Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Binding Threads

The Threads That Bind
Let go of the people who cause constant pain; let go
of the negativity that colors a room more darkly
 than any coat of paint.
 Keep close the people you love, the ones
who stay engaged and open to life, 
who bring joy and
peace the the house and garden.
                         -Dominique Browning


Mumzie

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Balancing Act



I dream of an art of balance, purity, tranquillity, devoid of distrubing or disquieting subject matter . . . something akin to a good armchair.    -Henri Matisse

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Mumzie

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014




"If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." - Mother Teresa

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cotton Candy Sunday Afternoon


Friday, August 23, 2013

Playing around with Photo Shop!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Magic of a Flower


Pink Magic


To believe in magic as a viable way of enhancing 
our quality of life 
does require a leap of faith.  
We must see life in slightly romantic terms; 
recognize falling in love or
 growing a flower or even cooking a perfect pie 
as a demonstration of the magic of balance, 
of everything coming together in just the right way. 
- Titania Hardie

"From Romancing The Ordinary" - Sarah Ban Breathnach


Mumzie 

Photo taken in my garden February 2009








Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Primroses

The cheerful, bright flowers of primroses can be enjoyed inside the home as well as outdoors.  Certain species, such as the dainty fairy primrose and the Polyantha primrose, do especially well as houseplants.  Place them in a cool spot with indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist.  The plants will reward you with spectacular color in late winter and early spring.  Depending on the species, flower color may be white, red, pink, yellow, blue, or purple. - -
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013 Gardening Calendar

I planted these last month and they are doing very well!

Mumzie

Monday, January 14, 2013


Toast to the Now

I heard someone say:
Yesterday is history
tomorrow is a mystery
today is a gift
and this is why
this moment is called the Present.

Listen, look, taste, touch,
breathe. The present.

                 - Susan J. Erickson


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Being Happy




Being Happy

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
                                                     -Robert Louis Stevenson

My purple African Violet makes me happy!

What makes you happy?

Mumzie