Lucerne Sunset

This is a “throwback” from three years ago as it came up in my Facebook memories. There is beauty everywhere you look in Lucerne. But the magical moments as the sun sets reflecting on the water is otherworldly. Combined with the leafless trees and the purple gardens, this is a sunset I will always remember.

The hidden meanings of a flower

Flowers given in celebration given in sympathy given to express love each species and color with its own message. Gerbera daisies, the fifth most popular flower in the world, represent cheerfulness, joy, innocence, and purity depending on the color (you’re probably wondering what numbers one through four are – stay tuned for the answer) TheContinue reading “The hidden meanings of a flower”

Nature’s fireworks

Before leaving Florida, I saw this beautiful flower growing on some tall bushes. I have no idea what it is and am hoping someone will help me identify it. One of my first graders a few years ago would name things when she didn’t know what they were. In her honor, I’ll be calling thisContinue reading “Nature’s fireworks”

It’s the little things

There is a quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I apply to my daily life: “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Today while walking on the dirt roads that surround my house, as always I admire the big and small beauty around me.Continue reading “It’s the little things”

A Morning glory grows in Nederland 

When winter was still going strong, I dreamed of spring and summer. I dreamed of flowers, herbs and fresh vegetables. It’s a leap of faith planting seeds inside in order to have plants in the ground 2 months later. I’m not known for a green thumb but my extreme optimism makes up for it. Plus,Continue reading “A Morning glory grows in Nederland “