Celebrating With An Anniversary Vase

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

~Oprah Winfrey


As Labor Day came and went, I was trying to process how I felt about retirement, and what I wanted to write about for my next post.  After all I worked for over 30 years, and every Tuesday after Labor Day it was back to work, to a job, a vocation that took up so much of my life.

And then as September 11th approached, I contemplated again about what to write.  Would the topic I chose be appropriate on such a solemn day that is still raw for me and so many of us.  But I decided to just go with my heart.  



So I am simply celebrating the anniversary of my blog with this little vase.  A special sunflower…one bloom so colorful.  And prominently placed on my altar next to a picture of my husband and me taken about 25 years ago.

It has been 7 years of blogging (or will be on the 13th)….hard to believe I am still longing to write.  I think it is more about connecting with all of you.  So here’s to year 8.  A very abundant number I am told.

I am joining Cathy@Rambling in the Garden for her wonderful In A Vase on Monday meme. The pictures shared here were created with my iPod Touch camera and two free apps, Pixlr and Prisma


A Couple of New Pages

Even though I have not written any posts in a couple of weeks, I have worked on a couple of new pages.  You can see these pages listed at the top of the blog or on the side bar.  I hope you will check them out.

I finally put together a Favorite Native Plants page listing native plants that I have profiled that grow in my garden.  I will continue to add to the list as I profile more native plants growing in my garden.  And there is the Blogger Interviews page.  You can read my interviews with bloggers whose work I enjoy.


I am posting poetry, almost weekly on Sundays, on my other blog, Living From Happiness.  You can read my latest poem here.


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