Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Buckets Full



After a cloudy and damp morning....the sun came out!
And with the sun came a strong breeze that blew the last of the clouds away.





The wind blew and pink petals floated through the air...



Thousands of soft pink petals...
...everywhere.

Buckets full.





















I am loving having the time to appreciate the beauty around me...
...the time to notice the little things...

...the time to be quiet
...the time to listen to my heart.

I am thinking of my sweet sister and all the other working Moms tonight...
...it won't always be as hard as it is now...
...children will grow and make their own way...

Someday, you will have time too.

Take a deep breath.
...and thank you for all that you are and all that you do.

Hope the week is going well for everyone...
Good night! :)

45 comments:

FILIGREE MOON said...

Oh, Laura, these photos are enchanting. Such a suprise to see the beautiful silver along with the pearl buttons amongst the most beautiful, fluffy pink petals! ~ Angela

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

So lovely. Its so nice when you actually have a moment to absorb all the beauty that is around us. It doesn't happen often enough ~ or to enough people. Thank you ~

trouvais said...

Wow...so beautiful, Laura. And so bittersweet to have the time...but to miss the bit of madness of noisy children and busy lives! Trish

Beach House Living said...

The first day the petals fall from the magnolia trees the looks like a candy confection. Too bad within 48 hours it looks completely awful.

Diane said...

Oh what a beautiful bucket of Pink! I sure do love your pictures in this Post! Makes me want to just relax.......nice feelings. Hugs, Diane

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love that you've gathered them up. Like wanting to capture the last bit of beauty they hold.
Enjoy your time in the garden Laura.

Night night!
Carole

angela said...

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the beauty with you!!
Angela

Kari said...

That almost made me cry. Thank you, I needed to read that.

Andy's Attic said...

I miss the blossoms of my childhood. I can smell them from your pictures. The bucket full of petals looks edible. Yum,
Annette

sue black said...

Your pics of the flowers are awesome. I have been making bouquets of Lily-of-the-Valleys, wild sweet woodruff and more flowers that are in such abundance in our woods around our cabin. Took a walk the other day and savored the wild ferns, their fronds so curled and so velvety and now, just a few days later the fronds are so in full unfurled beauty. What blessings God gives us if we would only just stop and take notice.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Beautiful, beautiful pink petals. Lately I find I'm checking your blog before I turn in for the evening. Your images are soothing and lead to sweet dreams.

Saw your comment on Karen's blog about the party. If you do choose to host a "Where Hoarders Stash..." I could easily attend your event too! Happy week Laura.
xo

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh my gosh! How gorgeous!

m ^..^

manon 21 said...

Que de poésie dans ce joli post.

merci Laura

Manon

LouBoo said...

Hi - oh thank you so much for those words of wisdom. I do wonder when I can stop for abit and just relax - one day! At the moment though, its instead taking a few moments to read your blog and gaze at the photos...love the buttons! L x

Lynda said...

wat een prachtig paar, de bladeren en de knoppen!!

groeten
Lynda

Masy said...

what wonderful pictures, wonderful flowers and not at least what a wonderful post! it's so true, to appreciate all the lovely little things around us. great idea you are showing us, thanks for sharing!
best
masy in norway

gretchen said...

It's been raining pink petals here, too ... so pretty!

Lululiz said...

Those are just the most gorgeous photographs! The shimmer of the mother of pearl buttons and the delicate soft pink of the petals, absolutely beautiful.

KarenSue said...

Thank you for that post. You are so right. I love to just sit and breath, sure wish I had a beautiful tree in my yard to gather the petals.
Enjoy yours

Debby said...

More gorgeous photos, so pretty!
Debby

Patty C. said...

Great pictures
Wonderful sentiment
Take Care

A Cottage Muse said...

Sweet photos and sentiment...thanks! I see those petals strewn in my neighbors yard and I am so tempted to go and gather them now!

Diane said...

Laura, these are absolutely beautiful photos.

Diane

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Laura ~
What a beautiful beautiful post ~

Deb said...

Such beautiful pictures!

joanna said...

what beautiful petals and I love that you paired them with the buttons ~ they look great!
Just what I needed this morning a splash of pink. I can't wait until pink arrives in my yard...I hope it is soon!

The French Bear said...

Laura, that is a lovely idea, the petals look so soft and gorgeous. Do they dry up nicely too....so pretty. Sounds like you are adjusting to your time at home, enjoying the moments!
Hugs,
Margaret B

It's me said...

O gosh !!......................... gorgeous photos, so pretty!

Have a happy day Laura !! hugs from me.........

Floss said...

Your buttons (here and below) are looking wonderful! And with the blossom as well...

Rosemary said...

Thanks Laura!
That's quite a compliment coming from the Queen of the Flea!
It so pretty, it looks like pink fluffy snow.
Thanks for sharing with us!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Rosemary

Theresa said...

I understand exactly what you mean! A drop of rain on a leaf or rose petal that you may never have had time to notice, now you do! Love all of these pictures! You certainly have a talent for capturing beauty! Have a blessed day my friend!

Linda K. said...

Amazing photos, Laura. Those petals are heavenly. Have a wonderful day!

Linda

Lori said...

Gorgeous and I am loving that pot too!!

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura! What a great idea gathering these beautiful petals!!! You're incredible...you can capture details in such a marvellous way! You'd use your talent for something extraordinary! You can do it!!!
Thanks to Lynn but... dressed it's much better!!! Years of gravity leave deep signs!!!
Enjoy the beauty around you!
Hugs and kisses!
Vale

Temps perdu said...

Thank you, these images I will keep in my heart.
The images are so beautiful.

Ana Maria said...

The photos are beautiful and the sentiment is much appreciated!

I'm at the office taking a bit of a break (yes it's after 5:00 pm - but I still have another couple of hours of work!)Sometimes I think that I only live on the weekends.

Thank you for your words of encouragement!

Ana Maria

alette siri ane said...

Your words are so true.I was so lucky to be ill the first years after every birth.My hips hurt and I could not walk much,but if I had to walk it as slow so slow.
That being said when walkig I could see the fall leaves fall all the way to the ground.I could watch the neighbor go home and then back to the store for he forgot something.My small children always walked at their own pace besides me.It was like being in a serene bubble and everything around us was in a hurry.

Ange said...

I too go outside often and breathe a big happy sigh of relief that I can see those blossoms fall to the ground on which my feet are firmly planted. How beautiful Laura...

cheryl kuhn said...

What a beautiful post with even more beautiful sentiments.

sissie said...

Your photos of the pink petals is so lovely and magical. I feel good just reading your blog today. You life my heart.

hugs
Sissie

Cheri said...

Laura, what lovely photos. I have a carpet of pink and white blooms over my yard. I don't think it would have occured to me to collect them up in a bucket. It makes such a beautiful photo! It is indeed wonderful to finally have time to truly appreciate and take in all the beauty around us. Enjoy!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Outstanding post!
Blessings,
Susie

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Evocative post.
I feel like I don't work all day after looking at it!

nancarts said...

Laura, beautiful photos. Love all those beautiful soft pink petals!
If you get any great advice on organization I wish you would share them! we could all use more in our lives. I know I could. I understand about being over whelmed. Good luck.
Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy

Abby's Garden said...

Beautiful and touching post! I adore the pictures of the petals all around...I just took pics of my peony and its petals scattered about me desk. Aren't they the most amazing flowers on earth:)