I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"And there is pansies, that's for thoughts."

Don't let anyone tell you that you can't buy happiness. I bought a six pack of Pansies today for $1.99 at the drug store. They were a little wilted from the sun on a rack at the entrance to the store and they caught my eye. I picked off the spent flowers and brought them home.
Now I have some color... a bit of springtime in the garden and it makes me happy.

And now you ask in your heart, 
"How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?" 
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, 

But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee. 
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, 
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, 
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy." 

Extract from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

...and as if  today wasn't wonderful enough...Today is my oldest grandson's birthday. The Bean is eight years old.

Where do the years go?
 The Bean and his Bro
 His first Halloween.
 First camping trip with Dad and Papa.
 Helping Noni plant gourds.
 First swimming lesson.
 His desk at Noni and Papa's.
 Just a boy and his goats.
 Painting Papa's truck with a feather.
 Study in black and white
 Mr. Cool.
 6th birthday party
 Last summer at the park

We love you little boy. May all your dreams come true.  Happy Birthday!


  1. ha i love their matching hats in that first picture...so cool...and a little bit of color goes a long way, that is for sure....perhaps spring will be here soon...

  2. I really like the quote about the flower and the bee. Your grandson is such a handsome young man. They grow up to fast. Happy birthday to him. Hope he has a wonderful day. Have a blessed day . Madeline

  3. I, too, like the quote about the flower and the bee. Nice.

    Your grandson is so handsome! And your photos of him are wonderful...priceless. Love the artistry in them. Well done!

  4. I think you must feel as rich as a queen today...pansies and grandchildren. Its the stuff of a wonderful life. And the quote is amazing.


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