Monday, January 27, 2014

Just Because

The soul that sees
beauty may sometimes
walk alone.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Have you decorated
for Valentine's Day yet?


Ann said...

Love the beautiful images.
I love Valentine's because I am sure to receive a bouquet of flowers from my hubby and son and we get to eat out... my choice of restaurant.
I still have to decorate for Valentine's... but before that, although we are not Chinese we tend to celebrate the Chinese New Year, it is already this coming 31st of January.

It's me said...

Lovely post......enjoy your day Darling from me...x !

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Beauty is everywhere Sheri.
In these lovely images and all around us... Bless you dear friend.


What lovely photographs. I LOVE them all to much to choose one as a favorite. I confess with these extremely cold temps I'm still decorated for Xmas. Though Valentine's Day and conversation hearts are on my mind.

hi-d said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! They are so crisp & clear!

I want to do some sort of Valentine's craft with Maximus...and maybe a fun little photo shoot with the two boys. We'll see. :)

Things and Thoughts said...

Your beautiful pictures are a feast for the eye! How optimistic to think about Valentine's day, I had almost forgotten it .. Have a nice day dear!
Love from me, Olympia

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ so lovely post!♥♥

Purple Flowers said...

Hi Sheri - I will begin decorating on Saturday. I don't have many Valentine decorations, however, they are the ones I love.
Your photos are beautiful, especially the blue bird and morning dove.
Have a great week!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Really don't have any decorations for Valentines Day other than a red heart wreath for the front door. But I sure love red and have a lot of that so I could probably put something together.
Your pictures are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Have a great week.

Nely said...

Beautiful pictures,just make my happy,particulalry that roses.

Here in our country is snow and very cold.
I send you a many hugs!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

So beautiful Sheri…I am just putting out a few little Valentine decorations this year, just because…Enjoy your week!

syros2js said...

All your photos are full of LOVE!
Enjoy your day, sweetheart!!!

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Good morning! All of them are beautiful, but the Golden Gate Bridge is my favorite! Have a nice day!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOVE these pictures - especially the one of the dove. And I love that quote :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You just decorated my heart today my dear. I don't need to decorate my home because I have friends that embellish my heart, like YOU.


NanaDiana said...

I spent an hour looking for my Valentine Day stuff yesterday. Can't find it-Darn it!

Your photographs are just GORGEOUS. Wonderful job- xo Diana

Mona said...

Beautiful pictures..thanks for all of the beauty..a feast for the Valentine decorating here yet..just waiting on the grandbaby to arrive on Friday..then I will set about decorating....
Love, Mona

Deserae said...

So beautiful and inspiring.....

Sola Scriptura said...

Great pictures!! I love Valentines Day, the whole idea of celebrating love makes me happy :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You are such a dear to come meet Oliver! Thank you so much Sheri, for always taking time for me.
Your words are like music to my heart
bless you!

Tulla and Catie said...

Although I love decorating my house and garden, I have never decorated especially for Valentine's Day. It is not usual in Germany. Nevertheless, some people decorate the table and prepare a special meal on this day. Perhaps I will do so this year - your pictures inspired me :).
Have a nice day, my dear friend,

Joyce Olson said...

Dearest Sheri~

So inspiring and nurturing to my soul. I am so taken with these silky, soft pink roses-and this sweet puppy.
Do you take walks along the coastline-stunning.
Can you imagine the tales this beloved old tree could tell.

Beautiful dear Sheri~

Kristie Franklin said...


Wonderfully vivid photos! I'm sorry to say that I haven't started decorating for Valentine's Day.

Husband and I were engaged on Valentine's Day 43 years ago. It holds a very special meaning to me. I think I will try my hand at baking a special dessert. I do have a box ready to send to daughter and grandkids for Valentine's Day but that is about as far as I've gotten.

Kris ~

Stephanie said...

Hello dear Sheri! I had a lovely time relaxing here as I looked at your lovely photos. And those roses - divine! I trust you are having a blessed week! Hugs to you

Miky said...

Lovely picture dear friend.

tinttarus said...


I have been thinking suitable ,lovely cards for valentine´s day for every friend.....

And ofcourse something is on my mind for my husband.....something nice to tell how important he is♥

Zizi Santos said...

As imagens falam por si
São todas belas!
aqui no Brasil comemoramos dia 12 de junho
mas eu vou pensar no assunto para o dia de Valentines

bj Zizi

Marcia Pilar said...

Indeed, my friend, indeed, and at times being alone is exactly what is required to truly take in beauty.... keeping in mind that we NEVER walk alone. <3 (That's a heart by the way.) teehee
I could stare at these beautiful images all day. Sigh...

The only touch of Valentine's I've decorated with so far is a pitcher of white and red flowers I purchased in honor of my dad this Monday. He loved carnations and he loved the color red, so I arranged a beautiful white pitcher of them. After I set it on Miss Maple, I realized how perfect it is for this month too.

I added a few pics of January's Flight to give you an idea of that serene magical place, but I cannot begin to capture the AMAZING beauty I've experienced there.
Have a lovely day, my friend.

Mary Smither said...

Very nice post Sherri! I love your photography!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful photos! Such a difference from the bad weather I'm seeing in so much of the country today. Love your roses...I did a just because post this week, too. Great minds....heehee! Hugs!

Barbara Lilian said...

Love your photos, what a title you could give to the lonely bird walking on the beach! and the stories that old tree could tell if only it could talk. St Valentines day is not something we've ever celebrated. but I hope you enjoy yours when it comes.

Cinzia said...

A lovely post with beautiful photos!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Beautiful post Sheri with stunning photos. Is that pandanus-cupcakes? Looks yummy.

Enjoy the rest of your week.



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Ivy and Elephants said...

Your photos are just lovely! You always find the most beautiful things to inspire us.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Oh my, thank you for such lovely pictures! The colors are so vivid and alive! Hurry Spring! Blessings~~~Roxie

Imogen said...

So gorgeous. It is always so inspiring coming to your blog and seeing such beauty. The stunning vibrant colours and all the character is very impressive.

Palomasea said...

Such stunning images, dearest Sheri! You too, as dear Anita describes, are a "Heartist".....

Thank you for this generous post of LOVE... :)
And a big, big thank you for visiting me...your kind and lovely words...and for sharing your story of the hummingbird...isn't that glorious!!??? I got goosebumps imagining that moment....

Sending love to you,
- Irina

Marikki said...

Beautiful post, dear Sheri!!
Here, in Finland is snowing, but I know that soon is time when birds are singing...:)
In Finland we may giwe some yummy to each other or a card or roses and something like that...

Many love for you from me,

Ps. Thank you so much for your so many kind words for me♥

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Love all your beautiful photos - especially your pretty pink roses, how gorgeous.
Also the dog is so very cute.
Happy new week, dear friend