Cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms
I waited and waited for…
I am alone

~ Issa, 1813

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In the pink

I believe in pink.  I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.  I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.  I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.  I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.  I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

~ Audrey Hepburn

I’m bringing out my girly side today.  I am not a girly-girl most of the time, but every now and then I surprise myself (and others) with the part of myself that loves pedicures, pretty clothes, and the color pink.  The unnatural pinkness of the above photo is courtesy of Pixlr.  Working with a point & shoot camera, I don’t have the option of using filters so this is the next best thing as far as I’m concerned.

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Bless my bloomers

The tulips are beginning to bloom.  Some are already wide open and collecting sunshine and bees.  Others are just starting to unfurl.  The tulip pictured above is one of my favorites.  I’m not sure what type they are, but they always remind me of fiery sunsets.

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Ten thousand flowers

Ten thousand flowers in the spring, the moon
in autumn,
A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter —
If your mind is not clouded by unnecessary
this is the best season of your life.

~ Chinese poem

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Of butterflies and snakes

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

~ Carl Sagan

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Open up the windows

What an incredibly beautiful day we are having here in the Bogs!  Warm, sunny, simply gorgeous.  It’s the kind of day that makes you throw open all of the windows to let the stale air of winter out, and the invigorating air of spring in.

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Fast and not at all furious

Honey Creek. Reeds Gap State Park.

I’m in a bit of a hurry.  My day is über full, and not just with chores.  I’m going on a sort of Artist’s Date this afternoon which I hope will result in some lovely photographs.

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