Thursday, April 14, 2011

Simple Pleasures Thursday

O U T S I D E    MY    W I N D O W

At first I was dismayed that I did not wake up to a morning
'embroidered with birdsong'.

I will admit it felt a little dismal to see our world covered
-- once again --
in swirls of snowy frosting.


I was gratified to remember my grocery shopping was done yesterday,
so I don't have to go out into the windy day.

There is no real reason not to enjoy the beauty
-- if not exactly welcome --
of what this day has to offer.

Spring came to my house yesterday,
when a dear friend brought me the
lovely bouquet of blossoms you see at the top.

Wishing you a pleasant day,


  1. snow????? you guys got snow???? I'm glad that spring came to your house though..the flowers are beautiful.

  2. I will not complain about my gray skies and rainy days. At least our snow has left, I'm sure!

  3. Oh. I hate to see that. Are you west of me? Ugh. Hope that those flowers are helping you to stay cheerful and cozy. It'll all be gone soon. Poor man's fertilizer and all that...

  4. Snow......well, you are right, it is very pretty! The flowers from your friend are gorgeous!

  5. Oh dear, snow again.

    We didn't have any at our house, but the hills around are covered, and there was frost on the rooftops.

    Take spring where you can - the flowers are beautiful.

  6. It is a lovely feeling to have errands completed and not have to venture out in wintry weather. Love those gorgeous blooms your friend brought you, Brenda. Enjoy!
    Our snowy days should soon be at an end, right? ;o)

  7. Ooh, even in the north where you live Jack Frost has to go away sometime. Hoping that blast of winter was your last...

  8. Hello Brenda, my name is Delisa, I am 48 years old and live in Georgia. You have a beautiful blog, I love your design and the bright turquoise and green colors. What a lovely bouquet of flowers. I love receiving flowers too, it just makes my day. Spring has sprung here in our little town and all the azaleas are in bloom in every shade of pink. They do really well because of all the pine trees and the acidity in the soil. About 3 weeks ago the wisteria was at it's peak but it has now started to fade. I grew up in California, and wisteria was rare. Here it grows wild along the side of the road and climbs into the trees. It is the first thing to bloom when spring comes. I'm sorry you are still having frost and snow, it won't be long now. Soon the green grass and wildflowers will be every where! How nice to have your big bouquet of flowers to hold you over. I hope you have a lovely afternoon. Delisa :)

  9. It's hard to relate to snow this time of year, in my neck of the woods, but, as you say, beauty can be found in any day ... and you have a bouquet of spring! What more could you ask for?

  10. I'm ashamed to say that I got grumbly this week because our air conditioner has already bumped on more than once. We've hit the 90s at least one day.

    So I love your simple pleasure. Not just because I'm cooled by your snow but because you remind me to just ENJOY whatever we have

  11. just remember snow equals water which helps things to grow green and bloom. Lovely flowers...enjoy!

  12. You always have a wonderful way of looking at things.

    “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls off a string.”

    (Glad you are back!)

  13. Snow is beautiful even if you would like it to be spring :-)

    Little by little it would be gone...just you wait!

    Mrs. M.

  14. What a lovely blog!=)Thank you for visiting mine and leaving such a nice comment.You obviously are loved by the friend that brought that gorgeous bouquet you way!bet they smelled divine!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. What a beautiful cheery bunch of flowers!
    They'd brighten up any day of the year :-)
    Lovely of your friend to think of you!


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