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“Have you ever seen a flower down
Sometimes angels skip around
And in their blissful state of glee
Bump into a daisy or sweet pea.” –Terri Guillemets

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our home, Qualicum Beach, BC

storm a brewing

excited:  planning to get a puppy; life is far too empty without an Aussie with which to share our lives.

joyful:  making music and enjoying my Wednesday piano lessons.

delighted:  summer’s are the best for our local farmer’s market; always how I spend my Saturday mornings.

contented:  enjoying eating every meal al fresco.

soul-stirring: entirely smitten with the early mornings whispering awake at dawn and drawing to a close when the light is low, dramatic, and nearly takes my breath away.

dogwood on Pintail Drive, Parksville - Qualicum Beach, BC

home, Qualicum Beach, BC

Well my lovelies, until next Monday may you skip around and bump into a daisy or sweet pea. Before you skip away, I’d love if you share one of your recent blissful or joy-filled moments.

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Lisa Gordon - June 13, 2016 - 3:54 pm

Oh, Diane, a puppy!!!!
I sure hope you will share photos of him or her here.
Truly what an exciting time.

Each of these photographs is so beautiful. So much wonderful color. It looks like you are having a fantastic spring.

Have a beautiful week ahead, my friend!

Toffeeapple - June 14, 2016 - 3:09 am

A beautiful post, thank you.

Sherry - June 14, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Blissful days! My most exciting moment in the garden was probably today, because one of my new–and long coveted–Marshall Peace Garden rose finally offered up a bloom! I’ve been wanting this rose for three years and she is finally here and as gorgeous as I’ve always dreamed. 🙂

Sherry G. - June 15, 2016 - 6:52 pm

I have been waiting to see more of your gorgeous flower and garden images. And you did not disappoint. These are delectable. What is the second one with the spots? How fascinating. I’m thrilled to hear you are getting a puppy. I know exactly how you feel. Our house is just not the same without Angus and Charles. And we will no doubt get a puppy too, just not right away…we hope to travel a bit more first…I can’t wait to see your puppy shots. They will really make me feel blissful!

Candace - June 29, 2016 - 4:42 pm

I’m so excited you’re getting a puppy! Aussies are so beautiful and smart.