09 March 2016

Wandering Wednesday

Good Wandering Wednesday morning, thank you for stopping by!

This is a little place in blog land where we share moments, thoughts, projects, dreams or even constructive ways to cope with the aggravations of life.

In this little niche, my hope is that we will all connect with one each other on another level of compassion and caring.




Last week was our first week of  Wandering Wednesday and many of you really enjoyed it.
I hope that you will continue to visit, and share your thoughts and dreams.

I so enjoyed reading about your lives and discovered that we all share a common thread and that was making the most of our daily moments no matter what they might be.
Many of us think in the shower and solve the worlds problems, some of us are busy planning family gatherings, travel is always on our lists.

We are movers and doers, thinkers, planners and have much faith in the world around us.






We had a little give away last week and the winner that was chosen from Random Number Generator, is Tina from What We Keep.






Tina has a lovely blog and inspires us with her writings and insights into keeping, letting go and everything in between.

Pleas visit her, if you have the opportunity and Tina please send me an email with your address so I can send out the Wandering sign to you.





I had several things on my mind to share this week and even a question about gardening, but I guess I will save that for next week.


The highlight of my week was visiting the Dallas Arboretum, for their signature series showcasing Spring Blooms.

This has been a tradition for me for twenty years and each year, I gasp, sigh and revel in the glory of nature.


We have family visiting from out of town and we just had to share this wonderment with them.
One of the marvelous things was that it has been pouring down buckets of rain for a couple of days and for just a few blessed hours the sun came out and we made a mad dash for the Arboretum.

Here is a previous visit.





Now it is your turn, what have you been doing since we last chatted??

xoxo


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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

25 comments:

  1. I had a fun day yesterday with girlfriends I had not seen in a while. Always fun to share hugs and laughs.
    Working on a few spring tablescapes around the house too. Sheila

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    1. Sheila,
      Girlfriends are just wonderful blessings, I had a special visit from one last week. She and I can always pick right up, even though we may have not seen one another for a year or more. So happy to hear from you, and I will be visiting you too!

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  2. The Dallas Arboretum is one of my favorite places to visit!

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    1. Laura,
      Dallas Arboretum is one of my favorite all time stops too.
      In fact it is nominated by USA Today as one of Americas favorite Botanical Gardens and flower festival. Be sure to vote today!
      http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

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  3. I haven't made it to Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum yet this year. With the rain, it may not be until next week. I did go to Canton with a couple of girlfriends. I have always walked past the beautiful plants there because I didn't want to hassle with getting them back to the car. I learned that you can buy the plants and pick them up with your car when you are leaving. I also learned to take a picture with your phone of where you bought the plants, because finding them again is a challenge when there are so many similar plant stands!

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    1. Eilis,
      This rain is intense. We so wanted to show our family the gardens and we have been afraid that we would have to miss this year. But behold, the clouds lifted, the sun came out and we made a mad dash for them!
      I love Canton too, and I just know you must have had such a splendid time sharing that marvelous shopping trip with girlfriends!
      Great tip on remembering the name of plants-so many wonderful varieties to add to our own gardens.

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  4. The Dallas Arboretum pics are so pretty! I've been puttering around in my garden this week and noticed a lot of new blooms getting ready to put on a show. :) Stay safe in this Texas rain!

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    1. Lisa,
      We are so on the cusp of Spring beauty and don't we just love it to pieces.
      I marvel every morning at the glory of nature.

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  5. Well, I've been painting wooden spoons various colors. This goes with my kitchen project, something I came up with on a whim. You'll be seeing it soon. You may like it; you may hate it when you finally see it. But it is "me" in true fashion.
    Brenda

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    1. I am waiting for the finished project, and you know I am a true believer in being who we really are. So, for that reason alone I will like what you have created. Not to mention that you have such an artistic flair in everything you touch!

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  6. Can't wait to get to the Arboretum this spring. :)

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  7. Jemma, this is a lovely way of touching base with blogging friends ~ thank you for creating this! I absolutely love the Arboretum, haven't visited yet. So much beauty and, IMHO, a place of peace and God's artistry.

    I've been painting furniture and let me tell you, I've learned that this body is not flexible enough to do all the twists, turns and gyrations necessary to get to the intricate spaces or spindle legs! I may be in traction by Friday ~ :)

    Have a beautiful day, even in the rain!
    xo
    Pat

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  8. Jemma, these are pretty blooms on here today. I hope you had a pleasant visit with family for a few days. I bet it was nice to have them stay at your new home. Oh, it rained in your area too! The rain is wonderful and makes everything fresh and clean. I even love the smell of rain.

    Happy wandering Wednesday. I'm off to meet a friend from church. :)

    love, ~Sheri

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  9. What pretty flowers and Spring blooms!

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  10. Oh, these pretty blooms make me wish spring was already here, but it's warm enough today to sit outside and get some vitamin D to chase away this cold...so I'll be happy with that for now! :)

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  11. Hi, my first visit - I hopped over from Sheri's blog!
    What beautiful flowers, I just love the Spring season ... even the Spring cleaning that goes with it to!

    All the best Jan

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  12. Since last Wednesday, I have been to Dallas and back, where I helped our youngest daughter do some garage organizing and home decorating. She is a librarian in Highland Park and had just started her spring break. I am tired but happy.

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  13. Such lovely photos. I would enjoy a visit to the arboretum!

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  14. Spring flowers are such an inspiration! And the sweet little birds, there's a pair making a nest in a birdhouse on my porch. When I hear them chirping I peek out the window and watch them.... it seems we all are feathering our nests for warm weather.... and the Hope of spring! It's been delightful visiting you today.
    ~ violet

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  15. Good morning dearest Jemma! Your flower photos are filled with such light and love. The colors!!!!! We had a hope of spring for a few days, but reality has dropped like a lead cloud again: COLD! But we will manage. I'll live vicariously through YOU!

    What has been on my plate this week? WORK.I try to squeeze in inspirational moments during my work week to keep my head above the waters of daily work. But the beauty is that spring break is coming soon, then summer. I tell ya, I am going to squeeze every precious moment from those vacation days!

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  16. Hello Jemma, gorgeous flowers and photos. I would love to visit this arboretum too, a lovely way to spend the day. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  17. It must have felt good to host friends in your new home Jemma. I think you've managed to settle in quite nicely and in record speed I might add.

    I heard about the rain near you. It seems some areas were hit quite hard and many even lost their homes. It hasn't rained in a couple of weeks here. We are now in the panhandle where breezy days seem to be on the menu.

    (Such vibrant photos of gorgeous flowers!)

    XXX

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  18. It must have felt good to host friends in your new home Jemma. I think you've managed to settle in quite nicely and in record speed I might add.

    I heard about the rain near you. It seems some areas were hit quite hard and many even lost their homes. It hasn't rained in a couple of weeks here. We are now in the panhandle where breezy days seem to be on the menu.

    (Such vibrant photos of gorgeous flowers!)

    XXX

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  19. What pretty flowers and I'm so happy that spring is almost here Jemma!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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  20. Oh, yay! Thank you so much, Jemma! I had a stomach bug last week and didn't make it around to read my blogs. I'm thrilled to be the recipient of your sign. :)

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