Saturday, May 27, 2017

And Then Came the Roses

I only have six rose bushes, but what a show they have put on!

 These beauties live outside my kitchen sink window.
Their scent is just heavenly.
Such a good reminder to just breathe.

 Many thanks to Connie for helping me believe I could grow lovely roses.
These two she started me with are thriving without much fuss.

I hope your day is filled with all kinds of beautiful moments.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Blue, Purple...Periwinkle!

Last year around this time, I set about focusing on my flower beds and borders. Planted some new roses and perennials, realigned some edges and moved a few already established plants left long ago by the predecessors of my home in this beautiful valley.

I had kind of forgotten about all that work.

Then May happened,
and all the blooms have been a delightful surprise.

{Thank you Lynne}

I have been drawn to the many shades of blue and purple all around me.

{ a future cabled pullover and a light lacey shawl}

You see, Periwinkle is the color of support for Stomach and Esophageal Cancers.
That ugliness has invaded the very core of our family.

For the past several months, we have had a compassionate and knowledgeable medical care team, and help and love from dear ones at a moments notice.
Most of all, we have a Faith filled Family and a good outlook for the future.

{Gifts of encouragement}

But if a color could cure my beloved,

we have that covered.☺

Monday, May 15, 2017