August 27, 2012

searching for beautiful

Yes, it's Monday. Again. Already.  You might as well embrace the new day and get a move on...Friday is right around the corner, I promise.


I ventured out into the garden before my first cup of coffee on purpose this morning.  I wanted to take a look at it with half closed eyes and see if there was one single living thing pretty enough to photograph.

 
I am not exaggerating when I say it was tough find.


Just when I was about to give up I took notice of my red radio flyer wagon and found a few zinnias valiantly trying to be beautiful, just for me.


That's life...sometimes you have to squint real hard, close one eye and pray a little and lo and behold something beautiful shows up, just for you.

xo, Patty

17 comments:

  1. Surprisingly, my garden looks pretty good. I think it is because Judy's husband John is watering it instead of me...
    Brenda

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  2. Good food for thought...searching for the beautiful instead of dwelling on the negative.

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  3. Bless those zinnias, they've been my faves all summer! Glad yours are still doing well, too.

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  4. Yay zinnias. My garden is blooming pretty good now. We have enormous begonias and the little hydrangeas are blooming that I layered last year.

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  5. Even my Knockout Roses have quit blooming in this drought.

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  6. Zinnias are wonderful, aren't they? I posted about them today, too.

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  7. You didn't have to go too far..Pretty pictures..

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  8. Sweet little zinnias...Even their name is petite sounding.
    Summer is almost over and it's nice that you are savoring the end of the growing season.
    Have a blessed week, my friend,
    Carolynn xo

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  9. Amen to that! My garden really needs a fall over haul but it is still a bit too warm and humid.

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  10. Love your positive attitude!
    Beautiful summer's end flowers too.

    Hope this week is a beautiful one for you :)

    K.

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  11. Bless you for seeing beautiful in a whole garden that has been ravaged by heat and dry weather. He still opens our eyes every once in a while, to let us know that there is always beauty somewhere. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day ;-)

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  12. Those cute white with pink splotched zinnias are super cute. Do you remember the name of them?

    My zinnias are spindly but gathered together into a little bouquet and they become spectacular.

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  13. thank you for those words today, ms. pattie. today has been hard for me. my mother had a heart attacks, and so did my husband. they are in the hospital. i am home right now...squinting my eyes...looking searching...and i found it....your blog. it gave me peace.
    rebecca

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  14. Patty- You flowers are just beautiful in the morning light- xo Diana

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  15. The garden is so beautiful
    I love the flowers
    Have a fab week
    Ella xxx

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  16. Wow, I really needed that today. Too often we just see the bad in things. Need to focus on what is good! Thank You.

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  17. Mine too. So dry and parched out there! We got a teeny bit of rain this evening. It was not enough though!
    I hope you got my email regarding Thursday. I think if I wasn't having my family here for Drew's sendoff party, I would try to make it. I think with Noah being in school for 4 hours, I could do it, and just pass on the Hobby Lobby part. So don't count me out for next time.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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