Thursday, May 29, 2008

Take Time To Smell The Roses....

Garden Cottage
Cherub Fountain
French Bust
Tree Man
Gabriel- My Garden Guardian

Good Morning Dear Blogging Buddies~

It's hard to believe it's been almost a whole month since my last post, and I do apologize because I have missed each and every one of you so!

Life just seems to take over and the demands can be somewhat overwhelming at times. That was the inspiration behind this post, "take time to smell the roses".

I decided after working all day in my garden on Sunday, to grab my camera and focus on the little things that make me smile and help me to decompress. It is amazing how the garden has the ability to do that. There is just something about sitting in a garden that can take all of your cares away, for however brief a time it may be.

The colors, the smells, the sounds, the warmth of the tranquil and inspiring. A beautiful natural tranquilizer from God!

It is my wish that you find the time this week to "stop and smell the roses" and remember to thank God for your blessings!

xxxooo Ruth


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Beautiful post.....Beautiful pictures! I love working outside in the garden all day .... if I have any worries, they all seem to melt away. :-) Rosie

CIELO said...

Ruth, everything in your post; garden; backyard, etc, is lovely.... working outside, helping nature achieve its best colors and blooms is a privilege given by God to human... we are so lucky! :)

Have a great weekend...


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your garden is beautiful! I especially love the French Bust...

Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth,
I have missed you, glad to know you are okay. So true about gardening. God sure knew what he was doing when he created things.


Debbie Kay said...

Beautiful garden, beautiful post and you are such a beautiful friend. Love to visit your blog my sweet sister.....

Love ya,

Debbie Kay

missy said...

Hi Ru,
I'm writting you to wish you a happy birthday today sissy!!! I love ya and hope to see you later. Hope you get this message cause I had to go thru these steps which you no I never no how to do!!!


Jen r. said...

Love the garden pictures! The french bust is awesome! Beautiful!Glad to see you back! Jen R

Rhondi said...

Hi Ruth
I love your garden and abckyard. I am having a front porch party on Thursday and I wanted o make sure you knew about it. Do you have a porch or deck or patio? Please visit me and see more about it.
Hugs, Rhondi

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Ruth -
Of course I could make a sign for you...when you are ready, email me at or let me know thru my blog.

Donna Lynn said...

Hello again Ruth!
I am so happy you are back! I love your posts and look forward to them so much!

Your garden is just so lovely and peaceful...what a blessing to be able to garden there! The angel weather vane is my favorite, I have a rooster one on top of our new barn...don't you just love looking up and seeing it there? I smile when I look at mine!


Rhondi said...

Hi Ruth
You are a busy girl! From your comment I'm assuming that you're too busy to join in the party with a photo of your own? Just wanted to make sure I didn't get it mixed up!
Hugs, Rhondi

Jessica said...

beautiful words, and I love your garden photos! You inspire me and encourage me all in the same moment! Thank you!

miss gracies house said...

Welcome back ruth!
Thank you for the reminder~we all need it soo much~life can get so busy and hectic.
Have a great day and "see" ya around:)

Rue said...

Hi Holly :)

Remember me? hthrrue from RMS? I saw you over at Sue's post on there and thought I would say hi :)

I can't remember if I told you that I started my own blog, but I did. It's a whole lot more fun in blogland ;)


Tara said...

Holly--missed you!!
Glad you are back--love the French bust!

Susie Q said...

Oh wow! This is glorious! What a perfect have the right touch with your home...inside and out!

I missed you!


Sugarplum Cottage said...

Was stoppin'by to see your front porch. I simply love the little cottage, think I could almost live in it. Been missing you, RoseMarie

Charm & Grace said...

What a wonderful post! You are so right... there is something about being out in God's wonderful creation that puts life right back in its proper perspective. Thanks for the reminder to thank God for all His blessings.