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Hugs and blessings,

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Memes & Motivation

"You may encounter many defeats,
but you must not be defeated. In fact,
the encountering may be the very experience
which creates the vitality and the power to endure."
Maya Angelou

Mellow yellow blooms
from my garden ... shared herein
to brighten your day ;-)

Straight out of the camera above ...
Poster Edges below

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in Today's Flowers,
Mosaic Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday

“The supreme happiness of life is
the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.”
Victor Hugo

1. It's been raining since about midnight ... though the weather broke for about an hour earlier so I took Molly for a walk, and that's a good thing because I have to leave for my Windows 7 class at 11am.

2. As preparation for the Writers Retreat in Taos this summer, I've tried to reestablish the habit of writing 'Morning Pages' again ... and it's a good thing even though it throws off my publishing and blog visiting routines. Between my busy schedule last week and the rather continuous sinus headaches caused by changing weather conditions, I didn't get to do any blog visiting last week ... and may not get around much this week either. That said ... once my sister leaves next Thursday, I'll have more time on my hands ... and my 'reader' is collecting unread posts so I'll do what I can to catch up then.

3. I've run into difficulties with my Windows 'search' functions on the Dell Inspiron and can't find the Macro Views I intended to share today to resize and publish them ... in fact I'm finishing this post on my Sony Vaio because I'm rebuilding the 'index' on my Dell in hopes that might help me sort & search in the future. Guess I'll share them NEXT week instead of today because I have no access to them on the Sony and I need to leave for class.

Hope you're each having a delightful day!

Thought for Today
"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." Mahatma Gandhi


Barb said...

Your flowers did cheer my day, and I really like your Maya Angelou quote. Hope you learn a lot at your class and have your new computer working great soon.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the Victor Hugo quote the best, and the pretty collage. Oh, gosh, I hope you'r not having trouble with the new computer now! Use a Neti Pot for your sinuses!! Dr. Oz recommends it, and my allergist put me on to it! They completly clear out your sinuses, and no drugs!!

Kim, USA said...

I love your collages of flowers and the different colors too. Happy Monday!

MYM-An Angel
MacroMonday-The Bug

happily retired gal said...

Barb and Ginny
Thanks for dropping by. Glad you enjoyed the flowers and quotes.

Not to worry! There's nothing wrong with my Sony. The reason I can't access the photos is that the external drive with the photos is connected to the Dell rather than the Vaio ... and NEEDS to be thus for the 'indexing' to be rebuilt. I'm at class ... checking for comments because I'm finished with the task at hand ;-)

Ooops ... just got caught by the instructor so I'd better post this and pay attention. LOL

Hugs and blessings,

DeniseinVA said...

Another beautiful collection!!! Fabulous photos!!! Thanks for sharing them and have a great week.

Caterina Giglio said...

gorgeous mellow yellows! yummy!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your flower collages make me feel as if I were right there in the garden. The beautiful garden!

Karen said...

Sorry to hear you're still being plagued by sinus headaches! And no worries about being behind with the reading--the blogosphere isn't going anywhere! Lovely photos!

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Noel Morata said...


what a beautiful display, i love your spring flowers, thanks for sharing with us today!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's funny, you got csught blogging in class! The modern equivalent of reading a comic book inside your geography! (Not that I would know anything about that of course ;>).

Hope you're just busy and having fun -- haven't seen you for a few days anywhere.

Jeanne said...

I love all the colors this time of year. You've showcased your beautiful garden perfectly. I hear you on the reader. When my BFF was up visiting mine got to over 600 unread posts. Yikes! catching up from that!