Listen to the music

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Life



has been beautifully

dérangée...


via

slightly disordered

and 

disrupted.


via


But as I examine the 

external forces beyond

that have slowed me down lately 



via

I treasure

the greater might

within me...



via


within 

you. 


via


Internal Peace 

is

For All Seasons.


via


Wishing you the most beautiful
 


via


and 

peace-filled

Easter, Passover afterglow

and all the other

celebrations 

of 

YOUR LIFE.














138 comments:

Barbara Fisher said...

Wishing you the very happiest of Easter times Anita.
I loved this post but then I always love your posts.
Hugs, Barbara xxx

Catherine Robinson said...

Beautiful Anita...I wish you peace in all your celebrations of your life too...such an elegant post said with such grace.
Happy Easter xx

Seawashed Kerrie said...

Such beauty leaves me in awe. Beauty coming from your brokenness. He is near. You are in my prayers...remember he is with you in this unknown place. He is in the valleys of Achor with us. Blessed Eastertide my dear friend. xxo Kerrie

Lady of the Woods said...

and peaceful blessings to you too O' Beautiful Bard of Bloglandia...

Seawashed Kerrie said...

The first and last image are my absolute favorite. And I am painting white doves too. xxo

Marilyn Leslie said...

Praying for you dear one. Have missed your blogs.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Marilyn! I cannot find your blog or a way to reach you, but thank you for your visit and prayers! Happy LIFE! Anita

speedyrabbit said...

Oh Auntie Anita WE LOVE YOU! And your beautiful work!Blessed are those that share the Beauty and love within.......
Hugs and Bunny Snuggles,xx SPeedy and Rachel

MARIA said...

Hello!
I find you at Mary Jane's TEAROOM...:) I wish you with the occasion of Easter love, happiness, peace and light in your soul! Kiss you! Happy Easter!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Such beauty, Anita! I hope you are feeling better and have a glorious Easter, my dear! xoxo

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Anita, I wish you the joy and peace of Easter...the cool breezes of Spring...and the warmth of April sunshine! I truly hope you are well and things are better. Blessings!

nélinha said...

My Life, c'est aussi notre belle rencontre, des partages, des félicitations, des messages, de biens jolis billets comme celui d'aujourd'hui...My life, c'est de te remercier pour ta présence sur mes pages et de ta sincère fidélité..My life is... I wish you a Happy Easter...
Bisous tout plein
Nélinha

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
Your words are music to my heart... What a beautiful post for this blessed occasion...
Thank you so much for visiting. You excitement always warms my heart.
Happy Easter dear friend
Love and blessings,
Penny and Bebe

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely Anita and for Easter we wish you eternal peace. Those words make us smile. To be so blessed, has to be the loveliest thing on this planet. Happy Easter to you. Have a lovely holiday and so good to see you here. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Burlap Luxe said...

There is no place I'd rather be....I want to move right into your heart.

Loving that room of white with that settee, and that first room of cozy woods is soulfully moving.
As for the paintings, I see the darkness is soulfully connected and the dove is releasing it.
This Easter's prayer is for you, that peace and beauty is all around you.

Love,
Xox
Dore

Madelief said...

Dearest Anita,

I am happy to read that you found inner peace. I try to find it too, but it's still difficult. Perhaps I need more time. The garden is a place where I can find it, but somehow I always invite friends and family whenever I am there :-) Hopefully this summer I will be able to spend more time there on my own.

You asked about my allotment garden. It's on the outskirts of Rotterdam, on an allotment complex dating back to the 1930s. Because it's old, it has some amazing trees! I have an old pine tree in my garden, which is beautiful and always full of birds. I rent the garden from the municipality of Rotterdam, but we bought the little garden house. Whenever I cycle to the garden, it feels like going on holiday :-) I have organised an Easter brunch in the garden tomorrow morning, with my daughters and my parents. I am looking forward to it very much!

Hope you and your family will have a lovely Easter too!

Madelief x

Jade said...

Oh Anita, what a breathtaking post........that´s so you.........thank you so much!!!!! I´m so in love with this great images and all your lovely thoughts! You always fill my heart with so much joy! HAPPY EASTER my dear friend and have a wonderful and peaceful weekend,

with love and hugs, Jade

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Anita,

I needed this post today. I have been struggling lately and my search for inner peace, or frankly any peace lately has been like fighting a war.

My thoughts ANC prayers are with you my friend at the holiest time of the year.

Xxooelizabeth

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Happy Easter to you, Anita! Oh but I have many posts to catch up on. I hope life is reordering itself in such a way that makes you smile with gratitude. I am back from Paris and then the half marathon and have some catching up to do on my own blog too. A beautiful weekend to you!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Dear dear Anita!
So amazing and so sophestecated post again....
Wish you very Beautiful Easter days,wonderful lady!:)))

Much love,
V.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear Anita,
Lush and soulful images combined with your very revealing words. Peace and beauty I wish for you my friend every moment of every day. I am fortunate to consider you a friend and I am sending loving Easter wishes to you.
XOXO,
Vera

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh and that serene white room with the grey settee and the combined pillow textures on the sofa. Now that is a room to sit and reflect experience and realize inner peace.
Later Anita my amazing friend who always inspires.
XOXO,
Vera

Heather Lindstrom said...

Sweet friend-this post reflects life, even in the slight disarrays and disruptions that happen to us all. The image of the woman holding tight to the horse speaks to me. We hold on tight and we ride it out. I do hope, my dear, that you are feeling better by now. I know it's been a process and I'm hoping and praying for healthy reports. I've said it before, you are a gift to this community. Be well and it's wonderful to see this glorious post. Happy Easter my friend.
xx, H

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, just saw your post popping up as i posted mine - so funny! Happy easter dear friend, i wish you SUNSHINE along with many colored eggs and above all LOVE - which i know you spread so generously! Thanks for being such a great and uplifting friend. My gentler forces guide us through spring and flowers sprinkle our way! Have a lovely time and enjoy this special celebration, many hugs, M.

millefeuilles said...

Dearest Anita,

Being under the weather grants us a period of calm and inner reflection; a time when we climb off the helter skelter of life. I am quite certain you will come out of this spell of physical tiredness feeling more serene and with a sharper perception on what is important in your beautiful life.

Happy Easter to you both. I wish you joy, peace and enlightment.

I cannot wait to read more of your poetry.

Stephanie

Simply LKJ said...

Anita, so glad you popped up. Wishing you a very Blessed Easter!!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh so beautiful! I feel the peace of God as I listen to the music and read your words of hope.

"Create Beauty" said...

Hello Dearest!
What loveliness and peace I find here.

Today we are going to wash the dogs (big job) and I need to buy and prepare food for our Easter dinner tomorrow.
But guess what I'm doing, a last minute table centerpiece and door basket.

Sometimes one must go with ones inspiration and ignore reality.
Food? You wanted food to eat? But look at my decorations!

TeeeeHeeeee....
Happy Easter and Happy Birthday week, my sister in glitter!!!
Violet

CraveCute said...

I followed you here from Barbara Fisher's blog and am thrilled with this glorious post. I love the music video and have added Brian Crain to my playlist on SoundCloud. Thank you for introducing me to this fine artist. I understand you have been having a few struggles, I hope things are better now and I look forward to more posts on your lovely blog. Happy Easter to you.

Jacqueline said...

How lovely! Easter is such a wonderful time of year as we celebrate the miracle of the resurrection. There is such peace in the Gospel. May you find peace. I know you always give it to me, lovely lady!

Purple Flowers said...

Dear Anita: As always, your words, images and music are always fresh and delicious. My best wishes to you for a lovely Easter and joyful Spring.

It's me said...

Lieve vriendin.....hele fijne paasgroeten uit Nederland......!!..liefs van mij...He risen !!...Happy easter weekend darling...love from me Ria...xxx !

Linda & Cinnamon said...

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

May the day be full of celebration and delights.

Linda C in Seattle

Sylvia said...

'Piano and light', and a dream of flaying... Magnificent, my dear, dear friend!
Thank you!
I wish you a meaningful celebration of Easter, or should I say "Life".

Hildi said...

What beautiful images and words to go with it. Sounds like you have been battling, I hope you came out on the other side wiser, healed and more powerful.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

A beautiful post and thinking of you and wishing for a Easter weekend filled with much love and blessings.
Sending hugs dear friend
Carolyn

Red Rose Alley said...

What a beautiful post, Anita. Happy Easter to you, my special friend! I hope your day is filled with so much love. I have been thinking of you lately and was just about to come over and send you Easter blessings. Then, I saw your wonderful post up. May your Easter be filled with peace as well. You mean so much to me Anita.

love,
~Sheri

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dear Anita, Happiest of Easter blessings to you. May His strength surround you, and His spirit fill you as He manifest His love and power in your life. My prayers are with you as I hold you in my heart, dear friend.
Big hugs,
Patti

Palomasea said...

What a beautiful gift, sweet soul! Thank you... :)
Be well, my precious (and very strong) friend....
You are so loved.
A blessed, beautiful, peaceful Easter to you and Ruben!
Light and love, dear one...
- Irina

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Blessings to you my friend, as you celebrate Jesus!

Happy, happy Easter to you and Rueben...

xoxoxo
Spence

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Wonderful to have you back! Happy Easter, Anita!! Take care and enjoy this glorious day. xo

Simplement ... said...

Joyeuses fêtes de Pâques ma chère Anita et que Dieu soit avec toi.
Je t'embrasse tendrement.
Marie-Ange

The Dutchess said...

So beautiful...thank you..and just what I needed..xoxo

hugs from all of us
T.D and Company

The enchanted home said...

Love this. Thank you for the well wishes and wishing you a very happy and healthy Easter, may it be filled with many blessings. I was so happy to see a post from you Anita, you have a special presence in blogland and are always a bright light when you are here!

Leslie said...

Beautiful Anita! Wishing you peace and a Happy Easter Sunday. I was so glad to see your post up this morning! xxleslie

Eliza Beth said...

Dear Anita,
How are you doing today?

I love Brian Crain's music, it is always beautiful, evocative, delicate, soothing.

Another incredibly beautiful post from you, with those wonderful images and heartfelt words. You always paint an ethereal picture - you are so talented!

(hugs)

vicki archer said...

Happy Easter dear Anita... I hope you are having a relaxing and peaceful break... xv

Margaret Zareba said...

Happy Easter, Anita!
Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Easter! Lots of love.

Margaret
http://decordesireforbeauty.com/blog.html

VM Creation Atelier said...

Every time when I read your new post here I think: where come you inspirations from,Anita? So good and so right in the same time!:)
I was again in Russia.... By my mom. Happily she is now better!

Thankyou so much for your replay,dear Anita!
Hugs,
V.

Sarah said...

Anita, stopping by to wish you well on this Easter Sunday. Beautiful images and thoughts. All the best, my friend.

Jeanie said...

Anita, this is so incredibly beautiful -- the music, the wonderful images, the thoughtful words. I send you Easter Greetings, happiness that you are writing your blog and sharing your thoughts and hopes that all is well with you, that you are in health. Your words of inner peace give me great hope. I'm thinking of you.

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,
Happy Easter! So good to see you post again. How are you doing? I hope your appointment goes well. Thinking and praying for you!

Love,
Heidi

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Anita:

This is a thoughtfully written, beautifully illustrated post which, in the words you use and the images you include, provokes one's own thoughts and, in so doing, touches on the true meaning of Eastertide.

Kellemes húsvéti únnepeket.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Dearest Anita...I'm back!...I'm in the right place today I hope?...It must have been the excitement of Easter and all the comings and goings here that made me have a dizzy turn and visit your old post so I've come back to say hApPy eAsteR to you and your family again!...Hope you're enjoying a wonderful break full of all good things...x
Love Susan x

francis said...

fascination ....... for words is one of the things we share dear friend . I know you wish for loyalty here on blogger . It makes you sad when people disappear . Do not be sad my friend . there will always be the ones who stay .
Life goes on. You too are making changes ..... For the best ! More time for your poetry .......
Your birthday is coming soon my friend . How do you celebrate your birthday this year ?
wishing you a happy week Giving you a very big hug .

deana sidney said...

SO nice to see you back and spreading your words and images. I am going through life-changing events -- realize how fragile we are and feeling my own mortality more acutely. Enjoy while you can. Find beauty and embrace it.

Linda P said...

Great to see your magical words back. You have a gift Anita. Change is good and we all enbrace it. I hope your Easter was filled with blessings. Hugs, Linda

SizzleandZoom said...

I hope you had a lovely week and Easter. Your post is beautiful and thoughtful. I treasure your posts so much more now that I am into Pinterest. It's opening my eyes to so much more beauty.

Sabrina said...

OGNI VOLTA CHE VISITO IL TUO BLOG IO SOGNO!!!!!!!!!

Marcia said...

Thank you, love, for shining that beautiful light of yours ...
and for inspiring mine yet again. SO happy to see an update here.
Keep soaring ... fearlessly and triumphantly.
You are highly loved.
"Happy VICTORY DAY!" ;)
xoxo

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Thank you sweet Anita! Man! That post spoke to me. LIFE just by itself is an interruption in our daily agenda, that is indeed intertwined in LIFE. You said it beautifully without virtual complaint. I'm yet to do a new 'thrift outfit' post, but my polyvore versions are on the low - end scale for, dang sure, which still in the thrift pocket, basket or category. But is it difficult to do life when real life gets in the way; ie. cancer and it's treatments. How is your health this day? Better, I sure hope! May God's blessing help you and heal you! He is the ultimate healer after all. ♥, Renae

ann wood said...

Such a tender and sweet voice your in posts. They feel like gifts of the moment, moment to stop and cherish life. People need this. Our lives are so pressed in all directions. To stop and slow down causes reflection on what is important. Hope your Easter was a joyful day!

blue hue wonderland

Jeri Landers said...

We never know that strength within us until we must draw upon it due to life's circumstance. I've been there too, many times. I am glad you have that peace and might, bless your heart .

Rhonda said...

Sweet Anita, wishing you well and happy happiest days! Xoxo

Robyn said...

Dear Anita,
I can feel the strength within you from your words and the images you chose. You never fail to make me pause, to remind me of what's important and to marvel at the woman you are.
Love to you, sweet lady. xoox

Christel said...

Dear Anita, a wonderful post, as always, your words inspire so many of us, and are always thought provoking.

Each spring, with the onset of blooming flowers, and warm breezes, I am refreshed in spirit as well. It is almost a dormant feeling for me, when winter has us in its cold grasp. Now I am full of new ideas, and hope. Your post encourages many of us to seek change, embrace the new, and still cherish the old. Thank you for your lovely words. I hope you had a blessed Easter. xoxox Christel

Maria said...

I'm late, dear Anita..
But I still wish you all the blessings of Easter time and I thank you for always inspiring us all to be and see all that is beautiful all around us.....
Including these words and pictures which always tell a gentle story of your's and some times our busy lives..
Wishing you a day as lovely as your ate..
Hugs Maria x

Mary Jo said...

Lovely Anita, I always look forward to your posts, they're like taking a deep breath of fresh air. I hope your weekend was lovely and beautiful in all ways!

xo Mary Jo
http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

wanda miller said...

this SPEAKS volumes and...
such perfect music along with your words and photos Anita. such beauty and strength in the entire post. Energized and ALIVE!
something I haven't felt in so long...been down with pneumonia, wishing I had made it to the computer to come over here! Much love to you xoxo

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Still one of the most beautiful and inspiring blogs on the net!
It's been so so long since we've been in touch ... don't know how that happened. I was doing a post today about ballet and thought of you - and suddenly realized that I haven't heard from you in ages!
Hope your life isn't truly dérangée - and if it is, that it's as beautifully dérangée as the photo you posted!
Do look forward to hearing from you again and knowing what is new and lovely and exciting and peaceful in your life!

ArtfulFairyTales said...

lovely...
lovely...
lovely...my dear...
hope Easter was divine
for you!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Such a wonderful post Anita. As always I love to visit with you. Hugs!

Ivy Clad said...

Yes! I can definitely relate to what you are saying. There are lots of things that slow me down, not only lately, but it seems like all the time. But they are good. I have to slow down for my little children-- which is lovely, and I have to slow my progress sometimes to not overtax my body or budget. Some of these slow-downs keep me from making huge mistakes, as I can be impetuous, and as you've said-- they do make me reflect on the Power within. I love that the most.

I hope your Easter was wonderful, and that your newest ventures are all doing well.

love,
Keri

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,
Thanks for stopping by this morning. How did it go yesterday? I hope you got some answers! I also wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Isn't it tomorrow? Have a wonderful day!!!

Love,
Heidi

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, Happy Birthday, this is such a wonderful post. You have touched so many people blogging.
I am so very happy I have had the chance to meet you and befriend you. I was blessed. Have a beautiful Day
sending lots of good wishes, and hugs to you Birthday Girl. yvonne

Privet and Holly said...

Anita, your words and
music are balm to my
spirit as I sit with them
on this early Wednesday
morning. I hope you were
able to get outside and enjoy
your beautiful garden on
Easter and these past few
spring days!

xo Suzanne

Art and Sand said...

I am late reading because I am still not caught up from a long weekend away.

Your words are lovely as usual and I hope they indicate that you are feeling better and you have gotten to the bottom of your health issues.

Have a lovely spring day!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Happy Birthday dear friend!
BISOUS!!!!!!!!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hey sweet Anita! I have placed my pics on my post correctly and they are now visible. dang, recuperation brain. and ...I do indeed have a 'outfit post' ready and set for tomorrow, too. finalllllly ~~~ lol I go for a ct scan today and then if all is well, from that, then chemo is on for FRIDAY morning to afternoon. yuck. But I will have my laptop and I will be able to blog while getting the drips of poison. Guess what, my hair is scheduled to be out by MOTHERS DAY, what? yes? true! weird and true. Losing hair is like pouring salt in the wound. dang it. but I have accepted it and that is half the battle. I WILL WIN THE WAR!!!! ♥, Renae

Leslie Harris said...

Happy Birthday Anita!!! I can truly relate to feeling a sense of disruption in life that you mentioned here, things are still very unsettled in our new city. But I've been following your gorgeous blog and been meaning to congratulate you on your new writing venture. It couldn't be happening to a more inspiring, talented writer. Your images and thought-provoking words are my little joy on the mornings when you publish here. I sip my coffee and smile. Wishing you a wonderful celebration of life. Eat cake and enjoy!!
hugs,
Leslie aka Gwen Moss

Heather Lindstrom said...

Happy, Happy Birthday my gorgeous and kindhearted friend! I hope your day is filled with beauty, love and creativity-just as you bring to those who are lucky to be in your life. I know your man will spoil you. Enjoy!!
Hugs, xx Heather

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

And ...HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY EVAH, dear Anita! One year wiser, kinder and sweeter than ever. You are a cherished person to me and I am so thrilled we are friends! Have a wonderful day, season and year! xoxoxoxoxoxo ♥, Renae

Down by the sea said...

Dearest Anita, So sorry to hear you have been suffering with severe dizziness . I hope that you have been able to relax and this has helped. Thinking of you. Sarah x

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy Easter to you beautiful Anita!!!!!
Your posts are always so beautifully worded and sprinkled with such beautiful images!!!!!
How have you been? It's been warm and cooler here. One day with be warm and then it cools off again which is actually fun because it allows for different wardrobe choices. I figure summer will be in full swing soon enough and jackets will be stored until autumn....
How is school?
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!
Any special plans?
Luv & Hugs,
Shannon

ArtfulFairyTales said...

wow, the images and artwork
are just wonderfully beautiful
and so full of life ....the dove,
the sea...the music...sigh!

castellar rosa said...

TOUJOURS DES BELLES IMAGES
BONNE SOIRÉE
BISESS
ROSA

victorian parlor II said...

Such beauty and peace in this post:).

Blessings,

Kim

Willow said...

Anita I hope your Easter was as peaceful as you are poetic, my friend.
Oh how I adore that photo of the lovely girl on horseback ~
in that fabulously accommodating dress .

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I am here...
...listening to you as "you" transform "vertiges" into a perfect harmony.
I am hoping and praying that an ensemble of gentle hands and hearts are moving you to perfect measure!
withLove.


Sarah said...

A little birdie whispered in sweet song that today is your birthday. Happy, Happy, my friend. May all your days be filled with joy and beauty because that is what you fill our days with. Happy Birthday, Anita!

hi-d said...

A big Happy Birthday to you today, Sweet & Beautiful Anita! I hope your day was blessed. Probably hard to celebrate during the work week, but hope you do something fun this weekend perhaps? Thanks for stopping by! :)

Love,
Heidi

Lala H said...

Anita that is so beautiful!!! hope you had a great Easter and Happy Birthday to you

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Patricia Davies said...

Thank you. Your timing, as always, is perfect

Rhissanna said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful! And I want to be the girl galloping away on the horse, white dress flying. What a fabulous image!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Cou cou Rosa! Merci d'être venue! Je te souhaite un bon jeudi! Bises, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Patricia! Thank you for coming and leaving a comment.

The French Hutch said...

Such beautiful images for your sweet words. Your posts are always inspiring dear Anita.............Blessings to your and yours. Happy Spring.

Barbara Fisher said...

Dear Anita, thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I hope your Easter was a happy one. xx

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita,
I thought you'd like the cottage figurine my son gave me many years ago because you love cottages so much. I am waiting to settle into our final home so I can put it out and look at it every day.

Have a wonderful day, sweet friend.

~Sheri

PlantPostings said...

What a beautiful seasonal message. I hope your holidays were pleasant. From the Weather Channel forecasts, it looks like spring is making advances in your community, too. Enjoy!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Just remembered that it is your birthday dear friend.
Wishing you a very happy day and a great year ahead with many blessings and may all your wishes and dreams come true.
Sending love and hugs
Carolyn

marielle said...

Que de douceur dans ce morceau de piano et ces photos... je t'embrasse

Three Sheep Studio said...

So beautiful and peaceful.
Rose

Vintage Home said...

Stunning images. And I hope this finds you enjoying the celebrations connected to you BiRTHDAy!

Karena Albert said...

Dear Anita, thank you so much for this lovely missive and I do hope you had a fabulous birthday!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, have been thinking of you too and was so happy to see you come visit today! We got news from the Telecommunication service so MAYBE next week i'll be online normally - we'll see. I so hope we can get our Skype session going in time. When must the article be finished? So good to hear you got warmer weather now and spring i already waiting behind the door, so to say. Here, the air smells like lilac now and i love it, although it's rainy and not so warm today. Glad you like my doggie art - somehow, i really gets me going right now. I just did an A-Z poster of dogbreeds - will post about it soon ;) Have a sweet saturday. Hope you get well soon. Is the nausea better already? Love, M.

Kerri said...

Good day Anita! Such beautiful post as always... I was sick with a bad cold last weekend. I hope you had a wonderful blessed resurrection day with your family. I've been so busy with dog shows.. I have missed my blogger friends. Especially you!

xoxo
Kerri

ArtfulFairyTales said...

that poetry...just came to me when I saw that imagery...
and well i had to write it down immediately so as not to forget...
happy saturday wishes my dear Anita!

Denise said...

Thank You for the wish....and the moment of peace from Your post. Hugs to You Dear Anita

Melanie Karis said...

Hope your Easter was wonderful too Anita! As always...just wonderful to visit with you at your lovely spot in cyberspace!
Blessings,
Melanie (Ann) :)

ArtfulFairyTales said...

Anita!
That is a really wonderful exercise..taking random words
and putting them together! I have done this several times...
I make a list of words and then I start to write with them...
and before long I have a chapter for my artfulfairytale...its
pretty much how this whole tale has been composed...

i am glad spring rains have found their way to you...its
getting warmer here...i guess the heat will be upon us
soon...and with it nights of writing...happy sunday my
far away friend!

you are well...again...and feeling yourself?

Marcia said...

How did I miss that hymnal quote last time? So perfect.
I'm listening to your glorious music before I head out to do some gardening on this lovely Sunday.
Thank you for visiting today, Anita, and for your words of encouragement.
xoxo's

June said...

A gorgeous post my dear Anita!!! You know just how to say the things my heart feels.
Sometimes I think our lives get disrupted so we can know how to truly be thankful when things are right. I think true grace is when we can show our appreciation even in the hard things that life flings our way.
sending hugs...

Fashion-isha said...

So beautiful. It's always a vacation when I come here!
xo
Sharon

designchic said...

My Monday that started a little frazzled and harried just became calmer. I can always count on you to brighten my day with your word and images!! Happy Monday, Anita!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Merci dear friend! How sweet of you to come by and leave such beautiful words for little Bernard..
Keeping you in my thoughts today.
Love and blessings,
Penny

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!!
Another fabulous post!!!!!
Have you seen all this insane weather?!?! Those poor people in Arkansas!!!! The tornado threat was in our area too but luckily we only got hail and heavy thunderstorms. We're supposed to get more tomorrow. It had been warm for a week but now it's cool again.
How is everything with you?
My dad got me started loving Starbucks vanilla rooibos tea when he was visiting. My dad has another treatment coming up in AZ....
Hope you had a wonderful day!!!!
Love & Hugs,
Shannon

Martina said...

Hello sweet friend, thanks for your weekend visit and sorry i answer so late, but again, i was so slowed down here with my connection. Am working on a new website for my illustrations and hope i can get on with it today.So hope the fine weather stays with you. We have rain now - but nature needs it! xox

La Petite Gallery said...

Hello Beautiful Anita, Thanks so much for the comment. That Prince George is so adorable and his Mamma id gorgeous.
Saw the damage from last nights storm in Alabama, this weather is really crazy. It is 29 degree here on April 29. I just put out
my bedding plants filled all the window boxes , hope they didn't freeze. Working in the yard yesterday, and my buttocks and thigh muscles are screaming OUCH! this morning. Be well Dear Anita.

yvonne

Nancy's Notes said...

Pure bliss~ thank you!

Jade said...

Oh Anita, your words are such a gift to me.........and we both just feel the same: I think this music goes with the donkey - that was my first idea. I thank you soooooooo much for everything..........it is such great feeling to have friends all over the world. Friends that feel the same! Have a wonderful week, full of luck & sunshine,

with love and hugs, Jade

Woolytales Miniatures said...

awwwww, how peaceful and delightful it is to come and visit you Nita.... it has been while , hasn't it my friend?
I saw that you are a writer for a magazine,I am not surprised! its about time!!!:)
I am progressively getting my life in some sort of a shape and God has been nothing but gracious to me.

Miss you,.. love you....
Your friend....

Linda P said...

Dear Anita, such soothing pictures for one's soul. You always capture the true essence of life with your well meaning words. So poetic and beautiful. I see my sweet friend, Robyn has included you in her most recent post. Be well Anita and thank you for sharing your joy and wisdom....Hugs

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dear dear Anita!
Came across by Blogland and read your post again....
Inner peace is a ONE important thing through whole our life and it's So important to can find it!:)))
Love to see again all these fantastic peaceful images!

Hugs and Xxx,
V.

Jeri Landers said...

Oh how I love your joyful exuberant comments on my blog. You are so much fun to know and I am happy to call you friend and kindred animal lover!

Cathy said...

Anita, you find some of the most wonderful music and beautiful photographs to express your thoughts and feelings. Thank you for sharing yourself in this way with us, your readers. Whatever disturbance is threatening your peace I pray that God's angels shall surround you so that you will continue to feel the Blessedness of His Love.

fus said...

Has empleado un material sorprendente.

un abrazo

fus

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening dear friend,
Thank you so much for wandering over.. Bernard sends his love!
bisous!

Tammie Lee said...

so very lovely
in every detail
wishing you days and nights that feel wonderful to you~

ArtfulFairyTales by EdenClare said...

How I adore that dove!
So, so pretty!

Fashion-isha said...

Another beautiful story told through your beautiful blog! I hope you're having an amazing week!
xo
Sharon

Draffin Bears said...

Happy weekend dear Anita and many thanks for the kind visit and your sweet words re my daughter.
Sending hugs
Carolyn

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Anita, your posts are truly the most beautiful ones on the internet. I love this one so much. Time passing and life's eternal renewing and the strength to go on - Monday musings don't get better than this. Wishing you a beautiful spring, my friend.

xo Mary Jo

Leslie said...

Hi Anita, I'm just popping in to make sure I haven't missed anything. I know you are busy with so many different projects at the moment ( I can relate !) Hope you are well and hope your week is going well. xxxleslie

Diane said...

Wonderful pictures and post.

Hugs diane

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, thanks for the comment. Did you see how upset the owner was? He was so mad that all the horses that start in the Derby and Preakness, then the last Belmont race is 1 1/2. He said the horses are tired and that only the ones in the orig race should be allowed to Run. I agree he has a point. Those horses have been working hard and then they sneak in some fresh blood, it's not fair.

Seawashed Kerrie said...

O how I love this last photo of this post. This room gives me such peace. I need to get some pale grey velvet pillows.

I just wanted to come by and say hi and wish you a most beautiful Summer holiday. May you find the restoration needed after a long year of hard work. May the light of His countenance shine upon you and give you peace. xxo Kerrie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Moved to tears. One of the most beautiful posts I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I am now nearing the end of my life and I know my years..perhaps days are numbered. I feel it. I thought I would mind when these day began to arrive..but you sort of sink into it and accept. This was ...something I want to go through again. Save. Share.
Thank you..
Mona