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Simply Red

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The way you start your day
can affect your whole day…
Begin it with a smile
calmness of mind
coolness of emotions
and a heart filled with gratitude.

Take time to smell the flowers
Take time to hug a tree
Take time to hear each bird sing
Take time to simply be.

 

We might miss some of the beauty on life 

if we don’t slow down

and pay attention to the little things around us.

 

Start your day with the beauty of red today!

         

 

Different shapes,

different shades,

all unique,

all beautiful!

 

Just like you!

 

 

My new bicycle

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As I love riding a bicycle, I found a new one I really liked.

More like a Dutch style bicycle.

This is a big frame, big wheels and it is very comfortable, to get on too.

(more like the bike I had which was stolen 3 years ago.)

After that I bought a folding bike to keep at home.

Now I have a place in a bike hanger, close to my house, so I could get myself a bigger bike again.

The folding bike found a loving new home too.

 

Direct from the dealer I rode it home on the scenic route along the river.

It was a lovely day and perfect for a ride, just glorious.

It is called ‘cafe’ – I like that 🙂

I bought myself a basket for the front too for little shopping.

Now I can go to many more rides and enjoy the sunshine and outdoors.

Do you ride a bicycle ? and enjoy it ?

Enjoy the little beauties along the road, walking or cycling,

nature calls, go for it!

Wisteria and other beauties along the road

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It is colourful flower time

the Earth is laughing!

Beautiful Wisteria hanging out of a garden


Tiny flowers along the shopping mall

Even tinier flower, shot with a Macro lens on my phone.

Petunias in a flower basket

Little flowers , again captured with a Macro lens.

 

and all together

 

Strawberry Galore

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My strawberries this year grew absolutely beautiful.

They bloomed a lot:

 

We seem to have had enough rain

and then the sun came.

I had more strawberries than ever.

Just look

 

A collage out of my many harvests.

 

and then came out the

Strawberry bowl to eat them out of.

 

 

Oh how yummy they were.

There are still now some late comers, I eat straight of the plant.

What a joy, what great gift!

Find the wonders of nature

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Find the wonders of nature

In this dark and grey January

it is still possible to find

wonders of nature.

Encourage yourself to notice them.

Greet the sunshine and  birdsong in the morning,

look at the cloud formation,

see some blooms, cheering up the world.

Nature is a healer in many ways.

Always look with fresh eyes,

bringing wonders to your surroundings.

The wonders of Nature are endless.

Walt Disney

 

Garden picture Jan 18

 

 

My strawberry plants, lovely and green.

 

What wonders did you find today ?

Weekly inspiration No 43 – Patience

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 Patience is a virtue,

as they say….

In the dictionary it says:

the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.

 

 

Many problems wouldn’t be problems,

many irate exchanges,

many road rage incidents,

could be avoided if people had more patience.

 

 

Be patient is sometimes very hard,

specially when we are excited.

This could be me……

 

 

Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another.
(Ephesians 4:2)

Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.
(Proverbs 15:18)

 

Nature is patient

 Adopt the pace of nature,

her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Have a peaceful and patient day!

With love

from me

❤ ❤ ❤

A short holiday in Spain

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You all know how I love my palm trees

so we had a short holiday in Spain near Barcelona.

 

We stayed in Calella in Catalonia.

Calella

 

A wonderful beach welcomed us and

just listening to the sound of the waves was so relaxing and calming.

 

 

Calella had wonderful plants,

a lovely church,

a light house

small streets with delightful shops

and amazing houses with cacti growing up… over 2 floors

 

We enjoyed the warmth and the beautiful beach.

and had a relaxing time.

A truly wonderful short holiday!