Thursday, May 1, 2014

Treasure Life's Little Things

You know, the older I get, the more I appreciate the smallest things of beauty in life.

Each day holds so many treasured small events and special moments. 

If we blink an eye, we might miss them.

So we have to be on-the-lookout for them, so to speak.

Hyacinths are among my favorite fragrant flowers. 

Last year when a few came home from the supermarket, hubs saved the bulbs.

As spring makes its debut at a turtle's pace, any sign of greenery is a call for elation.

The other day, I went into the backyard and, lo and behold, there were a couple of blooming hyacinths in the little round area around a young tree!

I picked a couple of blossoms and put them into a cobalt blue bottle-turned-vase!

The late afternoon sun poured through the makeshift bouquet and it was just a lovely sight and fragrant, too!

Instant perfection!

Joining Home and Garden Thursday on Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life.



Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous. I love capturing the sun's path, and your blue bottle is a perfect vessel.

diane.stetson said...

Bought myself a lovely fragrant Calia Lily from Trader Joe''s a beauty and on my glass table in the living room for all to enjoy! Love your flowers too!

Bookie said...

Lovely spring flowers and that blue bottle is a perfect showcase!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

I can just smell them! Love the smell of hyacinths....and lilacs!

Terra said...

That blue bottle is positively glowing. I planted 2 tomato plants today, that makes me smile.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, how sweet and beautiful!! It's the little things...for sure.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

my first thought, when i opened your blog? "i can almost smell them!!! :-)"

oh and how you captured sunlight... practically glowing on the table cloth... and the gorgeous patterns, which sunlight makes, flowing through the blue glass... in the glass... and on the table cloth behind it...

then the composition of soft pinks, blues, cream and white... in the last picture.

gracious but this is a magnificent example of how we can "do art," with our camera, right around our own home.

and speaking of home... oh please, please please, give more peeks into your home!!!!!!! please! my appetite is piqued now. please more!!!!!!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful blooms!!

Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments!!


marianne said...

Beautiful color combination and a magical beam of sunshine to illuminate it all! You captured it so well.

Taking my little grandaugther for a walk around my son's yard yesterday(between raindrops and with our rain hats on)what did we see among the perky yellow daffodils? A patch of "blue sky fallen to the ground"! None other than Glory of the Snow. What a color combination that was. Grandaughter and I just stared and then she waved both hands! Love and beauty and goodness captured for a moment of true bliss on earth....

Gosia said...

Susan, it looks so original in the blue bottle.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: the blue bottle is very pretty as a vase of flowers. You are very creative. I like to enjoy the little things in life. Drinking coffee with my husband is very happy for me. Keep in touch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the cobalt blue so much and hyacinths...perfect in there! My Mom had red knockout roses blooming in her back yard and they are just so bright and pretty! Makes me happy!
hugs, Linda

20 North Ora said...

That is so true. I just wrote a post about little things I love and it amazed me how many things I take for granted. I am new to your blog and am your newest follower.


Susan said...

A warm welcome to Judy at 20 North Ora, this blog's latest Follower.

Followers are SOOOO precious to me! Welcome, Judy. Stop by often.

Hugs to all. Susan

Chatty Crone said...

Okay where did you get that blue bottle! GORGEOUS!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So very pretty. I love that little blue bottle. Best wishes, Tammy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I do too - the older I get it's the simple things that I appreciate! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Mary Clewley said...

I love the blue glass! Yes, it's the simple things that are most meaningful. xoxo

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