Sunday, April 13, 2008

Aisling over at The Quiet Country House has invited her readers to participate in a " Sunday Stroll. "

She explains, "A Sunday Stroll is not a power walk. It is a slow motion experience. To take a Sunday Stroll is to meander through the garden, with camera in hand, noticing things... like the tender green shoot growing up through last year's leaf litter, light through a translucent petal, or the spider in the tulip cup. "

After reading her words you'll understand why I love her and her blog. Every time I read her words my spirits are uplifted and I feel calm. That's just the way it is, and I know her other readers agree with me.

Anyway, although I don't have a garden myself, I do live out in the country and I live near my mother who has a beautiful flower garden that she shares with me. I decided I wanted to go on a Sunday stroll too and share it with my friend, Aisling. You can too! Just pop over to this post where she invites you to use the Sunday Stroll header she has and then comment on her post with your link. That's how it works.

So, without further delay, here's what I saw on my "Sunday Stroll."

I got a beautiful bright sun over my head...

...and wild fern growing green under my feet.

Oh My! Look at that beautiful sky. What a beautiful day it is!

The first thing I notice is GREEN! My favorite color. This is the fig tree all decked out. This tree came from a clipping from a fig tree that my great great grandfather had.

Good Morning, ladies.

The Snowball bush is blooming quite nicely.

Beautiful Red!

Just before I got to this spot there were two Cat Birds bathing. Well, one was splashing away while the other one waited his turn. If you've never taken the time to watch a bird bathing, you've missed a sight!

Sweetie enjoying our stroll.

There are new residents in this house, and a family of Bluebirds will soon emerge.

And that's what I saw on my Sunday Stroll. I'm feeling as happy and as carefree as this garden frog. And it feels good to be alive. And thank you Aisling for reminding me to take the time to appreciate all the beauty that surrounds me. It's good for the soul!


Aisling said...

Robbin, I love your photos so much. Everything is bright and beautiful down your way right now. And your commentary is so cute! *grin*

Thank you for joining my Sunday Stroll, and for the sweet things you wrote here about me! :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hi Aisling, thank YOU for the invitation. Tonight there could be a late freeze and not sure what will happen with all this greenery. Hopefully it will survive.

amy said...

What a wonderful idea! It is finally turning to spring around here (it was downright hot yesterday!) and a Sunday stroll sounds like the perfect way to get out and enjoy it. I love the pictures (especially the frog).

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hey Amy, been missin' you, I know you are busy with everything but it's good to see you.

linda said...

hi robbin with 2 b's....I adore your pictures and found you from aisling's wonderful sunday stroll idea....I will be doing some strolling myself after so much inspiration!


Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Welcome Linda, I'm glad you joined me on my stroll and I'll be watching for yours too.