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Friday, August 7, 2009

What's New in Pink and Blue?

Nursery Report:
We had an amazing wind last night. I half expected to find a baby llama blown into the next county! Obama has taken up the role of sentinel! Who knew he had THAT in him? He's most impressive as He Who Must Be Passed in order to visit Mary Jane! And as you can see we're eating, growing, and cuter than bug whiskers! Come and visit!

1 comment:

kathleen a said...

From Kathleen Addis:so cute!! thank you for sharing! Of course I love the name!!! Although Moringstar sounds much better with 'Mary Jane', than Morning below comments as to why I choose 'Morning Glory': [from Veronica Hay},
"Roses and geraniums and daisies and most other flowers bloom and stay around for a while, but not Morning Glories. Morning Glories open themselves up to the world, in the morning, in all of their glory, hence the name, Morning Glory.

"And if you look closely at them, you will see how extraordinary they are, both in colour and texture, and that in their centre, is a kind of golden light that shines from within.

But here is the hard part...
At the end of the day, they turn a most beautiful shade of lavender, and then close up, wither and die. They live for only one day, and then they are gone. I cannot tell you how much this saddened me, and what a profound affect this little flower had upon my life. I kept thinking how sad to be so beautiful and live for only one day. And then, I suddenly realized what a gift they were.

"You see, it doesn't matter how long your life is. It only matters that you were here, in all your glory, that you opened up completely, and let your light shine, and that you brought joy to those who came into contact with you. That's what matters to the morning glory, and that's what really matters to all of us.

"Now, each morning, I give thanks that I have been given the gift of another day, in all its glory. We can learn from all of life, if we remain open to the beauty that is all around us. And nature can be one of our greatest teachers."

Veronica Hay is an inspirational writer and author of In A Dream, You Can Do Anything, An Extraordinary Collection Of Words.

Favorite books

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