“There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits.” ~ Robert Southey
Good Sunday morning, dear friends. I hope this finds you well and happily snuggled in your sweet home. Honestly, I can tell you, “There isn’t a day that goes by when I do not give thanks for our dear home.” It is such a haven in these stressful times in our world, not to mention that it is so warm and cozy on these brutally cold January days. And I am sure you feel the same.
Isn’t this home above lovely? Ah, blooms make everything simply gorgeous! Understand, I am not rushing spring as I know she will return(probably before we are ready) in all her glory. And, I do so enjoy the peace and beauty of winter. However, since we are having such a cold month, I thought perhaps a few luscious blooms and gentle words would warm your hearts.
Home, by Nikki Banas, from “Walk the Earth”
Find the people and places that make you feel at home.
Find the ones who take care of your soul and make you feel like you can be completely yourself around them.
Find the ones who light you up from the inside out. . . and encourage you to be yourself.
Find the places where you feel at peace, the places you could spend forever exploring and wandering.
Find the places that make you want to see even more of the world and make you happy to be alive . . .
And whenever you find one of these people or places, hold onto them so tight.
Tell those people you love them often. Visit those places as much as you can.
Never let go of those people or places, because when you find peace, love, and joy in this world, it is worth more than gold. . .
It is where you are meant to be.
“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~ Jane Austin
Winter is such a wonderful time for reading. And a perfect time for garden dreaming. I do love old garden books and I am grateful to have several that belonged to my mom. They are all full of treasures.
It is a joy to read lovely books such as “The Secret Garden.” I would be thrilled to come across an old copy such as the one above. The book was originally written in 1911, my copy is from the mid-1950s, but I imagine the one above is much older. I have lost count of the number of times I have read this book.
Do any of you read cookbooks? They are like novels to me. My latest addition to my cookbook collection is, “Chocolate Desserts,” by Pierre Hermé and written by Dorie Greenspan. An absolute gem of a book, filled with decadent recipes and easy-to-follow instructions.
“Flowers are nature’s fine jewelry. Particularly in the springtime, they gleam with flair and entice with sweet scents.” ~ Angie Weiland-Crosby
At the start of this post, I did mention I would share a few luscious blooms. Therefore, before I forget to do so ~ a few whispers of Spring appear below.
“There is a silent eloquence In every wild bluebell. . .” ~ Anne Bronte
“Daffodils are yellow trumpets of spring” ~
“If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” ~ Therese of Lisieux
Dear friends, I hope these few whispers of spring have not given you an early onset of spring fever. But if it has given you a wee touch of the fever, don’t scold yourself. Spring has been inspiring writers and poets for centuries. Nature comes alive in the spring. Our souls are once again filled with blooming flowers, spectacular green meadows, singing birds, sunshine, and magnificent joy. Such a splendid time to be alive.
“Tulips make me happy.” ~ Rebecca Wells
Thank you so much for your visit. Know I wish you and yours a gorgeous day.
And. . .
I hope while you are enjoying your sweet home, you too “will think to yourself, what a wonderful world.” ~ Louis Armstrong