Can you believe this weather in the northeast US? It's been raining all week with no let up in sight.....and here all the flowering trees and bushes are at their peak.....the lilac bushes are full, bending toward the ground with their heavy purple blossoms. The buds on the azaleas have all burst open and are bright pink and beautiful...... If the sun were shining it would be a spectacular sight... Oh what a difference the sunshine makes.....
But, on the other hand.....isn't pink and gray a pretty color combination?
With or without the sunshine.....our world is full of beauty....we just have to look a little harder on a rainy day.....
Thank you all for your kind comments on my 100th post......I appreciate your words of encouragement! If anyone has not yet signed up for the "create your own 'give-back' prize" please click HERE and leave a comment to let me know you want to be included in the drawing.....you have until Monday, May 11th at 6 pm to get your name in.....and then one name will be picked out of the hat to receive a surprise treasure that suits you.....I will try to select something from my collections that fits your individual taste or interest.....It is a way to give back a bit of the kindness that has been extended to me....a way to "pay it forward"! This is going to really be fun! Good luck to you all!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
Thank you to all the kindred spirits and kind souls who take the time to leave a comment......Your support and encouragement are deeply appreciated.....I read each and every message and as time allows, do my best to reply.
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