Tuesday, February 21, 2012

through the camera's lens....

Life is  full of the unexpected.  I guess it would be boring if it wasn't.

This week the grandmother clock, that hasn't chimed in many years, began chiming its little heart out at 12:30 in the morning!  I had to unplug it till I was awake enough in the morning to start it up again.  It was nice to hear that familiar noise that I used to listen to as a little girl in my childhood home... but not continuously in the middle of the night!  Kind of fun though.

I've always been able to grow healthy African Violets when it seemed few others could.  But the last couple of years there have been no flowers.  This last week they decided to bloom again.  And it's full of buds.   Nice unexpected surprise.

I went out in the back yard garden and saw other treats of nature.

A hyacinth sprung up.

Flowers blooming in the garden

A dandelion before the breeze blew it away and it was gone.

Awww... Cooper visited.....

Just some happy photos from today.....


  1. Aww the flowers are so pretty,. I am hankering for Spring in a big way.

  2. Comfort is all around when we need some cheering, isn't it? We and our troubles are always in God's vision, and He loves to show us His love.

  3. Nothing like a little bit of beauty to brighten any day! Your flowers are beautiful but I have to admit at first I thought your hyacinth was a 'Lily of the Nile' or Agapanthus as is its botanical name.
    Love to you and wishes for more lovely pleasures in each and every day for you and yours.
    Hugs and prayers~

  4. Wow! A clock begins chiming again after being quiet for so long? And your African Violets began to bloom again, too? Fascinating, wonderful, beautiful, joyful, and blissful!

  5. That is SO weird about the clock mom!! A little creepy if you ask me!! :P

  6. I think it's a little spooky, about the clock. You always wanted to have it fixed. The flowers are beautiful. Hyacinth..
    ...all to bring some personal joy
    to your life even now.

  7. Such beauty in nature, I am always amazed what you can find. Thank you for sharing this happy moments!

  8. I love this post!
    It reminds me of something John Eldredge wrote about how it seems that God has little individual "love notes" for each of us.

    And if we look, we will see these little declarations of love everywhere.

    What makes your heart smile? What little thing or things remind you that you are His?
    Perhaps those are His love notes to you. And yours.
    Have a wonderful weekend with you & yours!


  9. By the way, I hope it is ok that I refer to your blog in my blog.
    If not, please let me know.