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Monday, March 14, 2016


Spring is Uplifting!

The spring bulbs are up and beginning to open their beautiful fragrant blooms.

Why do I care?
It is just so wonderful to go outside and see all these beautiful flowers and colors after a long cold winter.

 Yes!  It's spring
Can't you just feel the warmer fresh air?

Does anything smell better than hyacinths?
Not in my world.
What about yours?

I love crocus.
They are like a little surprise package popping out of the ground.
  And I have clumps and clumps of all different types of daffodils in my yard.
And I'm not even talking about the tulips.
Tulips are usually a little later than the daffodils.

Spring is so uplifting!
You just feel a renewal of life and with these beautiful flowers, I am sure I will be painting many of these flowers.

My husband Jim, is an avid gardener and he raises lots of fruits, berries and produce for our local farmers market.

 We'll all be eating really good in Carrollton in a month or so.
Jim grows a number of different lettuces, onions, radishes, asparagus, tomatoes, beans and corn,
and raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, plums, peaches,  cherries, and pears.
And then there are the flowers he grows.

But in the spring, I love to see the lettuces coming up.  
They are first and it is a sign of wonderful things to come.

Just when you think winter will never end,
Up comes these beautiful flowers,
and delicious lettuce.
It's a an affirmation that things will get better,
warmer, sunnier, and delicious.

So on this Motivation Monday,
I hope you look at what motivates you,
what inspires you,
and what makes your spirit sing.

And then, remember it,
when things get tough,
and terrifying.
Remember that thing that makes you feel light
and happy and alive.
Let it carry you through the hard times.

Have a great day!

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  1. I really appreciate the words in this post. I have a friend going through hard times and nothing seems to lift her spirits, but seeing the spring flowers and reading your words may just do the trick!
    My daughter has a very green thumb, but otherwise my hubby and I feed the birds and watch them grow!
    Have a great week, Sharon.

  2. Thank you so much Julie. I hope your friends spirits are lifted through these words and photographs. To lifted spirits.


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