It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

This is something I've wanted to do for a long time. Sometimes I have these sudden quick thoughts that I need to write down quickly before they slip from my mind and I hope this blog will be a way to do that. I also want to be able to share pictures, family news, and other ideas.
So, now that I've stated my purpose let me explain the title...Early in January we had two nights with temperatures in the teens. I lost many of my plants because they just couldn't take the hard freeze. About a week later we had a fairly mild day and when I got home that day I just had to go outside for a while. I have chrysanthemums in the two planters as you walk up to the front door and I noticed some green underneath them so I decided to trim them back. Imagine my surprise as I found that they were coming out very nicely from the bottom. As I trimmed back the second one, I was really surprised because there was a tiny chrysanthemum bloom! I was just awestruck that something so tiny and fragile had managed to survive and to bloom in spite of the cold weather. This little blossom just lifted my spirits and I felt so renewed. I felt I had to preserve the moment and ran inside to get the camera. As I snapped pictures in the late evening light Lacey came up to see what I was doing and I caught her in the picture above. I realized that it is the small, simple things of life that bring joy and peace.