Silent Sunday: Remembering

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~ Elizabeth Stone

Remembering my darling Mom with gratitude for all her loving, devotion and sacrifice for the good of her children. She is forever in my heart just as I was in hers.

Wishing all mothers a very happy Mothers’ Day today.

One Word Sunday: Where?

If it weren’t for the Coronavirus scare around the world, this is where hubby and I would be headed right now. A daily walk along the beach, checking out my favourite lighthouse along the way.


Having our daughter come to stay with us in a beach-side apartment and seeing my darling sister almost every day.


I wonder when it will be possible and safe to travel again? I know the saying, “East, West, home is best,” but it’s also nice to have a change of scenery.


Wishing you all a perfect Sunday as you’re maybe also dreaming of what you’d rather be doing.


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Frogs On Friday

Out on our morning walks, I see a real assortment of garden ornaments, but the favourite seems to be frogs. We do get quite a lot of real frogs here, mostly tiny ones that hop across the sidewalk and occasionally there’ll be one the size of my fist. They’re always too fast for me to catch a photo, so I took the easy way out and shot the inanimate ones with my phone camera.

Kermit the beloved ‘Muppets’  frog, had many inspirational messages for us and here are just a few:

“I think the best way to find happiness is to stop looking so hard.”


“It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.”


“Every journey begins with a single hop.”


“Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.”


“Always be happy when people are in a bad mood. The last thing they want to do is hang around with happy people.”


“Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.”


Wishing you all a very happy weekend and remember during this time of  what some of us might consider deprivation and inconveniences

“Be thankful for the bad things in life, for they opened your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before.” ~Kermit



It’s A beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood.

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Every morning, hubby and I go for a three mile walk around our community. We are so blessed with the weather here in Florida and as long as we get out whilst it’s still quite cool, it’s really pleasant. We see a few walkers  and cyclists on our route and always smile and wave, occasionally exchanging a few encouraging words, from the required distance of course. Whilst it’s good to see some of our human neighbours, the beauty of nature is the best thing about our walks.

This lovely garden has a beautiful and fragrant Frangipani in bloom.


Danny and Daisy weren’t taking any chances and crossed the road to maintain social distancing.


Robbie rabbit turned his back on me, just in case.


Sammy  was also not in the mood for socialising.


The Great Egret just ignored me as he snootily strutted his stuff.


Almost home and time for breakfast, as we passed this lovely Angel Trumpet vine.


I so look forward to our daily walks. As John Muir noted, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”  Wishing you all a peaceful and safe weekend.








One Word Sunday: Inspiration

Seen at an art exhibition last month, a sculpture made out of bullet shells, entitled “Love”  is by Federico Uribe. This artist, from Columbia where violence is part of daily life, now lives in the US where there is also an epidemic of gun violence.  Symbols of violence take on a whimsical nature in this artist’s hands as he creates wonderful animal sculptures from ammunition.


Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

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Top Birds For Becky’s Challenge.

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~ Mother Teresa

These two Northern Mockingbirds were merrily singing their hearts out this morning right at the very top of a palm tree.


It’s a beautiful day to go out walking here in Florida; blue sky, birds singing, neighbours waving and smiling. Hope you’re all keeping on top of things.

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