Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sometimes...

...being smart is as good as being strong.

...you find a rainbow.
...the sky is so blue it looks unreal.

...there are secret messages built into a home.

...you find tiny flowers that weren't there yesterday.

...God puts a small gift right in your open window and on your car seat.
...you have to share the flower.

...you get the flower all to yourself.
...it's a long climb up to the flower.
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And sometimes you just have to bask in the beauty and wonder of what is all around you all the time.
Don't forget to look....

10 comments:

Melissa Plank said...

Gorgeous wonderfulness! (thanks for sharing)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amen, sister. Amen!

Whew! I know the 100 degree mark just makes a difference! Seriously, be sure to drink plenty of fluids while y'all are working so hard/smart!

The dress mosaic is by a friend of mine, Cassie Edmonds. The piece is titled Dancing in the Midnight Garden. I did a post about it awhile ago, but you can google Cassie's name and find her in her gallery... lots of cool stuff! Cassie is another 50+ lady hitting stride with creating. Gotta love it! Thanks for asking about Middy. blessings ~ tanna

Donna said...

Thanks for coming to check in, Melissa!
Tanna, I checked out Cassie's stuff...amazing! They make me want to try out that art form.

And we are drinking lots of water - LOTS!

K said...

Very nice. Sometimes, as you climb, you wind your stripyness right around the flower stem. I like the part about God sending a little gift through your window. Today, in the midst of a culmination of weariness and discouragement, I suddenly (after looking in all kinds of places), after an embarrassed little prayer, went straight to a drawer and opened it - and simply found my Disney pins. And right after that, found my Mickey hat - for which I had also searched everywhere. Just went right to it and put my hand on it. A small gift of insignificant things to a weary, gun-shy woman who was beginning to feel like nothing would ever work again. A silly gift, but elegant in the giving. THese things were almost handed to me directly by a kind father.

The yellow flowers you found yesterday - were they snap dragons?

softearthart said...

Oh so true, beatify abounds around us, cheers Marie

Donna said...

Kristen, I love when God does that "ta-da" thing and helps you out like that. I do expect to see pictures of you sporting the ears!
I am so praying that your recapture your joy on your vacation...

I don't think the flowers are snapdragons unless they are some wild sort. They are short. Butter and Eggs sticks in my head as a name someone once told me, but heaven only knows who or when.

bekahjane said...

Fab pics and your take on them is precious :)

Donna said...

Thanks, Bekahjane...so glad you visited!

no spring chicken said...

Your property is alive! What a beautiful foretaste of the life you'll be living there!!

Blessings, Debbie

P.S. Careful you don't strain something... ;)

Donna said...

I have seen so much living out there. Amazing what you see when you are outside for hours at a time...and the straining...its all been strained and is well again! For the time being.
Today there were at least 4 kinds of butterflies on the milkweed.