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Monday, 24 February 2014

A strange day

This morning , the sun came beaming through the windows.  I woke to the blackbirds  singing their love songs and the doves  cooing, sparrows twittering.   
Up early .. opened the curtains to greet  Mr  sun.  
 My heart skipped a beat, at how beautiful the sky looked , how bright the morning was. Were we getting a break in the weather !. Could it be, that I perhaps could  start thinking about planting some new flowers.  Spring is getting closer , I thought,  I could feel it in the air.


Then just as quickly as the sun had been with us.   It decided to rain. 
 The heavens opened up and it poured for some hours.  The sun was short lived, and the birds were silent.  The ground wet and soaked again.


Then just as the sun had gone.. It came  out again in all its shining  glory -  It was at this point , I thought.  What a very strange day.  In fact, its been strange weather on and off for over a week now.
Changing .. with camera in hand.  I decided to go for a  around the  fields next to the house . They are looking lovely.  Still very wet, but the afternoon sun, brought the plants to life.
   Again my heart skipped a beat.  How lucky I am to live amongst such wonderful fields of green.   Full of all kinds of different wild little flowers.     I have no idea of their names.  Except for the Margarida, and the dandilion !    
Each little flower , I am sure.  Can tell a tale of how the fairies live there amongst them.

Beautiful natural colors of nature.  No paintbrush could ever paint.


                                     I loved this one.  2 tiny little red type of leaves..  
 I returned to the house feeling like a spring chicken.. hop skip and jump.   The dogs of course loved it.
 When it started to rain.  I had already taken two books from my shelves.. and was going to settle down to an afternoon of reading.
How much better, to be out in the open air.   Seems like such a long winter.-  I enjoyed my walk .
Two good books.  I recommend.  Maybe many of you know about the wisdom of Deepak Chopra.  I enjoy his wise words .  As a positive thinker, I enjoy to read his books.  
  The book above is about re-inventing the body.. the way we eat and live daily.  Mind over matter -  positive thoughts and actions.  
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The other book foods for moods...- this is an excellent book.  Ideal to keep next to you and read a few pages or chapters at a time.   It helps us understand the way in which food can affect our mind and mood. 










My books ready for the evening.. I then went to make myself a hot cup of Camaille tea.  Just perfect to end the afternoon of a very strange day.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

val

27 comments:

  1. Oh, Val...how wonderful to see this kind of life!!! Thank you for sharing...:)JP

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    1. I was so pleased to share the country flowers JP. thank you for visiting ..always good to see you.

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  2. sounds like a beautiful spring-filled day!

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    1. It was strange Tex.. but turned out, that I took a nice walk.

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  3. Your season is far ahead of us as we are sowing only some slight grass growth over the last few days. Not long until spring!

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    1. Thanks Sunnybrook.
      I think slowly our days are becoming warmer. The grass is growing. Indeed Spring is near.

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  4. Rain is so good for those Spring flowers. We saw quite a few this weekend, too. And I'll put those books on my book list. I believe the foods we eat make a huge difference in how we feel. I like aromatherapy, too....scents that give us different moods. Enjoy your day my sweet friend! Wish you were here to walk with me at the park! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Lavender Dreamer, The little flowers and the fields loved the sun and the rain yesterday.
      You can find Deepak on U tube. or download his app.
      I have found with trail and error and reading and experiemtent.. that indeed food affects our moods and health and metal state too.

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  5. Hello Val, that sounds like Queensland weather - sun for a while, then some showers (when it decides to rain), then more sun. The flowers love it! Your yellow and pink flowers look very pretty and quite speak of Springtime! I like your choices of reading matter, and like you, I enjoy a camomile tea most days. Very Soothing! Happy days, Val, xxx

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    1. Hi Patricia,
      Yes, it would be a little like Queensland weather. Sun and showers.
      The flowers were perky and seemed to be smiling at me.
      Thank you for your comments .. xx

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  6. How wonderful to see your little flowers blooming. I'm still waiting for spring; just a few daffodils open so far. Long, long winter for us. I am not familiar with either book you mention but they sound intriguing. What a great way to end your day -- with a cup of chamomile tea!

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    1. Thank you Sanda. Are they not just delightful.
      It rained all night. Today another lovely day. very strange. Its spring on its way.
      I am sure you would enjoy the books.

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  7. Dear Val

    I am happy to see that the weather complied and allowed you such a pleasant walk. Wildflowers are always a delight.
    Wishing you a week of joy.
    Helen

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    1. Thank you Helen,
      The weather was generous in the afternoon.. i did so enjoy my walk.. we have had such rain.
      the wild flowers seemed to smile at me, saying hello and welcome.. spring is on the way. x

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  8. Sure Spring has arrived in your area Val!!Such beautiful Spring flowers!!I like blackbirds and i love how they sing!!Enjoy your day!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Spring is nearly here Dimi. Its still cold. although weather getting better.
      As I type, the blackbirds are trilling and singing their song.
      Thank you for visiting ..always nice to see you

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  9. Hi Val what a lovely post today . I am a big Deepak fan too and enjoy his meditations guides with Oprah . Shell

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    1. Thank you Shell,
      pleased to read that you are a Deepak fan. I read his words of guidance every day. A very intelligent man.. and what he tells us makes such sense.

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  10. How lucky, indeed, you are to have such beauty around you! Good to see that you are enjoying God's blessings. We love the sunshine but also we need the rain. I enjoyed the walk with you,Val.
    Have a good day!

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    1. God's blessings are indeed all around Sylvia.
      I am very lucky indeed. today is pretty much like yesterday, although not as much rain.
      thank you for your comments Sylvia.

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  11. Isn't it a lovely thought that Spring maybe getting closer. The sun is shining here too today but the rain clouds are quickly scurrying close behind. Like you Val I like walking beside the hedgerows and spotting all those gorgeous wild flowers. I never know their names either. Have a good week.
    Patricia x

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    1. I so agree Patricia.. cant wait for some warmer days.
      The wild flowers are beautiful. Have to enjoy them while they last.

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  12. The weather has been much the same here. The sunshine does make such a difference to the way I feel. Your walk showed us so many lovely flowers. Those books look interesting too.
    Sarah x

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    1. I have been watching the weather patterns. our weather is pretty close Sarah.
      The little flowers are so sweet. I feel sorry that we have to walk on them.
      The books are very interesting. You would enjoy them.

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  13. I think we all now know how the expression being full of the joys of spring comes from. A sense that from USA to Portugal, Canada to UK we are feeling it. Spring is definitely on the way and the flowers in our gardens are telling us so. Enjoy it Val.

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  14. A lovely post, Val. Your weather sounds typical of April in the UK, sunshine and showers. It's been rather similar weather here this week, but alas we have none of the wonderful flowers which made your walk so rewarding. We'll have to wait a while for those.

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  15. Val, that is what's happening with our weather here too. It started to get sunny and warm, and now this week it is raining! I know spring is on its way though because of the blossom trees around. You know, I have been drinking camomile tea lately also. It's very relaxing after a hectic day. That last white flower is one of the prettiest I've seen. What flower is that?

    Have a good rest of the week, Val.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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