"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, May 10, 2012



  1. Your photos are gorgeous... xxx

  2. I love the fuchsia especially -- they always remind me of my grandpa, who had tall hedges of them along the sidewalks of his back yard.

    The quotes you have scattered around are also well worth noting and adding to my collection. Thank you for the encouraging words.

    1. Hello Gretchen, thank you for stopping by. How lucky your grandfather must have been to have fuchsia growing in his back yard! They are such a lovely flower, my favorite also.

      I took a peek at your "about me" and noticed that you like the book Peace Like a River. I read it a number of years ago and fell in love with it. There are only a few books that I can see myself reading over and over again, and that is by far one of them.

      Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. I should add that shortly after posting these photos, I learned that Lily of the Valley is highly poisonous and should be kept away from children.

    "If ingested—even in small amounts—the plant can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and a reduced heart rate. The plant also contains saponins. Although deadly, the plant has been used as a folk remedy in moderate amounts, and is currently used by herbalists as a restricted herbal remedy."