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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Grateful Reflections ...

Tuesday's visit to

South Coast Plaza yielded these

window reflections

in her eagerness
to greet my sister, Molly
knocked this blossom down

and I tried to save
it using this juice bottle
by the microwave

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and others participating in
Weekend Reflections
and Window Views

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb

1. The rain has stopped and the sun is shining ... it's a beautiful day at the beach here in Southern California ... SPRING has sprung in my front yard already with Nasturtiums, Irises, and Crocus in bloom and my roses coming back already!

2. My neighbor brought me a Veteran's Honor rose bush for my yard on Friday ... a gift from her father who has raised roses for a long time. I'm trying to decide just where I want to plant it, but the soil's way too wet right now so it's sitting on my front patio. What a lovely birthday gift and delightful addition to my garden!

3. I managed to get my Dell 1720 (running Vista) to access my very old Photosmart 7150 printer ... finally. When I tried to hook it up a while back, I couldn't get the drivers from the original CD to work because they were designed for Windows 98 ... but this last time I decided to just plug the printer in and see what happened. When asked if I had the drivers I said no ... so when asked if I wanted to search for them I said yes ... and apparently that's what I could have done in the first place because now I can print again. Of course I can't scan, copy, or fax and it's very S L O W ... but it's good enough for now at least to be able to print however long it takes.

4. Unfortunately, that same
Dell 1720 (running Vista) continues to crash to a Blue Screen periodically when I try to visit blogs ... so I'm still behind ... trying to catch up as I'm able. Guess I'll be on the phone with Dell again next week trying to figure out a fix with tech support.

5. My heart goes out to all those in Chile affected by the recent massive earthquake and my prayers are with survivors coping with the aftermath. It's humbling to consider the power of nature to destroy ... especially knowing just how many faults run under the place I reside here in Southern California near the beach.

See my Daily Gratitude List
in the sidebar at Small Reflections
and the lists I've transferred to Happily Retired Gal

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Thought for Today
"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you'?" William A. Ward


Serendipity said...

I like the blue sky in the first two reflections :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I particularly like all the depth of reflections in the photo of the blossom in the bottle

Karen said...

I love your "grateful reflections"--more little peeks into your world. Lovely!

Maude Lynn said...

I'm envying you those hints of spring!

James said...

Now that's a reflection picture that reminds me of home.

Happy Birthday!

Diane AZ said...

Thanks to Molly, you get to enjoy the blossom indoors. Pretty reflections of the juice bottle and Nordstrom window.

Barb said...

Lucky you to have so many spring flowers already blooming and to have a beautiful new birthday rose bush! Hope your computer problems are soon solved. I also have a Dell, and it has been running slowly lately - will try to get some (local) tech support this week.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love your cloud reflections in the first picture. I sure hope Dell can finally help you, it's just a shame!

Tash said...

Very sweet reflection. & SC plaza is always a nice place to spend a few hours...plus it sounds like it was a very productive day.

Kat said...

Such pretty sky and cloud reflections, what a gorgeous blue. I'm sure you're happy to see that after all the rain. And good luck with Dell support! Kathy

Anonymous said...

I like the Nordstrom shot best. Nice work.

George said...

I think you're really going to like your new Veterans Honor rose. We have Veterans Honor in our yard and it is one of our favorites. I like your Weekend Reflections.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, I am so excited that you now have a Veterans Honor Rose.... It is my favorite of all of our roses. It produces LARGE red roses and the smell is incredible!!!!! You are going to love it.

Great reflection pictures also... Glad you are having some sunshine now!!!!

Glad to be home!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great reflections, my favorite is the bottle. It looks like you have lots of sunshine and blue skies.

You said your computer crashes when visiting blogs. What browser are you using? If you are using IE maybe switch to Firefox. That may not be the problem but it's worth a try.

Louise | Italy said...

I like your Cherokee Indian quote. Very wise.