Unexpected in common hours

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau    

Spring Festival 2022: Week # 12~ Southern Magnolia

I missed last week due to illness and having to spend a few hours in the emergency department, but I’m now well again and happy to be back. For this last week of Spring Festival, I’m sharing some photos of the blossoms on my Southern Magnolia tree which is currently in bloom. Linked to Dawn’s…

Listen to the children

This wonderful video was filmed a year ago in an elementary school in Clarksville, Indiana. I wish our politicians in Washington would truly hear and act on its message.

Spring Festival 2022: Week #10~Tulip Poplar

The Tulip Poplar trees are very tall, and it’s difficult to see the flowers from the ground… But sometimes the flowers fall to the ground intact… Linked to Dawn’s Spring Festival 2022 and Cee’s Flower of the Day

Leatherleaf Viburnum

This evergreen shrub, which can grow up to 12 feet high, produces lovely flat-topped clusters of white flowers in the Spring and red-to-black berries in the Autumn and Winter. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Spring Festival 2022: Week #9~Roses

A vibrant pink rose in my daughter’s garden… My solitary antique yellow rose… An antique pink from my garden… Another bright pink, this one on my property… And the one that may be my favorite this year and was certainly a surprise, as I’ve never seen this rose before… Linked to Dawn’s Spring Festival 2022…

Chinese Privet

It is absolutely everywhere this year, and it has a lovely scent and beautiful white flowers. I could even smell it this morning while driving down the highway where it grows on both sides of the road. But Chinese Privet is considered to be one of the most widely spread, invasive plants in the southern…

The Mountain Laurel buds have opened

On Thursday, for Dawn’s Spring Festival I posted photos of the Mountain Laurel on my property. A few of the star-like buds had opened, but now most have opened, and they are beautiful! Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Our miracle boy is 12!

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
Grandson Ben celebrated his 12th birthday this week, and I was so glad I was able to make the trip last weekend to watch him play in a soccer match and to celebrate early with him. Ben does not remember anything at all about his health problems as a…