Tag Archives: tulips

A Stroll in the Garden

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. -Gustav Mahler

Tulip

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Tulip

I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better. -Steve Southerland

Tulip

The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently. -Gary Zukav

Tulip

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. -Luther Burbank

Tulip

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Crabapple

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. -W. Earl Hall

Lilac

If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring. -Victor Hugo

Lilac

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. -Robert H. Schuller

Lilac

A kind word is like a spring day. -Russian Proverb

Lilac

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. -Antonio Brown

Hyacinth

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People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. -Plato

Grape Hyacinth

Growth is the only evidence of life. -John Henry Newman

Grape Hyacinth

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. -Ronald Reagan

Crabapple

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. -Benjamin Franklin

Tulips

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. -George Eliot

Transparent Apple

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy

Walnut

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Viktor E. Frankl

Balsam Arrowroot

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. -Susan L. Taylor

Pear

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark

Grecian Windflower Anemone

Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals. -David A. Bednar

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

I was chatting with my Mom today, and she pointed out that I have been neglecting my blog.

I know.

I have been working and weeding.  And I hope to have 2 finished quilts soon.

But this afternoon, I grabbed my camera.

So Mom…this post is for you.

I love you!

Home Garden

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Home Garden

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

Creeping Phlox

Candytuft

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner

Tulips

Narcissus

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb

Euphorbia/Spurge

I  bought a macro lens for myself.  

I don’t know the first thing about it, but I practiced with it today.


Geum

Lilac

“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” —Unknown

Candytuft

Osteospermum/African Daisy

Osteospermum/African Daisy

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” —Erich Fromm

Veronica Perry

Veronica Perry

Creeping Phlox

“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” —Jamie McGuire

Euphorbia/Spurge

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” —Tenneva Jordan

Petunia

Stay safe.  Stay healthy!

A Stroll in the Garden

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”
 — Algernon Charles Swinburne

 

I am not having a vegetable garden this year, as my Hubby is creating a new one with easier access and easier to water, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to see!

I live in the north, so my season is a bit behind other bloggers.  

So enjoy this little garden stroll with me!

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I almost missed the Crown Imperials; they bloomed while I was away on vacation.

Crown Imperial

I find it interesting that, in my garden at least, the tulips seem to bloom by color division, rather than color explosion.

The pink ones generally bloom first.

Tulips

Tulips

Then the red ones spring forth!

Tulips

Tulips

Last, but not least, the yellow tulips are just now beginning to flower.

Tulips

Tulips

The rock cress is wonderful!

Rock Cress

While the grape hyacinth (and the giant ones, too) are nearly finished with their display.

Grape Hyacinth

While the hyacinths and daffodils fade, the narcissus is just beginning a happy show!

Narcissus

Narcissus

And the magnificent crabapple is teasing us!

Crabapple

May OMG 2018

When you incline to have new clothes, look first well over the old ones, and see if you cannot shift with them another year, either by scouring, mending, or even patching if necessary. Remember, a patch on your coat, and money in your pocket, is better and more creditable, than a writ on your back, and no money to take it off.

Benjamin Franklin

Personally, I don’t like to mend clothes, but I’ve done a bit of mending over the years.  And when it is one’s Mom asking for the mending, well…how can one refuse?

So, my goal for May will be to mend the worn elastic in the hem of Mom’s jacket sleeves.

Mom's Jacket

She has also asked me to make purple bowl cozies, similar to those that I showed in a blog post here.

I will be taking advantage of spring days, too, and working in the garden when I can.  The spring blossoms and warm sunshine are irresistible!

Tulips

Tulips

I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and see what other goals are set for April. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!