Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things






Today is World Lupus Day. Show your support by wearing purple.





I love this blog hop!



We are celebrating those small achievements we've had for our week! Sharing about health, wealth, writing, family, or school... you name it, and we'll celebrate with you!  We do this by hopping to each other's blogs, offering congratulations. And for those times you need encouragement, this is the best blog hop group ever!! We are empathy, en masse! 

Consider joining us by adding you name at Lexa Cain's blog site. 



Let's begin by thanking ~ our director:


Thanking our lovely co-hosts:



What am I celebrating?

1- Having just enough mulch to get flowerbed #3 done. It's big!!

2- Purple Iris that came up in three smaller beds.















3- Posting for my musical blog hop. I have too many projects on my plate!















Click on my music link to come over and listen and vote!


I hope everyone has a fun celebration day! 
~ Hop forth and celebrate!

46 comments:

  1. we have purple, white, yellow and pale yellow irises finishing blooming

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  2. Oh Dixie I just adore that squirrel pic. so cute.
    Have a nice day.
    Yvonne.

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  3. And here you weren't sure you were going to continue with the music stuff or the Battle of the Bands!

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    1. I seem to have a love-hate relationship, Alex!

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  4. Am loving the beautiful flower pics, but that last one of jazzy squirrel takes the cake. Adorable!

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  5. A lot ton ones plate beats not enough any day

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  6. Yay to flower beds. See if I can get mine further along this weekend. And the squirrel is simply adorable!

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    1. Good luck with your flowerbed, Tonja! Love the squirrels!!

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  7. Such a pretty iris flower!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty. If I could figure out where I planted the purple ones... I might have to move them. LOL

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  8. I need to get more mulch for my flowerbed.

    That iris is so pretty!

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    1. I've used tons of cardboard and mulch to do the flowerbeds. A friend called me today. She has extra mulch. Wish you lived nearby!!

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  9. Urk! Mulch! I knew I'd forgotten something! Must. Get. Mulch. This. Weekend.
    (*cough*)

    ,,,and you'll have pretty irises to enjoy this spring! (I already voted on your Battle of the Bands...)

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    1. You can also used cardboard, overlap pieces.

      Thank you for voting there!!

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  10. Mulching really pays off. Love the purple :) I think I have a purple iris, but hasn't blossomed yet (still learning what's in my yard)

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    1. That's the fun part, Sharon. I know my Mom planted loads of flowers and every time I pull back a layer of vines or scrub... something new blooms!!!

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  11. Hello from a fellow gardener. I used to have iris like that in my yard but lost them over the years. I LOVE iris, and since I'm getting back into gardening after being away from it for many years, your post reminded me that I need to buy some!

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    1. Oh, Catherine, too bad you're not closeby. I have so many this color. I have four flowers beds full of them.

      I hope you have fun planting. Don't forget your garden hat!!

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  12. Hello Dixie,

    I miss having a garden. Thus, thanks for sharing those photos. Do flowerbeds have matching pillows?

    Have a nice weekend and enjoy your positive blogging interaction.

    Gary

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    1. Thank you, Gary. I hope you're feeling better now.

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  13. I'll bet the birds like the purple Iris'. That would make a great picture.

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    1. That's a good idea. I should paint my flowerbeds - do canvas for all of them. Thanks, Donna!!

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  14. The flower is beautiful, but for pure "never seen anything quite like that", the squirrel picture takes the trophy.

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    1. That squirrel always will, you're right!!!

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  15. I love the squirrel pic too, absolutely priceless. The flower is gorgeous too. I love my geraniums.

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    1. Jo, I miss my electric pink geraniums. They cost so much down here. And I can't leave them out in the winter!

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  16. I love irises. I love the color purple. That picture includes two of my favorite things. Love it!

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    1. A friend has red iris; have you ever seen those? It's so strange looking. I'm hoping to get a couple of bulbs from her.

      I love purple too (smile)

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  17. Wow, I haven't even begun to mulch yet!! Love Iris's!!! Very pretty...I have too much on my plate too. I'm planning on slowing down for the summer.

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    1. Since the bird plaque got broken today, accidentally, the wind beneath my wings has pooped out.

      You can also use cardboard until you buy mulch later.

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  18. Iris is one of my favorite flowers. (I like lilacs, too.) I have a Van Gogh print of irises that I just love.

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    1. I know that painting!!! There's a good idea for me to paint too (smile).

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  19. You are a gardening maven! I love irises. (Tiger-lilies and snap dragons too.) It's so cheerful to have gardens full of flowers. I think the squirrel is adorable! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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    1. I don't know Tiger lilies, but I do have the orange color, triple blooms. They are so nice. I should ship you a hundred or so.

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  20. Love the flower picture! Congrats on making progress in your garden--Mister and I are going to spend some quality time in ours this weekend!

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    1. I hope your anniversary celebration went well.
      Don't forget your sun hat and extra water -

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  21. Those irises are gorgeous! I'm so jealous!

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    1. Oh no, not jealous! All you need is one and next year you'll have five come up.

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  22. Hi Dixie! Hugs. I know it's been a little bit. Still catching up. I didn't know May 15 was Lupus Day. I'll have to write that down somewhere. May is also Stroke Month.

    Love the purple iris; purple happens to be my favorite color, if you hadn't noticed it on my other blog. :) Yay for beautiful flower beds! Have a great day. Miss ya. Eva

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    1. Eva, forgive my late visit to your Celebration! Those beds have me really busy - so much has been ignored in the yard. My elderly Father didn't like yard work - once he passed away - I went to work on it full time. Before when I would come over to work on it, he'd rather visit, so the yard got further behind.

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  23. Thank you so so so much for the mention of purple and Lupus Awareness Day!! It means a lot to me. Your iris is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you Holli. I jumped in when I saw it on Cherdo's blog!!

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