Children roam, grassy hills
chasing butterflies, out for child like thrills
lion and lamb sit and watch
toddlers running and tumbling
and having fun..
flowers bright and trees so tall
fruit is falling
it’s a free for all
no more dreaming
happy and contented
somewhere over the rainbow
children are safe and free
whole and healthy
waiting for you and me…
I am really beginning to miss Photo Art Friday at Pixel Dust Photo Art. Bonnie has taken time away and I am sure it was much-needed… as I explored the great outdoors yesterday I came across some Flax flowers. I was so excited to see them growing wild and free and not cooped up in someones yard..lol! Of course I needed to take pictures of the little beauties. I used one of Bonnie’s textures called afternoon walk.. I was pleased with the result.. You never know what you’ll see when you venture out for a walk.
The Lupine are also looking lovely
Rustic Forest Falls
Since I retired from working in a library over eight months ago I have not read a book. I have plenty of unread ones on my shelves but our energy has gone into settling in, gardening and other endeavors like photography and blogging. I recently came across an episode on our local pbs station called, Call the Midwife. I was captivated and did not budge and have been faithfully following it since that time. Much of what is on television doesn’t interest me due to the use of profanity or what I see as the promotion of violence. I must say I am intrigued by Call the Midwife and decided to purchase the book. I am here to promote Call the Midwife as you can see by the link below..
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He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person..
but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters the world
with a passion for flowers in his soul…Celia Thaxter
We found out from the friend that gave us this plant, that it is called Celundine. It is a transplant all the way from Pennsylvania. We are thrilled to see it flourish in our garden… (:
Friends are the flowers in the garden of life….
Today I am joining in on the daily post here at WordPress. The prompt is Landscape. When you gaze out your window—real or figurative–do you see the forest first, or the trees?
Having moved to the mountains just over a year ago, when I wake up I see the trees.We are surrounded by massively tall Cedar and Pine trees.
We have one that is about five foot in diameter that stands next to our bathroom window.
Figuratively as I look at the massive, old trees that still stand despite battle scars of storms, lightening and floods, they represent to me people. I see adults and the seedlings are the children. They remind me of human growth. It takes time to grow. It takes time to develop and overcome adversity and challenges that we face in life. The trees will bend when the winds come and some may snap under the pressure but many are capable of persevering through it all. As we have seen over the years of history how people have overcome obstacles and lived to tell their story and as the branches reach out to shelter other plant life and animals so can we reach out to encourage, protect and share the hope for a better tomorrow. We can learn a lot from nature.
I have been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogger Award today. How very sweet and thoughtful of Easter Ellen, a new acquaintance here at WordPress. We are kindred spirits in many ways. At Overcoming to Becoming, Easters, posts, poetry and photography reveal her heart. She pours it all out and I know that lives are touched and hope is planted in the hearts of those reading about triumph through very difficult times. Thank you new friend! (:
As a recipient of this award I am to answer five Super Sweet questions..
1.Cookies or cake? I love chocolate chip cookies with walnuts..
2. Chocolate or vanilla? I am a chocoholic from way back…
3. Favorite treat? Pumpkin pie during the holidays…
4. When do you crave sweet things? Most likely during a mid afternoon slump… (:
5. Sweet nick name? That would have to be Bertie, as I was sometimes called by my mother…
The next step is to acknowledge ten bloggers of whom have spread a little sugar and spice into my life. There are a few of you that go back with me when I started blogging. You have stayed with me throughout my ups and downs and my many changes. I prefer to thank each and every one of you that have become a part of my journey. From you, I have been inspired and learned and have had the privilege of reading awesome blogs, view incredible photography, and meet amazing artists. Each of us, in our own way, adds to the color and beauty of life on earth. Thank you! (:
Throughout the United States, Cinco de Mayo is being celebrated by the Mexican/ American population with various kinds of festivities. It gives me the perfect opportunity to share a few more photos that I took in March. I continue to experiment with editing and other forms of photo art and even with deciding what fonts appeal to me.. Yes, I am under construction as I learn, grow and explore in the area of photography. This little girl amused herself as she waited for her moment to perform by twirling and moving about. Little did she know that I was being entertained by the beauty of her spontaneous movement.
My thoughts are with all children throughout the world, that all of their needs be met and that they may have much laughter and joy in their lives.
We made our first run to Big Bear, yesterday to our favorite nursery, Hunter’s… Being that it is about forty miles away, we don’t go very often.
Now to decide what we want to take home with us..
This looks like a nice assortment…
This image captured my heart… Her little stance is so sweet. From the top of her head to her feet. So very precious! While at the festivities of Blessing of the Animals there were many dancers. It was a photographers haven as the performers were so willing to pose. It was such a delight to see all the many enthusiastic dancers.