Friday, May 7, 2004

Today I Stopped And Smelled The Roses

Today I stopped and smelled the roses.  Well, a rose anyway.  John brought it home for me.  It is a deep burgandy surrounded by lots of feathery greenery.  He put it in a budvase and proudly presented it to me.  He is such a sweetheart. 

I have been stopping to smell the roses all day long today.  I watched the birds as they played outside my window and hopped around in my bush.  Green finches and lots of sparrows.  I even saw a hummingbird.  John says there is one species native to the area.  They fly to my bush because I put a bird feeder in there.  Michael likes to sit in the window and watch the birds.  It keeps him entertained for hours on end.  He pretends he is stalking them.  It doesn't seem to affect the birds.  I guess they know he can't get out through the screen.  I am glad Michael has something that keeps him busy and makes him happy.

I smell the roses, or should I say the pansies, as I look at my beautiful pot of purple pansies outside my window in my little front yard.  They are gorgeous. 

Something else I did refreshing today was go to Mass.  Nothing better than Mass in the afternoon.

Oh, there are so many other ways I smelled the roses today, so many other things I did.  I did some good Bible reading and prayer.  It was related to a weightloss group I am participating in.  I promise to write about that soon.

So many simple things to be grateful for.  


  1. How lovely, Krissy!!  Honey loves her bird-watching, too!  I love to smell flowers and nature, also!!  It is the best thing in the world to do!  Remind me to tell you about Mary's cat stalking a giant, wild turkey! lol  Love, Val

  2. chattiekimmie5/08/2004 7:51 PM

    What a sweet entry.  Thank you for sharing the link to your journal.  I'm enjoying it.  :)  Kimmie

  3.     live in Florida and because of our warm weather pet birds that escape from captivity are able to thrive in the wild. "acquired exotics."  There are quite a few bird feeders in the yard and 2 bird baths, every day along with our black birds and doves, blue jays and cardinals we will have an abundance of Quakers and Conures, there is a Cockatiel and a parakeet that come often but the prized jewels that come for a daily visit are the many different varieties of love birds, every color you can imagine. We watch with binoculars and never tire of their beauty.
        Oh would not want to leave out the wild beauty of the orioles that come to visit every time our big yellow tree is in bloom.

                                             *** Coy ***


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