Friday, March 16, 2007


I often sit at my own pond.
You inspired me to take a walk about, to venture forth, on my own.
To check on my neighbors.
Thank you for your comments and your inspiration.


Chris said...

Another poignant post I think. The magnolia looks beautiful. They are always so fragile, we often get a north wind just as it is reaching perfection. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

Anita said...

Isn't it great to see the first signs of spring! It's such a joy to find every little new flower that's peeking through the dirt.

Happy gardening!

Deb said...

How lucky you are to have a lovely pond on your property. A pond has been on my "garden wish list" for a while now. In the meantime I will enjoy looking at pictures of yours and Chris's.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
You, my Dear, inspired me! As you are watching your magnolia I thought of my neighbor's tree. I could watch her tree bloom forth.
I stepped out of my own spot and began looking about in my neighborhood. I can include all the trees that surround me in my daily meditiation.
Thank you.

Q said...

Hi Anita,
The parade of flowers has begun! It is exciting. Everday a new sprout and new leaves. The bugs return and the birds are building their nests. Spring is a joyful time.
Happy Gardening to you too.
Sweet bird songs,

Q said...

Dear Deb,
We have two small garden ponds. My husband put them in years ago. One is in the front and the other in back. We have a few pond plants and fish.
They both are large bird baths! The front pond has a bubbler that we keep on all winter.
I hope one day have a water feature in all the flower beds. I am working on it! My garden wish list keeps growing too!
I do not have any fences. I would like at least one to help keep the deer out!
Dreams and plans and another year of seeds. I will enjoy your gardens too.

Naturegirl said...

There is a {{white out snow storm}} happening outside as I read your lovely post and admire the blossoms..sigh
You were so generous with your comment on my 200th post..thank you!
I see we share a love for birds butterflys and gardens! Nice to meet you! hugs NG
P.s. I am posting a blogiversary this weekend and a gift-a-way so pop by!

Q said...

Dear Naturegirl,
We both do love all the ways Mother Nature shows herself!
White out???? Well, maybe I better get the willow branch back out and begin waving it your way. I send safe passage to you and yours. Very dangerous evening for you and your loved ones.
Nature is truely awesome. I give my respect to her.
I pop by every day! How fun, a blogiversary!
Your posts are always beautiful. I also am glad I have met you.
As the seasons unfold we can share our care and love.
Stay warm and safe tonight.

Kristin said...

I linked here from A Patchwork Pastiche. Your photographs are stunning! Particularly the outdoor nature shots.

May I ask what kind of camera you use?

smilnsigh said...

Oh yes, after a bit of a rest... Please do get your willow branch out again. And wave it, to make my snow begone.

To make my snow stop, first! Eeeek.

Enjoy your lovely Spring. And do some of that enjoyment, for me.


Q said...

Dear Kistin,
Thank you for enjoying the photos.
I use a Nikon D50. I have three lens so I spend lots of time changing from one to another! The telephoto 200-500 zoom brings the birds up close. I am learning how to use filters. My favorite new shop is the photo supply. Lots to learn as I teach my camera to see what I see.
It is a beautiful world we live in.

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
I am a waving!!!
Just think of how pleasant your temperatures are in July! We will be "coward" inside as the temperatures rise to 100 degrees.
It is a bother to have all your snow in March!
En-joying and sending joy.

Kristin said...

Great! Thanks : ) I like how you describe teaching your camera to see what you see.

I've not yet had the time or money to really get comfortable with photography, but now--2 chicks out of the nest and only one remaining--I have a little more room for play : )

Q said...

Dear Kristen,
I bought my camera last May. Before that I had made a list of everything I wanted my camera to do. I kept waiting, 6 years, until the camera I wanted came onto the market and was at a price I thought reasonable. I made a commitment to myself, to do a photo essay everyday. That way I learned how to use my camera. For Christmas my husband and I gave each other the 500x telephoto lens. I have a new budget line item, "photography".
My next adventure is sound recording! I have wish list made.
Being able to photograph the birds, bugs and gardens is a dream come true for me.
Your dreams can also come true,