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17 March 2007

surprises.
here are a few of the beautiful things this week has brought me:

i love green flowers. when i was at virginia, i would often visit jefferson’s gardens when i needed a little stress relief or just a quiet place to sit and soak up some beauty. in one of the gardens, all of the flowers are green. there’s something magical about green flowers, something a bit mysterious. last week, RAF sent me home with these gorgeous green orchids that were growing rampantly in his yard in the shade of the most beautiful avocado trees i’ve seen.

my sisters helped provide some spots of beauty this week, too. they each sent a package. just something small. but i love getting packages in the mail, even when i know what’s in them. and they sent lovely cards which made me miss them and wish i could live close to them, but which also made me happy that my sisters are my best friends. i don’t know what i’d do without them, and i hope they know that.

and every day this week, i’ve left home and seen all of the new growth on my mom and dad’s roses. i love that new growth on roses is red, as it is on some deciduous trees. it’s almost counterintuitive to look at springtime plants and see the same shades of red that mark the coming of fall at the end of the year. and all of that red new growth on the roses promises abundant color and heady fragrance for the weeks and months ahead.

spring is almost here and the world is beautiful.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 17 March 2007 6:13 pm

    Hey Am, Of course my card is store bought and Tash’s is hand made…okay she is the better sister. I guess it’s the thought that counts…her thought was just much bigger! Did you like the lip gloss? I love ya.Jeni

  2. 17 March 2007 10:33 pm

    i loved your card every bit as much as hers. :) and of course she’s not the better sister; there’s no such thing.i loved the lip gloss. i meant to tell you earlier, but it slipped my mind. it’s my favorite lip gloss. i’ve been using the tube i bought myself constantly. and you got me tints i didn’t already have, so it was perfect. and the lotion is much appreciated, as you already know.love you, jen.

  3. 18 March 2007 8:53 pm

    Oh…comeon – can’t I be the better sister for just a minute. Hee, hee, hee….cause thats about the length of time I might believe it before I start *horse laughing* at myself! Jeni…..the truth is – somehow I live in this twisted world of thinking I can’t send out anything BUT a handmade card….so guess what!? YOU REALLY ARE the better sister because you ACTUALLY send cards to people – while I wallow about in my guilt because I don’t often end up sending the beautiful thoughts I have about people who deserve to hear them. AND yes, Amy I had to look up the word wallow in the dictionary….so that makes you the better sister too. :) Of course, I am not all serious about this *better sister* thing….part of really living…is learning to love *YOU* so even though I’m good at wallowing in guilt for the things I should do but don’t…..I still love me……and I sure love both of you! You are both the best!tash

  4. 18 March 2007 9:12 pm

    all this sisterly love. i’m not sure blogger can manage to channel it all…we need to plan another girl trip one of these days. maybe next year in the spring we could go to portland or seattle. it’s beautiful there.

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