Hubby Dear snapped this picture of a Texas Star Hibiscus with our digital camera. He has an excellent eye for capturing floral images. Don’t you think?
About the Quote
The word amen is a Hebrew word used frequently in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. According to Bible Study Tools, the verb form is found more than one hundred times in the Old Testament and nearly seventy times in the Gospels.The Common English translations are “surely”, “truly”, and “so be it.”
People around the world say the world in personal prayer and the liturgy, affirming what is spoken or prayed. I like to think, like Holmes, that Nature also says amen or so be it with every bloom.
The gorgeous yellow roses are a picture of my Valentine’s Day gift from hubby dear. You can read the whole story of the blooms here.
About the quote
After so many days in quarantine, we probably all need to follow Rita Moreno’s advice. Find something and be happy. Only, instead of coffee, make mine a cuppa tea.
The background is a photo by NEOSiAM 2020 I found on Pexels, a great website for free graphics.
The dark rolling clouds depict what I feel most days while sheltering-in-place during this dark COVID19 pandemic.
About the quote
Desmund Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian. In 1986 he received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in opposition to apartheid. In 2009 he was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. His life has been about peace and hope and truth.
This quote seemed a perfect fit for the photo. The white light represents the hope and peace Tutu taught.
Personally I need to look on that circle of light (hope) and pray it grows wider. How about you?
This is one of my favorite Edie Melson graphics. The woman is such a gifted author, blogger and speaker. Her photos inspire. My dogwood hasn’t blossomed yet, but her picture of this one reminds what mine will look like.
About the quote
Lilly Pulitzer (1931-2013) was a socialite who worked for a time as an assistant midwife and volunteer at a Veteran’s hospital in The Bronx before moving to Florida where she owned orange groves.
There, she opened a fruit juice stand. Squeezing juice made a mess of her clothes and, to camouflage the juice stains, she designed a sleeveless shift dress of bright, colorful printed cotton. Customers loved her dress, and she started making them to sell at her juice stand.
Eventually, she was selling more dresses than juice and decided to focus on designing and selling the dresses. Jackie Kennedy wore one of Lilly’s designs in a Life magazine spread made from kitchen curtains. Their popularity exploded so much that Lilly closed the fruit juice stand and focused on designing and selling dresses.
In 1984 she sold her Lilly’s clothing line designs and in 2019 Target stores started carrying Lilly Pulitzer revived designs.
Fascinating woman, wasn’t she?
At this moment in our world with such a dismal coronavirus forecast let her quote inspire hope.
Being a trickster on April Fool’s Day doesn’t always work. Today’s meme explains why.I ran across this quote from Akash B. Chandran and looked him up. He’s a talented IT web designer.
You think maybe he’s had a few April Fools’ Day pranks fail and that’s behind his quote.