If you’re wondering when to visit New York, right now would be a good time! In Central Park, trees are beginning to flower, the daffodils and forsythia are blooming and there is a gentle haze of color beginning to fill the horizon.
Today as I walked home from Columbus Circle, I saw:
The gentlest hints of white, green and yellow framed by dark tree branches…
A spectacular yellow magnolia…
Pink tulips amid Bleeding Heart plants and blue wild flowers…
Blazes of yellow forsythia…
The gleam of skyscrapers across the pond…
The first cherry blossoms…
Tulips and daffodils near the Swedish Cottage…
A city seemingly renewed…
Sweet miniature blossoms…
And verdant paths each step of the way!
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My mom, and my husband and I went to the West Side Market in Cleveland yesterday to purchase ingredients for our Easter dinner. The market is one of my favorite places to visit whenever I’m in Northeast Ohio and I’ve written about it before on my blog here. Yesterday’s shopping list was actually short – just 4 ingredients – but that didn’t stop us from walking every aisle and taking time out to enjoy a Frank’s Bratwurst sandwich.
And although we already gave each other Easter baskets (sometimes you just gotta start celebrating early), I’ve decided that I’m getting all of these goodies next year!
(Or, should I say oink oink?)
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
I’ve been talking a lot to my mom lately. Last night the subject of our conversation turned to what makes someone beautiful. And that got me thinking about my friends and why they are so beautiful to me.
1. Make eye contact with me
2. Listen intently
3. Try to understand what I’m feeling and where I’m coming from
4. Are caring and loyal
5. Are honest about their own fears and insecurities
6. Share their successes and triumphs
7. Are generous
8. Have a sense of humor about themselves and about life
9. Are curious about the world and aren’t afraid to try new things
10. Embrace their age with honesty and grace
I figure if I can strive to be even half of those things to my friends, I might just become more beautiful, too!
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
Josephine hasn’t been feeling exactly chipper of late…in fact, melancholy might be a better description of her mood. But even Josephine knows that moods come and go. And so she’s embracing this one and learning to dance with it, too.
(The greeting card version is now available in my shop at Etsy.)