Friday, July 24, 2015

Ask Yourself . . . .

Ask yourself what is really important
and then have the wisdom and courage
to build your life around the answer.

author unknown



I am lost in flower joy
out I go with the scissors
snip, snip, snip
and I have flowers
for my vases
the bright reds are a combo of
crocosmia and montbretia
(first found in Ireland)
some bee balm in there too
what a wonderful world


 We lose ourselves in the things we love
We find ourselves there, too.
found on tanna's
"I want to take this day,
fold it up, and put it in my pocket
so I can have it again and again. 
What is really necessary in life? 
A blue bay to gaze on . . . sun."
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan 
a great book about
Robert Louis Stevenson
"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises."
  Leo Buscaglia
“The things that make me different are the things that make me."
A.A. Milne
Laura, Forest Dreams
enjoy sharing your beauty

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pretty Cuttings . . .


The other day I couldn't resist cutting a few of the "pretties"
from the outside to bring into the inside.
We have so many Annabelle Hydrangeas this year
so a cut a bunch of them for that large metal pitcher.
I also added another bunch for the tall Roseville vase. 
 I have Zinnias, Cosmos, Dahlias, Bee Balm,
Crocosmia, Day Lilies, Iris  . . . plus many others in bloom.  
Mixing in a few leaves from various plants/bushes
makes a perfect addition to an arrangement. 
And don't hesitate to use different containers for your flowers. 
Canning jars, pitchers, cups, glasses, vases in
all sizes and shapes work perfectly.
And if you don't have gardening flowers at home to cut,
 make a trip to your local Farmer's Market.
No doubt there will be someone selling
small bunches of flowers just for you!
 Live your truth.
Express your love.
Share your enthusiasm. 
Take action toward your dreams.
Walk your talk.
Dance and sing to your music.
Embrace your blessings.
Make today worth remembering.
~Steve Maraboli

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Downing The Tree . . .

the chain saw woke the neighbors up at 8:30 this morning

we were finished by 10:30

trunk and branches were hauled away to a township transfer station
grandson Jordon was a real trooper
he celebrates his seventeenth birthday next week

chief tree trimmer, neighbor chuck knows what he is doing
he has tree cutting experience
he took thirty trees down on his property last year

mister irish garden house was holding that rope
yikes, I was nervous
but it all turned out perfectly

 I finished up the clean up
stump and roots will be taken out soon
landscape changes will take place after that
check this off the job list