Technically the calendar says its Spring… uh huh sure!
This weeks Prompt was finding signs of Spring, I honestly pulled on my coat and scarf and set out, determined to find anything green.
I found one little crocus on a corner flower bed next to a public park. I searched the trees for some buds.
To no avail — Spring in Utah is being very illusive.
So, to get some color in my life I stopped by a local nursery. Very few people were out, but one sweet older gentleman tipped his worn baseball cap at me and asked if he could help me find anything.
“How about SPRING?” He laughed at me.
I asked if I could wander into one of his green houses and take some photos of his plants. “Well, we don’t really have much yet… but you are more than welcome.You just have to remember and come back when we really are in all our glory!”
The gloomy clouds had really not put me in a great mood; but my serendipitous find of this gentle man and his fun colorful green house gave me a much brighter spirit. But like my favorite quote…
“ When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer
“The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.
When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here.”
– Author Unknown
I am going to be on the look out for baby lambs.
Hope you enjoy the beauty around you.
Visit Beverly at HowSweetthesound for Pink Saturday!
SIDE NOTE: American Idol 2011
I am lovin– LOV-in — did I say LOVVVing this years American Idol!
These kids are all wonderful in their very own unique way.
I have watched American Idol for years. (my sister from Montana and I would watch weekly and call one another with our arm chair play by play and choose who was our weekly favorite.)
But this year when we lost Simon (I couldn’t help but love him) I really thought the days of me watching were gone. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Paula or Kara DioGuardi but still enjoyed the show because I enjoyed the sometimes tense comments.
When Fox announced that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler would host I felt I wouldn’t be that interested or watch much .
Yes, I enjoyed JLo but I KNEW I never liked Aerosmith (Steven was lead singer for them and Boston)
BOY was I wrong!!!
Not only do I think they bring fresh and great advise, but they are very entertaining!!
What I am the most shock about is the heart Steven brings to the show– he appreciates the young talent and really wants them to succeed and he has brought tears to my eyes more than once.
Several of my friends and I have said we have found a new “love.” He is hot AND very sexy because of his kindness!
I hope you have had the privilege to watch this show– FULL of laughs, tears and talent that win or not, these kids will be on the music scene (in their different areas) for years because they are all that talented.
Watch with me??
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer