Saturday, April 18, 2009


{wild violets in my yard}

I found these wild violets today, under the Fir tree where I buried the Sparrow last year.

He had been attacked by the neighbors cat.

It felt like a gift finding them where he had been buried. Poor sweet Sparrow...

(yellow pansy getting ready to be planted in my yard)

Have you ever had a chance to smell a Pansy? They smell so wonderful, almost as good as a rose.

I use to have tea parties all the time for Elizabeth when she was little and I would sugar the pansies up and decorate the little tea cakes with them..She loved it.

Pansies are supposed to represent thoughts..

What thoughts do you have today?

(Tree and roots at creek)

One Summer day , when I was a child my sister and I walked down a dry creek bed. This creek..

We walked for hours and we saw so many amazing things..We were not afraid. Not like today, when there are so many things to be afraid of..

(rabbits & mint & ivy)

Two little rabbits guard my mint. They know I like to make tea with it.

This is the Robin's egg I was telling you about!

Isn't it beautiful?

(Willow leafing out)

John's favorite tree was a Willow tree.

In English legend, it is rumored that Willows represent sorrow..

(Little Love Dove)

I took this last year. I love her face. It almost looks like she is smiling.

A bird came down the walk.
He did not know I saw.
He bit an angle worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sideways to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all around;
They looked like frightened beads, I thought.
He stirred his velvet head.

Like one in danger;cautious,
I offered him a crumb,

And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home

Than oars divide the ocean,
too silver for a seam
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leaps, splashes, as they swim.

Emily Dickinson

Tonight's songs
Colors by Amos Lee
1st video, pick a clip

All The Wild Horses by Ray LaMontagne
2nd video, pick a clip


Patti said...

Beautiful photos Nita.
Hey I finally got a nice camera and I am going out to take pictures and experiment with it tomorrow.

I love willow trees too. We had one in our yard in Idaho when I was a child. I loved to swing on hanging branches.

Hope you are having a great weekend my friend. thinking of you sweetie
Hugs and God Bless You

The Feathered Nest said...

What a beautiful post sweet friend ~ so soothing and wonderful, such lovely photographs and I love the poem, wishing you blessings dear Nita! xxoo, Dawn

Annette said...

I love your pictures, and I love how the wild flowers are growing where you buried one of God's little creatures, too neat!! I never knew that about pansy, too bad my little girl is 19 now =( no more tea parties, and I smiled when I saw the dove, you know why I love them so much, right? I'm happy to see your getting out and enjoying our beautiful earth and all it has to offer, and I love ice cold mint tea, can taste it now...hey sugar up some of those pansies and make some mint tea and I'll be by and we can enjoy the out doors together, one day my friend, one day. I love you and hope your having a sweet evening.
Hugs to you always~

robin and the sage said...

violets and pansies are one of my most beloved flowers. My third name is Orvokki, which is violet/pansy in english. My grandmother loved these flowers and gave the name for my mother and my mother gave it for me.

that Robins egg is beautiful, just like your photographs Nita! Oh, i would just love to have a pearls just the shade of those eggs.

lots of love,

Donna said...

The pictures are wonderful sweetie!! I love the wild violet!!! I've never seen any! And the robins egg!! What a find!!
Hugging you today!!hughugs

Jennifer Voss said...

Nature is inspiring, isn't it? It inspires love and all things good. I'm going to make a point to smell a pansy today, as I'm not sure I've ever done that. Thanks for the beautiful pictures and the tip!
Jennifer Voss

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Sweet Nita,

Such lovely images and even more beautiful words. Happy Sunday my friend.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Nita...I think of you and wish you peace. It comes, sometimes late, but it does come. Every day brings you closer to what is in front of you all the time.
~smiles and love~


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