Friday, August 1, 2014

Nature All Around Us


Isn't it amazing how much beauty surrounds us?


Admittedly, for many years of my life, I never gave clouds, trees or flowers much thought.  Life was way too busy.

It's still very full but now I love to take time to look at the loveliness all around----free for the looking.


We have been so immensely blessed by our Creator with a huge variety of trees, bushes, flowers and so forth.

From the tiniest blade of green grass to the towering pines almost touching the sky, all is spectacular.   


Seeing all the beauty in nature brings delight and deep gratitude.



WHAT IS THE LAST BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF NATURE THAT YOU SAW?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Color!


The ability to see bright colors is one of life's special gifts.

Can you imagine what it would be like if everything around us was gray?



Recently I went to a children's playground that was splashed with color.



Whoever designed it should get a medal. It was great.

I love sizzling colors in glassware, clothing, and household objects, too.

Life can be challenging so color it bright!

WHAT IS THE MOST COLORFUL THING IN YOUR APARTMENT OR HOUSE?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Joy of Pastel Apricot-Colored Geraniums





My favorite color is pink.



In my mind's eye, there would be all pink and white flowers in the front yard this summer but things turned out differently.

Two large geraniums just happened to be a kind of pastel apricot color instead of pink but that was  okay because hubs planted impatiens on either side of the front walkway in the same color! 



They actually matched the geraniums.

Then there were multi-colored pansies and blue muscari in the spring.

 The pansies, though a little spindly, are still bobbing along.


So even though the all pink and white theme didn't make it, the display of multi-colored flowers i
s still lovely.


The other night, the sweet geraniums were bathed in the light of the late afternoon sun and they just made my heart leap with happiness. 

It didn't matter a bit that they weren't pink or white.



Isn't that a lot like our life stories? 

 We don't always get what we want but we just need to appreciate and love what we get!


When we do that it makes life a little easier, too.

WHAT WAS THE LAST UNEXPECTED THING THAT YOU DIDN'T WANT BUT DECIDED TO ACCEPT?


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