Friday, May 25, 2012

Is There a Sunset After the Rain?

It was extremely windy all day, yesterday. The storms came in and it poured.  Not a lot of thunder and lightening -- just rain.  Then it stopped and the sun tried to shine through the clouds at the end of the day.
Everything seems to be refreshed by the rain...
Even the little blossoms on the Thyme.

I was worried my plants wouldn't make it through the wind and the rain, but they awoke with a renewed freshness after the storm.  This little wood violet was protected by it's leaves.

The violas look a little damaged, but they are pretty tough and will bounce back with more blooms.
Can you smell the sweet basil?
I took time to smell them this morning and I plan to enjoy my garden and everything around me with a renewed freshness.


I lost a good friend, unexpectedly this week. The sadness I am feeling is overwhelming with empathy for her family members and our friends.  We have been friends since Middle School. She was a strong vibrant woman who gave so much to everyone including her family, her church, and her community. I am proud to say, she was my friend. This world has lost a wonderful woman too early in life - she was only 53. 


This is my friend, Mary Jo!


So in closing today, I would like to say something I say quite often:  Take time to play, take time to enjoy the moments of your life, and most importantly take time to be with the ones you love...
Marcia

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Glad to hear that your plants made it ok. We had wind and hail! Mine are a little beat up, but I think they will be ok. We faired better then some others though, this morning on my way to work there were trees down & branches in the street.

Love Of Quilts said...

Don't you just the smell after a summer rain...you can smell it coming. Sorry about your friend that is so young.

Carrie P. said...

So sorry to hear about Mary Jo. It is so sad when we lose friends and family. It looks like you are still able to enjoy the calm after the storm. The photos are so pretty.

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear about your friend , my sympathy to you and her family.

Snoodles said...

Amen. We all need to heed your advice, Marcia. My sympathy to Mary Jo's family and friends, and especially to you.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sorry about your friend. It is hard to lose someone, especially when they are so young.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Your friend was beautiful. It will be a tough memorial day for you. Hugs to you!

Linda said...

Prayers for Mary Jo ..beautiful photos

Lesley said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's passing. Life really is too short, isn't it? Take care of yourself...

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

It is hard to lose our friends....prayers for you and her family.........

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Oh, what a heartbreak for you to lose your friend. You're right, she was too young. (((HUGS))) Your photos are beautiful - thanks for sharing.

patchouli moon studio said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend.

Wendy said...

So sorry for your loss and I wish for comfort for her family. Thanks for sharing your saying...that is what's really important in life. Love your post-storm pictures, so refreshing!