Small Celebrations, May 23, 2014



Welcome to Friday and the Small Celebrations blog hop, started by VikLit.  We all sit back, take stock (Fridays are good for that) and notice the little things that make our lives happy, that make us smile, or that give a moment’s joy.

The information on the hop is below.  Why don’t you join?  Or, at least, visit the various posts and smile.

Today I am celebrating two rather small things.  Aside from a soft, spring rain that is making the grass green (and, unfortunately, making it grow!)

Shining Brightly

The photo of the spring rain did not turn out well.  It looked rather like the view you get through your reading glasses after handling them with hands that just boned a roasted chicken (smeary, I mean).

So we are celebrating two other things.

This is a hydrangea of a particularly bright pink.  It is bright even on a rainy day.  I forgot I had it, since I don’t generally go in my own front door.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this beautiful plant glowing in early twilight:

…and doesn’t the pink go beautifully with the handmade pot? 

Once it is gone by,  I will be putting it in the ground by the front door.  With any luck (and some good feeding) it will bloom again next year.

…And I am posting about a small celebration.  I’ve mentioned her before.  I think I called her an attractive nuisance.  She answers to ‘Princess’, though her name is ‘Frida’.  She is also referred to as ‘Little Miss Mess’.  And she is a very sweet illustration of a bit of poetry by Katherine Lee Bates:

Little Miss Mess, the Attractive Nuisance

Dawn love is silver
Wait for the west
Old love is gold love –
Old love is best


Frida celebrated her tenth birthday this month.  She is healthy, lively, in good flesh – but she is more than half the maximum age she is likely to reach.  (Burmese cats tend to be long-lived)  The time has passed so swiftly, and she is my best little girlfriend.

So what are you celebrating?

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