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Ornamental Cherry

 

Some happy tone of meditation,

slipping in between

the beauty coming and the beauty gone

William Wordsworth

More Sweet It Is

1835

Apple Blossom "Johnny Johnston"

It’s blossom time, anticipating the blossom from the fecund buds, revelling in each pale petal… Cue wind and rain and scattered blossoms on the green sward. In my childhood imaginings these were faerie weddings to which mere mortals were not invited!

A garden full of fragrance and flowers

Warm sun, gentle rain and suddenly the garden is filled with fresh flowers and fragrance as herbs and flowers jostle for attention.

Each leaf unfurls

Each leaf unfurls in joyous celebration of new life, each bough resounding with birdsong. All creation cries out a cannon of praise!

I love this season as each day brings some new thing to surprise and gladden the heart.

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Be thirsty heart,

seek forever without rest.

let this soundless longing

hidden deep inside you

be the source

of every word you say

Rumi

Whispers of the Beloved

Thanks for stopping by today. May the child within be stirred to wonder at the world around. And be kind to one another, we all need a little kindness! Blessings on your day…

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Warmth...

Old brick wall, 

 and morning sun

warming weathered wings

warmed wings

Early morning garden has its advantages; butterflies sit quietly warming themselves in the morning sun, taking advantage of the warm brick wall and leaves. Later they will flutter over the garden, alighting on the ageing flowers momentarily before the camera can capture them! Last resolute visitors…

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

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Wrapped in Gold,

ribboned pink and blue;

the present gift for you

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Every day is a gift – enjoy!

Lamentations 3:22-23

Fly Away Home...

Life is a journey, often we are so concentrated on the destination that we fail to notice what is happening around us. It was only because the geese  “talk” to each other that I noticed them flying overhead. Other people on the shore, were watching a small plane instead.

Geese fly in formation because it’s an efficient way to fly, the strong lead while weaker or younger birds follow in the slip stream. When the leaders tire, others fly up to take their place so they can rest at the back. If a bird is injured or ill, two other birds follow it down and stay until it recovers (or dies) then they fly off in a chevron formation again. All the time they encourage one another with quiet honks.

So that’s my wish for you in 2014. That you won’t have to travel alone, someone will be there to encourage you on your journey, someone will offer you comfort and protection and that together you can share the load. In Celtic tradition the Wild Goose is the sign of the Holy Spirit; when I see wild geese flying I feel encouraged. When 2014 opens like a blank journal, may you fill its pages with good memories regardless of life’s circumstances and know you are blessed.

Thank you to all for visiting my blog, leaving comments, likes and trophies. I still feel a “newbie” and trying to work out how to do things maybe in 2014….

Happy 2014!