Sunday Thoughts ~ May 19, 2019

“That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and the archive of our experiences.” ~ Thomas Jefferson


Zinnias in our garden ~ summer, 2018.

“A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.” ~ unknown

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles W. Eliot

silver-frog: “Toujours la même triste musique. ”

“Where words leave off, music begins.” ~ Heinrich Heine

“The days come and go but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them silently away.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear friends, perhaps the post this morning stems from my becoming a wee bit older, and the fact my husband is about to have a milestone birthday in June.  However, I do believe what and who’ we surround ourselves with is so important.  For me, the garden, books and beautiful music are the best of friends and the greatest company.  Now and again, I think it is beneficial for each of us to remember the ‘gifts the days bring’ and to do everything possible to keep them from being ‘carried silently away.’   So with that being said, know…


I wish you and yours a beautiful day.

And, may the week ahead bring you kind people,

moments of joy, and blue skies.

Au Revoir,



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11 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts ~ May 19, 2019"

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Wonderful quotes and pictures!It is always a pleasure visiting your gorgeous blog…Make me smile as ever!

Pam Richardson

Sandra, your photo of your zinnias from last year makes me smile, so beautiful. I look forward to your Sunday post with the lovely images and sentiments. I agree that my garden, books, and music are the perfect threesome. Books and music have been passions all my life, and I am happy to add gardening in my later years. Have a joy-filled Sunday sweet friend!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

I always enjoy your Sunday posts Sandra. My zinnias are about 1 inch high…..

bonnie morgan

I look forward to the beauty in thoughts and pictures you share.
You are so right. Life is beautiful and we must enjoy each day to the fullest.
Have you recommended some novels on your blog? I read two lovely novels last summer that I can’t remember who recommended them. The books were: Women in Sunlight written by Frances Mayes and A Gift from Brittany by Marjorie Price. They were great books to read at the beach! I would love some light summer reading like these. They took place in France and Italy.


Beautiful thoughts here, Sandra, and very happy birthday wishes, either belated or in the future! What fabulous photos you’ve picked for this one. I could fall into that one of the books! And much thanks for your lovely visits and kind words as well. Wishing you a lovely week.

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life
I love every quote you shared today. And every photo. My, such a treasure trove of wonderful things. I’m moved by that last saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The days come and go but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them silently away.” I get a pang to imagine losing the gifts the days bring because we have not used them (and maybe didn’t recognize them as gifts). A good thought to ponder a little while. Thanks, Sandra, for the lovely visits I’ve had enjoying your most recent posts. Sending love… Read more »