I want first of all, to be at peace with myself.
I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life
that will enable me to carry out….obligations and activities as well as I can.
I want in fact – to borrow from the language of the Saints – to live “in grace”
as much of the time as possible.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I must admit, the name of her husband Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. was more familiar to me than she was. She was the first licensed woman glider pilot in the US. And I didn’t know that she writes until I encountered her inspirational and probably her best-known work, The Gift From The Sea, a small and hardbound volume which I enjoyed reading tremendously. It’s a book of essays which was first published in 1955. I was born a year after its publication and yet her book speaks for women of all ages – about life, love and marriage, peaceful solitude, and soul-searching. She writes with a poetic style that makes you savor every page because she is telling the world what you can’t verbalize yourself, that sort that gets into you and you can relate to it like it was your story too. And you wish that you would be brave enough to do the same, just waiting, waiting for a gift from the sea.
I love mums in all its different colors. It’s one thing that I once attempted to grow in my garden but it didn’t survive. It is a hardy flower though and need full sun and well-draining soil.
I actually bought this cluster in a pot and it was expensive but it didn’t last long.
My gosh, here I go again. Has it been really that long since I visited this site? As usual I got more engrossed updating my main site Dreams and Escapes where I reached another milestone of total stats of more than that 500,000 last October 30, 2017. Presently, it registered a total of 500,426. May I invite you all to visit it too? I posted a link here that you can just click.
Thank you so much.
Oh my goodness, I was busy keeping my main site updated that I clearly forgot to visit this blog for quite a while. Shame on me.
I miss those times we used to go on road trips and discover places. I miss those days just driving around and seeing those beautiful and lovely views of the countryside. Since I got sick, my immunity has become a little low that I was afraid to go out in far places with so many people. I only go the malls when we do some grocery shopping and when I need to buy something for the family and for my grandson. I have to always wear a face mask when I go out because of pollution outside.
I miss places like this, rice fields as far as the eyes can see. It’s like a glimpse of heaven.
These flowers used to be permanent fixtures in my small garden. I had the lone shrub for years and it produces such lovely white flowers every year. Some months ago, the leaves slowly turned yellow then they dried up to brittle brown ones. This afternoon, my son and I decided to finally put it to rest so what is left now is a small stump of the trunk.
My gardenia is gone. All I have left are random photos of its flowers. Funny but I still could smell their heady scents from here.
A few years ago, I tried my hand at macro photography, just ordinary photos. I found these colorful Macopa growing in our yard and some Mangoes which my brother picked from our trees.
Mangoes are in season now. They are best eaten ripe like this or you can also eat them green with a sprinkling of salt. We enjoy Macopa too during summer. When it ripens, it will just fall to the ground. Macopa is also a tropical fruit as is also known as wax apple.
I have always been fascinated by the different colors of greens in our small garden. I sometimes make it a point to take some shot of them when they are at their best. It’s been a while though since I took photos, my camera is not working well. I rely on my camera phone and tab for quick shots. Here are some foliage shots I took over the years.
Every tip is colored orange when the leaf is young. I so love this. You can shape Eugenia anything you want.
San Francisco comes in a variety of colors and shapes. They are easy to propagate shrubs but you need to trim them so they won’t grow too tall.
I have this for quite sometime and I am still waiting for it to produce those lovely fruits to no avail.
I forgot the name of this water plant. It grows as vine and so easy to propagate. You can even use it inside for vases.
This belongs to the family of those Taro plants you commonly see in gardens.