In what ways are you opening this spring?
In what ways are you blooming?
Bloom, dear flower, bloom into the fullest being you can be.
Lovely photo, Kathy! I am stepping outside my normal walls and making efforts at making friends. This takes quite a bit of effort when you move to a place where you know not a soul other than your husband, and you work at home, and you live “out in the country.” But I’m working on it 🙂
I know you will make good friends there~~and it does take some time. Always say it takes at least a couple of years (or more) to fit into a new community.
Each year (let alone season) I find things to tackle. This spring in particular I bought golf clubs – yikes, yeah I know – and have been out whacking away at the driving range several times due to the great weather. Getting lessons too, of course, but it sure is “new”. The jury is out yet on this but I’m kinda “invested” so to speak.
Besides that I’m in school getting my MH (Master Herbalist). That will be on-going all year (it’s a 2-yr program). So those two things are “new”. It’s always something, haha! Last year it was Zumba classes. Move it or lose it I always say. I’m too young to be this old – that is also my motto for this year as I’m bumping into 65! I’m soooo NOT!
How fun to start a new golfing project along with everything else you are doing, SuZen! You rock, girl! No, you Zumba! (65 is the new 55, you know.)
Great questions, Kathy. I’m blooming into 50 years of living next week. Yikes!
Hi Kathy…Happy Early Birthday to you!! My birthday comes in June and I’m just a year behind you…not sure how I feel about that milestone. You said “Yikes” so I’m guessing you might have mixed feelings too..? Either way I hope it is a grand day!! 🙂
from Brenda in MN
That is a bloom indeed, Kathy! Happy happy happy birthday a tiny bit in advance. You should plan to celebrate for at least a week or more. Maybe 50 days! I remember I celebrated for a long, long time.
Hmmmmmm…..I’ve managed to get Katie the dog back on track with her Rally and maybe Obedience this spring…which was on my bucket list. I’m settling to the job and not hating every minute…that’s important…and also on my bucket list. And I just might…maybe…possibly…start running again. We shall see.
Wow, Dawn I am so happy that you are finding moments to like in your job. How exciting! Plus possibly running and being active with Katie…sounds like blooming to me.
Great photograph Kathy! I’m bustin’ out all over with excitement for the up-and-coming teaching opportunity at the Writers’ Institute at UW-Madison in mid-April. Whooohooo!
Whoohoooo! Oh that sounds like so much fun! You are blooming big time, you teacher/writer! I would love to be in your class. As for this photograph, I like how it turned out. So simple, so delicate, so purple.
Lovely photo and lovely sentiment.
We bloom like flowers all the time–but sometimes we don’t take the time to notice, I think, Lisa. Thank you.
In my heart of hearts, I am struggling to found my mis-laid faith. It’s not lost. I’m just not sure where it is … heck … I don’t know WHAT it is.
Sometimes the struggle to bloom into our faith can be a challenging one. I know you will bloom into what makes sense to your heart, Sybil.
make that “find” not “found” … I am not founding a new faith …
Maybe you WILL be! **gentle smile**
hmmm good question Kathy…seems like lately I am focusing more on other people and their needs more than mine. Which isn’t entirely bad but gosh…how AM I blooming this spring??
It will be a question to ponder under today’s sun, Brenda. Perhaps YOUR flower needs a little more sunlight, water and nurturing. Perhaps?
such a pretty flower! 🙂 getting out of the frozen winter and blooming into a colorful joyous living.. Wonderful!!
The first flowers of spring are ALWAYS the most precious! Thank you, Sonali.
Spring is busting out all over. This journey to Vermont is part of that blooming, getting out of my own way is more unfolding during the next seasons.
Are you in Vermont now, Jeff? Happy spring, happy blooming more into your preciousness Jeff-ness! Thank you.
yes, Kathy, I am in Vermont now! The weather has been great to nice but suppose get wet and cold, they have had some spring like weather but not like we have had in South Jersey!
Blooming in my singing of course – loving the Mahler concerts we are singing this weekend, plus a Vaughan WIlliams solo at church tomorrow and very excited about the Rachmaninoff in May – plus I will be preparing to audition for a third choir, a challenging one, over the next weeks.
Blooming in progress with the association.
Blooming in my love for dear Robert.
Thanks for inviting blooming comments 🙂
Nicole, you are blooming most beautifully, indeed. Thank you for sharing with us…
Beautiful! Gotta love Spring!
I am loving spring already, Moments to Memories. May the snow not return…
Blooming into a more fearless place that is taking me hiking into the hills and nature reserves with only my camera and self for company. Dreaming of a walking pilgrimage, one day….
That fearless place, a walking pilgrimage…sounds so wonderful. I believe that if each of us moves a little more into that fearless space, we do it for everyone. Thank you, Colleen.
So pretty! 🙂
Michaela, wasn’t it? I loved that little flower! I am so glad it agreed to a photo shoot.
Short and very sweet. I hope I’ll do a little personal blooming soon! 🙂
Karma, I know you are already blooming. I see your beauty!
May we all do some blooming this spring. 🙂
Beautiful image to go with your beautiful words, Kathy.
May we all, Robin, may we all… Thank you.
I love these marbled crocuses, Kathy– what a beautiful photo and metaphor! 🙂
Is that what they are, Dana–marbled crocuses? Oh how lovely. Marbled crocuses. thank you for identifying them and for appreciating their many nuances.
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