
at Comerica Park

It's a gas, gas, gas

Summer is in the air baby and Heaven is in your eyes♥

That's my fabulous Wendy
Ready to Rock and Roll with the Rolling Stones

Fabulous shirts fabulous people

The Rolling Stones have always been one of my most favorite groups
I have seen them in concert and it was a most remarkable one as everyone
shares when they go to their concerts

She comes in colours everywhere
She's like a rainbow

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(͡๏̯͡๏)(͡๏̯͡๏) 🌸♡ THURSDAY 🌼
( , , )( , , )🌹★ BLESSINGS ☆🌻

Beautiful flower arrangement made for me by 
my fabulous friend Matthew
He is so talented in all of his creative efforts in life
Thank you Matthew
Flowers are food for our souls

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Happy 4th of July
I love this version of God Only Knows

New Winnie the Pooh Story

I love them all

In the winter you may want the summer; in the summer, you may want the autumn; in the autumn, you may want the winter; but only in the spring you dream and want no other season but the spring!” ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan Words of Wisdom, Aphorisms, Wise Sayings, Quotations

Happy 4th of July to all my American family and friends

and a very very happy birthday to my beautiful and dear long time friend Ilona

Then followed that beautiful season...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Fireflies in the Garden
Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
And here on earth come emulating flies,
That though they never equal stars in size,
(And they were never really stars at heart)
Achieve at times a very star-like start.
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.”-Robert Frost

Picnic foods

°•.✫"~Wishing you a safe and wonderful, July 4th Holiday~°•.°•.✫"~ ´”*°•.✫"~¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫"~Love and Blessings~°•.✫"~~°•.✫"~¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫

☆:*´¨`*Happy 4th of July!*´¨`*:☆Dream Big!☆:*

It' winter in Australia currently

"I wish you enough sun
to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain
to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness
to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain
so that the smallest joys
in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain
to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss
to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's"
to get you through the final "Good-bye."
~ Author Unknown ~

Adventures in Australia
Summer 2015
(Winter in Australia)

Beach=Best Escape Anyone Can Have