Monthly Archives: June 2010

my neighbors’ yard

Come, let’s take a walk through my neighbors’ yard. It’s really something to behold, a gift. It’s not so much what we will see when we are there… Because once we’ve seen it, we will remember… {Or we will have photos to remind.} It’s what we’ll feel when we are there. Openness… Freedom… Peacefulness… Quiet… […]

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melissa stover - June 29, 2010 - 4:56 am

LOVE, LOVE! wish my yard looked like that.

Kellee - June 29, 2010 - 9:48 am

Wow, those were incredible. I can only imagine what a lovely environment that must be to absorb. Well done!

Cate - June 29, 2010 - 11:07 am

Oh my – what an incredible garden, and what gorgeous photos!

yvonne - June 29, 2010 - 11:38 am

Beautiful macro shots!

cathy - June 29, 2010 - 12:04 pm

what a gift God has planted your neighbors beside you!!

linda - June 29, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Isn’t it amazing how beauty can sometimes bring tears to the eyes.
This did mine.
Thank you.
And, thank your neighbor please.
What a fine way to worship.

Sherry - June 29, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Oh,my! Those are some georgeous pics! WOW! I can only dream of a garden like that..

SarahinSC - June 29, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Wow! What a gorgeous yard! Great captures of such beauty!

Kimberly - June 29, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Your photos are amazing! What a gift to have a neighbor who blesses your life with such beauty.

Sheri - June 29, 2010 - 1:32 pm

Wow, that yard is incredible!

Terry Elisabeth - June 29, 2010 - 2:10 pm

This is your neighbor’s garden ?! It is fabulous !

Renee - June 29, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Beautiful pictures and a wonderful reminder to go outside and see the beauty of God’s creation. Have a blessed day!

Tara - June 29, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Wow, what a beautiful yard…I would love that. Great captures.

Susan - June 29, 2010 - 5:14 pm

As Linda said in her comment, “This is a way to worship.” All I can add is “Amen!”

50centlove - June 29, 2010 - 5:18 pm

Gorgeous macro shots!

joann - June 29, 2010 - 7:08 pm

oh. my. goodness.
This was a gift for my eyes! It really was. I feel relaxed and peaceful now, whereas before I read this post I was in survival mode.

misty - June 29, 2010 - 8:32 pm

oh, to have neighbors as lovely as their yard! a beautiful gift, just like your photos! this was a lovely thing to see today, thank you!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK - June 29, 2010 - 11:05 pm

Wow! These are such gorgeous shots! My senior mom, who is the gardening green thumb in our family, will absolutely love these as well. Thank you so much for sharing them!

Jennifer - June 30, 2010 - 12:34 am

Ah-maze-ing! What a stunning space. I love your sweet shots of the beauty! :)

dawn - June 30, 2010 - 1:31 am

I’m jealous! I wish I had such a beautiful yard nearby…what a gift!

snappy - June 30, 2010 - 8:34 pm

I love the yellow finch, what a cool picture! All your photos are beautiful

Angela - June 30, 2010 - 11:42 pm

Oh my I wish I had a neighbor who had a garden like that. Now I could wish that for myself but it looks like to much work so i would rather enjoy someone elses hard work!!!

julie - July 1, 2010 - 1:37 am

Stunning…the pictures are so beautiful…and you tell a beautiful story…AWESOME :)

red or gray - July 1, 2010 - 7:50 pm

a garden of spirited color and rhythm…such fabulous photos patty

Gayle - July 2, 2010 - 12:27 am

Wow! Your neighbor’s yard is amazing!

Se'lah - July 5, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Amazingly captures – I am so happy I stopped by here this morning. What a beautiful moment.

Thanks for joining us on the *bridge of love*. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

deb @ talk at the table - July 7, 2010 - 12:58 am


my God woman.

[…] let’s walk in my neighbor’s garden again. The paths beckon, the critters busy, and the flowers await. We’ll share quiet messages […]

restoring jane: pilates priciples {centering, concentration}

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” ~ Joseph Pilates There are several principles established in Joseph Pilates exercise methods. Some say there are five, some say nine, but classically, there are six key principles of Pilates: centering, concentration, control, fluidity, precision, breath. {The remaining three are: imagination, intuition, and integration.} They change everything; […]

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in the hush of the moon - June 28, 2010 - 12:50 pm

you make me want to do pilates.

cathy - June 28, 2010 - 12:52 pm

me, too!

patty - June 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm

my favorite exercise ever! :) not hard or jarring, changes your shape, refreshes and invigorates… what more is there?

Kellee - June 28, 2010 - 4:44 pm

Ohhh.. hmmmm. Interesting! Looking forward to hearing more!

Susan - June 29, 2010 - 12:30 am

The first picture sort of makes me hurt!!! But, if she can do it, I’ll give it a try too! Thanks so much for these!

What is Pilates : - July 25, 2012 - 7:47 pm

[…]  Centering:  Joseph Pilates believed that all movement starts in the center of the body and moves outward to the extremities. By focusing on the muscles of the torso {or the Powerhouse,as Pilates called it – the abdominal, pelvic floor muscles, muscles of the lower back and around the hips}, one can develop a strong core, which will allow the rest of the body to function more efficiently. This definition of Centering is from the site Finding Serendipity.Read Full article called: Pilates Principles {Centering and Concentration} […]

be ready to do something great

“In playing baseball, or in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing.”  ~Hank Aaron ***** Have a great week, and be ready to do something great with whatever […]

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kendal - June 27, 2010 - 6:28 pm

You know I LOVE baseball. So many metaphors for life, too. My older son broke his collarbone at the beginning of the summer but should be back to baseball in the next couple of weeks. Yeah!!!

Kellee - June 28, 2010 - 2:15 am

I love that. Have a wonderful week, my sweet friend. :)

there’s a shark in the water

I just can’t seem to get that song out of my head! Thought this might help. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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joann - June 25, 2010 - 9:39 pm

that’s hilarious! Did you make that yourself? Things like this remind me that you have boys. Moms of boys find shark logs funny. heehee.

kendal - June 25, 2010 - 11:33 pm

ha! is it yours?

in the hush of the moon - June 26, 2010 - 2:12 am

lol i have so many questions :) hope your weekend is rest-ful and good, too.

Kellee - June 26, 2010 - 5:07 am

Haha. Fun! Happy Weekend! :)

Cathy - June 26, 2010 - 10:42 am

So COOL! Tommy kept wanting to look at it! And now I can’t stop singing that song…

Gayle - June 26, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Haha! Happy Weekend to you!

Samantha - June 26, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. Fun picture!

Cate - June 27, 2010 - 5:16 am

Very cool sculpture!

diptych {water}

Cathy’s is on the left; mine, on the right. The theme is water. I have to remember to tell her about one of my favorite art projects (wind-chime or hanging art) with found sea-glass… I love all those soft, beachy colors found in both pics, don’t you? And the dichotomy of peaceful stillness in her […]

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Susan - June 24, 2010 - 1:22 pm

Hey! We will be at your house next weekend…after I collect the boys from mission camp and take child #1 for a college visit! Mercy! Getting old!

I LOVE these pictures! Awesome, awesome! Where in Tenn do y’all live? My in-laws are right outside of Knoxville. Planning a weekend trip there in a few weeks. Want to see the new and improved Cades Cove road–along with a gazillion tourists! Plan on taking the camera on bike for an 11 mile loop. Have I lost my mind?

Trying to talk hubby into at least thinking about a new lens!!! I really would like the canon 24-70! I checked prices yesterday. Mercy!! I’ll just keep on renting.

Enjoy your day! Thanks again for the great pics!

Kellee - June 24, 2010 - 2:00 pm

This looks like such a fun day! Your kids are lucky to have such fun and patient parents. (My mom was always cool having a friend along. She tried the group of kids a few times, and nearly had a heart attack. LOL)

I really love what you guys are doing with this project. And I, like you, can really appreciate the opposing viewpoints of water represented in this pairing. :)

Susan - June 24, 2010 - 2:23 pm

Those are awesome action photos! The kids are making wonderful memories they will be talking about well into their “grown-up” lives!

Cathy - June 24, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Love these shots, Patty! The one of your husband is a great shot and the second time I looked at it, I noticed the people reflected in his sunglasses! Funny we compared the calm and chaos (great brains think alike!). And yes, please share the art project with sea glass…right now it’s prettying some jars.

joann - June 24, 2010 - 9:23 pm

i love those photos. They need to be giant and in a frame.

in the hush of the moon - June 24, 2010 - 10:46 pm

yes. i love these photos too. you are such a great mama.

Serline - June 25, 2010 - 8:07 am

Looks like a great day of fun in the sun… My vote goes to your picture on the right 😉

amydeanne - June 25, 2010 - 2:48 pm

wow! those are fantastic catches!

Gayle - June 25, 2010 - 5:50 pm

I wish the same for you!

Cate - June 27, 2010 - 5:17 am

So – you up for some visitors from freezing New Zealand???

imoomie - June 27, 2010 - 11:51 pm

Catching up with you at last!

I always enjoy these water pics…I end up smiling the whole time because it looks like so much fun is had by all!

Here’s to the peace and chaos of summer!

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