Friday, May 27, 2016

Towards the Sun

I have an inspirational quote in my home office that reads:

"Turn your face to the sun and always believe that you will receive all that you need."

It seems that flowers know just how to do that. I have been watching this rhododendron in my back yard as it started out with many buds and, little by little, each one turned to the sun and bloomed.

Here it is as each bud was beginning to open up. To me, the quote also means having a positive attitude, opening up to possibilities, and trusting in the best outcome.

And this is how the bud started out. I find this transformation to be pretty amazing and so in tune with what the quote conveys. We may not always get what we want but somehow it all works out the way it's meant to be and we do get what we need indeed.
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Wishing everyone
Happy Memorial Day
and beautiful beginning of Summer! xx

Saturday, May 14, 2016

After the Rain

after the rain
Spring colors burst into
a rainbow of vivid hues

the coolness of indigo-blue
the warmth of yellow-orange
blending harmoniously

bleeding hearts heal
with each raindrop, falling
in love again


We've  had quite a bit of rain this Spring so far but afterwards everything looks so refreshed and colorful. I took these pictures of pansies and bleeding hearts blooming in our yard and had fun creating digital art. The poem can be taken literally, but it's also a metaphor for healing. Enjoy and have a great week ahead! xx

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Flowering Trees

Happy May!

When we first moved into our new home last June, most trees had already leafed out into beautiful shades of deep green.

I was pleasantly surprised this Spring to discover that a few of our trees in the front and back yard had flowered with pretty white blooms.

I took these pictures yesterday on a partly cloudy day but the sky was a clear blue. I love the way the white blooms look amidst these vivid colors. I later learned these are dogwood trees.

In other news, I was busy in April writing 30 creative writing pieces in 30 days to celebrate National Poetry Month. If you're interested in more of my creative writing and black and white photography, you can find my original work at my new blog, Magic of Words.

Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead! xx

Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Poetry Celebration

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, I will write a poem a day on my new blog, Magic of Words. I hope you will follow me there! To get us started, here is a little poem for you:

let it unfold
petal by petal
this love--divine

(inspired by a daisy!)

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! xx

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Beginnings

Dear friends, I hope everyone had a lovely Easter and happy beginning of Spring! My blog has a new look. I updated the template and color scheme and decided to go with a simple white background so it's easier to read. I can post larger photographs now, and I like the way everything is framed nicely within a box.

I also switched my Blogger profile to my Google+ profile and added my Google+ friends on the sidebar here along with my Blogger friends. You can still easily find me by clicking on my profile and going to my blog link, Blogging Away. Thank you to all of you loyal followers who have been visiting, reading, and commenting. I do appreciate the support!

Last, but not least, I wanted to let you know that I have started a new blog that features my creative writing only (with occasional black and white photography). It's called Magic of Words and I've been having fun creating it! I have added the link on the sidebar here to be easily found. It includes a wide range of my writing from poetry to prose. I hope those of you who enjoy my writing will check it out. Some of my loyal blogging friends have already visited and been most supportive. Thanks, friends!

I will continue to blog here but the focus will be on what this blog was originally about--blogging away! I will share more of my personal life journey and continue to include poetry and photography as the muse inspires. Here is a picture I took in New York City (actually last year) of tulips in bloom with the Empire State Building in the background. I re-edited it and thought it was worth showing again at this beautiful time of the year. Enjoy and thank you again for your support! xx