Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday Goodness

Lampada light.

Anna graciously showed me a
Dutch artist who specialises
in the flowers that are past their prime.
Lots of emotions in these pictures.

Mr. Husband asked
why I am taking pictures of
'dead flowers'
and then said
everything beautiful dies.
Very cheery, hey?
Reminded me of this poem by Frost:

Nature's first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~Robert Frost

Oh dear,
and this post is supposed to be a cheery one,
so I thought when I set out to write it....
Well the tulips above,
my favourite yellow,
are still holding their heads high.

I do rather like them,
even if they are slowly fading.

Mr. Husband brought me a new
long stemmed rose
last night.

Cleo found a new
slightly cat-nipped toy
and has been enjoying this.

We've decided,
given my health at the moment,
that we are not going to go
to the not-local-church for
It will be sad to miss forgiveness vespers,
but as Mr. Husband says,
I just want you better.

I mailed some sympathy cards.
Mr. Husband,
though he has many time pressures,
went and mailed my cards and got
some great stamps.
First ones that would make
little boys happy
(we have nephews):

And this one makes me think of
my time in Vancouver:
I once celebrated Chinese New Year
with my closest Chinese friends there,
it was very nice.

I will have to mail some more cards...
Mr. Husband is a very kind man.
I am very blessed.
I hope for the strength to make him some fried
potatoes today,
he does love them.


Matushka Anna said...

I do wish we were neighbors!!! That's all I could think as I read this...

elizabeth said...

I would love it too! sigh...