Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ready, Set. . . .

Summer's nigh upon us!  Here in our subtropical climate, many flowers are already well in bloom.  But some take a little longer than others, like this Lily of the Nile. 

And the daisies are getting ready to explode.

For me, Spring has been sprinting!  Life has been a lovely round of celebrations:  baby showers, bridal showers, graduations, First Communion.  It occurs to me that all of these occasions are laden with anticipation, much like Spring.  But even as we look forward to the good that's yet to come, it's nice to take time to enjoy today, rather like this little fellow.




  1. Oh, I just love lily of the nile. It gets too cold for it here. :( But I still think it's a gorgeous flower. Like you, I think spring has gone by too fast - after we had to wait so long for it! I am expecting company for the next couple of weeks, and my garden (and my house) is not anywhere near ready!

    1. We gardeners have double work when preparing for company, don't we? But I am such a sucker for compliments on my garden. It's worth the work!

  2. What a sweet and fuzzy little reminder of what's really important. I'm just now taking a deep breath after two graduations and before a bridal shower. (All my daughters.) The best thing about life is that just like the seasons, all things lead to the next thing in the circle, then back again. We might as well be happy in the present, because we'll be right back there again, eventually.

  3. Beautifully said, Kate, and congratulations on your daughters. That's great! You are right -- time passes so swiftly. Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that they learned to walk?

  4. I agree with you -- life is too short and thus every moment needs to be enjoyed.