Saturday, June 25, 2011

Early Saturday musings…

Up this morning at dark thirty…walking on the beach with a friend



…not solving world issues…per se.



But solving.



Witnessing the sun wake over the liquid blue grey sea.



The air is smoky from nearby fires…the earth is thirsty from lack of rain



a cactus in our front yard is tired and dying



I was to lazy to pull it out…



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...and just ignored it in that way you can when life is busy



…until passing by it on the way home from the beach walk this early morning



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and noticing life..tons of life…tons of babies.



burgeoning babies



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IMG_9591 …And this!



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‘Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working’


~anonymous



Thank you tired and discouraged cactus


…thank you.

32 comments:

vicki archer said...

Lucky for that.....Have a wonderful weekend....xv

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

And so it goes...

Thank goodness!
~barb~

erin said...

oh...i am so relieved. at first, i thought, how can you kill a cactus? phew.

you are so lucky to have a beach to walk on.

Rick Forrestal said...

Thanks, teacher! What a neat lesson.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

What a nice story! Thanks for sharing! LG Tina

Kathi said...

Great story with wonderful photos!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

becky said...

Wow, you never know what's going on beneath or behind the scenes! Wish I could pass you some of the rain that's been deluging us and our grandsons' ballgames since the first of May...we hardly ever get lovely days outdoors...it's always raining.

Franka said...

These little miracles!!

Salut!
Franka

Ivy Lane said...

love it... sometimes..ya just gotta believe in the "signs" in life!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Cobalt Violet said...

Perfect lesson in that.
(And procrastination? Not always a bad thing! :)

Have a beautiful weekend Linda!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

A lovely surprise! Fabulous.

Deborah said...

Oh Linda, so beautiful. I love the quote. Excellent use of your macro lens! **blows kisses** Deb

P.S. Milo sends his love ♥

Debby said...

Oh how sweet is that.
A little hope right before your eyes.
Beautiful. So nice that you can walk on the beach whenever.

Jane Coslick said...

Thank You! I am tired and exhausted and you and the cactus give me hope.....I am inspired

Squeezed Daily said...

That's a deightful lesson from nature!
Sarah

Tamara Jansen said...

What a great message! Thanks for the boost

Melissa said...

WOW! I love cactus blooms. I think few flowers in the world can compare to them. But I had no idea that kind of cactus would make babies or flowers like that! So glad it got a chance to prove it was worth keeping! :) And I love that quote.

MissBliss said...

Lovely! all that was stirring under the surface. :)

Here are some quotes you may like:

http://chocolateshoesandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/05/you-know-youre-in-love.html

Zelda said...

What a cactus !!!

Anonymous said...

wow. like a pheonix rising.
see, i would have been in there watering, watering... and probably killed it. sometimes you have to know when to leave i alone.
came here from abbey style home.
so glad i did!
tammy j

Emom said...

perfect....smiles.

Karen Deborah said...

Man I can relate. That may just be a picture of my life.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Linda!
Linda you just blew me away..... I have a candle at the shop, it is a beautiful tealight from France and it is a desert cactus flower.... I love it and put it in my blog of April 28th with French Cocottes. It has a white top and green leaves on the bottom with the almost gold color in the center of the white on top... I never knew what cactus it was from but it is the one you showed on your blog!!!!It amazes me how the lives of plants can evolve...... A frog sometimes turns into a prince....Great post..Maryanne xo

somepinkflowers said...

Tons of burgeoning babies!

:-)

{{ i just Love
when that happens }}

Ann said...

Oh a bloom for you...

the burgeoning babies are lovely...
life goes on really.

Have a wonderful week ♥

Joyce said...

I like seeing life's little treasures and so neat that you took the time to see the beauty. xo

Jen said...

I kill with the "water-water-water panic" too! Isn't nature just so cool? Loved this post.

Mary said...

WOW! Nature has an amazing way of surprising us sometimes, doesn't it?! I had a dead sago palm that went from nothing to something in a matter of three days. I couldn't believe my eyes!

Renae Moore said...

Oh how lovely Linda....I never knew cactus reproduced this way. It is a metaphor of our lives, when we are tired, God breathes life back into us...
xo

Udo Umami said...

Aw! WOW!! What a miracle!!! :) XOXOX <3 Udo

Karena said...

Linda that is miraculous!! This post made me wish I were more of a morning person!

xoxo
Karena
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Jen said...

Am so impressed...a story within a story. I was expecting beautiful beach scenes with incorporated sunrise and instead, photos to blow my assumptions out of the water.
I will never remove a perceptionally dying cactus from the earth again.
Thank you!

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