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In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine

Meet Each Other with a Smile

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta    

Thankful Thursday – Butterflies and Caterpillars

Last year in my garden, I planted butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a type of milkweed, namely to help create a habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Last week, when I found a Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating leaves on my... Continue Reading →

Monochrome Monday – Summer Reading

Yes, I handed him a book and said "sit here". But if I were to write a title, it would be "Summer Reading" and at that moment, he really did start reading The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson. This... Continue Reading →

Majestic Muir Woods

This past February, I had the wonderful pleasure of traveling to the San Francisco area to celebrate my brother's 40th birthday. I have seven siblings and all of us (including my mother) traveled from several different locations in the United... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: In Memory of Pat

This morning I dedicate my pretty vase and bouquet to my friend Pat, who passed away this past Saturday. She was 83 years old. Hers was a long life of service and dedication - she was a teacher. But not... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: Serendipity

I am finding a serendipitous nature of participating in these weekly In a Vase on Monday photo challenges. Even though I know what plants are growing in my garden, I never know what I will find blooming in my garden... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: Summer Song

"The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come" Song of Solomon 2:12 In my vase today: gloriosa daisy, zinnia, hosta, day lilies, Hydrangea arborescens (invincibelle), echinacea. In a Vase on Monday Flower Photo Challenge

Thankful Thursday: Happy Thoughts

On this Thankful Thursday, I am very happy that one of my Hydrangea macrophylla (different than my white one from last post) is blooming. We haven't quite figured out a happy spot for these hydrangeas. We have about five of... Continue Reading →

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