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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring is Coming!!!


I have a blog friend Named Starry.  And she sent me some poems she wrote and I thought I would share one with you. You can check out her blog called Thanks for the Gift of Life.






I like this one the best because "Flowers are the poetry of earth". Unknown

and "Nature is the art of God."  Dante

I think that seeing things like this - just makes you happy.  I love to see God's handiwork - whether in flowers, nature, or wildlife.  I think that he how he takes care of us in many ways, and this is one way.

I am going to go on vacation this week from blogging and I will be back next week. With  a new look and new ideas and maybe a new name.  I am doing a lot of thinking this week.

In the meantime think on the good things He gave us - I'll be doing that too.  Any ways you care to share about how He shows His love to us?  For example I just thought of colors - don't colors make life wonderful???

Sandie


91 comments:

nancygrayce said...

Have a nice break and can't wait to see your new look! And a new name?

That last quote about choices is one I wish my oldest would read and take to heart.

Nonnie said...

We were talking just last week as we enjoyed the Arboretum about the uniqueness and the thought and detail God put into each and every flower and plant. So exquisite.
Enjoy your week. Looking forward to seeing your new look. You are so creative!

LL Cool Joe said...

Yes colours, I agree.

Have a good blogging break but come back soon, we'll all miss you.

Sandra said...

enjoy your vacation stay at home and good luck with ideas and the new whatever you want to do. and flowers do make us feel happy for sure.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Have a wonderful break Sandie, can't wait to see new look!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'll be looking forward to seeing what your new blog look will be like.

Shelly said...

We will miss you, but have a wonderful break! Looking forward to seeing your new look~

My Journey With Candida said...

Spring!!! Oh my gosh. I can't wait. Suppose to be cold and snowy here all week.
Beautiful flowers and poetry. Heading over now for a visit and.... can't wait to see your new blog look.

Melanie said...

Your flower picture is so pretty, Sandie. We woke up to snow on our daffodils! What a surprise! We get the day off. :-)
Enjoy your break.♥

linda eller said...

We all need a break now and then, and I hope yours is just what you need. God is good in so many ways.

Kim said...

Enjoy your break. I wish I was going with you - I need a break :)

Beth said...

Have a wonderful break!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Will miss you this week but hope you enjoy the break. Dante definitely has it right. I find God out in nature all the time. His creativity is astounding and I'm constantly seeing new things that inspire and awe me.

Walking on Sunshine said...

A new name? Make sure you let me know! Love the photo of the spring flowers. It does make you feel good!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

I like this new look too Sandie,
flowers ,sun and outside , makes my heart sing.
I thank our lord, for each blessed day.
Just to wake in the morning and know that i can
enjoy all that life offer's us.. we are blessed.
Have a good break. looking forward to seeing your new blog.
Happy Monday
val xx

David P. King said...

That's what I do every last week of the month. Need to recharge those blogging batteries. Have a good one! :)

jack69 said...

WE WILL MISS YOU, Relax and enjoy yourself. Be careful about that thinking, I have found it can be dangerous.LOL
Methinks Audrey had it right!
(((HUGS))) from here!!!~

Diana said...

Love the pretty flowers!! We are waiting on spring and just cant wait. One thing about the winters here in IL, when spring gets here, you really really appreciate it. Have fun and cant wait to see your new look.

Diana

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Flowers are the postry of the earth...beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

Enjoy your break and come back all refreshed ready to give us wisdom and much laughter...

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your break. and if you need a fresh start, then i hope inspiration comes to you.

rubyslipperz said...

Thank you sooo much for those inspiring words from Audrey Hepburn. She is one of my very favorite actresses!

I think nature has a way of saying it's beautiful poetry in most any season. I can see natures poetry in the many arts that people produce too....like quilting, spinning, needleworks and paintwork. I can imagine those beautiful flowers you pictured...translated into art!

We will miss you...but, be here waiting for you when you get back! I'm excited for your surprises. =)

hugZ,
annie

Sandee said...

Spring is my favorite season of all. My absolute favorite.

Enjoy your break and we'll see you next week. :)

Inger said...

Beautiful poem. I'm semi-gone too from blogging, just photos with comments. I'm looking forward to whatever your new look and name will be.

Helen said...

I absolutely agree with the last quote. Enjoy you break!

....Petty Witter said...

Looking forward to the big reveal, have a great vacation.

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh enjoy your break!

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

What a happy poem! We are showered with so many blessings every single day!! Enjoy yours,
Julie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love Audrey's quote. She was smart as well as beautiful. Enjoy your spring break! Wish you lived closer, we could go to some flea markets/antique shops.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Enjoy your break! I'm ready for a makeover also I think! It must be Spring!
hugs, Linda

Stacy said...

So pretty...and yes, they do make me happy! Enjoy your week off from blogging. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Carol said...

I LOVE the Audrey Hepburn quote about PINK.....love it, love it. Your blog is looking pretty in pink!

Happy day and HAPPY Spring!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Have a wonderful week....enjoy!
Love, Debby

Miss Debbie said...

Enjoy your break! I am reminded of His love with every breath I take because He is the breath of life!

Terri D. said...

I just found you, but hope you enjoy your break! I'll look forward to reading you again next week!

Sharon said...

One of the wonderful ways that God shows me His love is through the love of other people. And, of course, through one particular little beagle...

Miss you this week - but will eagerly await the new things you'll be bringing back to Blog Land!

GOD BLESS!

Ms. A said...

It's supposed to be 90 here today. I'm happy spring is coming, but the heat... not so much.

Have a great vacation! Wish I was going someplace, other than crazy.

Ginny said...

WHY??? What has brought on the need to change? What is going on? Two ways He shows His love to us...Mercy and Grace.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Have a restful time away- and filled with peace and happiness.
love
tweedles

Theresa said...

Enjoy your break dear friend! I am looking forward to seeing lots of blooms around my yard! BIG HUGS!

Susan said...

Ohhhhhhh, soooo pretty! Love the springy look of your blog.

You are taking a break! Good for you, Sandie. Will you still write to me?

I'll miss you but I'm happy for you to take some "me" time.

Take care and have fun.

As for one way God shows us He's there is through blog friends. So many make me feel such happiness. Susan

Belle said...

Have a great vacation! I'm excited about your new look that is coming.

Betty Manousos said...

have a great vacation, sandie!

enjoy!

p.s. i'll miss you!

xx

A Quiet Corner said...

Hmmm...Spring...tonight's forecast?...HO! HO! HO!...you guessed it 5 inches of the white stuff!!!...:)JP

Ann said...

Spring may be coming but it's not moving fast enough for me...lol
Enjoy your vacation

Renae at simple sequins said...

My goodness Sandie! A whole new springy look here for you and us. Fun! I love the quotes you always have. They say so much of each of us. Some days I think, "oh that was just for me" and other times I can tell it so You saying what is in your heart. Love it all!

Munir said...

Happy vacationing from blogging.
I love the quote of Choices.

Jemma said...

Sandie,
I really like the new updates of your blog as is! Just wondering what you will be coming up with, when we see you next. Enjoy your break, I hope it refreshes your soul and brightens your heart!!
Love,
Jemma

Jill said...

I will miss you this week!

PLEASE....don't change too much! Love ya the way you are. :)

barbara woods said...

dont leave me stay in touch

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, Hope you have a nice blog break. It's good at times to take breaks since it makes us all better bloggers!!!!!

We'll miss you---but certainly understand..

Hugs,
Betsy

TARYTERRE said...

Lovely poem. Like the quote at the end about choices too.

TARYTERRE said...

PS. ENJOY your blogging break.

Paula said...

Enjoy your blogging break and hurry back, if you want to I mean. Will be looking forward to what ever you do to change it.

That corgi :) said...

glad you are taking a break Sandie!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in your new look, name, etc!

enjoy this week!

betty

Shelby Beach said...

I love your header. I don't remember reading it before. So I don't know if you added or changed it or if I missed it the first time...I agree happy people are beautiful:0)
I really enjoy your insight! The last words are so true about making different chooses If you're not liking your life:0) Sometimes it's easy to forget that we make our own happiness with God's guidance of course. Enjoy your break.

Dar said...

I hope you are having a relaxing vacation from blogging. I know I sure needed the break last week. You're turn, is only fair. I could not agree more about color in our lives. I am wanting desperately to see the color of green grass and many shades of tulips. TX Bluebonnets would sure be a treat too., lilacs,...roses,lalalalalalalalalala
BlessYourWeek
will chat when you get back

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Have a wonderful fun and safe vacation Sandie. Spring Cleaning is always rewarding and good for the soul! I look forward to the New and Improved you!! xoxo

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Hope your week way from blogging leaves you feeling refreshed

Debbie said...

Have a wonderful week! You know, as I was reading this, I realized that what I never do is take a preplanned, intentional blog break. I always just sort of get too busy or distracted and disappear. Then, I spend the whole time stressing over the fact that I'm not "blogging like I'm supposed to be."

If I would just plan and announce a break and use that time to intentionally REGROUP, I would come back rested and ready.

I like that you do that.

But... a new name? OK, but a rose by any other name will smell as sweet.

Lynn said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Catherine said...

Are you sure spring is coming??? I am finding it very hard to believe. LOL!

Have a super week!
xo Catherine

SweetMarie said...

I know you will figure it out. :)
Whatever you decide to do we will be here. :)
I love tulips! My mom told me that on her way home from the hospital after having me that all the flowers were in bloom. :)

Jo May said...

sandie,have fun and see you when you return.be safe,be blessed.

Blondee said...

Love the flowers! Cannot wait for Spring. :)

Enjoy your break!

Annmarie Pipa said...

yes..sometimes when I take the moment to see Gods creation I am awed...how could we doubt?!!!
Have a great break!!

Jim said...

I hope your week will be good for you. You'll come back really fresh.

We all will be checking for your new blog ideas.
..

Annesphamily said...

Oh I love poetry! I must visit your friend! You are are a cutie! Love my visits here!

Sweet Tea said...

I hope you're having a great time on your break. I'll be anxious to see all your new changes.

jean pell said...

Looking forward to the new Chatty Chone!!!

mail4rosey said...

Spring really is coming and I can't wait! I like the quote. :)

Angela said...

Beautiful poem! I'm with you about seeing God's love for us in flowers, wildlife and such. I am so enjoying watching the eagle parents with their new babies! I can't get enough of them!

A new look and a new name! Wow! I can't wait to see what you do!

Hugs,
Angela

Carol said...

Hey where are you? You okay?

Dee said...

Now I know where Spring is...it is on your blog. :)

Renae at simple sequins said...

hey Sandie, You are so nice to me. I hope you are enjoying your vacation and such. It was nice to see you make a fun and flattering comment. Thank you, girlfriend!!!!

(hug) Renae

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Love hyacinths! They smell so good.

I also like your quote.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Bev said...

Oh Sandie... I love your wonderful attitude!!

Betsy said...

Love Hyacinths, mine bloomed in the snow that fell last week. Pretty hardy flowers.
Look forward to seeing what your changes are.
betsy

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...making better choices. Each and every day we all should strive with that concept.

The hyacinth photo is outstanding.

Dar said...

Did you know your header colors of turquoise is my absolute favorite color? It reminds me of the sea, the jewel and warmth.
BlessYa

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm so late in reading this that you must be back by now. Any changes to your blog? Let me know if you start a new one. XO

Elizabeth said...

Looking forward to your return. I hope you don't change the name, I love Chatty Crone. It was the unusual name that persuaded me to first look at your blog!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You're taking a break??? I was looking for your weekly Friday post.

There's beauty in some simple things. One thing that fascinates me is the beauty and detail in some of the spider webs I sometimes see in our yard. They'll go from branch to branch...huge ones. Of course, I don't find much beauty in the spider, but without him there wouldn't be the pretty webs. We take some of these things for granted, but they're actually pretty amazing. Thanks God!

andy said...

Ok it's been 5 days were all missing you so come back ! Lol hope your well and happy

Laurie said...

have a good break, we will see you upon your return, take care,

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I don't remember if I told you--- love your blue header!

Carol Z said...

The blue header is so cute and the flowers are beautiful. Wishes for a sweet Sunday and a great spring week!

Sue said...

boy if that saying isn't meant for the daughter....I should send it to her but she would have a fit....from one bad guy to another....why don't our kids ever listen to us!!

Kay G. said...

Goodness me, we must think alike!
I am just reading your post today and it is along the same lines of my last post. We must be sisters under the skin!
Hope you have a nice break.
Take care.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hope you're having a good break :)

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

Great post I really liked the last quote, I have always said that choices can make or break you....Debb