How to I love thee? Let me count the ways I love you like the flower loves the sun’s bright rays I love you with my very soul and I’ll love you all my days between my heart and yours many words lose their way Just how many are there I have often wondered I may not know the total but, it’s more than a hundred
Many thanks to Cathy over at Picture This for hosting Sunday Stills for us during Terri’s August blogging break. Our prompt for this week is “Beautiful Beaches”
I was born to be a mermaid but by nature was betrayed to live this false existence and walk this world on legs the ocean’s song still sings within my heart and mind peace and calm engulf me as I watch the waves unwind
Stronger —Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story
Brittle yellow grass crunches beneath my feet trees drop their leaves yellow with drought stress Black-eyed Susans and Marigolds wink at the summer heat while children run through sprinklers and adults pray for rain
Mother’s Day was yesterday here in the US. It’s a mixed emotion kind of day for me as my mother and my mother-in-law are both gone many years and I still miss them. Like many other mothers, I received greetings and socially distant hugs from children and grandchildren this year and all is well. My own experience with motherhood has been fraught with joy and pain, disaster and triumph. So thanks to my Moms for the love they gave me, the insight and advice; and thanks to my children, for forgiving me the worst of my mistakes.
You and Me Against the World — Helen Reddy
Til next time ~Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized ~JP
Leisure is one thing I’m feeling the lack of lately. Most of my leisure activities, you see, involve traveling. As in, long distance traveling. One of my absolute favorite leisure activities is staying on a little stretch of beach near Kapaa on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii. There each morning we rise early to watch the awakening of the day. We stand and soak in the glorious ambience of sun and sea.
Aloha Oe — Teresa Bright
Til next time ~Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized ~JPP
There is a magic in nature that soothes the soul and refreshes the heart reminding us we’re just one part of a greater whole
A child dreams of magic dancing in the spring grown-ups long for love when did we forget that they’re the same thing
Crystal — Stevie Nicks
About the pic, snapped in October (spring in NZ) Queenstown Botanical Park, Queenstown, NZ I fell in love with this orchid-like flower. I believe it is an “Orchid Lights” variety of rhododendron based on the stamens and huge size of the “shrub” which was well over two meters tall.
Til next time ~Stay Safe, Stay Sane, Stay Santized ~JP
Stuck inside while the hours roll by instead of the miles how I miss the drone of my tires on hot asphalt taking me to places never seen before for life wasn’t meant to be lived in one place and I am not the same person having seen the sun rise on the other side of the world