To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. – Oscar Wilde
Live a good life. And in the end it’s not the years in a life, it’s the life in the years. –Abraham Lincoln
Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it. – David Guy Powers
Greetings everyone! Apologies for the long silence. I’ve been rather busy of late, so many things happening all at once. But it’s been good, Alhamdulillah. When my beloved father passed away 13 years ago, I remember feeling so low to the point that I no longer felt joy in living. It was as if a part of me had been taken away. It took me a long while to recover. I look back on those gloomy years I went through and I’m glad I’ve come out of it. I still remember my father now and then but I snap out of my sadness quickly knowing that I have so much to be happy and grateful for. I also know my father would want me to continue living to the fullest, embracing each and every experience I encounter just like he had done. He would have said, “My dear, go and be happy.” That’s exactly what I’m doing now. As I go about my daily life of being a home educator, a mother and a wife, I get the chance to live life fully again. It’s a wonderful feeling which I hope will stay with me for many years to come, God Willing. Anyway, enough of my chattering, let me share a few pictures I’ve taken recently. They say a picture tells a thousand words, saves me from typing it all! The joy of Spring has certainly caught up with us, we are savouring every moment of this beautiful season. Stay tuned for more Spring updates, au revoir for now!
my colourful Spring primroses
lambing season had begun; we witnessed a lamb being born at the farm today!
my middle daughter can ride rather well now
my youngest enjoying Spring with her new found friend
trees blossoming, a sure sign of Spring!
robin redbreast, a regular visitor in our Spring garden!
A Real Bouquet
Everybody has two eyes
Bright as stars they shine
But their color may not be
Just the same as mine.
Brown or blue, gray or green
What difference does it make?
As long as you can see the sun
Shining when you wake
Some folks’ hair is very black
Some have blonde or brown
Whatever color it may be
It’s a pretty crown
Flowers have so many shades
And I’m sure you know
Many lovely gardens
Where such flowers grow
Children in this great big world
Are flowers in a way
Some are light, some are dark
Like a real bouquet
Did you ever stop to think
How awful it would be
If everybody looked the same
Who would know you from me?
my youngest with her friend at the farm yesterday
they are of the same age and get along really well; children focus on their similarities, not their differences
they love being outdoors, enjoying the Spring sunshine
my pretty wildflowers, they are the real bouquet of this world!
Enjoy this beautiful Spring song, it’s so lovely now that this magical season is finally here!
The last fling of winter is over … The earth, the soil itself, has a dreaming quality about it. It is warm now to the touch; it has come alive; it hides secrets that in a moment, in a little while, it will tell. – Donald Culross Peattie
The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
– Joyce Kilmer
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
– Charles Dickens
March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.
– Hal Borland
Educate your children to be happy and content with life’s simple pleasures: my youngest two, in March awakening!
Need I say more? My heart is singing and full of longing in our March awakening…Alhamdulillah, rejoice! ❤