“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”  Hans Christian Anderson I just wanted to share these butterflies on my blog today. A lovely card from a lovely, talented friend who always seems to know the exact words I need to hear. butterflies Enjoy your weekend! And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

Blossoms and Quotes

My week was filled with flowers and words. Here are a few of both for your enjoyment.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin


 A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. ~~Max Muller


Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.~~Doris Lessing


For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom. ~~Cao Yu

I couldn’t resist adding the buttercups.  As children we played this game: if someone held a buttercup under your chin and yellow reflected on your skin it meant you liked butter..That little game used to be a good source of entertainment during those simpler times. Why is it we seem to miss those simpler times?

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunshine at Sunrise

Happy September!

Already it seems as though summer is over, but we still have three weeks left. When I see asters growing alongside the ditches, I’m always filled with a sense that summer is at an end.

This week I have seen many clusters of blue asters and I know it is soon time for school to begin.

Where does time go? I thought about that today as I printed off a manuscript, wondering how much time had lapsed since I’d written that very first sentence. When it’s finally time to declare a story finished and send it off, I’m usually experiencing mixed feelings. On one hand there’s a feeling of great accomplishment; on the other, a feeling that I’m finally through with these characters and this story and how I will miss them. Can’t have it all I suspect.

I have a few sunrise photos I’m going to post because I’m in the mood for new beginnings. I hope you enjoy them. Some of you may have already seen them on my other blog, but how can one see too many sunrises?

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ~~Louisa May Alcott

May you all reach your highest aspirations.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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