Thursday, May 21, 2015

Garden Beauties

The flowers in this post were spotted on a couple of errands about town recently (photos taken with my phone). I'm a little bit tired today, so I will just let you look!

"I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley."
Song of Solomon 2:1  TLB

In God's garden, we're all beauties! 
Have a lovely day,
PS: It's too early for Rose of Sharon bushes to bloom here, but I'll keep my eye out for them later in the summer.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Teacup in the Sun

My teacup today belonged to my mother. It is from China, and is rather sweet. She had three from the same maker, and this is the sturdiest. The other two (you can see the first I shared here) are more delicate.

I so wish I knew where she bought them, if she bought them all at once, even what her mood was that day. Did she need a pick-me-up? Were they a bargain she couldn't resist? Did she intend to plant violets in them? My knowledge of the provenance of her belongings I now have is not as complete as I would like. Ah well, perhaps I'll think to ask her when I see her again in Heaven.  But it's best to ask while you can!

I resorted to shooting some photos outside today, and boy, was it ever bright. Some of the photos aren't as clear as they could be. 

I enjoyed Victoria Classics Gardens of Bliss very much. It's a lovely magazine. You can buy it at or go straight to They also have a new Victoria Classics that will be available tomorrow, May 19, entitled French Cottage. I think I'm going to have to have that one as well!  :O)

I have found that being home caring for my brother has made me lose track of what day of the week it is. It seems like the weekend all the time. He is always thinking it's Saturday, too, because I'm home! On the whole, it has been a most pleasant time. Since his health has stabilized, I am indulging in more and more bits of time spent on my own pursuits. There's often a silver lining if we look for it!

The cute little table, daisy pin, and seed pearl ladybug pin all belonged to my grandmother (my mother's mother).

I'm joining Sandi, Martha, Bernideen, Ruth, and Kathy for their lovely parties this week. Please pay them a visit and enjoy all the nice posts. Reading them is like an infusion of serenity!

... The cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:15

It's a gorgeous day here, and God is good!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mystery Flowers and a Kitty Nose

I was finally able to open the above photo (taken by my phone) using Yahoo Mail instead of Outlook. I don't know what kind of flowers those are. If you know, please leave a comment and tell me! I would really appreciate it.

Some of you have met Baby, our littlest kitty. Compared to the other three, who have "turned-up" noses, Baby is very leonine. In fact, sometimes I refer to her nose as a proboscis, but she says that's going a bit too far!  :O)  

If I roll on my side at night, Baby has taken to resting on my arm and shoulder in the Sphinx position. I can remember when she and her sister (both feral) wouldn't come near us! She really is a little cutie now.

Just a silly post for another rainy Saturday night!