“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Magnolia and Mothers Day

"Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim." - Lord Byron

A week of sunshine and blustery winds. Nature seems to be racing into spring time with new things daily to see in the garden. Outside my window I watch as the leaves appear on the lilac bush, the tulips are in bud and the peonies are pushing up through the earth. There are primroses and daffodils and warm winds to usher us into April.

"All Fools day, and by my gate the Magnolia tree is abundant with promise. Its blooms like chalices, pink tinged and pointed at the sky. Such delicate beauty, still serene in the blustery wind of March's last breath. Soon there will be perfume to touch all who enter here, sweet scent at my gate, as April begins..."

"April yawns and stretches in the warm sunshine, welcoming the new month with extended arms. Nature is optimistic, rushing to fill every corner with new life, succulent spring green spreading over the land. The fool stands on one leg reaching for the glittering star above his head. It's all fools day and the light now outweighs the dark."

It's Mothers day this Sunday - a wrapped present for my lovely Mum sits on my desk.

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."
- James Russell Lowell

From my desk I watched as the Sun sank in the sky.
Magnificent and all aglow, the heavens were on fire with colour...

"Last night as darkness fell it creeped in through the big window in my room. Oozing across every surface, it filled the air. Every particle was dark and it entered me, riding my breath, covering my skin, it seeped into every pore. I sat motionless, holding the night inside me."

I hope your week has been a good one. x

Thought of the week
"Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way.
Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be."
- Marsha Petrie Sue

I am linking this post to week 29 of I Saw Sunday

Images and words - Susannah Bec.
My Name is ZING - where I capture my observations and moments of awareness. You can visit - HERE


Gypsi said...

Lovely photos!

Susannah said...

Thanks Gypsi, it is good to meet you. :-)

earlybird said...

Lovely photos, Susannah. I try every day with your 'thought of the week' - I'm slowly getting better!

Susannah said...

Thanks earlybird. :-)

Yes, the thought of the week this week is a good one to get in the practise of, often easier said than done though, I am glad you are getting there!

Good to see you. x

vivinfrance said...

Lovely, lovely post. I took some photos of magnificent magnolias a couple of weeks ago. I'll dig 'em out and put 'em on my blog. The one in our garden is a sorry thing - it doesn't like the soil or the winds we get up here on our hill.

Susannah said...

Thanks Viv. :-)

I loved the photos of Magnolias you posted on your blog - now they are proper magnolias! My little tree looks poor in comparison.

Good to see you. x

Deborah said...

Beautiful pictures and the words from zing are just wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

Envy those gorgeous photos. Mine are so obviously beginner attempts. But, we do learn as we go,


Susannah said...

Thanks Deborah. x

Susannah said...

Elizabeth, I always enjoy your photos, I think it is just that a lot of mine are close ups and the subject itself does all the work!

Always good to see you. x

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wonderful photos!

Susannah said...

Thanks Madeleine. :-)

Jordan said...

Gorgeous pictures!!
This morning I tried to catch the beautiful sunrise... but nothing comes out as lovely on camera as in real life ;)

jabblog said...

Delightful thoughts for April and your photos are wonderful. Hope the rest of the week (and month) is good for you:-)

Ann said...

Beautiful photos Susannah! Happy belated Mother's Day! Hope the sun was shining down on you all day long. I love how April yawns.

Susannah said...

Hi Jordan, I know what you mean, sometimes you just can't capture the beauty your eye sees! Thanks for visiting again. :-)

Susannah said...

Good to see you jabblog and thanks for the good wishes, I hope April is a wonderful month for you too. x

Susannah said...

Good to see you again Ann and thanks for the good wishes, and even though I am only 'mother' to cats. :-) I will take your mothers day wishes with gladness. I hope you had a wonderful day with lots of good wishes from your children and new grandson. x

Barbara Scully said...

Hey Susannah... another lovely few moments reading your soft words and gorgeous photos of nature doing what it does. I love magnolia too.. barbara

Susannah said...

Thanks Barbara. :-)

It is always good to see you. x

Heating Allentown PA said...

April is really an awesome month, anyway are you the one who took the pictures? They're beautiful.

Suz said...

your word strike mortal
how I have missed you..my own fault
forgive me for being so busy with other things
ignoring my need for your observations put into magical words
...I've lost a bit of myself lately
thank you for stopping by to visit me...like a good friend

Susannah said...

Heating, thankyou. :-) I am glad you liked my photos.

Susannah said...

Hello Suz, it is good to see you again. x

Jennifer said...

Wow - that striped sky is magnificent! You captured it beautfully.

Susannah said...

Thanks Jennifer. x


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