“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” ~Anonymous
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
~ Audrey Hepburn
“Gardeners know all the dirt!”
“Why try to explain miracles to your kids
when you can just have them plant a garden.”
~ Robert Brault
“We may think we are nurturing our
garden, but of course, it’s our garden
that is really nurturing us.”
~ Jenny Uglow
“Come tiptoe through the tulips with me.”
These are some flowers from our yard…lantana,
alyssum, and also Mother’s Day tulips, and
great quotes I found. Hope you enjoy, and I
wish you a wonderful day! Lauren 🌼🌻🌷
Sunny California is finally sunny again with warmer temps on their way. Our son flew home on Saturday, following the end of his political science internship in DC. He wanted to be home for my birthday (Sunday), and what better gift than to have both of my children home. My excitement to see him couldn’t be put into words. Then to have the four of us together again was awesome! And the awesomeness continues for the week before he returns to college for his final quarter. Yes, then graduation in June. More celebrating! 🎉
The picture below was taken on the speaker’s balcony of the capitol.
My heart was full from all the birthday wishes from family and friends, but this year,
I wanted a celebration with just my husband and children. It was a great family day with lots of surprises and carrot cake (my fave) to top of the day. I made my wish, so we shall see. I’m also not shy about sharing my age. I’m simply grateful to be alive to celebrate each new year.
And with the seasons changing, I wrote a sequel to my previous poem and post,
A Cup of Spring.
Mr. Winter bows as the
curtain gently falls
His mood is melancholy
yet, he understands
Miss Spring adjusts her
petals, poised with grace,
for the welcoming applause
Hats off to her glow and
the warmth she evokes
I hope you’re applauding Miss Spring’s arrival, too, and I’ll end with some wise
words that you’ve probably heard before…
“Life is full of give and take. Give thanks, and take nothing for granted.“ ❤ 🌻 🌼 ❤
Lauren Scott © 2018
Daffodil Photo: Google
Morning coffee time
Copper joins us in the morning because this is his favorite
spot by the heat.
(he hasn’t acquired a taste for coffee, though)
He also loves the warmth of the sun, but is this a comfortable
He changed his mind and is now completely content.
“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back
and realize they were the big things.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut
Lauren Scott 2018
🙂 🙂 🙂
to their elegance
in a sense
they breathed in her tender touch
they miss her presence
Lauren Scott © 2017
(written for Mom) ❤
For Shadorma November – https://alongtheinterstice.wordpress.com/shadorma-november/
Copper (our lab) and I recently went on one of our “water tank” hikes. Though we’ve done this many times, I still take more pictures. How many photos can one have of the same location? Well, I guess many, if you try for new angles. It’s kind of like an addiction, but a healthy one. The hike is uphill from our house and we ended up with tall grass hugging us while walking on thin trails and all I could think about were ticks. Copper stays on flea and tick medication but once in awhile, they still manage to get on him.
Luckily, when we got home he was tick free and so was I! 🙂
I’m also including some flowers from our yard.
It’s coming back to life
now that Copper is getting a little older and less mischievous. 🙂
View of our street below
At the top with this beautiful Monterey Pine
View of Mount Tamalpais (Mount Tam),
symbolic to Marin County and the highest peak in Marin Hills
Our grapevine, almost ready for tasting
Yellow Chrysanthemums to liven up the living room
Abutilon – I hadn’t heard of this before,
but I love the colors,
also known as Indian mallow and Velvetleaf
Beauty wrapped in pink
We have no idea what this is, as it moved in
before we did. 🙂
Of course, here’s Copper, my walking partner
(photo credit to my son)
I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection
and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead.
HAPPY FRIDAY! ♥
In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve always loved taking photos. So I’m sharing some flowers for your Friday, though they are amateur. Currently, my only camera is my iPhone, which isn’t the best, but it works for me and is easy! 🙂 Along with the flora, I’ll add a little rhyming fun for this day and I hope you enjoy!
Today is great
for happy dancing and
jolly singing, too – ♫
not only for a Friday,
any day will surely do!
Wishing you all a Fabulous Friday
and thanks for stopping by! ♥
Flowering Cherry Tree
Yellow Pink Rose
I’m not a professional photographer, so please go easy on me 🙂
and since our camera needs replacing, I’ve been using my iPhone.
Anyway, the rose is in our yard, but the other flowers I came across
while taking Copper, our lab, for his daily walks.
I don’t always take my phone, but when I do,
there’s always something
I’d love to remember in photo form.
I’m not even sure I can choose a favorite.
I love them all and this happens to show
more of pinks and purples,
but I also love the vivid reds, oranges and yellows.
Sounds like a future blog post? Maybe…
Anyway, what is your favorite?
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of flora
and feel free to take some beauty
with you to begin your weekend. ♥