Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tales from the {Blogger} Hood



In the book of life, 
the answers 
aren't in the back. 
 Charlie Brown 
         
                                                

It's been a busy week here at Privet and Holly.


With end of school activities in full swing,
the garden crying out for it's fair share of attention,
spring cleaning chores calling,
volunteer work appealing,
family needing
and writing always
beckoning like a siren....

It's a balancing act.


My mind is spinning with all that
I have learned in the Bloggosphere,
this week.....

That kindred spirits
supercede geography, age,
careers and societal roles.
{Thanks, Anne}


That loving and grieving
and hope are integral parts
of life's journey.
{Thanks, Brenda}


That memories shared
are re-savored.
{Thanks, Julie}


That brand-new souls and
formative ones can keep us
up at night and that prayers
can be answered.
{Thanks Kerrie}


That teachers can walk beside you
even when they are 1500 miles away.
(Thanks Kathysue}


That laughter really is the
best medicine.
{Thank you, Jenn}


That angels come in all forms,
sometimes wearing shorts!
{Thank you Lili.}


That comfort food is 
a common denominator.
{Thanks Marie}


That dreams of French blue shutters
and matching little cars
sometimes keep us going.
{Thanks Kim}


That gardens look very
beautiful before the storm.
{Thanks Anne}


That a friend of yours could
be a friend of mine.
{Thanks Anita ~ and Jeanie }


That kindness counts.
{Thanks Di}


That it is truly more fulfilling
to give than receive....
{Thanks Vonda}
....although I'm always grateful
to receive! {Thanks Kat }


That this post would reach
epic proportions if I were to
list all of the inspiring lessons
that I have learned from each
and every one of you,
just this week.


{Thank you ALL!}

[flickr images: 1, 3-8, 10, 12, 14
click on image for artist attribution]

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

You teach me EVERY time I visit your blog!

I wish you peace on this beautiful day. *smiles*

Di

Julie said...

What a beautiful post....but then, they're always beautiful! Thanks for introducing me to lovely new voices and for including me...I feel honored.

I hope you have the loveliest of Sundays!

Anne said...

A most lovely and touching post. I agree with Julie-- they always are. I am honored to be included among those noted here, but you, my friend, have a way of putting things in perspective that is always relevant and moving. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I will get to work on the picture. I am usually the one behind the digital camera. Britt has taken film pics of me, but they were artsy and not of me smiling. In th emeantime, I will see what is lurking in my files. Happy Sunday to you, dear Suzanne.
xoxo,
Anne

lisaroy said...

what a lovely post - you always have a way of making me breathe a huge sigh of contentment and reflect on what I've learned this week too. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend. : )

Kathysue said...

Aaaaah! I am so touched by being called a teacher by YOU!! I have found in writing my blog post, I seem to enjoy and feel the best about a post where I feel I have taught something. I have spent most of my career teaching clients in their homes and it has been so gratifying. Too be considered a teacher by YOU!!! is beyond gratifying. You are a dear sweet, blogging friend and I so appreciate you faithful reading of my blog and you always leave the bessssst comments. I look forward to seeing you over at my blog. You really are a dear,sweet, soul. I love my journey in blogland because of people like YOU!! Hugs Kathysue

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THAT WAS AWESOME!!! Dearest, isn't it fun to compose your heart? I love it so. And this is what I adore the most about writing: we leave a trail behind in our words that will follow us the rest of our lives. So I am learning to choose simple but ageless themes, words that anyone can understand, but to wait for the SPIRIT of grace to lead the way. You are an expert at that. THANK YOU for the blessing of reading this today!

Have a marvelous day in your garden..it is a lovely Midwest day!

Anita

La Dolfina said...

Love you!!!!
xo

Farmgirl Paints said...

You just have a way with words girlie. Hoping this week finds you busy with life's best activities too:)

Elizabeth said...

I always love reading your posts! Very lovely!
Elizabeth

Beach House Living said...

I think this is one of the most wonderful posts I've read. I enjoy your writing and selection of what seems to me the oh so perfect photo to go with your story.

Vonda said...

Oh My! You do have a way with pictures...*sigh* So beautiful. Thank you my new friend!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a gift you possess, Suzanne!
Reading your thoughts and sharing in your world is pure joy for the senses.

And I certainly think of you as a kindred spirit, too. :-)

Many hugs!
Anne

Cathy said...

I always love your beautiful posts! I am so happy that you have made so many wonderful friends...you deserve it!

Enjoy!
Cathy

koralee said...

What an amazing post my friend...you are such a sweetie...and your posts are always so lovely in everyway. Thank you for your sweet words that you always leave on my blog...may you be blessed this coming week. xo

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

And thank YOU! For saying just what I need to hear. For having such a beautiful blog for me to visit. For being a blog friend who lifts me up when I am weak. I thank you.
Brenda

Cashon&Co said...

What a wonderful uplifting post. I love that sweet Kathysue too! Also the Charlie brown quote is so poignant. Perfect all the way around

Marie said...

There are some great blogs there. This was a beautiful post! I just love blogging and the blogging community. My life has been so enriched by all that is shared amongst us. Food for the mind, body and spirit. A very uplifting post. xxoo

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Suzanne,
The perfect post to start the week!
~Rebecca

The Zhush said...

New here and loving what I see! Very sweet post.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, gorgeous! I agree, I love the blogosphere so much, such a pleasure to meet so many wonderful, like-minded women (like yourself!). XO!

Morning T said...

Love this post...you certainly have a way of pulling it all together my friend.
Happy Monday to you.
T

Jennifer said...

I had the benefit, when my friend James was alive, of getting samples of every hostas imaginable because he craved them and belonged to quite a few hosta clubs. Names like "Wild Blue Yonder", etc. So when I was his home care nurse - I would sit and tell him about the "friendship garden" I made in his honor that had hostas, bleedingd hearts, a bench and all kinds of shade loving plants. I thanked him for sharing his love of hostas with me and told him what a good friend he was. Jenn

Ticking and Toile said...

You are quite amazing Suzanne! Love all of your inspiring posts......The friendships we gain through each other is just wonderful.....

xo,
Shellagh

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Suzanne, this post is like a gift for all of us. Merci! Hope you are having a happy Monday, xo Lidy

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You put so much thought and effort and time into this post , and it shows. Beautiful. Thank you.

red ticking said...

such a lovely post... you are truly special and thank you for all of your kind comments... xx pam

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Glad you did not ignore your siren and wrote this lovely post for us!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful and inspirational post! And you are more than welcome, glad you like the book! I hope you can find a quiet moment to sit down and really enjoy it!

Kat :)

Jeanie said...

Oh, that kitten! I think the late dear Stimpy must have looked like that before he came my way!

Thanks for a lovely post with lots of links and friends I must visit soon. You have such a way with words and images. I do love your blog! (And thanks for the link!)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sweet happy sighs, a new friend. A blog full of positivity. I just adore that.

Thank you for your kind comments as they allowed me to find you. Such a blessing.

LuLu said...

You just wrote the most perfect post!!!! It's so wonderful how this chain of blogging from one post to the next brings something new to think about, inspire to be, create, be better, reach higher and enjoy whats right in front of you each day... family.
Thank YOU!!
xo,
LuLu

Fearless Nester said...

Suzanne, Your words are always so inspiring and I feel so honored that you included me once again on one of your posts. Yours is a very special place over here, with lots of beauty, wisdom and heart felt sentiments. ~Lili

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely post and images....you are so right...blogging opens so many wonderful doors...

Miss Sew & So said...

that was just beautiful....i have just found you via kim- at mimi c. and i am very thankful for that....of course i now need to keep *ignoring* the school lunches i need to make in 20 mins and to visit some of the wonderful ladies who have *touched* you in these ways....
i love this time in the morning- sleeping house hold, cup of tea- creative new friends..
melissa ...

Ange said...

That is a truly delightful and inspiring post. I shall trhow away my mop for the morning and while away an hour or ten discovering such beautifully talented women across the world. Thank you!

Tracey said...

What a sweet post! Blogland and the amazing women in it is such a special place to be a part of!! I'm so glad you are having such positive and uplifting expereiences :) I feel truly blessed to be a part of it myself!!

Hugs ~

:) T

vignette design said...

Wow, I finally found you and am glad I did, thanks to your lovely comment on my blog. Your blog is beautiful and I have been savoring it this morning with my cup of coffee. You write beautifully and from the heart.
I can assure you that I will be a regular reader. Isn't blogland amazing? Who knew we would be able to connect with like minded people that enrich our lives from afar! xoxo Delores

Spledid Willow said...

Dear Suzanne, what a treat it is to come here. You always write with your heart and I always leave with a smile on my face! Your positive attitude is contagious, dear!

ox, Mon

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You are just so darn creative in the way you get your message across. I just love it. Thanks by the way, for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Alisa said...

So beautifully put! But then, that's to be expected... you're just so good at it!

Oh, the hammock picture... yes, it's mine.

fairmaiden said...

So true...so right. What a talented writer you are. I love the sneak peek of Heidi in the top photo. And that kitten looks just like lily!!! I bought kitten food today in readying for her arrival. I think, I hope we will be getting her June 7th! It is a busy month...for everyone, I believe. June will be here before we know it with summer slowness to sip sweet tea.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I love your posts so much! You are so talented at combining the photos and writing, every time I read one I feel like I know you better. XO!

Shelly said...

Hi! I'm "new" here! I read your post about color at Jenn's Three Graces and just decided I wanted to check out your blog! Because, Like you, I love all color palletes,,,and my home and crafting reflects that,,,,,

Gorgeous Blog and I'm now following....stop over and visit my little corner of blogland if you have a chance,,,,,we have a few similar blogs we follow..Mimi, Heather, Fiona,,,Castles..Look forward to following you blog!

Hugs,
Shell

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh what a beautiful beautiful beautiful post.
Thank you.

You are such a gift to all of us. Thank you for that. Your spirit is truly a special one - we are very blessed to have you with us in Blogland AND in our lives.


Love,
Kim

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