tend…

“Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnette …am thinking the same principle applies with the tending of irises… …or tulips…   or hydrangeas… or poppies….or even…me. Yes, am thinking the principle of tending is not just about roses. ❤ Blessings ~ Heather   “Keep your heart with all vigilance,  for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23   p.s.  Cool latin roots again. Tend = ‘stretch and strain”… attend, intend, intent, …not pretend…nope.Read more

a little post script…

“p.s.”  is a tool that I definitely take advantage of quite often.  It’s also one that I want to use today for the post I shared yesterday entitled “different”.  (To reference it, here ya go… “different” ) When I finished the post  yesterday, it just didn’t feel finished. At all. I was NOT trying to write of platitudes, but gut level acceptance of life that was “different” than what I’d hoped for, and yet even though what I was thinking wasRead more

different…

Expectations are part of life. They are. We expect certain things. We expect that hard work will pay off …not just in  studies or at work, but even in relationships.  We expect that if we do this, then that occurs. We grow up learning certain equations, not just 1+1=2, but equations like eating well + exercise = good health, or working hard + studying our craft = success at work, or saving money + spending wisely = financial security. OftenRead more

Silent Sunday

My lens zoomed in on the lavender this morning. I loved how the light hit the blooms. But then, I smiled as I saw the gap in the bricks..the light coming through the dark…and thought it was a pretty cool representation of Easter morning. A blessed Easter to you and yours ❤  He is Risen, He is Risen indeed. Silent SundayRead more

a few thoughts on clean slates…

I took Latin in high school. It was one of my favorite classes. First, it was a favorite because the teacher was a hoot! She was lively and funny and said totally unpredictable things. She made us laugh and was well aware that sometimes we were laughing with her and sometimes one couldn’t help but laugh at her antics and stories. It was also a favorite class of mine because I love words. Always have. Probably always will. I lovedRead more

Wordless Wednesday

Here are a few morning photos from the other morning just before (and after)  the sun rose. I took the long way to work and then realized I had forgotten my phone.  Oops. But  I wasn’t too disappointed to have to see these sights again in a different light. The deer were too cute…like they were standing at attention or something…and then they disappeared into the woods. I guess they had places to be and things to do, too. ThankfulRead more

greater

So, mourning doves are not known for their bravery. The doves that regularly visit the feeder on the back deck are no different. They are skittish and usually FLY AWAY FAST when there’s an unexpected sound. They coo as they  fly and usually take a bit of time before they come back. But this mourning dove was different. It stayed as I made pretty loud sounds in the kitchen washing dishes, putting things away, etc. When I did make aRead more

Never

After a tutoring session with a resilient (and quite active) little 5 year old, we took a walk (sometimes a ‘RUN!’) through the woods. We looked at flowers and trees and butterflies.  I let him take some photos and I took a few of my own. It was a fun little fifteen minutes of the day that refreshed me. Hope some of these photos refresh you. You see, we looked up.  Way up. And after a super busy week withRead more