Sunday, March 13, 2016

~A BRIGHT SUNSHINY DAY THAT GOD HAS MADE~

Most of us are lucky people.  We have homes..enough to eat and families to love us.
I try to lose myself in the little things..the sweet things.
But...I will not stick my head in the sand and pretend all is well.
Our part in all this?
Love one another....
The Coastal Redwoods are getting big.  Sometimes I just walk into their branches and stand.
They are soft and cool.  Even though one day someone will come along and cut them down...I won't have to see it.
PH  and I planted them one day in December 2008.  They were only 5' tall or so and now they are taller than the house...MUCH taller.

The grass is trying to fill in again.  Lack of water had all but killed it.  It's still sparce in places..but reseeding helped and our recent rains.  I hoped the rain would be more plentiful...
Some folks are getting way too much...life is so unpredictable.
It brings joy to some and heartbreak to others...

Interesting orbs show up on the lawn..and a really large one in the tree. 
Dust?  The rains just past.  Due drops?  Yep..HUGE ones.   :)  Light refractions of some sort.
Sure.  All of the above probaby. 
What a bright sunny morning this was.  I took these the morning after the rainy day a couple of days ago.
The stones were still wet..I could almost hear things growing..
The grass is getting thicker and greener.   There are so many things I would love to do to this little home.  This is just a little home..nothing outstanding about it ..except it is SO loved.  That always makes things special.  

We are all in this together...hang on, dear friends, it's going to be a bumpy year.
This one's going down in the history books...and it's the first time in my long lifetime that it makes me want to cry.  If family values are important to you...love...don't hate.  
We ARE one!
Love,
Mona

30 comments:

  1. Dearest Mona - a beautiful home and garden inhabited by Love! Such wisdom in your words...despite all the craziness out there, you spread a message of hope...and love!
    Thank you!!!

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  2. You are so right. Our Lord tells us to love one another and that's exactly what we should do. Your yard is so beautiful. I wish I had as much land as you do. The trees are amazing.

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  3. i love the time right after a good rain, when the sun comes out and we can see and hear things growing. your home and yard look lovely to me..we need rain really badly now, been a couple of months and spring green needs a boost. we have a slim chance of a few sprinkles today.. always to much or not enough in the rain/drought thing.

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  4. You always warm my heart with your posts.

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  5. I just love you Mona. you are special.
    have a great day
    xoxo
    vivian

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  6. I am so glad you are getting the rain you so badly needed. Your yard and home are just beautiful. There is a lot of craziness in this world but I look at the love I feel from my family and friends such as yourself. This was a wonderful post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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    1. Madeline...THANK you for considering me a friend! I just became one of your best. You need, you call and I will at least try!!
      Big hugs,
      Mona

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  7. What a lovely sanctuary you have created......a place to escape all the craziness going on....hugs...

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    1. Penny...you are so right and that is exactly what I do. So do you, I can tell! :):) Isn't it fun?

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  8. Mona, your yard is beautiful and I remember that from the past. It does seem like rain is always either too abundant or not enough...never in between. I hope you continue to get some and us too. :)

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    1. Hi Stacy..not a clue what happened to the so called "El Nino'" guess it flew right by us..or still fiddling out there somewhere over the oceans...who knows! :) Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment.

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  9. Such a lovely post. Happy Spring!

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    1. Lois...thank you so much! Happy Spring to you too!!

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  10. Oh- No! A bumpy year that makes you feel like crying? I am so sorry, Mona. We have had a year like that so far and it is a tough haul. I am praying for you -that all is well with you and your family. xo Diana

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    1. Diana..I was speaking politically, and I speak softly in this area because of the high emotions that can be very disruptive to warm blogging friendships. Can't see faces or hear voices..and that does not help us. BUT, we all share a caring for one another..dispite religion and politics. We are all family and home oriented. I love it!!!

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    1. I was saying the trees are huge in just those few years! Serious jealousy going on here with that green grass and your lush garden. I would be happy to share my rain with you just like coffee. I hope today has been a better day...and this year ...lets hope it's gonna be a good one!

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    2. Our morning (sometimes LATE for me) are a joy to me. Sharing our animals, your kitties and my doggie, and talking a bit serious and a bit funny. You are a delight and someone who has really put serious time in getting to know me and who I am deep down. Different political pages have NOT kept us a part. Me more vocal than you. Irish, you know. BIG MOUTH, but you love me anyway, and I you!

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  12. Your yard is amazing!

    I can hear things growing here, too.

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  13. Your yard,flowers and trees are just beautiful.
    I agree with you that this is looking like a really tough year. Your thoughts are very accurate.

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  14. Your home and yard are beautiful and I'm glad rain has come again and hopefully it will be a lovely growing year. I also hope whatever is troubling you can be resolved and the rest of this year will pass with many smiles and laughs...no tears..unless it's from laughing too hard! Take care!

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  15. Mona, Your lawn look so pretty. I love your trees and shrubs. You have a nice home. Enjoy this coming week. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  16. Mona, everything is so pretty and I am sure all your plants were dancing when they got rain. Everything is so fresh and crisp with the rain we got.

    I agree with you - we need to love one another and have peace.
    Have a great week, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  17. Good thoughts Mona . . .
    I like your little slice of heaven . . .
    And oh my . . . the GREEN!

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  18. Such a beautiful post Mona. Most of us are blessed. Last week was a hard week for us but one for families helping others. Yes, things are getting very scary. We must do what we can to make our world safer. Hugs

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  19. WE ARE ONE, Mona! Love seeing all of the green:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  20. I hope that your garden gets just as much rain as it needs this year. It's so hard to see some places with terrible drought and some with flooding.
    I pray for your country and the hard time that it is having as you get ready to choose a new leader.

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  21. Thank you, Mona, for sharing photos of your yard and also for your comments on your home. I confess to being a bit confused about your caution at the end about the bumpy year ahead, wondering if you were referring to personal, political, or world situations.

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  22. You live in such a beautiful part of the country. I thought of you today when I did a post with some cute bunnies and dolls. I know you love the same things I do! Happy Spring sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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