Thursday, June 12, 2014

Only Time

Whether you're in

a cozy corner





in your garden



at poolside



on vacation

ann street studio via

leo carillo photography via


you'll probably 

want to settle in with something 

special to read 

this summer.


The Waiting 


Cathy LaGrow

see today show segment

is a faithful story


time not lost

but well-spent

in hope 


  exercising the most powerful force

known to life.

When you read Cathy's book

about her grandmother

you will wonder

how only time

will tell 

where your own road will go

when your love is unshakable.


also drop a copy in your basket


of the summer issue 


Scarlet Pink

now available 

in print and digital copy 
where you can read 

five of my newest articles


artists and bloggers

Martina Voigt-Schmid

Violet Skiles

Zsa Zsa Bellagio

and more.



The enchanted home said...

Wow this looks like a book I MUST add to my summer reading, looks and sounds amazing. The power of your words and magnificent images never cease to inspire and captivate me, Anita! Wonderful as always.....

therelishedroost said...

If you are recommending I am buying!! I always look forward to your posts its like a breath of fresh air!

Anonymous said...

Dearest friend, the list keeps growing and each title is more alluring. I must remember this, along with Surprised by Joy.
The music, the colors, and that aqua striped beach hut, oh my. I'm hooked. ;)
Thank you for your lovely email comment.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh my to drive down a Tuscan rode in an adorable Fiat 500 sure would be fun on vacation! Your photos are lovely and excitement builds for summer plans. You must be thrilled Summer has started for you, enjoy it you deserve it. Thanks for the share of reading material, the book sounds very inspirational. Lovely post.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Totally exhausted today, sorry I meant road

Sarah said...

It will be my next read. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm I'm off to order Scarlet Pink. Wonderful news! So excited for you, dear Anita!
Fabulous post as always. How do you get the photos to be so large? They look amazing!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

another evocative marriage of words and images - enchanting.

I'm on my way to order Scarlet Pink right now! - can't wait to read your articles!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, so wonderful that you are published, Anita! I am so proud for you. We all are excited to share in your success.
I must get a copy right away. Blessings for you!

Karen said...

A mini vacation with each relaxing image and a backdrop of beautiful music. I'll have to add this book selection to my reading list. I will also be checking out your magazine. How exciting.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

I love that you did a post on Cathy's book! AMAZING story! I absolutely LOVED it, as you very well know. When I was at Costco today with the boys I told a couple of people that were in the book section and they placed it in their shopping cart. An employee was interested as well! I am just so excited about the book! I wish I could have spent more time there, because I would have sold all of them...hahah...:)

AND...I am super excited to order the summer issue of Scarlet Pink! So cool to think that our friend, Martina will be featured. Yay!!! So cool that you're writing for this magazine.

I'll send you an email soon!


Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Dear Anita, thank you for this beautiful post, each photo more gorgeous than the next. Your new magazine sounds amazing and when I get back home I hope to get a copy :)
xo Mary Jo

Art and Sand said...

It must be so exciting to know that you have weeks and weeks of TIME to do do what you want.

I just looked to see that The Waiting is available as a ebook and I can read your articles in Scarlet Pink online also.

Have a wonderful, carefree, writing and reading full summer.

vicki archer said...

Thank you Anita... I shall enjoy The Waiting, I'm sure... and I am looking forward to Scarlet Pink... Have a wonderful weekend... xv

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Anita,
Looking forward to great reading.
You always have this beauty within that touches softly with all you inspire.

See you soon,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita,
What a beautiful post, and I love your choice of music...
I think I will have to pick up a copy of The Waiting also... It sounds like such a touching story...
Just ordered my copy of Scarlet Pink... Can't wait!

Thank you for coming over to wish Jasper Happy birthday!

speedyrabbit said...

Beautiful again Anita both Speedy and I love this song by Enya,and I am under orders from speedy to get this book to read it to him,have a wonderful weekend,we have lots of warm sunshine so we are out in the garden all weekend,xx Rachel and Speedy

moosic mom said...

I just ordered Scarlet Pink! Thank you for introducing me to Anita! What a sweet lady and so very creative and I would say.... "classy." The pictures on this blog are magnificent, and put a person in the vacation mood! I bet her home is a stunning place of creativity!

moosic mom said...

Your blog is stunning, Anita! You truly are gifted and are using that gift! Thank you for those beautiful pictures. It makes one want to go on a vacation.....or makes you feel like you are already there. God bless you as you continue to write. I just ordered Scarlet Pink and hope it comes quickly! Have a wonderful summer!
Heidi's Mom....Loretta

hi-d said...

Yes, Mom! She is a very sweet, creative, classy and one of a kind lady! :)

Méa Strauß said...

Dear Anita,
so I was on vacation now, a cozy mood in my belly, and the porcellan-bathtub almost gave me a heartattack! This is me in the mirrors, did you know? Yes... with colored hair, of course, hihi, just kidding.
Thank you for the book-advice :))) and HEYYYY, published??? PUBLISHED? Anita published? Did I get that right??? Wow!
Oh, biiig hugs for you, Anita, have a wonderful time, I think of you, Méa

Molly The Wally said...

As always lovely and the water images look so inviting this morning as it is already hot over here. We will pop over and have a look a little later. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hey there Loretta and Heidi! Loretta, you kind, wonderful soul, YOU. Enjoy your copy of SP! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear friend, Loretta! Your presence here is much appreciated this fine and sunny morning out here in Minneapolis! Your support is remarkable, and the connection we all have is truly a miracle. Thank you for being YOU! Anita

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

So lovely dear friend. Enya's voice is beautiful. I listen to her quite often.
Congratulations on your recent articles! I'm so happy for you. I hope you get to spend the summer writing in your garden, surrounded by bunnies. :)
Love and hugs

Victoria said...

Hi Anita, what a super gorgeous post, all of the images are breathtaking and fabulous..I am especially in love with that first one! I have been enjoying reading the summer issue of SP, I have to say, your writing is exquisite, inspiring and so beautifully are such a talented soul and have such a beautiful way of creating magic with your words and those you are writing about. Shine on!
Hugs and blessings!!

Willow said...

Anita, first thank you for choosing Enya today ~ I use to listen devoutly to that magical music. I even put together a lovely free style dressage ( discipline of riding) routine with my horse Scoobie , back in the day ~ it was like riding on air in harmony to this enchanting music. Needless to say it brings back memories.
The images you choose also always touch a place in me that goes deep into my soul. I was once a traveler , a wanderer and the loveliness you choose always takes me traveling back to the remarkable times.
That bedroom I would adore !
You have piqued my interest in the reading you mentioned so I will indeed pursue it , even if I may not have time to sit and read until Fall !
Take care sweet friend ~ and thank you so much for being YOU ~ an inspiring , creative, marvelous soul.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Anita, so love this post and the gorgeous within~~~ This looks like a book I would so enjoy and I look forward to reading your articles too. Congrats on your published works!! What a talent you are graced with and so beautifully shared with all.
Have a wonderful weekend and BE BLESSED!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Also, Enya's Only Time is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing~

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

There have been many posts done on summer reading lists...Yours is the best. The most creative, the most inspired and the one which truly made you desire to take a book and go on a journey. I always want to live in your images, Anita! Well done!

La Contessa said...

Gorgeous!Just like YOU!I drive that little Italian car but mine is green!I have been to two of the spots you have shown..........what a story!I watched the video and have tears circling down my cheeks!Now back to the magazine..........and you wrote the articles??!!How exciting!HAPPY HAPPY SUMMER...........XX

castellar rosa said...

bonne fin de semaine et merci pour ces merveilleuses images encore une fois, dommage que je n'ai compris rien du texte.... lol!!!
bisous de la Catalogne

Leslie said...

Good Morning Anita! I am late as my daughter is graduating with her MA in Tax Accounting .. it's a graduate program and there are a couple events we need to attend. This post is a perfect post for today as there are a couple new chapters opening in our lives as we head into the warmer summer months.

This book sounds like a wonderful gift and perfect summer read. I hope you are enjoying your day! xxleslie

Robyn said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL images, dear friend! I could happily spend long summer days in that pool with all the granite. I will buy the book and order my copy of Scarlet Pink because I know I will get more Anita! Thank you for adding such beautiful light into my life. Lots of love. xoxo Robyn

It's me said...

Wowwwwwie !!! what a post ....lovely !!! enjoy summer from !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Victoria! Good morning! I went to your gorgeous page but could not find a space to leave a comment. Thank you for your kind words here and I am anxious to see SP! I am waiting for my copy to come. Again, your words to me are very validating, and all I want to do is write well.

Enjoy a fine summer day! Anita

"Create Beauty" said...

Right after you told me about The Waiting, I ordered it, devoured it, and then gave it to my daughter to read. It truly is an amazing
story. Minka, a very special woman!!!! We live our hours and days, not aware of the story of our life that is being written in time.

My Scarlet Pink magazine came in the mail yesterday!!!! Your articles are delicious, and I think you are a fabulous writer!!!
I am thrilled to be included in 2 articles, and am excited about how great my photos look in a magazine : )

Beautiful post. Don't you LOVE that book cover photo of Minka's aged hands and the love that is written in every wrinkle?

God Bless you my dear,
~ Violet

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oooooooo! OK !!
Yes OK I will!!! :-D
Many Many Blessings and Blessings, Linnie

Barbara Fisher said...

Dear Anita, I’m so sorry I’m late to your post. It was such a beautiful day we decided to spend it in the sun.
I’m overwhelmed by all the beautiful pictures and love the music! I’m going to order a copy of Scarlet Pink and look for a copy of the waiting. I can’t wait to get reading. Have a wonderful weekend. Barbara x

Red Rose Alley said...

'The Waiting' sounds like such a good book, Anita. I will tell my sister and the girls about it, as they are book lovers. Just one more thing we have in common, my friend.....I love this song so much. That pool is amazing - I wish I could take a dip in it right now. And I LOVE that picture with the girl and her camera. The Scarlet Pink magazine sounds wonderful, Anita. I would love to sit down with a copy of that and read on.

And so the adventure begins......I will be on an adventure this weekend - Jess graduates with her Masters, and I'll tell you all about it when I get home in an e-mail. I know it will be an eventful day.

love you,


Atelier Twojego Stylu said...

Dear Anita I love your post and that music....I feeling like small princess, when I m reading your are amazing!!!!
I wish you have a wonderfull weekend! best rgds - Kasia

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, I got confused at the comment form. Hope I did't mess up.
Love that pool side cabana. The book sounds like something i'd like.
I love beautiful stories. yvonne

Sylvia said...

Thank you, dear friend, for this beautiful post and recommended reads. Despite the busyness these days, I am about to finish another great book "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. I was excited to read your articles in Scarlet Pink, and must say, you are one talented writer. You play with words as no other does and I can't wait to see your very own published poetry book. Thank you for always visiting my blog; your thoughtful comments are gifts to my days. Wishing you an adventurous summer!

Red Rose Alley said...

I will surely look for this book and read it, as you feel that the main character is now a part of your life. I am looking forward to it with anticipation.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a lovely book. And your photos took me away to a wonderful place. Thanks!

Heather Lindstrom said...

Oh Anita, I just finished my final day of work for the school year and couldn't wait to stop by and read this post. First, I appreciate your sharing your losses on my blog. I will be thinking of you on Father's Day and sending thoughts for I know it has deep meaning. Your review on a book has huge impact on me so I will look for this story for my summer reading. As an adopted daughter who searched for her birth family, and found them, in my 30's the story already resonates with me. I'm off to read your magazine articles my talented and lovely friend.
xx, Heather

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Thanks for sharing a lovely post and will definitely look for this book - saw someone else mention on their blog of this.
Love all the beautiful photos you have shared and the Scarlet Pink magazine sounds fabulous and will have to get a copy.
You must be looking forward to or enjoying your summer vacation.
Happy weekend and thanks for the kind visits to see me,

Ann said...

Congratulations on Scarlet Pink
a must read.

Love this post of yours
love the images
and yeah
Everyone must read.

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Je suis ravi de lire, de voir ton dernier message, un mélange de beauté, nostalgie, désir, amour....
Je voudrais errer dans tes jardins secrets, tes vallées magiques...
Tes yeux, quand ils touchent mon univers, tout doux dans mon étonnement...
Toi, noble dame...
Femme de mille rêves....

Catherine Robinson said...

Hello Anita...sorry to arrive late to your post...fabulous as always...the image of the pool is breathtaking, I could certainly settle there with a book for a few hours, magical ;) The book sounds wonderful I shall pick it up for my holiday read...popping across to Scarlet Pink now...have a lovely weekend gorgeous lady xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Comme d'habitude chère Troebadoer, vos commentaires me transportent quelque part féerique! La musique, c'est ma muse par excellence, et chaque note d'un morceau de musique m'offre des idées pour mon prochain billet!

Vos paroles m'inspirent, m'embrassent tendrement. Anita

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Anita! I loved the story of George!! Hee, life is a joy! :-D

(I ordered the book) ! xx oo Linnie

Martina said...

Hello sweet friend and happy weekend! I've already heard a lot about the book you showcase here - want to read it too! And you found the perfect images again. Isn't that mini house darling? My weekend held a surprise: we just had a coffee explosion in our kitchen! Off to do the cleaning ;) xox

Leslie said...

Anita, THANK YOU for showcasing this book today! It's true.. we never really know where the journey of life will take us. This looks like a perfect summer read and I am looking forward to doing just that! It's been so crazy and I'm ready to take a little break. Unfortunately the construction is beginning so life will be far from relaxing. I am off to the third day of house design projects, the third day of Alexa's graduate festivities AND a birthday dinner tonight. I may need an extra cup of coffee this morning! Enjoy your day! xxleslie

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Un grand merci pour votre réaction si positive.
Je vous souhaite des jours ensoleillés dans votre jardin et dans votre coeur.

Dans l'éclat de satin de nacre...
La voussure du conque...
Sa demeure...
Elle chantait pour moi
un choral étrange
mais infiniment beau...

fus said...

Me ha gustado mucho. Enhorabuena

un abrazo


Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Un grand merci pour votre réaction si positive.
Je vous souhaite des jours einsoleillés dans votre jardin et votre coeur.

Dans l'éclat de satin de nacre...
La voussure du conque...
Sa demeure...
Elle chantait pour moi
un choral étrange
mais infiniment beau...

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hi Anita! There are many things in this post that I love. I must read that book. I'm sure I'd love it. {see email soon,k} ♥, Renae

miss b said...

'The Waiting' looks like the ideal book to pop into my suitcase to enjoy during my next holiday. So many dreamy images here and what a charming little beach hut!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Good Evening my wonderful friend. Thank you for your visit to my blog today, I always love the beautiful poetic comments you leave behind. I am excited for you with writing for Scarlett Pink. I will read them on-line and order "The Waiting". Have a blissful Summer of reading and dreaming out in your lovely garden.

Bilancia Designs said...

Will do! Anything you're a part of, creatively or otherwise, is wonderful!
Such amazing talent....
Love you, friend. xo

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I am truly in awe of your creative genius.

PlantPostings said...

Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds like a good one. I'll investigate for my book club. Loved the music/images combo again!

Palomasea said...

How only you can do. :) And Enya...oh Enya....she is not of this world...
Now I am wanting a trip to Europe...hee...
A toast of sparkly bubbly to you, my dear friend...and published writer! :) I finally get to keep a hard copy! May your talents continue to touch more and more people. You are magnificent.
As for this extraordinary book...bless you for sharing it with your readers. (and thank you Heidi!)
Thinking of you, dear one. Love you and miss you.
Big hugs,
- Irina

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello dear Anita on this cold rainy Sunday! Congratulations on the fun for you! I've been away from the blog for a little while.....I can't get your music.....looks like it is Enya reading Irina's comment.....perfect!!! I hope you are well and that you are enjoying warm days....Cheers to you across the miles....Much Love, Dzintra xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Lisa! Thank you for visiting! I look forward to your next blog post, soon I hope? Hugs and see you on Pinterest, my "pin-pal!" XOXOX

Linda P said...

Dear Anita, such a wonderful post. I would love to be in that cozy corner. Fabulous places to be and visit. The weather has been a little cooler. I am coming down with a cold.....My husband recently returned from a trip out of state and he carried the cold to me.
Congratulation on being published. I can certainly see why. Enjoy your Sunday. xoxo

Lylou.anne said...

Coucou Anita,
un billet magnifique avec des photos de toute beauté, un régal vraiment.
Merci et gros bisous.

Madelief said...

What an exciting adventure Anita! You wrote to me about your articles, but actually have them published now must feel amazing :-) I rejoice with you!!!

Thank you for letting us know about that beautiful book you read. I will write it down!

Wishing you a Happy week and hold on to that feeling :-)!!!

Madelief xox

Suz said...

You take us to so many new and different places. Always a beautiful journey!!

Esther said...

Le temps passe mais ont se retrouve, vous êtes toujours si spéciale!!!!
Un gros bisous, Esther

The Dutchess said...

Much love to you my sister..I am still traveling and reading The enchanted April at the poolside ! A Bientot....

Kelly said...

ANITA, your WONDERFUL words ARE traveling further and further. Congrats!!!
I'm always waiting for more. <3 Blessings

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!!
As always what a fantastic post with amazing photos!!!! I love the floating hearts!!!!
How was your weekend? My dad had another treatment at Mayo Clinic in AZ. He's now back home in Chicago recouperating.
The weekend flew by!!!! We didn't do too much.
Hope you have a fabulous week dear friend!!!!!
Love & Hugs,

miss b said...

Thank you for your very kind comment. I hope you manage to organise a trip to England one day and I hope it lives up to your expectations. I suppose living here, we sometimes take so much of it for granted!

Marie-Paule Faure said...

Bonjour Anita,

Mille mercis pour votre si gentil message sur mon blog. La maison sur la bannière est en effet ma maison, d'une moins en partie : j'habite un appartement dans un petit château divisé en copropriété, à 45 minutes de Paris. C'est un mode de vie très original, nous sommes une petite communauté, et l'été, nous avons ce parc de 2 hectares pour recevoir nos amis. Il m'arrive souvent pendant la semaine d'y être toute seule pour déjeuner ou lire au soleil. Et pour mon travail, c'est le rêve!!
Et bravo pour ce joli billet, pour votre sensibilité et la poésie de votre regard sur le monde.

A très bientôt,

Marie Paule

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful introduction to 2 wonderful reads. I cannot wait! Merci for sharing your journey with us all.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Yes,that's really amazing,my dear friend Anita! Wait,and reading and enjoy all these cutest things above in a very different ways....
LOVE your choices as always,as always SO inspirational,THANKYOY!!!

Hugs from the sunshine Holland and especially from me:)))


Marie-Paule Faure said...

Merci encore Anita, je suis très touchée! Vous pouvez bien sûr parler de mon blog, après tout, nous créons des blogs pour repousser les frontières, quelles qu'elles soient. Tout comme vous aimez la France, j'aime énormément votre pays que je connais trop mal à mon goût. J'ai toujours eu l'idée d'aller y organiser des ateliers de French Art de vivre...
A ce propos, un magazine en ligne qui s'appelle "Darling Magazine" m'a proposé une collaboration. j'aime bien la façon dont ils parlent des femme de toutes générations, leur philosophie, le connaissez vous?

Je pars pour demain pour toute la semaine, nous nous reparlerons sûrement à mon retour.

Très belle soirée.


Marie-Paule Faure said...

Thank you Anita! And by the way, congratulations for your superb french!!!

Marie-Paule Faure said...

I am totally French, but I went to a boarding school in England for a while. Also my ex in laws used to live in England and I spent quite a lot of time there.


Simplement ... said...

Sur les chemins de l'amitié, j'ai croisé une fée ...
J'aime ton blog, tes images et tes mots, c'est comme une douce musique qui m'emporte vers le rêve et la beauté.
Je t'embrasse tendrement ma belle Anita et te souhaite tout le bonheur du monde.

Down by the sea said...

The true story written in the book you recommend sounds incredible. I'm so glad the old lady got her wish after so many years.I hope you are having a fantastic summer and your health is improving. Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Oh Anita! Visiting today feels like a vacation! Just imagine having that amazing potting shed in the garden…
I'm really looking forward to reading The Waiting. Heartfelt congratulations on your publication in Scarlet Pink. It will be lovely to read your articles! Wishing you happy summer days! ♡Dawn

Jeanie said...

Anita, you always find the most glorious photos and music and beautiful bits to share! Congratulations on your Scarlet Pink pieces! And I'm so very glad to enter your magic world (and recommendations) right here!

Debbie said...

Hi Anita! I came by to visit. How are you my friend?

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

I am so thrilled to read through so many of the comments here and see all of the encouragement and support on your published work! Yay!!!

And it's great to read that so many people are going to read Cathy's incredible story about her amazing grandma in The Waiting. It will always remain a favorite book of mine.

Love to you!

Maria said...

I am popping by to say hello !
I have been a 'busy bee' Anita, like us all...
Always a delight to see, read and catch up with you here..A visual delight !!
I'm intrigued by you book, thank you !
Ooh the biggest CONGRATULATIONS on your piece in Scarlett Pink !!! Wonderful ...
hugs and summer kisses
Maria of course...

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful pictures. I love the pondside!

Maria said...

Hello, lovely Anita..
Just read up on The Waiting on Amazon..
I am thinking i will fall in love with this book for the summer time read..
Thank you again..
And for being just a lovely friend on here !!

Maria of course...x.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Anita, Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I imagine your table helper is beautiful and so helpful. I don't know how I functioned without it!!!
So special to enjoy your beautiful post once again. Like seeing it for the first time,something new to gather!!
Wishing you a beautiful day doing whatever your heart enjoys!!


victorian parlor II said...

Thanks for the reading recommendations:). Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your summer!



La Contessa said...

Love the photo in the HALL of MIRRORS!What a BEAUTIFUL story!!!!!!!!!!

Jeri Landers said...

Hello Anita and thank you for Enya's lovely voice and your stunning visuals. I am always in for a good read... and now your Magazine is in print, Bravo! I am so behind on everything. Pertaining to your comments on my last post: I Do know Michelle May, she even came to one of my shows about 3 years ago and we met. By the way, I love formal gardens like yours as much as I love my cottage gardens, but I don't have the time to care for them as they need much attention.

RaeAbigael said...

a very inspiring post! <3 i'm really curious about scarlet pink :))
amazing photos too!~

xoxo, rae

Lady Lilith said...

Nice post. I like the combo of pictures and text.

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

What you bring when you write...
There are times that I just grab your words and go!
Where do I take your words?
...into my dreams.
... to seize the day. lift me when a patient is unkind or needs to be consoled.
i'm back here for a fifth time since this post.
I will be subscribing to Scarlet Pink on Friday!

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, just popping over to say hi! Saw Violets post with the print issue of SP - have you seen one yet? I wrote to Kelly because of the wrong scaling of the pictures, but i think she doesn't really understand what i'm talking about. I hope that most readers will still like and enjoy it, and that it gets lots of positive response. You have worked so hard on this Anita, and you did a great job with your articles! Cheers to you and to many more fabulous features ahead! xox

It's me said...

Stupid me....I accidentally deleted all the comments from my phone to clean his post, would you be so kind as to do ....?? again thank you! .. xxx!

Domme ikke.....ik heb per ongeluk alle commentaren met mijn telefoon gewist op rein zijn post,wil je zo vriendelijk zijn het nogmaals te doen....??? dankjewel !! !

June said...

Oh I can't wait to read Scarlet Pink dear Anita and read the articles you have been working in. I know they will be lovely!
sending hugs...

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hi Anita! I sent you another email. Thanks for being so patient with me. If I have the energy up again tomorrow, I'll try you on your phone. okay? ♥

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh I am 101 comment I think. WOW! Thanks for the comment.
I met a woman in Maine that had the same story. She found her Daughter
years later and got to meet her Grandson.

toves sammensurium said...

Dear Anita :)

I am so grateful and flattered for your wonderful comment on my blog!!!
Of course you can pin my pictures….feel free to use them when you want and to what you want.I am in the meaning we should share all beauty - and have to admit I pin wutie a good deal myself ;)
And I am not as polite as you and asks first,ooops!!!!

So fun to read you are from Minneapolis.My grandparents lived there for many years,and my grandma was actually born in Minneapolis in a cite then called St.Petersburg (if I remember correctly)!They moved back to NOrway when she was eight years old,- I can´t´even imagine the life and struggle they must have had back then!Maybe you have scandinavian origins too?

I have a lot of relatives in the us nowadays as well,as my mothers siblings moved over.Most of them situated in Seattle :)

I´ve been visiting your blog as well from time to time,and you share beautiful images too.Love the ones in this post,makes me dream myself into the pictures,- pretty nice on a rainy day :)

But reality calls,two children are waiting for their pancakes to get ready…off I go but I´ll be visiting you again Anita :))))

Tovehugs :)

Barbara Fisher said...

Dear Anita, thank you for coming to visit me today and for leaving such a sweet comment. I hope you are enjoying a happy week. Barbara x

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Thank you sweet, Anita, thank you! ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

You saw a climbing rose vine yesterday with pink blooms? I would loved to have seen that. You know, I almost love the pink rose as much as the red rose.......almost, but not quite. haha. I am on my way to e-mail you.

Have a sweet day.


Jade said...

Looooooove everything, dearest´s another post full of beauty, inspiration and poetry! Thank you so much, my dear made my summer! Have a wonderful weekend,

with love and hugs, Jade

Jade said...

PS: And I loooove the music!!!!!

Jade said...

Oh yes, some beautiful pictures of your home town.......that will be great! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear Anita, and have a wonderful summer time!

With love, Jade, Sheila, Pablo & Katie (at the moment she says MIAU, MIAU, because she want´s to got outside, but now it is late and a little cat has to stay at home at night - even she does´nt like that ;)

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, your comment about the weather, hope you are safe, just saw the news. Maine is Chilly and Renee went sailing to Vinyl Haven Island. I am worried her cell phone cut off. Going to a wedding to day and the Doctor.. Be safe.
love yvonne

Denise said...

Thank You-I will get a copy of the book.Sounds good,as long as it's not sad.I can't read sad books, they hurt My heart too much.It was good to drop by and see You posted again Anita.I'll also once again check out Pink.Paul and I have been extremely busy babysitting all Our youngest Grandchildren, would You believe 5 days a week ? I love them SO MUCH I can't see neighbors or strangers babysitting them while I'm available.I pray the Lord gives Us both enthusiasm and strength to do this for as long as needed.He" babysits" with Me to take care of Me :) Love to You Little Pico Rivera Girl

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita,
Just popping back again to let you know we are thinking about everyone in the Minneapolis area. Hope you are fine and have not been affected by the terrible flooding! Thinking of you… ♡Dawn

Stacey said...

Oh yes! Part of my quest to enjoy the "nowness" of life is trying to take the time to read more. I will add your book suggestion to my list; thanks for sharing! Also, will check out your articles in the mag! Have a joyful day bella! xx

nélinha said...

Encore un billet remplit de magie et de magnifiques photos, le Lubéron est une belle région que je connais, j'ai eu la chance d'y aller, en revanche l'autre livre que tu recommandes, je ne connais pas mais il m'a l'air passionnant...En tout cas félicitations à tous les artistes de Scarlet Pink...Je vais jeter un coup d’œil...Merci ma douce amie pour ton généreux partage
bisous tout plein

Seawashed Kerrie said...

Those first three photos are dream dream dreamy!!!! You find the photos that speak deep down into the soul. I am so so happy for you in all your writing and are living your dream. Your words are fragrance we need to inhale. Love you dear friend xxo Kerrie

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Anita ~
Happy first day of summer! Hope you are celebrating in style. I want to congratulate you on Scarlet Pink! What an honor, my friend.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Hope you are enjoying your summer and spending some time doing the things you love - you must be enjoying being on holiday now.
also love the song from Enya.
Sending hugs

Jade said...

Thank you so much, vor all your lovely thoughts, my dearest Anita. Sheila is old and very sick and we have much sorrow with her. But we do the best we can, to make her happy for the rest of her life. Every day with our old girl is such gift for us. She likes to swim in the lake, she loves to eat (like every Lab ;).........but we feel, that she gets sicker every day. She is such al lovely girl and we hope for another wonderful time with her. At the moment she is sleeping in the garden by my husbands side and in the evening when it is not so hot any more, she will take another bath in the lake........everything is so´s ok.
Hope you have a wonderful sunday, my dear it is no cloud in the sky, the birds are singing.....

With love and hugs, Jade & Sheila

The Dutchess said...

Dearest..we are now traveling through Spain.hope to be back next Sunday,,A Bientot..xoxox...hugs from your sister !

Anonymous said...

Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.

Sri Gita Govinda
-A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna

Govinda Lilamrta
-An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna

Ananda Vrindavan Campu
-This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.

Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)

Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love

And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

The Meeting in the Box

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu

And lastly, we have the supreme scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49

Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:

The above book can also be read on your PC using Amazon Kindle for PC, download here for free:

Suz said...

I looked up Scarlet Pink and I plan on reading your recommended book. I have nothing to read at the moment and this has come along at a perfect time. Have a lovely summer. Your blog is beautiful and inspiring as usual.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!!!
How have you been? All we've had here is rain, rain, rain!!!!!
Have you done any shopping? I bought a vintage coat that I can't wait to show you. It's amazing!!!!
I won't be able to wear it for a few months.
Hope you're having a wonderful week so far!!!!!
Love & Hugs,

toves sammensurium said...

Hello Anita,How are You ?
I'm just poppin' in to say hi and Wish You a Wonderful new Week!!I hope the sun is shining on You!!!
Thank You for your sweet comments!
Tovehugs :)

Jeanmi said...

Après ces photos alléchantes, j'arrive !...

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for coming today! You sneeze from the pollen? Me too! Not so much anymore though, the worst is over - and i can enjoy the garden and all the flowers around even more! Isn't June so lovely? Hope you do enjoy your school free season to the fullest - poetry all around us, non? Have sweet evening!

Sonja Goodson said...

You're on your way my friend!! SO glad to hear it... your heart will touch many through your words. Talk about a gift!! :)

Katie Clooney said...

Beautiful words and sentiment, dear Anita. PS I am in LOVE with that potting shed! Hope you are enjoying your summer.

Stacey said...

Hi my sweet!
I know you know how happy I am because all my men are with me! Summer is my favorite time of year and I am blissfully enjoying gardening and gallivanting with the kiddos. Much love to you and thank you for your visits! Bisous.

La Petite Gallery said...

Everytime I see that Pool Cabana I wish I had it. There is a young lady called ana who looks a little like you.
That is not me but sure could be, when I was on the walker.. yvonne

Chatelaine said...

Ooh how I love Enya's music! I am a big Summer reader. Will have to check out this book. Had a birthday about a week ago and thought about the roads travelled and yet to be travelled. Interesting post.

laura Madalene said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous and the headboard is truly stunning. The cabinet that holds the linens is so pretty too.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Laura! Thank you for coming by to leave a comment. That is not my bedroom, but I wish! Enjoy your day, Anita

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, that's so funny you had to sneeze while reading my comment ;) But a garden in summer is hard to resist and worth a bit of summer flu symptoms. We must enjoy the flowers, as long as they're there - and the green, birdsong, bees, butterflies and sweet and precious pollen! Am sending you some strawberries - i buy them everyday now and eat them with everything! xox

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Anita! I have been so low on energy this time. I have loved the turquoise water in this post so much. I love scenes with water because I so respect, nearly fear water that I love to see it's beauty at a distance. I have to hit my bed soon. I get a ride with a friend that lives near me and works near the Huntsman. Every dime counts. So I will be in chemo 4 tomorrow if my count is in the right number. I am so torn, I would love another week to get stronger first but then I would just be placing it all back a week. ooooh hard, but I will do what my doctor requires. This 3 has been HORRIBLE; yeast infection, panic attack, weird meds to help that didn't help and all trying to still be a vital active blogger. ohhhh, life and cancer don't jive. Cancer is a huge inconvenience!!! and frankly CANCER SUCKS! ♥, Renae (now bed)

Barbara Fisher said...

Dear Anita, thank you so much for the sweet words left on my blog. Your perfect day sounds absolutely wonderful to me. I would love to visit one day, a river, parks, antique stores and a BOOK shop what’s not to love. Have a super weekend. Love & hugs Barbara.

Sylvia said...

My dear friend, I am happy to see your comment this evening. Honestly, your words are so comforting and I always feel encouraged knowing if no one else is reading my post, Anita is there for me. Thank you! It has been a busy month here - I have just had my final exam for this semester's Creative Photography program. I did well :) After some time, I will be a certified Creative Photographer... Isn't summer enchanting! I love the slowness of it despite the fact that life is still running. Now, I hope, I will have more time to read. Thank you again for being my blogging friend. Enjoy the summertime.

Simplement ... said...

Bonjour ma belle Anita
Il y aura toujours pour toi sur mon blog, du soleil, de la lavande et des papillons ...
Je t'embrasse

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour dear friend!
Thank you so much for your most encouraging words for little Abby! I am so happy she gave you a smile.
Oh how I love it here... Would give anything to sit at this poolside... So beautiful.