The dark clouds are behind us.
Garden view through garden window.
Taken through Old Town Trolley window.
Windows reflect natures beauty.
My smiling Golden in the window.
In 2013, I changed both my front and backyard to add a more joyful look and to add flowers to attract beneficial insects for my herb and vegetable garden. This had the added benefit of changing my view. I have continued to focus on gratitude including being grateful that my son attends a school that I love.
There is an old saying, “Let go or be dragged.” It now is on my freezer door to remind me that there are times when we really do have to let go. It is what my daughter wisely advised me to do when the new head of her former school adamantly refused to give her a requested apology for their failures.
There are some institutions and some people who have to learn to change in their own time, and we cannot force that change. That does not mean we should stop trying to educate. I am not sorry that I wrote my novel or that I tried to educate others, but there are times when we need to change focus for our own sanity. Walking away has helped my family and me return to our joyful place, and in my heart I know creating more joy for those around us is what life is all about.
This post is inspired by this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Window.
This week’s challenge is brought to us by Cheri Lucas.
- For this challenge, we want to keep it simple: share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story.
I fell in love with Moses-in-the-Cradle when I saw this on a morning walk.
In fact, I just added Moses-in-the-Cradle to my garden as a result, so I’m grateful for the inspiration.
The colors are hard to resist.
Scents bring memories, and many memories bring nostalgic pleasure. We would be wise to plan for this when we plant a garden. —- Thalassa Cruso
This week Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge is scent. I immediately thought of my garden, but I needed the perfect quote and photos. I found the quote fairly easily since I know the smell of my garden reminds me of helping my dad in the garden when I was younger. I especially remember the smell of fresh vine ripened tomatoes. I should since my brothers and I seemed to spend all summer picking them. I’m so grateful that my dad had a garden and that he made sure all of his kids helped with it.
Now I just needed to capture the scent or more accurately scents.
Marjoram, rosemary, lemon basil, lavender, and newly planted tomato plant .
Love the scent of fresh scallions.
More scents to love.
Scent of marigold, garlic chives, tomato plant, etc.
From the Garden
As fresh as you can get.
Looking forward to fresh corn.
Today’s photo challenge is to share a picture that means fresh and I cannot imagine anything fresher than fresh from my garden. I’m grateful it is doing well.
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