Monday, March 21, 2016

Springtime Thoughts in the Mountains and Wildflowers in the Pines~

Happy Spring to you!
And blossoming hopes for the coming months.
Are you busy about your dreams and plans? 
It's good to dream!
I hope you're holding tight to those
  that have been in your heart.

I'm making plans for my garden. I want to fill it 
up with lovely things1
And we will plant and sow good things for our table.

Today, I'm not sharing images of my own gardens but of
those that grow in the nearby mountain meadows,
near the lakes and beneath the tall pines.
 "Every spring is the only spring. A perpetual astonishment."
Ellis Peters
 glittery grasses and sunshine yellow at the end of feather wands~
 A fairy ring perhaps? 
 The day the Lord created hope, was probably the same 
day that He created spring ~
Bernard Williams
 Wild lilies
I call this God's garden.
It's perfect and beautiful.
 I'm so happy that 
He shares it with me~

Jeff and I had a wonderful getaway.
We learned some local history
had some very good talks,
ate delicious food and took a beautiful walk.
There was live music to enjoy
and a VERY large cookies and cream waffle cone!

We always have to do some thrifting and we brought 
home some real treasures! 
A gorgeous, in amazing condition, 
vintage 70's, classical guitar for almost nothing.
We tuned it up and have already been playing it.
That was special and lovely. 

I hope that your days are already filled with the
wonder of new life. Have a wonderful week
enjoying the next thing in your life that you
will celebrate!
Or the gift of being alive.
We will celebrate one of my beautiful daughter's
birthdays and our risen Saviour! 

There's always someone or something to
celebrate, isn't there?
It's always a pleasure to have you come by and say hello.
Thank you for visiting and for your comments.

Tamara XO


Kezzie said...

these photos are exquisite and yes, Spring is always an astonishment!x

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Tamara, thanks for sharing these beautiful photo's. I feel like I've been on a walk in the AZ mountains too! : ) ...a continual astonishment... Lovely post dear friend. Have a blessed week~ Karen O

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow those are such beautiful photos of flowers and I just love spring time. Have a wonderful week.

white and vintage said...

Hello Tamara,
oh, there are so many and beautiful flowers in this wood. We don’t have so many flowers at this time. In Austria it is quite cold now an sometimes it is snowing. Thank’s so much for your lovely comment <3!
Hugs, Christine

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

What beautiful wild flowers! I always wonder why we don't have gardens made up of just wild flowers as they're so pretty. You wrote a beautiful post. So glad you found a treasure with your thrift shopping, it's always nice when you find that perfect thing.

Tamara said...

Thank you Kezzie.. the miracle of spring is such a joy.. Blessings to you,

Tamara said...

Hi Christine..
I hope you're staying cozy warm! Spring comes early in the southwest..but it can snow up until the end of May! Thank you for coming by.


Tamara said...

Thank you Julie.. Wildflowers have always been a favorite of mine. Best wishes for your Easter weekend!

Tamara xo

handmade by amalia said...

Great photos, Tamara. Spring is extra lovely this year.

Jann Olson said...

Tamara, it truly is God's garden! I love the wild flowers you find in the mountains. Hope to see some when we head to the Carolinas on Monday. Your photos are gorgeous!

Dorthe said...

Dear Tamara, your spring is surely far more forward,than ours here in Denmark.
So many lovely plants and flowers you have met in the mountains, which is Gods garden ,yes!!.
And your getaway sounds like a most wonderful day, filled with amazing experiences, and goodies to be brought home .
Congratulations with your daughter , on her birthday, dear.
And yes, we should always celebrate the gift of being alive !!!
Blessings from Dorthe