Flower Friday: Blossom Like a Flower

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” –Thich Nhat Hanh


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Sunday Thoughts: Time Of Falling Leaves

“The time of the falling of leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate textures while we slept. How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days! There are exceptions, of course. The leaves of most of the fruit-trees fade and wither and fall ingloriously. They bequeath their heritage of color to their fruit. Upon it they lavish the hues which other trees lavish upon their leaves. The pear-tree is often an exception. I have seen pear orchards in October painting a hillside in hues of mingled bronze and gold. And well may the pear-tree do this, it is so chary of color upon its fruit. But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer.” –John Burroughs, Under The Maples

Flower Friday: Zinnia

“The zinnia is one tough flower so the symbolism has evolved to mean endurance in all of it’s many forms. This includes spontaneous endurance: from youth to old age the zinnia endures and continues to bloom. It is also believed to mean joyous endurance, happy to bloom in the broiling heat of summer. The zinnia also endures through any trials and tribulations (unforgiving heat, drought, bugs) and continues to put forth beautiful flowers in many shades of red, orange, apricot, yellow, white, lilac and even lime green.” To read more click here

Hiatus Is Over 

Hello Everyone! 😀

I will no longer keep you in suspense. The project I’ve been working on is a calendar. It will feature birth flowers for each month and include interesting information related to those flowers. Most people know about birthstones but many don’t know that there are also birth flowers.

I was very productive during my break but I also realized that it was going to be a bigger project than I initially thought. I was hoping I could get it completed before the 2018 calendar year started but in order to bring to life the vision I have in my head I need a lot more time. Barring any unforeseen complications, the 2019 Birth Flower calendar should be completed in late July or early August of 2018.

This brought me to a small dilemma. I don’t want to be away from blogging for too long but I also want to put a lot of my energy into this project. So after some time tossing around ideas I came up with this: I will reduce my blog posts to one day a week which will also include periodic updates of how the calendar is coming along. This new way of doing things will start tomorrow.

A Brief Hiatus

Kodak Rainbow Hawkeye [cica 1930 - 1933] ©Jackie BrooksI’m going to take a blogging break for the rest of August and early September. I’m doing this in order to start working on a photographic project that I’ve been planning for awhile. Take care everyone!  See you all next month. 😀