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Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

(Almost Wordless) Wellness Wednesday

Savoring Spring Flowers

Soon I'll have fresh strawberries to enjoy.

For now I'm enjoying a variety of bulbs in bloom.

This is my 1st yellow Iris of the season.

Here is where I sit in the afternoon shade to read.
Ms. Kitty's 'cushion' is under the
chair on the left.

Purple Irises have been blooming for several weeks already

The Azalea given to me by a dear friend
when my Mom died in 1989

Allowing myself time to relax, read, and enjoy my garden
brings healthy, happiness, and a sense of well-being.

'Garden' Thoughts for Today
"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses."
Hanna Rion


thailandchani said...

Beautiful! My garden is beginning to come to life, too. It makes all the difference.

SandyCarlson said...

Your garden is stunning! So full of life and color. God bless.

Anonymous said...

You have beautiful flowers in your garden. Love those Irises. And yes, strawberries are my son's favorite!



Joyce said...

Such beautiful flowers! A cushion for Ms. Kitty makes it a perfectly companionable setting for reading. :)

Jientje said...

How pretty!
You have so many flowers, it makes me jealous! I want spring too! We're having rain, cold grey weather, nothing like spring at the moment!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the chairs. Enjoy your lovely Spring...

storyteller said...

Chani – Thanks, and you’re so right. A bit of sunshine and color does make a big difference in health, well-being, mood, and energy.

Sandy Carlson – I feel blessed to live in a place where Spring comes so early ;--)

Mama Meji – Thank you. Fortunately everything tends to grow of its own accord here in Southern California as long as I ‘water and weed’ regularly.

Joyce – I know how fortunate I am … and Ms. Kitty’s pretty lucky too. LOL She'd rather have a 'lap' but has learned that's not an option. My allergies won't permit me to allow her to 'snuggle' unless I'm headed directly to the showers.

Jientje – I hope sunny weather arrives in Belgium soon so you have pretty flowers too.

Ellen – It’s fun to have ‘bright blue’ chairs that match the trim on my house! I picked them up at Linens and Things last summer.

They’re pretty comfy too ;--)
I appreciate each of you stopping by for a visit and sharing your thoughts.
Hugs and blessings,

Momisodes said...

These are absolutely stunning :) I miss seeing so many of these. We had several of these growing near our house in San Diego years ago. What a delightful set of photos to share on this 1st day of Spring :) Thank you.

DrillerAA said...

Great looking pics.
It's time for me to head back into the landscape and start on this spring's projects.

Thanks for stopping by BrainFreeze.
Have a great Thursday 13

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Your garden looks so lovely! You must live in a different growing season than I do...I have 2 lonely daffodils right now, and cannot plant the seeds I've started indoors until the threat of frost is past (I think that's this weekend here).

Karen said...

Such beautiful photos--your home is one that draws my spirit--I'd love to be there!

I was just thinking that it was wonderful to think that that kind of life could be waiting for me, years down the road. But then, I don't want to wish away my present life. Perhaps there's a need of figuring out what I want my life to be in the future, and finding ways to bring that future into my present.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this--the Starbuck's African Kitamu coffee hasn't quite kicked in. In any case, your pics are nectar--my soul's drinking them up.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! We're still at the end of winter here.

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Greatfullivin said...

Oh what beautiful flowers...you make me ache for spring! I am so far behind returning visits, please forgive. I will try harder after Easter, Hugs!

Joyce said...

What beatiful pictures. Make me wish for warm weather. Here in my part of Indiana it is cold and windy. We hope to have some green in a few weeks.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce from Creation In Progress

storyteller said...

Sandy – After seeing the snowy weather others are dealing with this Spring, I appreciate my garden all the more this year. California is a unique place. These irises come up year after year … have since I first planted them 30 years ago ;--)

Driller – You’re welcome, and thanks for the compliments on my garden. I hope your Spring ‘projects’ bring you joy!

Umm – I suspect I do because ‘frost’ is almost unheard of here at the beach in Southern Califonia … even in the middle of winter.

Karen – I’m happy to share my garden with you (and your soul) until yours returns. I can relate because my ‘head’ doesn’t work all that well in the morning until I’ve had my coffee either. Actually, I never thought about ‘retirement’ until it became a ‘possibility’ in 2001. I just lived my life day by day … doing something I enjoyed … teaching kids and adults.

Lori – I enjoyed your T-13 and I hope Spring time arrives for you soon.

Greatfullivin – I hope you enjoyed the ‘treasure hunt’ with you grandkids.

Joyce – I hope that Spring arrives in Indiana for you soon. Happy Easter!

I appreciate all of you visiting and sharing your thoughts here.
Hugs and blessings,

Jenny said...

So beautiful! I'm a little jealous, our yard is still landscaped in shades of brown. You're blessed to have such lovely flowers and plants to enjoy! Happy Spring!

storyteller said...

Jenny – Ah … we’re so lucky here in California. I do feel ‘blessed’ in every sense of the word. Even in the winter, things don’t turn ‘brown’ in my yard … and Spring does come early. I hope you have colorful flowers soon also! ;--)
Happy Easter to you and yours!
Hugs and blessings,

PJ said...

I love the irises!! Maybe three more weeks and my garden will begin. Just maybe. Your are inspiring, Indeed!

storyteller said...

PJ – I’m sorry to be so slow in responding to this comment, but I’ve only just happened upon it this afternoon. I notice you left it WEEKS ago … so I’m assuming your garden is finally coming in ;--)

Most of my irises are totally spent already. Methinks the unusually hot weather we had a week or so ago did them in this year because last year I had irises in bloom through the end of April. I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday.
Hugs and blessings,