Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Just Peeping in..........

Early in the morning as I was making my first cup of coffee, I noticed a perfect little rosebud up against the window pane, peeping at me.  My thought was to get the camera and take a picture. By the time the coffee was finished and the drinking began, the thought had disappeared.  When I made the second cup........

.......this is what I saw, an open rose. 

A day or two later most of the cluster of buds had opened into this pretty rose spray. Do you take time to notice the little "blooms" in your life. I hope you do because little things can help to set the mood of the day! A small appreciated thing can turn a 'not so good day' into a different view!
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"
-Van Gogh

I love little buds!!
"If you don't have great things notice the small things in a big way."

And,  just a five-petal rose is satisfying when it is looked at with expectant eyes. 

A little bush with many small roses is more than enough to put a big smile on my face.


As I prepared to leave for two weeks away from home, this big plant, an Agapanthus, had more blooms than it ever has had before but, none were fully open. I regretted leaving it behind and thought I would miss out on seeing it at its best.
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory"
-Dr Seuss

On my arrival back home I was pleased to see that it was still looking good and had even more open blossoms. Each blossom is about eight inches across.

The Agapanthus, also called Lily of the Nile, might just be my favorite flower!  What could be better.....

.......maby a fully blossomed Lily of the Nile with a hummingbird feeding at it!!!  Do you see the little bird?

They flap their wings so fast, it is hard to get a clear picture.  These pictures were taken through my dining room window.

And, while I was zoomed I thought I might as well get a shot of this cardinal too.  The name of this picture is definitely "I'm peeping at you"!!!
I will be back soon to show several other plants which have been doing so good this summer. Lot's of rain sure does help to make things look their best. 


  1. So cute! Your flowers and birds peeping at you.

  2. You have an extraordinary gift making those who read
    your blog STOP and LOOK at the world around us. THANKS

  3. These are delightful glimpses of your beautiful blooms! A blossom like these near my kitchen window would certainly give me a lift in the morning. We have a few sunflowers now, and a couple of nesting goldfinches feeding on them. The cheeriest way to start the day! SO nice to know that you came by!

  4. It is the sweet simple things in life that are the most important. Lovely post and photos. xo Laura


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