Earth Day Blessings…

Restoration and sustainability of the beach dune areas In Lauderdale by the Sea has been in progress the past three years. This patch of Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) has matured. A blessed Earth Day to you today and every day! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Ebb and flow…

Always the same.

Always different.

Always awesome.

A daily, minute by minute

Evidence of miracles.

Changes every moment. Constant, reliable change. Same but different. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Gentle yet powerful. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Ebb and flow at the same time! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Winter blessings…

May your days be

full of miracles,

large and small.

I wish you faith, hope and love.

May you have faith as

You set hope-filled goals which

Include love

Love for yourself and

Love for others.

Faith that spirng will arrive at winter’s end. Hope that the robins’ return as plants waken from dormancy. Love for all of God’s “routine” miracles. ….nothing is routine about miracles. Each is wondrous. Happy New Year. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Prayer for new miracles…

 

Calmer day in Ft. Lauderdale. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Calmer day in Ft. Lauderdale. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

May Matthew’s raid wane soon.

May the returning tranquility

Be a calming comfort to all.

May we once again revel

In daily miracles around each of us.

Calmer days of BugFest 2016, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Calmer days of BugFest 2016, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

Cool silent graces…

 

False Indigo in bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

False Indigo in bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Cool violet blues, pale greens, back lit by the calm afternoon sun. Soothing tranquility sets the mood as I enter. Silence is a respite, and this Friday afternoon, after several weeks of trying to work patiently through an unrelenting minor health issue while unsuccessfully attend to work like the professional I consider myself, the scene in my garden settles the chaotic voices in my mind.

My False Indigo has risen and bloomed. The smooth oval leaves and small pale flowers manage to remind me of life’s beauty and my multitude of blessings. Life is perspectives and I choose to embrace these grace-filled moments.

Indigo bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Indigo bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Indigo leaves in sunlight, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Indigo leaves in sunlight, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

For information on the False Indigo, see my “Complimentary Accents…” post of May 30, 2012

Bleeding Heart beginning…

Opening Bleeding Heart Blessings for the MANY who have opened their hearts and served our country so faithfully. It IS a HAPPY Memorial Day because of YOU. Bleeding Heart beginning to bloom. copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

A Blue’s Blessing…

Siberian Squill copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Siberian Squill copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg


Irony can be found in the early blooming blue perennials. Blue symbolizes sadness and lack of hope. These blues signify the exhilaration of continued survival.

It’s the in-between time of seasons, which in Chicago means weather is more unpredictable than usual. Spring suggests temperatures finally above freezing, but Chicago’s average last frost date is May 15th, roughly two thirds into the season. “Average” is the pleasant way of saying Chicagoans should expect regular appearances of the low 30’s through the end of May.

Virginia Bluebells copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Virginia Bluebells copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

As we wait for the weather to awaken our romance with springtime these blue perennials wake from their dormancy and stir new energy in our beings. Their appearances warm our souls while we anticipate southern winds’ warming. Is it any wonder that Chicago’s Blues Fest ushers in the festival season, chasing away winter doldrums? I share these blue images to strengthen the spirit of those Chicagoans restlessly awaiting summer’s arrival.  

Columbine copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Columbine copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

 
False Blue Indigo copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

False Blue Indigo copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg