Saturday, 30 April 2016


This photograph was from Facebook
unsure of the source

"That moment when you open your eyes,
and see the world around you 
as though it were the first time."
~Katy Martin~

‪#‎Top10‬ most attractive Chinese cities for expats
Shanghai has for the fourth time topped the list of the 10 most attractive Chinese cities for expats, according to a survey of foreigners in China.

My beloved family always sharing love joy and 
plenty of adventures

Beauty of China
Facebook photograph China Daily

Chinese bookstore
Facebook photograph

China bookstore

European castle-style campus wows in Southwest China
A campus is hailed as "coming from fairytale" for its impressive European-style architecture. The campus of Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, which is located in Chengdu,

Photograph taken by my Son

Logan's newest creation his dinosaur

Spending time with your children is what they love best

Called Stairway to Heaven in China

Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Very touching young boy with Autism weeping at a Coldplay concert

Two funerals this week
one for my husbands dear Aunt

and one for our former neighbor Betty  she hand knitted things for many especially my grandson
and it went all the way to China

The sweater will fit Logan a bit better perhaps next year
but we wanted to proudly show Betty's family
her beautiful work went all the way to China

We shall lovingly remember both

Logan's art work of me using his favorite colour purple

Gardenia is back on the balcony
along with english lavender

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
~John Muir~

Enjoy these glorious spring days

Friday, 22 April 2016

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Always have lots of fun
when ever you can
Life is short and sweet
Make FUN of it

Reading (Central Park, New York - picture by Yale Joel, 1957)
Photograph posting by my dear friend Shelley on Facebook
I adore this photograph
Love you Shelley

"And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Beautiful quote seen on the gorgeous blog Sea Cottage
Link on the sidebar

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Happy Earth Day! 
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you…” 
— John Muir naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness.
Every day we must tenderly care for our Mother Earth

When we speak of nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.
~ Henry Matisse
Earth Day: Today & Every Day
"When we say the Earth has created life, we know it's only possible because she contains within herself the whole cosmos. Just as the Earth is not only the Earth, so too we are not only human. We have the Earth and the whole cosmos within us. We are made of the sun. We are made of the stars. Touching this true nature of reality, we can transcend the dualistic view that the cosmos is something greater than ourselves or different from ourselves."
—Thích Nhất Hạnh, from "Love Letter to the Earth"

Yosemite National Park

Earth facts for Earth Day:
* The Earth moves faster than a speeding bullet. A rifle bullet travels 1-2 km/sec...The Earth travels at about 30 km/sec (18 miles/sec)!
* The Earth is the biggest of the terrestrial planets in our solar system. Meaning it's rocky, as opposed to a Jupiter-like gas planet.

* Earth has something no other planet we know of has: a lot of water on the surface. It’s about 71 percent water by area, dominated by the Pacific Ocean, which covers 60 million square miles of the surface. That’s nearly a third of the planet.
Thanks to The Slate for the facts!
As read on the John Tesh site on Facebook  

Earth Day
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. ~Jane Yolen

"The number one skill in life is not giving up."— Bryant McGill

Very good speech

" Three o’clock in the morning. The soft April night is looking at my windows and caressingly winking at me with its stars. I can’t sleep, I am so happy. "

- Anton Chekhov

We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children

A dream is a wish your heart makes

I love Asia
May we be blessed this Earth Day with the delights of the earth.
May we treasure and care for them as an endangered child.
May we spend time with the earth relishing it's beauty.
May we sing songs in adoration of our earth.
May we dance and laugh for JOY.
For our earth is worth saving and loving
and holding dear to our hearts.
Beautiful words from my online friends blog
Delights of the Heart
Link in the sidebar

Korean older homes

"Bom" 봄 which means spring! in Korean

Soon Logan will be 4 this pictures melts my heart
and surely makes me realize how fast the years go by

My Son in New Zealand
My family is my piece of Heaven on Earth
My new bird bath
Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come

Flowering trees are in bloom
My gardenia is once again on the balcony

Plant a magical fairy garden with someone you love