Author Archives: Robin

Comfort

Kairo in one of his odd sleeping positions.

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A Blossoming Country Girl

I have always love planting flowers, so this year I decided to plant some vegetables. I find the process very calming and relaxing. The time from planning to executing my plan keeps my mind focused and free of stress.

Everything being planted I started from seeds. Every open space in my kitchen is covered with all sorts of containers. My daughter can’t wait for everything to be planted so she can have the kitchen back.

Carrots. cabbage, peas, string beans, luffa gourds, watermelon, sunflowers & corn

Everything that was planted has not sprouted but more has sprouted then I expected.

Now I must begin to prepare the outside for several raised garden beds.

Before…..

After….

Today I was determined to get my to get my peas in the ground….so I had to finish.

I made a gate (not pictured), rearranged the beds, made a trellis and finally one garden bed is finished and filled with 2 mammoth sunflowers and my peas! There is still much to do but it feels really good and today was a GREAT DAY!

Finally……

One down 3 to go

By time I finished it was getting dark and the insects started making music. I imagined a finished garden, sitting out here relaxing in the evening after “working the fields” listening to the song of the evening with a nice glass of Stella Rosa wine.

Hope you like tonight’s song selection…

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Be Daring

“We have to dare to be ourselves however frightening or strange that may prove to be.” By May Sarton

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“Gratitude is the Heart’s Memory”

Some of you may know by reading my previous post, Underrated Duty, that I am working towards getting back to “happy” on a more consistent basis. Today I read the following quote and thought I would share it with all of you:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” by Melody Beattie Simple Abundance

When I say getting back to “happy” I don’t don’t mean laughing and joking all the time, but more about inner peace. So many negative things float around in my head and some are on instant replay. I can’t seem to change that montra on my own. So looking at other options to achieve my new goal.

According to the book, Simple Abundance, one of the steps that the writer recommends doing is to keep a graditude journal. In this journal you are to write at least 5 things that you are thankful for. You would even do this on this bad days….especially the bad days.

Do you or have you ever done a graditude journal?

In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization.

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*The title is a French proverb.*

When you get the shot!

My grandson Arai
does not like when i make his pictures black and white, he thinks it makes him look old.


This was at my daughters house and he was surprised that he  captured a shot of her dog,  Dash.

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A Little Reflection

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Wordless Wednesday

Well almost wordless….there is only 34 days till the first day of spring and not to far from that will we start to see new leaves sprouting from trees and plants popping up from the ground. I cannot wait

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Monochrome Monday

Sunset from March 17, 2016.

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The Underrated Duty

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”~by Robert Louis Stevenson

I read this in Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It made me think “am I happy” or “do I just have happy moments?” I believe that I have happy moments but contentment is probably where I am at most of the time.

A piece of Happiness

I will continue to read this book daily to work on me getting back to happy as a norm instead of a moment at a time.

How about you, are you content or happy?

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Iron Maiden

I don’t know why but I call these high tension poles “Iron Maidens”.

Do you have a name for them?

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