Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring at last!

Spring has finally made up her mind and has shown up to stay!

We had a lot of back and forth days of warmth and coolth and so today we are now fully in the Spring Zone of action!

This is a shot from my home of the lake with a fisherman walking the path to find

the perfect spot.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Care for yourself

I am using this photo from my local beauty shop as a symbol of caring for yourself and
your appearance.
That which we present to the world (regardless of how we look first thing in the morning!) is a responsibility. Our personal aesthetic enhances the lives of everyone we meet each day.
I appreciate those I know and those I don't know who look wonderful and "put together".
There is a larger purpose to looking good than just showing off!
It actually makes the lives of others a bit better, even if just for a moment in passing on the street.
Have you not passed a woman in a lovely dress, or a man in a handsome leather jacket and noticed? That is an enhancement to your day!
Here's to looking good and enjoying it in ourselves and others!

Friday, April 10, 2009

This is the sight that greets me in the morning!

My springtime morning wake up scenery!
This gorgeous Bradford pear tree is all abloom now.
It is the largest one I have ever seen.

There is something joyous in seeing the return of pale blossoms after the greys and browns of the winter months.
I am thinking the seasons are passing faster and faster.

Today I came across something my mother wrote in one of her journals ~
Time is a ribbon that unrolls faster with age.

M. Virginia Haussler

Monday, April 6, 2009

Small pleasures

Out to dinner at my favorite Asian place.
The chef/owner did all the decor here as well as choosing the dishes, etc.
This glass has little indentations on the sides so it won't be as likely to slip when you
pick up the glass with its lovely condensation!

Little touches.
Then there is the remarkable way the lemon slice looks through the water.

Click on the image and see for yourself.

It's beautiful.

Little things.

Beautiful little things.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The "WOW" Factor!

All of us have 'stuff'. Lots of stuff. What I try to do is pull together the stuff that looks good together. Usually it is spread around the house and one isn't seeing how those things can relate and create some WOW!

After bringing home these great tulips which were 'wow' in themselves, I put the glittery cloth out, found the vase that is gilded with silver, picked up a leftover bow from a gift that was laying on a side table, re-tied it around the vase, and placed the candle sticks with new yellow tapes to each side. Well that was very attractive, but that evening, when it had gotten dark, I turned on the overhead light and then we really had WOW.
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