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Currently, the Daffodils

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The piano lessons have resumed but they sure aren’t easy. Nevertheless, I really do love the piano and sit with it each and every day. I hope one day to make her sound as beautiful as she deserves. She’s been incredibly patient with me through these lessons.

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Symbolism of the daffodil / narcissus:
“Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.” Lore connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity is found throughout the world.

… a gift of daffodils is said to ensure happiness. But always remember to present daffodils in a bunch – the same legends that associate this cheerful flower with good fortune warn us that when given as a single bloom, a daffodil can foretell misfortune.” ~~ taken from teleflora.com.

narcissus / daffodils © DianeMSchuller

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Currently:

digging (as in liking): when we break bread with friends

knitting:  currently working on a very simple rib-knit something (might be a wrap or might be a small blanket) for the guest room

feeling: so in love with life

weather: windy like crazy, but full of sunshine and the waves on the ocean today have been remarkably boisterous

grateful for:  good friends who really care — and daffodils 🙂

looking forward to: the next Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (dinner party with Newcomer’s Club)

NOW YOU … what’s the best part of your past week?

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steph - March 17, 2014 - 8:34 pm

ooooo—are the daffs from your garden? Not a sign yet of mine!!! best part of my last week was one beautiful warm day (we’re back below freezing. grrr)

Anita - March 18, 2014 - 4:25 am

Diane – It is lovely to see this bloom. So glad you are getting your strength (and coordination!) back. It is still very much winter here = we had another 3″ of snow yesterday and a “drizzly mix” today, so it is bleak. And with “spring” only a few days away!
Yes, that is Aedan, who is now 3, looking across at New Orleans from Algiers Point. He has a little brother now, age 20 months. I was just there last week for a visit. My daughter-in-law just got a 2 year position at Tulane – Yeah! So they will be living in The Big Easy for the foreseeable future.
Take care.

Celia - March 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

Hi Diane, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Yes I see your blog popup in my Bloglovin list but I don’t always click on it so hadn’t taken in about your stroke. Knitting must be very theraputic for you, I can tell you are now hooked!
My blog was 7 years old last Friday! And Phoebe, my oldest hen has been with me for the whole time. x

lisa - March 18, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Yaaaaaaaay! on those piano lessons, Diane. I am so thrilled that you are back to it.

Without a doubt, the best part of last week for me, was my son being here while on spring break. It went by way too fast, as it always does, but it was the absolute best!

Have a wonderful evening, my friend. xo.

Sherry G. - March 22, 2014 - 7:18 am

Those daffodil images are just wondrous. I think it is while yet for daffs back home. I have been missing reading your blog and the beautiful blogs of other friends since I have such intermittent and slow Internet access here in the Bahamas. Today I have a few good minutes so I decided to visit. You always show me what it is to appreciate and be grateful for life. I’m glad you are back at the piano. I’m sure it’s hard but hard things that we love are so worth it. xo Take care my friend.

Annie @ knitsofacto - March 24, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Have you noticed how the improving weather is perking everyone up?!

The best bit of my past week has to have been it being light enough at the end of the day to take the dogs for their afternoon walk before the sun goes down. Such a simple thing but a splendid one.

Susan - March 24, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Oh so happy to see you’re back at the piano…and those daffodils are all so beautiful! Yay for new beginnings! Happy Spring, Diane!

Shawna - March 28, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Such an uplifting and soothing post, Diane. Such beauty. Thank you…..

Candace - March 30, 2014 - 4:11 pm

The daffodils are beautiful and I’m sure your piano playing is lovely, too. You have so many various talents.