Friday, June 22, 2007

today's picture


as you can see, i still haven't touched my "to do" list! *grin*
.... photo taken by leo ...




The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"

19 comments:

jettybetty said...

You have a beautiful smile!

What gorgeous flowers, too!

Makes me feel good all over!

Cathy said...

That's what I do too, during my retirement days, Saija. Leo made a great picture of his pretty wife. I really look forward to your lovely pictures everyday.

Mrs. Mac said...

So what comes next (after retirement?) ... I giggled at your to-do list ;)

Saija said...

jb ... why thank you ... i was certainly surprised by the size of the peonies - there must be over 50 blooms on this one bush!

cathy ... that is sweet of you to say that ... if you go into my archives, you'll see other pics of the flowers we had in our rental last year - and in the 2005 archives, our cottage pics ... life has been ever-changing this past while! :o)

mtsmac ... wellllllll ... i'm taking this summer off - then in the fall i will re-evaluate ... my prayer has been ongoing ... i've just taken the first step, which is leaving my wonderful little job in the park - i don't know what the next step will be!!!! but since God does - i will just rest secure & ride my bike while the sun shines!

Prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

Dear Saija,
Terve! Can you teach me more Finnish than that? I love cooking Finnish food. Kesakeitto is one of my favorites.
Oh and the flowers are so pretty!!!
I love flowers, roses in partcular. My grandpa loved roses and had a lot of them in his garden. I have two rose bushes in my garden, planted in memory of some who are in heaven...(I'll explain later) next year I'll put another one in I think.

From your sis
Prayingsensfaninmontreal

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

You are just too cute! GREAT PICTURE of you!! I saved it. I like having a picture of each of my blogging friends and this is a very good one of you. Thanks LEO!!! Sandy

Rita said...

You and your peonies are gorgeous. The poem you posted was one I had not read or heard in many years. I think it's one my g'mother used to recite. My memory does NOT serve me well these days. ;) All I know is that it brought a feeling back to me. Isn't that strange?

Saija said...

praying ... kiitos (pronounced "key toes") means thank you ... :o) ... and i have one rose bush in my little garden ... i am enjoying the blooms!! ... where did you learn "terve"?

Sandy ... *laughing*, how can one be too cute? *chuckling more* ... i passed along your kuddos to leo ... i always think that we look our best when the photographer is one we love ...

rita ... i wish i could send some peonies to my blog buds - they are just gorgeous this year!! ... and i'm glad i could help bring back a forgotten memory for you ... funny how that happens, isn't it?

Pat said...

What a great picture! You are so cute! We don't need to worry about the future - God has it already taken care of....enjoy your time off with your husband - I hope he feels up to a BBQ or two this season!

Debra said...

Hi Saija... So, like, what are you-- 12? ...teee...heee... You look like a happy little girl...must be nice! Blessings, Debra

Saija said...

pat ... yes, i DO hope that we can BBQ this season - that would be the ultimate in summertime "happy meals"!! :o)

debra ... you funny lady! *grins, shakes head* ... and i am quite happy indeed ... it seems like a dream to have the summer off ... one that i am thoroughly enjoy!!! ya!

Terry said...

Ah!!
For sure Saija, and you are just part of the gang in this lovely bouquet of flowers!!....Love Terry

Michael said...

wow!
Fabulous photo.

Take Care
Michael

Catherine said...

Beautiful! You look so happy!

Saija said...

terry ... you mean covered in ants? *smile* ...peonies do bring the ole ants with them!

michael ... thank you ...

catherine ... i am - my only downer is leo's health - otherwise life is very very good!

Sonia said...

What a beautiful photo!

Thanks for your visiting and comment!

Saija said...

sonia ... the pictures on your blog are so lovely!

Maggie Ann said...

You're sweet...and what other time of the year, can we stop and 'smell the roses' or peonies? =) Love it...

Saija said...

maggie ann ... i have peonies in 3 different vases in our house - and there is more to enjoy outside! and share with others too!