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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Green...

{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

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

{ one of my favorite photos i took last Summer}

I found a Robin's egg on the ground today. I held it in my hand and imagined what it's life would have been like if it had been born.

Have you ever done that?

A few days ago I sat in the park for a couple of hours just thinking and observing.

These are a few things I noticed:

1. A strong wind came up and some leaves danced across the road and then collapsed on the grass

2. I saw a blue headed Black bird fly so swift and straight that it made my heart sing..

3. I saw the boy who use to tease my dog with a stick. He is a man now with a beard and glasses (weird)

4. I saw a Blackbird walk through the shadow of a Sycamore tree

5. Robins fly close to the ground while Blackbirds fly higher

I leave you with a quote from an old book I found:

All of us need encouragement. It is a tool that increases our confidence and inspires us to act with courage, spirit or strength.
That is what we need!
We don't need anyone around us that discourages us..
Instead we need "encourager's" in our life.

xoxo Nita

Tonight's song, Colors by Amos Lee
1st video, pick a clip
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Please pray for the protection of Israel.
And for the Jewish people who live there. May God give them the strength they need to defeat their enemies.
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
—G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, critic
"There will come
a time
when you believe
everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
Louis L'Amour
(1908-1988)

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next;
virtue is doing it."
David Star
(1851-1931)
exert from
The Philosophy of Despair
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
George Eliot
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
~Wishes are free~
So why not make one?
Psalm 138:7

Though I am surrounded by troubles, my God will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. He will clench His fist against my angry enemies! His Power will save me. The Lord will work out His plans for my life- for His faithful love endures forever.

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