Saturday, February 27, 2010

An experiment....:)

Take a look at this and tell me what you see....:)
Anything unusual? Unique?

Yes, this is wild untamed grass. My experiment was in putting my camera on the ground and taking pictures from down below, I believe for a first experiment it turned out kind of interesting....;) Especially that I had no idea how the picture would turn out until later.

What though the radiance

Which was once so bright

Be now for ever taken from my sight,

Though nothing can bring back the hour

Of splendour in the grass,

of glory in the flower;

We will grieve not, rather find

Strength in what remains behind;

In the primal sympathy

Which having been must ever be;

In the soothing thoughts that spring

Out of human suffering;

In the faith that looks through death,

In years that bring the philosophic mind.

William Wordsworth

Friday, February 26, 2010

A poem I like.

I Cannot Do This Alone

O God, early in the morning I cry to you.

Help me to pray

And to concentrate my thoughts on you:

I cannot do this alone.

In me there is darkness,

But with you there is light;

I am lonely, but you do not leave me;

I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;

I am restless, but with you there is peace.

In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;

I do not understand your ways,

But you know the way for me…

Restore me to liberty,

And enable me to live now

That I may answer before you and before me.

Lord, whatever this day may bring,

Your name be praised.

{Devotions for Lent, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer}

Some poems just touch the cord in my heart.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flower romance.

I see romance in every petal, in every blooming branch.

Last year was my first year that I actually had my own yard, and was able to plant flowers. I cant wait until spring so I can plant a lot more this year. I believe I am getting the winter blues, with all this rain we are having, and no sunshine.... but I am happy to see that next week is the first of March!! Yay!

Some of the trees has shown the first glimpses of spring. It reminds me of weddings and romance and kisses.... and love. No wonder God is love, He sure created everything lovely.
Does it reminds you of a wedding? I guess if you got married in winter, it probably doesn’t remind you... But to me, spring is love. I could spend hours wandering through a botanical garden, flower park, or some wild woods, where beauty lives.

Here are my daughters, human flowers in my eyes. Enjoying the first flowers of spring, a golden dandelion.
But this last one is my favorite.... the most romantic flower! Yes, I know that a rose is very romantic, but this is different.....:) This is spring romance!!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Blessings are found only when I look for them. When my eyes are heavy with the troubles of today, I easily go through life not seeing the blessings, but only the hardships and struggles.

Like seeing the golden sunshine and blue forever sky.

Like seeing my almost 3 year old, playing on the swing, as she sings a made up song at the top of her lungs.

Like seeing pretty lilac bows in my girls hair.
Like seeing brown curls on my youngest baby girl.
Like seeing her sweet little face, turned to me in love.

Like seeing flowers that soon will be blooming, and the bird song that tell us that spring is almost here.

Seeing the blessing, when my heart is open to see.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yellow belly feather friend.

We had some feather friends visiting our wild grape tree. Their are called Cedar Waxwings. Funny name? :)
Cedar waxwings are approximately 6–7 inches in length and weigh roughly 30 grams. They are smaller and more brown than their close relative, the Bohemian Waxwing (which breeds further to the north and west).

These birds' most prominent feature is a small cluster of bright red feathers on the wings, a feature they share with the Bohemian Waxwing. The tail is typically yellow or orange depending on diet. Birds that have fed on berries of introduced Eurasian honeysuckles while growing tail feathers will have darker orange-tipped tail-feathers. Adults have a pale yellow belly. Immature birds are streaked on the throat and flanks, and often do not have the black mask of the adults.

During courtship the male and female will sit together and pass small objects back and forth, such as flower petals or an insect. Mating pairs will sometimes rub their beaks together affectionately.

The flight of waxwings is strong and direct, and the movement of the flock in flight resembles that of a flock of small pale European Starlings.

Pretty birds.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It smells like spring...!

It feels like spring today! The sky is blue, the air is fresh, the buds are forming on trees, ready to bloom as soon as it warms up even more. Yes, it sure feels like spring here in CA. The past few weeks I was looking through catalogs... so I could order seeds, and flowers, so I can start to garden.
I got my first seed packets in the mail.... I love them.

Yes, I am funny like that. I love seeds, dirt, and planting the seeds in the ground, so then in the summer I get to enjoy a big home grown harvest. This year I got a lot more variety of different seeds. Now I will start to prep my garden, different places that are for different types of plants.

Here is the space in front of my house, where a yellow rose bush is growing, and around the bush I want to plant all kinds of flowers, some of them will be zinnias, and coreopsis. Earlier in the day I took my girls on a walk, and we saw this pretty bush with amazing pink flowers.

A beautiful gift for Valentine's Day from God himself.

My own flowers are growing fast too.

I love the green-blue background on these pictures. Adorable, isnt?
Well, I hope you had a wonderful week, and that you can smell the spring in the air as well. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is not a feeling.

Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and of joy.
---George Sand.---

They say that falling in love is very easy, but sometimes it seems impossible. I found a simple guide to help someone find the love of their life, to actually falling in love and staying in love.

1. Never look for love in all the wrong places.

2. Let love find you, find happiness in what you are and where you are right now, happy people attract love.

3. Do the things you enjoy doing, sports, garden, church and other healthy activities.

4. Don’t stay in front of your TV, or inside your house on the days you are off work.

5. Don’t make an ideal man or woman for yourself in your mind, be open to possibilities.

6. Know that no one is perfect, and that we fall in love to complete each other, and possibly to become a better person.

7. After you meet that special someone, let the love come gently, don’t rush into things.

8. Take things slowly. Decide to court each other, not date.

9. Its wise to not have physical contact, to agree to respect each other until marriage.

10. When you wait to touch that someone until you marry, it makes it sacred and special.

11. Be gentle, be kind, be serving.

12. Always look for the good in the other person.

13. Don’t let many months or years go by in waiting for marriage, if you love, don’t wait. Marry.

14. Staying in love is simple. Respect your mate, and treat them like you would yourself.

15. Love is not just an emotion. Love is patient, kind, thoughtful, and caring. Love is action.

16. Don’t believe in silent treatment. If both of you are unwilling to talk then write down how you feel and give it to your spouse. Always be truthful in a kind way.

17. Look into each others eyes more often. Even if you are mad, it hard to stay mad when you gaze into each others eyes.

18. Spend time together, talk, laugh and enjoy the fun of living and enjoying each others company.

19. Never give up in your marriage, its easy to just walk away, but hard to stay and work it out.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I lie in wait.

I lie in wait under the heavy, feather blankets

My dreams are few, but sweet and deep they are

I wait for light, for warm sun filled breezes

I wait for seeds of love, of hope and dreams

I listen to the songs of birds outside my windows

I long to stretch and melt the wintry ice

To show the silver strand of jewels glistening

To dress the peaks with lacey flower show

With glimpses of the silky green beneath

But now I wait, and lie beneath the heavy feather blankets

And dream my visions of the sweet warm summer breeze

Of silky green and flower lace

Of silver jewel kisses

And golden, brilliant light caress.
(Mother earth - waiting for spring)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Not me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

This week I did not leave dishes in the sink and telling my husband that I was too tired and will do them tomorrow, while knowing perfectly well that my husband would be home all day, and will be doing all the housework while I am at work.

I did not let my child sleep in her regular, day clothes, instead of telling her to put her pajamas on at night.

I did not let clean laundry sit in a basket for a few days before actually folding it, and putting it away.

I did not tell my child that a dog was barking and will come and get you if you don’t fall asleep this instant.

I did not let my children trow leaves into the air and into their hair, just so I could take a picture.
Well I think that’s enough of admitting about all the things I didn’t actually do…… for today. Until next time!!

Feeling scared.

I grew up in a large dysfunctional family, which made me be against having a lot of kids. After getting married and after I had my first child, my heart started to change in subtle ways. I fell in love with my little girls, and God showed me that children are blessings from him. I started to read about birth control and how it affects a woman’s body. How many of the birth control don’t prevent the actual pregnancy, but aborts the tiny embryo in its first stages of conceivemen, which makes a woman think that its just a period. Then God showed me in little gentle ways that he sees the souls of each tiny embryo that got unintentionally aborted. That really scared me. But I was still not fully convinced that God wants to be in charge of how many babies I get to have. He is the one who closes the womb and opens it. He is the one who creates the life, who breathes air into little lungs, and makes the heart beat.

Now with having my 3 girls, I am still scared to give the control to God. He knows my heart that I am terrified of giving birth to many children, to have a house full of them, scared of how people react to large families, or seeing a mother pregnant and her hands full with many more children.

So this is my prayer, for God to show me a way to true greatness, and to be a brave mother of many souls, if He is willing.....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We are a temple of the living God! Wow!

What would you say if someone asked you if your house could be a temple of the Holy one for a week, or have your house visited by the living God Almighty? Can my house be visited by God? If He came for a visit, how would I act? I am sure I would be much sweeter to my children, and much kinder to my husband, I would invite others into my house so they can see that He, himself is in my house.... I would make special meals, and make sure its the most comfortable house around.

But what if my soul is the temple of God, my heart is his home? Will I act any different? Will I watch the same movies I watch every day? Or will I yell the mean words to my friends and family? Can we even imagine that? Its hard for me to do so.

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?
Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?
What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?
For we are the temple of the living God.
As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

come out from them and be separate,"
says the Lord.
"Touch no unclean thing,
and I will receive you.
I will be a FATHER to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters,"
says the Lord ALMIGHTY.
{2 Corinthians 5:10}

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Capture faces.

I am joining Beth from I should be folding laundry in Capture the World. Todays photo assigment is to capture faces. I love my little childrens faces.
My own little chubby monkey. I love her soft little cheeks...
Look at her sucking on her thumb...
She was a bit irritated with me at this time, her eyebrows tell a story...:)
My middle child... isnt she cute?
My first born... such a little poser.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A reflection of my soul.

Today is The official Groundhogs day, I heard that we are to have 6 more weeks of winter. Lucky us, huh? For the past few days we had some sunshine which I was so happy to soak into my system. I loved the blue skies.... I took some pictures of the blue sky. Can you see it?
Ha ha, did I get a laugh from you? Or are you rolling your eyes?

This is how we are as people too, we tend to reflect what we see, feel and take in. There could be a blue sky reflecting in us, or the water is murky and nothing is there except the brown interior. I know that we are not a puddle of rain water, but water is life, and we need water to live as well. Water for the soul. Is your soul thirsty? Will your soul reflect the sky up ahead?
I wonder what will my soul reflect to others. I hope it will have a glimpse of the blue sky.