Friday, July 31, 2009

The Good Life

"The Good Life" is not defined by possessions, but by pure and utter enjoyment of simplicity.

John Burroughs (18371921) put it like this: "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring these are some of the rewards of the simple life."

Those who take time to find pleasure in the ordinary DO live differently. The simple difference is this: because they have learned to live simply, they have learned to live.

Steve Goodier

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Every sunrise

Every sunrise is a present, a gift from God above,
Gift-wrapped with scarlet ribbons and tied with bows of love.

Each day's a new beginning, a time to start anew,
While all the stars are sleeping, and the rose is fresh with dew.

Every day's a new creation, too lovely to ignore,
And we may find a blessing, just outside our door.

We cannot keep the past, like fireflies in a jar;
Nor journey to the future by wishing on a star.

Every sunrise is a blessing, a gift for just today.
Rejoice, my friend, embrace it before it fades away!

~ Author Unknown ~

May we enjoy our gift of today.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A house

A house is made of walls and beams;

a home is built with love and dreams."

Author Unknown

Musings from FL zone 10

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Roses and orchids

Good afternoon. Hope you all have had a lovely day today. I went out early to weedwack and do some weeding and trimming. Boy, once that sun reaches a certain point in the sky it starts being miserable. It was a hot, humid time in the gardens. I checked the weather and it was 89 but felt like it was 102, no wonder I was feeling dragged out. I just left some trimmings to be raked up tomorrow morning as I had had enough.

I did get out and took some pictures. I will have a couple of posts of them. This one is of Prosperity roses and Vanda orchids with hamelia patens or firebush in everyday humble garden language. :-)

Have a nice evening and a great day tomorrow.

Click on pictures for larger views.

Musings from FL zone 10

Friday, July 10, 2009


Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blessed be

Blessed be the Lord,

who daily loadeth us with benefits,

even the God of our salvation.

Psalms 68:19

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Noble Art

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the
elimination of non-essentials.

Lin Yutang

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Precious Privilege

"When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

Marcus Aurelius


Friday, July 3, 2009

Experiencing Peace and Joy

"Experiencing the beauty and peace of God in nature is not a substitute for direct interaction with the regenerative powers of the Creator, but . . . the mending and binding so necessary to heal our stress-filled lives may flow through creation. For the spiritually oppressed or the socially injured, a pleasing or quiet natural environment can help provide spiritual release. Resting by a clear, free-running river or sitting on a sunny slope in blooming desert grassland can bring peace and joy into very clouded souls."

Susan Power Bratton ~ From the book ~ Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Colour is a lovely thing.
Given to soothe our sight,
Blue for sky, green for grass,
And brown for roads where wee folks pass;
Golden sun that shine o'er head,
Silver for moon, for sunset red,
Soft cool black for night!

Author Unknown Taken from the Book of 1000 Poems