Wordless Wednesday: “Sunshine”

cool yellow flowerflower

Wordless Wednesday – Show Off!

Hibiscus flower

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

The challenge for this week is to come up with a photo that is zigging and zagging.  Two very interesting words, two very interesting motions to portray in a photo.

However, I think I captured it!

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this beautiful butterfly in my backyard the other day, as it went zigzagging through the bushes.

Such a beautiful little creature…I’m so glad it came to visit!

butterfly in my garden

Take a look at some more photos of things that go zig and zag, or better yet, join in the challenge!

Lost in my garden

I realized something yesterday as I was tending to my garden. I could get lost there for a very, very long time!

I meandered through the yard, pulling the miscellaneous weeds, nipping back unruly plants, and deadheading flowers. I inhaled the smells from the roses, the lavender and the herbs.  It was invigorating, and relaxing, all at one time.

The cool breeze blowing gently through the trees, the beauty of the flowers and plants, even the dirt smelled good! 🙂

Yep, I was lost in this wonderous place. The hours went by… no need to hurry, no feeling of stress or anxiety.

Just me, and my garden….a glorious place to be.

my secret garden

“In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels.” ~Dodinsky

Wordless Wednesday: First one out!

my secret garden

Wordless Wednesday – Flowers & Fun


Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Entwined

3 gifts entwined…to twine or twist, to be together.

1. When I think of something that “entwines” me…that I am thankful for, I am immediately drawn to my family.  The lives of these 3 people wrapped around mine…mixing and mingling and contributing to make me the person I am today.

My siblings.

All older than me, each unique in their own way, each one so very special to me.  I’m thankful for each one of them, and the way that they entwined their lives with mine. It’s true, I probably didn’t always feel this way about them when I was growing up, but as an adult, I certainly can and do appreciate their love for me, and I’m so thankful for the time I had with them.

M, L, and D when they were young


2. I’m thankful for my very own “secret garden”, and the flowers and vines that grow in it.  Twisting and turning, entwined around fences and trees, bringing something beautiful to brighten my day.

My Secret Garden - 04


3. Unique and cherished…entwined by love…these 4 lives have touched my heart in a way I never imagined possible. My husband, and my 3 grandchildren.

Each one of them has crawled right into my heart and entwined themselves around every inch of it!

I love them so much, and I’m thankful for each and every moment I get to spend with them.

They are my life!


These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today. It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer