When it is colder in North Pole, AK --- something is wrong with the Universe !
06 Apr 2021
For Andy ..
Bracts of a White Dogwood .. the flowers are in the center - small green ones when open ..
The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) and its inflorescence are the state tree and the state flower respectively for the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. It is also the state tree of Missouri and the state flower of North Carolina,
05 May 2014
Season where I am ..
Season where I am .. Spring !
Blooms as well as the green stems ..
Wonderful in salads ..
To be honest ..
I pick a handful ..
Rinse them off ..
Never make it inside for a salad !
- Taken 2014 -
AA - 328 - Season Where I Am
05 Apr 2021
We stand -
We stand for the children of this World, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and for the seven generations to come.
(courtesy of standingwomen.net)
Sunday May 09, Mother's Day in many countries...
'Stand united' in silence, 1-1:05 pm local time, Ttime to co-create a global wave of positive intention for the Earth's children.
THE INVITATION All of us here who anchor the Standing Women project are noticing the deeper and more expanded conversations we have in our small groups. The words of those who post on the Standing Women website convince us that small groups everywhere are uniting and evolving together, moving humanity in the direction of love. What if each time we think that thought, each time we extend our love, each time we remember our unity, we really do reinforce the connecting energies between us, and become more substantially ourselves?
Check out our map, imagining all the small groups worldwide connected.
Please add your location to the map, and stand united on May 09 - 1 pm local time for 5 min of silence for all the Earth's children.
Let yourself be inspired by the whole of us, and pass on the invitation.
With love and blessings for all that you do, Jeanie, Deb, Bruce, Julie, and Bonnie for Standing Women
The story of Ariel's song (from Jeanie's message last year) Nine years ago, my daughter Ariel wrote a song for me. She told me that, unlike her other songs, it seemed to come through her ‘whole cloth’ like it was already there to be channeled, and she named it ‘White Linen.’ ‘White Linen’ always made me cry, but it’s only last year, after eight more years of standing, that I realized that the energy of that song is exactly the commitment that I feel when I stand for the children… I am still so awed by this realization, that I feel I must send Ariel’s song out with this invitation. In the song Ariel sings to her child, ‘Half of all life is living, while half of it dies. Like the fruit lives through the fruit fly, there will you go,” and I feel the bittersweet of this life on earth writ large in what is now a global struggle to survive. Yet, when Ariel sings, ‘You’ll be first in line, come to fill the darkest caves with sunshine,’ I know without a doubt that the children ARE the future. And when she sings ‘I will build your bowl to balance on the tipping line,’ I feel the depth of my commitment to stand for the children and the generations to come.
Please listen to Ariel’s song and let it spark the deep truth of what we are doing when we stand for the children. If it speaks to you, feel free to share the music when you stand on May 09 at 1 pm, Mother’s Day in many countries. Here is the link: youtu.be/LZetSvKw6v4
DECLARATION OF STANDING We are standing for the world’s children and grandchildren, and for the seven generations to come. We dream of a world where all of our children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and enough food to eat. A world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds and healthcare to nurture their growing bodies. A world where they have a warm, safe and loving place to call home. A world where they don’t live in fear of violence--in their homes, in their neighborhoods, in their schools, or in their world. This is the world of which we dream. This is the cause for which we stand.
05 May 2021
Sunshine and shadows ..
Clematis -- Kardynal Wyszynski
Grows near the mailbox -
Last year, a Mockingbird nest was built behind the leaves -
So far, no Mockingbird activity -
But, the Kardynal has a multitude of buds -
Must keep winding the vine away from the mailbox -
Or no mail !
That might not be a bad idea - since most of it is Junk Mail -
Need to check with nextdoor neighbor -
She took a cutting in hopes she can get it to bloom in her yard -
Will let y'all know.
Have a beautiful day -
Wherever you call home .
02 May 2021
The Three of Us ....
The Dancer [ sometimes she is called Gold Digger ]
Party Gal -
All named by this gardener since I only know they are Heritage Iris, but if one goes to 5 different places in search of a name, one gets 5 different names !
So, they have been named as I see them and as they make me feel.
28 Apr 2021
Down The Road
A garden tended by a Gentleman Gardner ..
Not My Garden .. NMG
Down The Road ..
Such a colorful pleasure ..
Several PiP (6) ..
In yellow and red - some white ..
But a Joy to visit and to share with y'all ..
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
Our Hopes are for our Friend Andy to slowly heal .. we are waiting, patiently for you..
Pictures for Andy
27 Apr 2021
Collage of Color 2021
From the delicate pastel orange of Peach Fluff Iris -
To the bold Formosa Azalea in and out of shadows -
And the Dauntless Iris -
To A Carolina Sky Of Blue -
Canvas for a Mock Orange -
Colorful and Aromatic Yard
3 PiP across the top
25 Apr 2010
- to the day
Taken in Florida on 25 April 2010 -
Under a tree in MJ's yard -
MJ was our dance instructor -
We all gathered at her home for a dance party / photo shoot -
Wearing my usual attire -
Purple shirt -
All comfortable -
MJ found this and sent it to me -
" there are few photos of you because you were usually behind the lens " -
True words -
The TCGs and Drummers - in the Florida album
AA-327 - PHOTO OF YOU - TAKEN BY SOMEONE ELSE