Thursday, June 26, 2008
We happen to be in an area affected by drought, as you probably can tell by the picture of our garden and surrounding grass. However, we love our little plot and the sanctuary it provides for birds and sometimes butterflies; and, of course, for the vegetables and flowers!
I am weary of swords & courts & kings. Let us go into the garden... Mary Johnston
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I know this quote doesn't fit the post, but it speaks to my heart at the moment:
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy
Monday, June 9, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
We love the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg boarders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It's a lovely spot to get away and enjoy the sounds of nature; however, amongst the noise of traffic. If you want the action, settle in Gatlinburg. If you want quiet, enjoy all the beautiful houses for rent throughout the mountains above Gatlinburg.
All thoughts aside, my daughter and I had a great time experiencing our love for each other in a setting away from home life. I look forward to many more times like these!
Even if a day should go by when I don't say "I love you..." May never a moment go by without you knowing I do -Daniel Haughian
Thursday, May 29, 2008
(There was a pool at the hotel too!)
Monday, April 28, 2008
I was able to spend some time with my best friend this weekend. My daughter was able to spend time with her best friend too. It was great to vent, laugh, solve all our problems (we pretend!) and just enjoy each others company. Friendship is a great and powerful force. May we all be so fortunate as to have and love a friend.
A true friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway. Christi Mary Warner
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
..."The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient...Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith."
Gift from the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Nature does nothing uselessly. -Aristotle
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I love violets! My sister and I were reminiscing not too long ago about picking violets for our Mom. She had a special, cut-crystal vase she would put them in, and we would always put it on the kitchen counter or in the kitchen window to brighten our spring days. I remember this like it was yesterday. Memories, sometimes they catch you by surprise!
My best friend gave me this violet last year. I was so excited to see it bloom. I'm hoping it will spread along the edge of my patio; especially where the dirt has settled.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I love knowing that our love transcends the strife we must endure as we get older and not always wiser.
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. -Willa Cather
Here is a picture taken by the daughter this morning. The one of two robins found in our garden. (Our neighborhood cat was scaring most of the birds away in the front yard.) And a swallow almost landed on the daughter because she was standing so still while she was taking pictures!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Ms. Digh relates a story in which Toni Morrison felt the same way with her list looming in front of her. Then Ms. Morrison asked the "question: 'What is it I must do or I shall die?'" She was left with "two things left on her list: 1) Be a mother to her children. 2) Write." Maybe we should rethink our lists!
The future depends on what we do in the present. -Mahatma Gandhi
Friday, March 28, 2008
My talented, techno daughter spent too much time editing our blog site, but we like the results. She has some beautiful pictures to show off. I used to love photography when I was younger--maybe she'll take it farther than I did.
"...I find reason to believe in my daughter's eyes." James S. Slater as sung by Martina McBride
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I smile when I think of the love that radiated over the phone lines as my daughter talked with her grandparents. And her sunshiny smile was also in full bloom. Love, love, love...
"In my daughters eyes...I am strong and wise and I know no fear..." James Slater sung by Martina McBride.