Friday, January 25, 2013

Feeling lighter


Good morning Friends ~ I want to thank you all again for your prayers, positive thoughts, love and encouragement. They do make a difference.

Wednesday afternoon all of a sudden a wash of positive, loving energy came over me and I knew it had to be from God and that all of you were partly responsible for it also. The feeling has not left me. I did have a good cry at work yesterday with my friend Nanci, and laughed with my other friend Cathy and I was/am so thankful to God for being with me every step of this journey. Tears are healing, laughter is good medicine.

I read a wonderful review on the book I ordered last week and am eagerly awaiting, ‘The Undistracted Widow’ by Carol W. Cornish.

God is good, He is more than good, He is AWESOME. At what time I am afraid, anxious, I will trust in Him.

My neighbors are going on a cruise so they gave me some corn on the cob, a cantaloupe, some sweet potatoes and a small watermelon. I’m not a fan of watermelon so am taking it to work to give to my friend Nanci and her husband John as they do like it. The fish my neighbor’s gave me the other night was delicious by the way.

Here are some photos taken this morning.






Sweet happy pansy faces.




La Marne roses


An unknown rose that I just bought two of for $5 each. The scent is wonderful!!


The sweet little caravan. That turquoise colored pot has to go.


Little garden boy.



Back of main garden.


Gazing ball that dear husband Mark bought me for my birthday quite a few years ago. It is stainless steel.


Here I am in it. It is around 60 degrees here this morning. I have on an old pair of capri pants, a t-shirt of DH’s, an old flannel shirt of his and flip-flops. Winter in FL is grand. Smile


That’s it for now. Breakfast is calling. Cantaloupe, banana, strawberries and plain yogurt with some raw Florida honey on top. Oh yea and a glass of prune juice.

FlowerLady Lorraine


Every day you are alive is a special occasion. 

Every minute, every breath,

is a gift from God. 

Mary Manin Morrissey


Annie said...

I'm just off to bed after a night of sewing. Night night!

Leslie said...

Such pretty pictures, Lorraine! Your garden boy is just terrific--so much personality! And I love your gazing ball. Your garden sure has style.

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better today. I really like the picture of the gazing ball with your reflection in it....wonderful! Your flowers are beautiful and I love the garden boy.....that's something I would have in my cute!

denimflyz said...

Good Morning,
What a wonderful post this morning. We are all here, to support you.
I think capri's, flip-flops sound pretty good, except I would freeze here doing that yet. In a few months though.
Love your roses, wish there was smell monitors around.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.
Love and Hugs

L. D. Burgus said...

Keep God is priority number one. Keeping the communications open to share your feelings is great too. We were created to feel all the emotions and good crying is healing. God bless your weekend.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Glad to hear that you are already experiencing some of those peaceful moments. Enjoy them.
A book I read and found dry helpful is'From One Widow to Another',by Miriam Neff.

Nancy J said...

Lorraine, your photos are lovely, the reflection is super, and I am so happy for you that better days are more frequent.Take care, greetings from Jean

Linda said...

I like that last quote. I try to remember to live each day as if it were my last, but sometimes I just don't have the energy to do what I want. I'm learning to be content with just having an ordinary day, enjoying the ordinary things. Hugs.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Your flowers are beautiful
Love the garden boy.
God is good
and always there to listen
and his word encourages us on.
Take care...

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Your breakfast sounds as lovely as the rest of your post, and I think your attire is exquisite. ;)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Lovely flowers. Cute photo of you in the gazing ball.
Hope the rest of your day was as upbeat as your morning.

Heather said...

Lorraine, I am so glad you are feeling better... lovely pictures of the flowers... oh, and as for the pot, don't get rid of it, paint it or mosaic it, it will look fab next to you caravan in bright colours (pull in a little of that orange colour that's on the side of the caravan!)... and show us the results! Cheers~

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Lorraine, I am glad to read that you are feeling a little lighter. As always I loved to see you flowers. The azaleas have such a delicate pink color, just to my liking. Nice that you got some "out of the usual" pansies, love their unique colors, too. How fun to see that you have a gazing ball as well in your garden. Mine is made out of glass, though, stainless steel is much more durable I guess. Happy Gardening!

Bernie H said...

It was terrific to hear you've had some happier moments lately. Those cheerful Pansy faces would bring a smile to everyone's face. Loved the reflection of you in that fabulous gazing ball. Nice shot.

Jenni @ RainyDayGardener said...

Hello FL ~ I am envying your mild temperatures and enjoying your bloom pics! Continuing to wish you peace of spirit and fullness of heart. Hugs, Jenni

Lynn said...

Good morning, Lorraine. I’m enjoying your winter pansies. For the first time in years I don’t have any this season. I kept waiting for first frost and it never came. As for the turquoise pot, isn’t it funny how we can walk by something every day and it looks fine. Then you snap a photo and think, of my . . . I need to fix that. A terra cotta pot would balance the other one on that side. I hope your find a new home for the turquoise one. It’s pretty too; just in the wrong place. Hope you have a grand weekend.

Mrs. E said...

I think I want your Florida weather--but more than that--your green thumb! Beautiful! So glad you are surrounded with beautiful things!

Kit said...

I love the pic of you in the gazing ball! Enjoy your winter and have fun in your garden! I am in search of winter in California and can't wait. Love, Kit

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for sharing with us FL! Love your photos of flowers! Just beautiful! Love and a big hug from us in the snow 'Burgh. xxoo LVL and The Herbal Husband

HolleyGarden said...

So glad you're feeling better. Your azalea is gorgeous. And I can't believe you have roses blooming already! I'm so jealous! ;) Love the little garden boy! His expression is charming - so much better than if he had a silly smile on.

Rebecca said...

As usual, I love the peek into your yard... Re. the turquoise planter, maybe you could buy a can of that paint for plastic in a color to match the caravan?????

Morning's Minion said...

I have always loved pansy faces. I'm surprised you can grow them in FL as they seem to flourish in cooler weather. Maybe I need to plant some here in KY for late winter/early spring.

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