garden, grateful, smiling, Uncategorized

how does your garden grow?

20160424_162144I sort of had this fuzzy dream of one day growing an amazing herb garden.  Sure, sure in previous years, I have had pots of this and that. Some years the Thyme took over, most years the Basil was replaced and replaced from Trader Joe’s. Dreaming of a secret garden with herbs to gather and berries to pick was always the plan.

One of the beautiful things that the previous care takers of our new home left behind were huge, amazing, raised bed gardens.   Gardens so beautiful & lush that snipping a sprig or two to garnish dinner plates is hardly noticed.

Cilantro

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Thyme

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Rosemary

Mint

Lavender

20160424_162438We also inherited sorrel, garlic, grapes, apple, raspberries and blueberries.  Yes, my mermaid swims through the garlic.

So in a magical twist of fate and good fortune,  I am grateful for herb gardens that are thriving. All lush and so lovely.

Before I slip on my new garden gloves, I run my hands over the mint.  I brush the leaves back and forth.  The aroma is intoxicating and fresh.  Oh my.

How does your garden grow?

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balloons, bike riding, haPPY, healing, smiling

one word: balloons

encouragerSix days a week, I bike 4 miles.  Usually indoors, however, if the sun is shining, I drag my bike out on the deck and peddle away.   I adore real bike riding, however, sometimes, stationery is the way I fly.  You can’t text girlfriends or read your novel while riding out on the street.

Yes, I have an amazing, bike helmet, designed just for me…………….it makes me smile.  I only wear that out in the world.  At home, my “joyful” hair can be free.

Here’s the thing, bike riding is fun and happy and wonderful.  Except, sometimes, I loose my motivation and grumble before I jump on.  Keeping up with knee health is vital to me.  A positive attitude is just as vital.

Look what Mr. Right tied to my bike, yesterday!!!!   He has a way about him.  Somehow he manages to encourage me to keep peddling even after 1,954 miles!  Peddling and smiling and feeling fancy all at the same time.  Yep, he is a star when it comes to gently reminding me to get on the bike. 20151113_120423-1

Now, I ask you, who wouldn’t be smiling while biking looking at those beauties?

Sometimes, balloons are not just for birthdays or celebrating.

Sometimes, balloons are just there to remind you there is someone awesome in your corner.

Sometimes, balloons are there to encourage you to bike 4 more miles.

 “We rise by lifting others.”  R. Ingersoll

ps.  Happy Weekend in front of us!

May I gently suggest you lift someone up, maybe buy some balloons?