Sunday, February 26, 2017

Christmas in Springtime and I Love It!

Guys, I went up to someone's house this afternoon to pick up a product I had bought to support this Junior High school student's band.  (GO JEFFERSON JR HIGH!) I don't know the folks, I just recall the boy from a month ago when he stopped by my place to see if I would buy something for the cause of the Band.  I did decide to buy as all my kids went there, and I like the school.   So, there I am talking to the boy and the mom when she herself mentioned the Christmas decorated fake tree there by the front door.

Still has its lights on.  She said it has remained just like this for three years now as birds come and nest in it!  COOLNESS, guys.  I envy that!  Here's a few nests for you to see.  They leave them there.
Isn't this the coolest?
Nest to the right of center

This nest is barely to the left of center
 Made my afternoon!  Took my box of biscuit mix home and had the pleasure of meeting a great family too.

Oh--- and the header picture is tulip poplar blooms.  Some people refer to them as magnolias.  We don't around here.  Southern Grandiflora Magnolias are dinner plate sized white intensely fragrant blooms.  These pink tulip poplar blooms above that I took  last about 2 weeks is all and the petals fall to the ground.  They are so gorgeous.

Here is a Southern Grandifloria Magnolia dinner plate sized opened bloom I took one morning at 0815.

Monday, February 6, 2017

What make a Day Significant?

Katie was commenting on a favorite kittie's blog, Nellie.  And Nellie had posted a wonderful saying for us.  The blog was about what we can appreciate and be glad of.

Katie answered with this:   Nellie, mommy found the truth to that statement you made for us all some time ago and it is so true. To be significant, an event does not have to be huge, big, or even life changing. It is the warmth of the sun on your furs or skin...the sound of loppers trimming and cutting bushes, the fragrance of grass, a kitty snoring, coffee making, a family member talking in the other room, a dearly loved pet walking or running up to you.  Newly turned earth, anticipation of a visit, a well cleaned home, a baby.  Cold water when you are really thirsty.   The simple act of waking to another day. All is valuable, and one day will be looked back on and we will smile at the memory.

I just added a little to it for here.  The sentences above are what makes me smile most often.  The fragrance of outside air as I walk along should have been included.  The feel of the sunshine on me as I walk should have been as well.  The changing-- however subtle--of the leaves and flowers and surroundings.  The possibility of seeing a friend or acquaintance while out.  The pleasure of finishing a task...the sudden unexpected feeling of joy that sometimes comes upon you as you are all unaware but then!  There it IS!

There are many more things that make us glad to be alive.  I do not want to focus on the opposite of that here today.

Friends, family and being of service even in tiny ways are all I need to be content and glad.