Monday, February 23, 2015

The idea...

of waiting for something makes it more exciting.
Andy Warhol

This time of year I become obsessed with plants.. flowering, vegetables, shrubs... from tiny seeds to gallon plants... It makes no difference. Making plans... sometimes that live only in my head and some that actually manage to come to life.. outside.

The weather is such a tease. In the teens last week for several days and almost 70 degrees over the weekend. However, one can't be fooled... Winter remains.. even if the heart longs for Spring. Maybe Andy was correct... the waiting makes it sweeter... He did know a thing or two about flowers.

Flowers by Andy Warhol, 1970 - Red, Yellow, Orange on Blue

Have a good week. Joining Karen ... a bit late.. for Sunlit Sunday. Hope your week is filled with sunlight, pleasant people and good thoughts!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sparkling, Shimmering ...

Sometimes inspiration is just a few steps outside your back door... 

And the only sparkle is provided by the universe...

A bit of sunshine in my world was lost this week.. a lifelong friend lost his fight with heart disease.  He was a "music master" and made his living for many years as a DJ for private events... on Tuesday a bit of the music died for all who loved him. He was complex, caring, kind, devoted, thoughtful, so much FUN, and a shining light to his family and friends. 

There is a hole in the universe... but his sparkle shines through. This post was not intended to be sad... but rather a celebration of a life well lived. His last message to me read, "I am so blessed to have had so many life experiences and especially for having quality friends...If I never told you before, I Love You." What a special gift... to me. 
RIP ~ Backdoor Man

Hope that the coming week is filled with light and love for you and yours. Joining Karen for Sunlit Sunday... hope you will, too!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunshine came softly...

More sunshine than clouds this week... WooHoo!!

The green beans and baked sweet potatoes were the prefect suppertime treat... especially with the fried chicken that rounded out the meal. While fried chicken was on the menu several times a week during my growing up years, it is relegated to "very seldom" status at this stage of our lives!

This week's smile: The first daffodil... very welcome, indeed! There are promises of many more to come. 

Enjoy your week.. hope it's filled with sunshine and smiles! Don't forget to spread a little love... Valentine's Day is Saturday. Remember an elderly or shut-in friend with a call or card. It will mean more than you know!

Joining Karen of My Little Home and Garden for Sunlit Sunday. Please visit and spread the sunshine!