Saturday, May 19, 2018

Living in the Moment


Books, magazine articles, and radio and television shows have constantly stressed the importance of living in the moment.

In reality, it's all we have since yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet come.


Still, at times, something in the moment propels us to our past.

Lilacs do that for me.

One whiff of their heavenly fragrance or a glance at light purple ones on bushes, brings me right back to being a little girl walking to elementary school.


Sniffing lilacs was a pleasant part of childhood spring days.

Then, when our two kids were little, we lived in a big, rehabbed Victorian house on a side street in a big city.  


In a yard right across the street from us grew lilacs! 

 Our kids would run out in the spring and cut big bunches of them.

 Then, I'd place the exquisite flowers in vases in almost every single room of the house.


Imagine how thrilling it was to get a big bouquet of lilacs last week from the bushes in my daughter's back yard.  


Like life, itself, blooming lilacs don't last long so it's important to cherish every single moment with them and that is what is being done around here.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR LILAC?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kitty Wins


Because most of my collections have reached full capacity, I try (sometimes in vain) to refrain from buying more of anything.
Occasionally, my resolve is very strong but most of the time it is not.




This week, when a dear friend wanted to make a Goodwill run, I stoically went in, determined that, for sure, there was nothing at all in that store I could not live without.

Wrong.


When my eyes saw the kitty shown in this post, it was impossible to stop smiling. 

She was so doggone adorable.  

She just about meowed into my arms.

Since she was less than $3.00, I figured, "Why not?"

So, now she sits on the kitchen counter where she can cause smiling all day long.

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE COLLECTION OF ANYTHING?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Flowering Beauties Everywhere


This is the time of year that makes the heart sing.

There are flowering trees and bushes everywhere.


Greenhouses are bursting at the seams with blooming flowers that tickle the nose with their fragrance.


As I drive around different towns, bursts of pink, white, and fuchsia  blossoms pop up at every turn.



Yellow daffodils by the hundreds nod their cheery heads, both in town and in the countryside.

It's such a glorious time of year.  Don't you just love that word?  GLORIOUS! It needs no explanation.


If only we could make the blooms last a little bit longer, to embrace their loveliness for as long as possible.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO TODAY?  TELL US!
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