Monday, April 4, 2011

Just as the soft rains......

 fill the streams,
pour into the rivers,
and join together into the oceans,

So may the Power of 
every moment of your Goodness,
flow forth to awaken and Heal all beings,
 those here now,
those gone before,
those yet to come.... (beginning of a Buddhist prayer)
 I love to try to capture Sunlight...

 as it illuminates each flower and leaf.

But you can never really capture the essence of the Sun.

The cycle of Life continues.....
as once again, the Sun warms the Earth for a time of renewal....

Happy Birthday, dear David.
Though your Earthly life is done, I continue to feel your blessings, and pray you feel mine.


Karin said...

Oh, how I love your photos! So warm, inviting, joyous, hopeful! What a blessing! Have a very special day!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Wendy, Beautiful flowers.. Hope you will have some spring soon --and can see beautiful flowers OUTSIDE also.

I know it's a hard day for you--but David is smiling down on you I'm sure.

Back from vacation --trying to catch up a little!!!!

mxtodis123 said...

What lovely photos and such a moving post. Brought tears to my eyes.
Wishing you all the best.

The Good Cook said...

Happy Birthday David and Blessings to you Wendy.

Cheryl said...

Well my dear friend...we are connected. My own husbands celebrates his birthday on the same day as your beloved.
I will always remember Davids birthday.....

amelia said...

Lovely post..

David is at peace now.

Maggie May said...

What perfect flowers and the light is so beautiful.
I love the contrast of these pampered bulbs with the outdoor picture of the shoots struggling through the cold earth!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Grammy said...

Thank you for the smile on my face.
I love it when you share the indoor photos of your early blooms. The colors are so beautiful like your words. Big hug. Enjoy

E :)

joanne said...

warmest wishes and sweet memories on this special day..;j

Celia said...

Lovely photos, thanks for sharing this special day with us. Hugs.

Hilary said...

Lovely, Wendy. Your view of life is always inspiring to me. Your David's birthday is shared by my older son.

Rose said...

A beautiful prayer, Wendy. Your pots of purple and yellow look so cheery on the windowsill; a perfect place to sit and reflect and soak up a few of the sun's warming rays.

Indeed the cycle continues...I think of spring as a way, too, to remind us that we are all joined in this cycle of life, those that have gone before us and those still to come. We are all united with Mother Earth. I hope you had a happy day, filled with warm memories of David.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy, just to let you know I have emailed several times and now have the same problem on both addresses.
I will continue to try but if you do not hear from me, you know the reason.

Thinking of you always

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Hugs, dear heart. Holding you in my thoughts and prayers.
The snows will melt and Spring will turn to Summer and Autumn to Winter and David will always be in your heart. Happy birthday to your love of your life.

Anonymous said...

Wendy...such a beautiful post! And I love your photographs. Touching words of the Buddhist prayer.

Keeping you in my thoughts. Take care.

Maggie May said...

Beautiful photos. I always love the way the sun shines on everything in a really bright way at this time of the year.
I love light and shade in photos and you have captured this very well.

Birthdays and anniversaries in the first year are always hard to bear but I loved the way you wrote this post. Very moving.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

JeanMac said...

Oh, Wendy, I'm always so touched when I read your posts.

Naturegirl said...

Wendy a tender beautiful tribute to your dear David. hugs and blessings on this Earth Day!
xo Anna

Raffy Jay said...

The photos are charming.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

You express yourself beautifully. these pictures sure are gorgeous.