Saturday, October 1, 2011

After time away, I bring you flowers


After 3 weeks away it feels good to be back at my blog again. September was a month filled with emotional ups and downs, but today, the first day of October, there is peace. All I know is that some teenagers are more difficult than others, and we'll leave it at that ; )

I thought about posting beach photos but really felt like I needed to see something pretty-in-pink! And so, here you go, Gladiolus my daughter and I picked up for 'FREE' from a bucket on the side of the road. How lucky were we?! Actually they were covered in tiny ants and my daughter Elise was freaking out!!! We were picking the ants off and throwing them out the windows as fast as we could! LOL!

Gladiolus . . . sans the ants . . .





 









Several years ago I bought this petite book for the girls, titled: Believe in Yourself

Recently I brought the book out into the kitchen and leave it open to random inspirational quotes. The day I took the above photos this just happened to be the quote showing.


35 comments:

Dog Trot Farm said...

Sharon, your presence has been missed. Your photographs never disappoint. This summer my husband and I travelled to many of the New England towns you have blogged about. We joined Historic New England and have had the good fortune to tour many of the old homes, one dating back to 1664. I have fallen for Newburyport and Ipswich. A big thank you! Looking forward to more of your recommendations! Happy Fall, hugs, Julie

Susan said...

HiSharon! Sorry your month was challenging. Hopefully, October will be better. Welcome back and thanks for the pretty gladdies. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Eva Gallant said...

The blooms are beautiful and the quote is full of wisdom; welcome back.

Laura said...

Glad you're back - the flowers, and your new header are beautiful!

She said...

Missed you and your glorious talent.
Fabulous Photo's yet again, thank you:)

clairz said...

So glad to see you back here with your lovely post, which is like a poem in pink. By the way, all teenagers are more difficult than others (if one can say it that way).

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

You lucked out on the flowers... sans the ants of course, but how lovely are those! Hope the pinkness of them cheered you. We all deserve a bit of cheer and yes, teens CAN be hard to raise. I am living proof.

Keep that little book close by at all times.. perhaps in your purse and take it out and read it anytime you need it's words.

Have a fabulous Sunday!!

O. Joy said...

I have been gone from my blog too long. Yay for you in keeping up. Love the pink - perfect for today! xo

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

I, too, am grateful to see October begin after an emotional September. I am also glad to see you back - I have missed your work!

Nancy Medina said...

Thank you for the flowers. You are a kind friend. xo

Carol Mattingly said...

Welcome back gal and I wish for you all the very very best in raising beautiful children. It is the best job a person can hold on this beautiful place we call Earth. Carol

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty glads. Free is good. :D Sorry things have not been going smoothly - I have been down that road.

Beverly said...

so beautiful. hope your sunday is wonderful dear friend xo

Pamela Gordon said...

I have been thinking about you and missing your posts so it's nice to see you back. Your glad photos make me glad. Beautiful! Blessings to you! Pamela

the⋆silver⋆of⋆His⋆fining said...

I have been missing you. My September was busy and full of emotion too, although my teenagers are long gone :)
Your pinks are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing them. So cheerful! Joyce

Lynda said...

They look so pretty Sharon! Love the colour! xo

dAwN said...

purdy purdy!!

vicki said...

Sharon-
Seems like we were all away from our blogs a bit these past few weeks- I was gone for 3 as well---
Your flowers are beautiful- thank you- seeing them has made my day! Your photographs are always out of this world beautiful--

Oh yes- the teen years-- those of us that survived our teenagers- aren't likely to forget the challenges! Will say a little prayer for you!

Welcome home!
Vicki

Carole said...

Glad to see you my friend. Sometime life just gets priority over blogging. I've been too busy these days too but trying not to feel the pressure.
Fall is suppose to be my calm season....lol

hugs,
Carole
ps...thanks for the flowers!

sharon said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from Country Girl's blog. I like your photos, I just read about the photo of the man and his dog. Such a site to behold. Thank you for sharing. Animals are such precious creatures in our lives. I miss not have a cat around. My little grandson is allergic.

Rosie said...

Hi Sharon, glad you're back. What beautiful gladiolus...gorgeous pink! Love that little book...especially what it says..."accept what is and rejoice in what is yet to be"....a good reminder for me. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa RedWillow said...

I have two raised and gone but not far. . I do know.
Sharon so glad your back. I was getting a bit worried.
Love Love your photos. They are stunning . Pink is the Month.
Lovely and Welcome back
Hugs xo

Susannah said...

Hello Sharon... Thank you for the beautiful gladiolus! I love pink and I needed this bright spot today!

Nobody ever said it was easy raising teenagers. Take a deep breath and know that things will change.

Missed you,
Susannah

Annelie said...

Lovely pink with the turquoise.

Annelie

Stephanie said...

Beautiful photos as always - it is gray here today, so that pop of pink was definitely needed! And that quote was just what I needed today too. It is a great idea to open it to random pages.

Donna said...

Thank you for the flowers, I love them! :)
Thanks again for your help with my blog issues last week. You are so kind!

Oliag said...

I see you so often on Instagram I felt it only right to come in visit you in your proper home...I knew I would find beautiful photos! Pinkalicious!

sheila lynch said...

Glad you are back with your fabulous photos, I always love them. Just remember sorrow is because you love, my mother always wished that we would get the same crap out of our teenagers that we gave her, and guess what, she got her wish;)

Kerri said...

Beautiful post Sharon!
The flowers are lovely but that little book with the quote.... well it just steals the show!

Judy said...

It has been a couple of years since I have seen any glads, so these were awesome! I love the colour!
And, yes, some children are more difficult than others, whether they are teens or not.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

While I love your beach photos these are amazing and a great switch from the usual. Glad October started on a happier note for you!

Cabin Fever in Vermont

annh said...

Just dropped by from another blog as you do and what amazing photographs and just loved your blog - your quote is so true.
Happy week

Rose West said...

I am always so impressed by your photography, and your blog is one of my "happy places" :)

Melissa said...

Absolutely lovely!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings

The Retired One said...

These are the most gorgeous shots I have ever seen of gladiolas....wow!