Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Flowers

Spring flowers are everywhere! 
From the soft pink of the Bradford Pear tree 
To the amazing fushia of Azaleas! 

Watching the Dogwoods go from this
To this....


God shows us the multitude of his blessings!

My daughter Ashleigh is home safely!  
She will be resting and working from home for a few days as she gets her strength back.
I thank you for your concern, well wishes and prayers.   
It means so much to both of us!

My thoughts and prayers are with all those in Boston who were affected by today's bomb blasts!

I want to share this from one of my Hero's
We need to always remember the good in the world! 

I'm joining Kathe for 

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

31 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They need to bring Mr. Rogers back for the little kids!! He was so good! Love your Spring flowers. EVERYTHING is in full bloom and beautiful!!

Kathe said...

As I sit here watching the snow fall and thinking about how it is only 25 degrees Linda, your flowers give me hope that we will have Spring here someday soon! I'm so glad your daughter is doing well too! My prayers are with all those affected by the senseless violence in Boston today.

Nellie said...

Fred Rogers was one of my favorites, and we watched his program on PBS for all the years before the girls started school! Sending thoughts and prayers to those in Boston.

Your season is a bit ahead of ours here, but the dogwoods are beginning to open fully.

Such good news to hear about Ashleigh. I know you are relieved.

Hugs,
Nellie

Gina said...

What beautiful flowers all around! I do love Spring. I can't wait!

Chatty Crone said...

I loved Mr. Rogers. I am going to borrow that if it is okay.

Glad Ash is home safe.

And the flowers are everywhere and they are so beautiful - the pollens are high too.

Hugs.

sandie

Katnip Lounge said...

Thank you for such a beautiful and uplifting post. I'm happy your daughter is home and on the mend!

Vicky Hunt said...

Beautiful post...:) Glad to hear Ashleigh is home and on the mend! Prayers go out for all those affected by the senseless act of violence in Boston.....

Blessing, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Maureen said...

We've had our first real spring day, so I'm not jealous of your blooms. On a day like today it feels good to focus on the simple, beautiful things in life. It gives us strength in the face of tragedy.

Shelia said...

Oh, Linda, this was some good words from Mr. Rogers! After what has happened today, it's so nice to know there are so many people who do truly care.
I'm glad your daughter is doing well and will continue to pray for her and hoping she'll stay still! :)
Spring is beautiful at your house.
Be a sweetie,
Shelai ;)

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful flower photos! I love that quote from Mr. Rogers! So true.

Judy

Susan said...

Oh Linda, the flowering trees looks so gorgeous. You are wayyyyy ahead of us. Thanks for sharing such beauty.

I agree that we must not concentrate all the bad in the world (and there's plenty of it) but on the good, instead. Susan ps Thanks for all your visits and comments, too.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful pictures, Linda. So glad Ashleigh is recuperating well. laurie

Meggie said...

I always enjoyed Mister Rogers' Show. It was a terrible day in Boston. My prayers are with them, too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you're in full bloom in Georgia-very pretty Linda!

Susan said...

Hi! Linda,
I have been MIA lately, so I did not realize anything was going on with your daughter. I am glad she is doing okay, and home with you resting.

Jane and Chris said...

Growing up in the UK I didn't know who Mr Rogers was...but I do like what he had to say.It's comforting even though I'm an adult.
Jane x

Cheri said...

My daughter said that she wished she would have seen what Fred Rogers said when Mabry asked, "why did this happen and should I be scared," about Boston, and she is only 5. She shouldn't have to worry about things like this.

So glad about Ashleigh.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I would love to go outside to blossoms today, Linda. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful reminder, beautiful flowers! Glad your daughter is improving!

Pondside said...

I was so sorry to read about Ashleigh's terrible accident. I'm glad she's home, safe and sound and recovering.
Your blossom shots are lovely.

Susan said...

I am such a fan of Mr. Rogers and it was my daughters favorite program. That quote is so true and I've been witness to it so many times. We are still the silent majority that believe there is good in this world, XOXO

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your photos are stunning Linda. Thanks for sharing what's in bloom in your neck of the woods. So happy to hear Ashleigh is resting at home for a few days.

ImSoVintage said...

Everything is in bloom here, too. It is all so lovely. So happy that your daughter is healing well.
Hugs,
Laura

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Linda! That dogwood is gorgeous! It's our state tree, and I love to see them in full bloom!!!

I think Mr. Rogers hit the nail on the head. All we can do is be of help whether from near or afar. Prayer is help, and those families can use a LOT of it right now!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Ah, those beautiful azaleas! Beautiful! I love Mr. Rogers -- I always watched with my kids when they were little. His quote is so true. So glad your daughter is home and on the mend.

Jann Olson said...

Linda, I love this post! The blossoms are gorgeous. I was visiting in the Carolinas once when the Dogwoods were all in bloom. What a sight to see. Love the statement from Mr. Rogers. Such a terrible thing. Would love if you linked this to Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Terra said...

The blossoms are gorgeous, I always like fruit tree blossoms like your pear tree. Isn't Mr. Rogers smart, his mom telling him "look for the helpers." Philippians 4:8 reminds us to think about whatsoever is good, is true, is pure.

Jenny said...

Oh.

Linda.

That quote from Mr. Rogers touched my heart.

I wish the world was like that now.

The dogwoods are gorgeous!

And I'm sorry to read your daughter was having difficulty. I'm glad she's home for you to take care of.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful post! And I'm so glad your daughter is home to recover. Enjoy your afternoon sweet friend and Sis!

SavannahGranny said...

What a wise and caring mothers. Thank you for sharing that wisdom. Today's children need to be watching Mr. Rogers type programing and not some of the garbage out there now.
God bless all the loving and wise mothers for they nurture loving and wise adults. I was just looking at the pictures of the two suspects and wondered where and how they learned to hate.
Lord send peace.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! How are you doing? Thanks for popping in to see Edra and she said to tell you hello! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)