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Monday, March 29, 2010

Miscellaneous Monday Memes and Musings

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.”
Robert Frost

Straight out of the camera above
Poster Edges below

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and for others participating in Today's Flowers,
Mosaic Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday

“Never interrupt someone
doing something you said couldn’t be done.”
Amelia Earhart

As I began writing notes in my belated Christmas/Easter cards to family & friends over the weekend, I realized that I lost my address database list when the Inspiron 9100 hard drive crashed ... so I'll need to scrounge up addresses from hither and yon then create a NEW list in Word 2010. I'm hoping I can figure out how because I don't think my right arm is going to cooperate if I have to address all those envelopes by hand.

I enjoyed visiting blogs over the weekend to do some 'catch up' from last week when taking breaks from note writing to rest my arm, but realize this morning that I never got around to Blogging my Blessings yesterday ... so methinks I'll take a few minutes this morning to do so.

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

1. Our weather this past week has been lovely and I enjoyed sitting on the patio as planned (adding notes to the cards I plan to send this week) ... visiting with passers by who stopped to admire the colorful view. Here's my first strawberry of the season:

2. The fur-kids kept me company and Molly enjoyed greeting folks & playing with a variety of fur-friends in the neighborhood.

3. My Veterans Honor rose seems to be doing just fine on the parkway. I'm watering it every other day for a couple of weeks as the gardener suggested. It's been pretty dry here lately (though some rain is predicted for later in the week). I'm planning to water the whole yard this morning before I head to my Windows 7 class at 11:30.

4. One of my Amaryllis plants has a 5th bloom instead of the usual four ... I wonder how unusual this is?

5. Methunk I'd seen my last purple & yellow iris this year ... but another has joined the one I shared in my previous post here as the yellow ones begin to open too. Pretty kewl ;-)

6. My hen & chicks continue to bloom ...

and the cactus I though had died seems to be sprouting new growth. Will wonders never cease?

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Blessed Be ... and so it is!

Thought for Today
"If you don't appreciate what you have in life right now, whatever it is, you will never realize your purpose. Without appreciation, you will never become strong enough to respect yourself." Caroline Myss


Maude Lynn said...

Your amaryllis is gorgeous!

jay said...

I am constantly surprised at how cacti and succulents regenerate themselves! You are lucky - looks as if you'll soon have a healthy new plant!

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow you have one strawberry already. Happy MOnday!

MYM~ Yellow tulips
Macro Monday

Karen said...

Such lovely flowers...and lovely blessings. What a beautiful way to start off the new week!!

Bobbi Ann said...

Very beautiful mosaic!

Stephanie V said...

It seemed to me that all your photos were blessings, too. The nasturtiums made me happy. And I was imagining the lovely scent of that first strawberry - and then I ate it up!

Thanks for your visits over the weekend...

ilovepink1078 said...

Very impressive and beautiful.
Its nice to give THANKS for all beautiful things.

Hope you don’t mind if I follow your blog.

Thanks for sharing…

Kala said...

So many colorful images - our weather has not been as nice as yours. Also, congratulations on your first strawberry!

Ginny Hartzler said...

How IS your arm? Getting any better with rest? I love the flowers, tall and short both. Of course the blue iris and pink two tone amaryllis are my very favorite.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your wee images. Thank you.

DeniseinVA said...

Such a great collection again. Just love your photographs. Thanks for sharing.

Tammie Lee said...

your post overflows with beauty!

Dick said...

Great to see your beautiful flowers, nice shots. The strawberry looks good "ready to be eaten".

Jeannette StG said...

Your patio and yard must look very colorful and cheerful! And already a strawberry? I'm envious!

Unknown said...

It looks like full blown summer there already! Very nice! I especially have a soft spot for cactus blooms :)

Momisodes said...

I just love peeking in on your garden. Looks like there is so much in bloom already!

That strawberry looks delicious :)

RA said...

Wow, you really are surrounded by wonderful mother nature. I would love to have some strawberries on the yard. I hope you'll get the address list done very soon. It must be a lot of work. Have a great week :)

George said...

I can't believe you are already enjoying strawberries! It looks delicious.