Saturday, January 11, 2014

YIKES . . . Updated . . .

I have been saying this a million times the past few weeks,
what with snow, wind, ice, bitter cold
and now today rain, rain and more rain
falling on top of our several feet of snow.
And now, guess what . . . freezing temperatures
happening right on top of it all.
 I needed something to lift me up in some hope and smiles. 


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Nothing like some fresh flowers with a bit of color
 to remind me of things to look forward to.
Grocery store flower purchases will brighten my day
until the springtime bounty of twenty fourteen begins to bloom again.
One day soon there will be fresh flower colors to pick from the gardens.

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This is my color and the yard and gardens provide it in abundance.
How fortunate to have this winter time to plan, design and dream.
I always look forward to planting something new and different .
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No doubt about it.
those brown eyes bring giggles and  joy
plus the best thing ever, cuddles and comfort.
Unless of course she wakes us up in the middle of the night 
because she is curious about the wild things outdoors
or it is rainy and stormy!   

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are gifts to us each and everyday.
Like looking back at my little preschool youngest grand
who is growing up into almost sixteen and doing his practice driving.

There he is, so happy to be going off to school
he could hardly contain himself.
I love this picture!

Here I am clapping my hands in joy.
I am not sure how old I am, I think one or two.
My parents kept my hairless head in a bonnet
so everyone knew I was a little girl. 

I remember my young life as happy and adventurous.
  Causing a bit of trouble was not out of my realm
or so the stories went. 

I look at myself in this picture and can feel my happy. 
I wish those feelings for everyone. 
I believe ii is a wonderful world.
and believing it can make it so.
This post was a Nancy Random Five Friday.
For some reason, not all of the photos would open in the original post.
So I redid it several times and this is my updated, edited version. 
I hope the photos show up, I did learn some things in the process.   
Until next time,
Love, Lynne


Pamela Gordon said...

That's better Lynne but, I also see all the photos are present in the former post now too. Oh well. You did learn something from this 'exercise'. Sweet photos of your grandson and Snickers and, of course, you as a baby. I love pink tulips!

TexWisGirl said...

i got 'em this time. :)

Pondside said...

I thought it was my computer, and had my husband have a look and clean things up - this is much better - nice to see all the images!

Barbara Lilian said...

Hi Lynne
I thought it was my server playing up. As where I live we have to have satellite to receive internet. the joys of blogging ! Sometimes it takes me ages to do a post, because I've forgotten how to do something. Still can't get the hang of links, that's why I never join anything.I need a step by step lesson. Can any of your blogger friends show me in simple form how to do it ? Love your little darling dog.

eileeninmd said...

Much better Lynne! I love the flowers. And of course, I love your Snickers. And sweet shot of your grandson. You were an adorable baby too. So glad I got to see these images. Happy weekend!

abrianna said...

Beautiful pink tulips!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

There is something about the absolute joy of a were a darling little girl.


Gail said...

What a wonderful post.

Stay warm and safe.

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful baby girl you was. I love your photo,s Lynne.

Paula said...

A cute little girl you were and still are. Neat idea to put a bonnet on you. John and I both called a baby girl a boy at church this morning.

Michelle said...

What a sweet photo of you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I loved this post, Lynne. The cold doesn't sound good, but the rain sounds wonderful. We are hoping for some here..but so far just clouds.
Those tulips are gorgeous. I was just thinking of buying some flowers to brighten the place up too. At least you are getting some Winter. Not here. Still nice and comfortable. Stay safe and drive so carefully. All sorts of stories of accidents when there is ice like that.

Cindy said...

Thank you Lynne for reminding me throug all this snow, ice and rain there is beauti at the grocery store flower shop, just bring it home. Your pictures are lovely. Where has the 16 years gone right? He looks so handsome all ready for school, good shot. I so enjoy everyblack and white picture I come across.

PlantPostings said...

I so enjoyed your "yikes" bouquet! I say yikes all the time, too--so often nothing else seems to say it better. Thanks for sharing your dear thoughts and memories, too. You (and your son) were so cute!

Deanna said...

Well, I don't know which one is cuter, your sweet dog, your grand-son and a young age or delight me. Yes, what would we do without our grocery store flowers in the midst of our awful weather!!

koralee said...

What a lovely post! Finding JOY in the midst of all that snow is such a blessing...hang in are on their way. xoxo

Nancy's Notes said...

Love your sweet post! The tulips are gorgeous, your grandson precious and you, oh so adorable!!!!