Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sweet-Faced Pansies






Pansies are the prettiest of flowers.


They have the sweetest little faces, don't you think?

Their colors are vibrant and beautiful.


If you observe closely, you'll see that some of them have outlines on their petals that look like upsidedown hearts!


I'm always a little afraid to buy them in April because we live in a cold clime.


But it was impossible to resist buying them for Easter.

I wanted them in the pots  at the top of stairs in the front yard to welcome guests who were coming for Easter dinner.



This year, I hoped to have all pinks and purples but succumbed to the perkiness of the yellows as well.

I like to gather individual pansies between my fingers, give them gentle kisses, tell them how beautiful they are and how much I love them.

 The neighbors might think I'm bonkers but I don't care.  Pansies are lovies!

DO YOU KNOW ANY FOLKLORE ABOUT PANSIES?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rosy Kissing Ball


You've seen lovely green plant-covered kissing balls at Christmas time, right?

Many people hang them outside on their porches.

Well, my very dear friend, Christine, paid me a pre-Easter visit.



She had a big surprise for me.



It was a pink rose-covered "kissing" ball for Easter!

She said she saw it in a store and knew it was perfect for me, since she knows how much I love pink roses.

What a loving and thoughtful gesture it was for her to buy it for me.

Have you ever in your life seen anything so pretty?

I just love it. 

Hubs hung it on the front porch.

It's sooooo attractive and I love driving into the driveway and getting a glimpse of it.

I'm soooo grateful.

WHAT DO PINK ROSES MAKE YOU THINK OF?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday, (After Easter), Monday




Now that Easter is over, we can all relax a little, right?

The day was perfect weather-wise. 

The sun shone down brightly and the air was cool and pleasant.



The Easter dinner, with contributions from all the guests, turned out to be very tasty and more than abundant.



The company was good and pleasant.



After everyone left, hubs helped me clean this mess:

 



For me, the one word that finalizes Easter ----its preparation, celebration and aftermath---- is GRATITUDE.

Yes, it's so good to be filled with gratitude for the ability to get together with loved ones, to feast, to be in good health, and to enjoy each precious moment of life.

And one more thing. I'm so grateful for you, dear reader.

Without you, this blog would not be nearly as meaningful and fun to write.

So thanks!


WHAT IS ONE THING YOU ARE ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR TODAY?
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