Thursday, February 11, 2016

February, Just Because

I love white creatures
big and small.
I saw this one rose
growing at a
gas station, of all places.
If you have good thoughts,
they will shine out
of your face like sunbeams
and you will
always look lovely.
~Ronald Dahl
The sun always seems to
shine through in
California, even during the
winter months.
Jemma, you asked how
my rose bushes
are doing?
Waiting for spring.
I love to drink my tea
out of different cups each
day, depending on
my mood.  ; )
Valentine leaves in
my front yard.
The birds are starting
to come around
Just bought this magazine.
Lots of great ideas.

Sometimes the best days
are ordinary days.


a writing place said...

:-) Happy thoughts here. :-) You were rather blue, a bit ago, in a post. Happy to see the happy.

Different cups! Love that idea! Same cup here, every morning. So boring.

Love that white horse!

Gentle February hugs.....

Sweet Things said...

Beautiful white images and I love that red mug, perfect for a cuppa!! xx

Barbara Lilian said...

Lovely post , love all your pictures. don't forget to prune your roses, and give them a good feed. The roots will be well established by now . Gardening by the moon advises to plant before the 15th February then all the new growth after winter hibernation will be to help the leaves on the plants to grow.
Happy weekend

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Perfectly delightful post for a February day, dear Sheri.
Thank you for showing us your sleeping roses. I am looking forward to seeing Spring blooms and how nice of your friend Barbara to mention a feeding program and pruning too.
We are blessed to have friends who share tips with us.

White is such a marvelous color and even though some find it mundane I love it!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend dear one.

Deserae said...

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Teresa said...

I believe in that last sentence. I live for it.
Though there is nothing ordinary in you, Dear Friend. You're Exquisite and Passionate, about yourself, life and things.

My rose bush named after you is more "advanced" in leaves than yours. Full of sprouts and its fence went through a makeover the past weekend and I can't wait to have roses bloom to show it off for you ahahahahah

I envy your cup collection.

And I see roses near gas stations here too. I guess it only reinforces this quote:

"A rose is an argument. It proclaims the triumph of beauty over brutality, of gentleness over violence, of the ephemeral over the lasting, and of the universal over the particular. The same rose bursts into bloom on the North Cape and in the Sahara desert."

Alain Meilland

All my love,

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, this was such a beautiful post and your words were just what I needed to read....thank you!

Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Valentine's Day! Much love and sweet hugs to you!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your ordinary day is just perfect for me! Such lovely tea cups all ready to be embraced by you! I love seeing unexpected loveliness in unexpected places! Your roses are sleeping and getting ready for the big show in Spring! Have a lovely weekend, dear one! ♥

Dewena said...

Valentine leaves for an observant eye. Sun shining, birds returning, pretty tea cups lined up waiting for sweet Sheri to choose. All good things to see on a very cold day here in TN.

The white dog looks almost like our Brown Eyes except being half great pyrenees and half bulldog his jaws are droopy--and I love to squeeze them!

Happy Valentine's Day, dear Sheri!


It's me said...

Enjoy life...seize the from me Ria x❤️❤️❤️

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I also love Romantic Country, it is a great magazine. Loved everything that you put into your post - cheered me up today.
Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Blogoratti said...

What wonderful thoughts and photos too. Greetings!

Susie said...

Sheri, I loved your pictures. My favorite is the street beautiful. Like your cup collection too. I have special cups. :) Blessings, xoxo, love,Susie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri your photography leaves me breathless with all the beauty you capture, The horse is powerful, white beauty and those Valentine's leaves OMGosh! Love your different cups for different moods, you've inspired me.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Lovely post and I agree with you it is the ordinary and simple things that make me happy to.
I like that you have a different cup for different days and moods. Love the dog and the horse.
Happy Valentine's Weekend dear friend and I thought of you when I bought a bouquet of red roses today.

Patricia said...

What beautiful images, as always, Sheri, and of course, love those red birds! I like that Romantic country magazine which I occasionally find over here. Wishing you a sweet and lovely Valentine's Day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely images you've shared, thank you.
I love those Valentine Leaves ...

And you are so right " Sometimes the best days are ordinary days."

Enjoy your Friday and good wishes for the coming weekend.

All the best Jan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Yes. Ordinary is actually the best. In this day and age where to LIVE LARGE is the way to be loved (as suggested by the media), finding an ordinary moment is really what we need to be doing. Love that rose, love your thoughts, dearest Sheri. AND ME TOO. I love white creatures, ever since I was a child! XOXOXOX

Mary Smither said...

You're so right! We can't wait until Spring here!

Imagery by Kimberly said...


Thank you for making my ordinary days brighter and always filled with love ..... you are such a sweet, generous, instinctive spirit..... I appreciate you greatly! Love you dear one.


Sherry said...

my motto remains, "life is too short to drink from an ugly cup." and you my dear have only beauties to sip from. :)
{our peach tree is budding and one blossom is ready to burst through.}

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Darla said...

Nice to meet you. I've spent some time going through your previous posts to get better acquainted. Your photo's are amazing. I'll be back. Meanwhile, Happy Valentines Day.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Beautiful images and as always, words as well.

You make ordinary days extraordinary, just by being you.


Gypsy Heart said...

Such beautiful photos! Love, love all your cups & mugs ~ I feel the same way about my coffee. :)