Thursday, July 28, 2011

Simple Pleasures: One Small Bloom

With temperatures above 110 every day, I thought my moss roses had finished their blooming season, but yesterday morning this one tiny flower popped out to say hello.

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha quotes (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

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Have a beautiful day! Friendship blessings, Tammy

40 comments:

Saritha said...

What you said is so true!!!If we could see the numerous blessings showered on us everyday, life would be so much easier!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

A sweet miracle!

Hope your day is full of creativity and love!

LuLu~*xoxo

Debbie said...

What a nice surprise to find that bloom in the heat. I love the way it goes with the quote, too.
This was a great simple pleasure.

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a brave little soldier to come out in that heat. Sweet!

Jan

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

A pleasure for sure! We hit 105 yesterday. Whew!!! Stay cool. blessings ~ tanna

sarah said...

the word that popped into my mind reading this....and seeing that little flower - resiliance.

La Dolce Vita said...

what a precious post Tammy! I was thinking of you this am when I realized that we had gentle rain all night long and it looks pretty damp this am and with continued damp today and I thought... Tammy would love this .. xo

kimmie said...

That is truly a miracle! The last photo you showed us of the plants on your balcony (after your trip) they all looked quite cooked! A joyful discovery to be sure!

Marcia (One Heart) said...

What a perfect surprise.
Stopping by via Simple Pleasures.
Love that Emerson quote under your header.
Much love!

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Little rosette is a true simple summertime pleasure. Imagine her blooming in 110 degree temps! Tough little rosy! Hope you have a wonderful day today. Susan

The English Romantic said...

So good to see a survivor. your balcony looked so sad after your holiday.
Have a great day.
Rose petal smiles,
Angela.x

Ms.Daisy said...

Tammy,
I just love little surprises like that - it's as if God wants to leave a little "note" for us to enjoy on that particular day. Love your Simple Pleasure and you blog. I feel for you all enduring that terrible heat.

~Jean

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Those are some unbelievable temperatures happening all over the world this summer. You are much like me, seeing the beauty in the every day and in the simple things that life has to offer us. I see the lush green around me, caused by lots of rain, but oh so beautiful, or the rainbows we have been blessed with due to that rain. Love the quote, and the sentiment behind your post! Just lovely. I hope you are having a great day, and inspite of that heat, staying as cool as possible. thinking of you from afar, Debby

glor said...

Like getting a kiss from heaven.

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

What a surprise indeed! Since yesterday we've finally some nicer summer wheather here in the Netherlands. It has rained so much! My new plants in the garden are almost drowned.
But well, that's nature!

Shanda said...

I also take joy out of the single blossom on the plant. Each is like a gift.

GWENNY said...

Thank God for small miracles!
hugs!

Josie said...

Tammy, just had a lovely catch up visit. Your crochet projects are perfect, love the handmade look which gives them that special charm :-)

My oh my, it's pretty darn hot where you are! It's amazing how our bodies acclimate when necessary. Not to mention nature's lovely little gifts like flowers.

Have a great rest of the week. xJosie

Diane said...

It's so lovely that you can appreciate this sweet little flower that perservered (sp?) just to brighten up your day. Blessings, Diane

crochet lady said...

...and what a pretty little blossom it is.

Christine said...

Moss Roses? This is a new one for me.
They seem to be very resilient and very pretty.

Dayle said...

Oh to have such strength and stamina. Beautiful.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

And what a gorgeous colour!!
That must have really cheered your day.
God is good like that :-)
Blessings..Trish

Serena said...

What a sweet little rose and a very true quote. We often miss the little miracles Mother Nature sends our way.

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Tammy,

It's so nice to meet you. And so glad you came by my blog and left me a comment. I've looked through the first two pages of your blog and have enjoyed looking at photos of places so very far away from me. I guess that's another reason why I love to blog. Meeting people all around the world is wonderful.

On a note about crocheting. I've been crocheting for almost 21 years. You are on the right track with it I can tell....because it's shown in so many of your posts..You have a great love for it. I view it as a great meditation..it really calms me and lets me think clearly.

I'm going to become a follower of yours and I'd love you to follow me too. ♥

Pink Sparkles for your week,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Maria said...

Our Creator knows what we need...such beauty! perfect :)

Maria

Bella said...

Hi Tammy,
What a tough bloom to last in the heat, beautiful! 11o degrees, ouch, stay cool! I love that quote, small things can mean so much!
I am your newest follower:-)
Bella

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

We finally got some rain on Wednesday night and Thursday; heavy showers after we'd hit the 44°C right before... Feels so good now.
Lots of love and wishing you a happy Friday!

Mariette

Little Treasures said...

I love Ms. Daisy's comment - I believe it!

lovestitch said...

Oh such a beauty! Love the quote and the sweet rose too!
Have a great weekend, Tammy!
Lovestitch, x

Barb said...

Hi Tammy,
What a perfect little flower to brighten up your day.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh ~ that is some hot weather! It's amazing not everything is melting!!

Happy Weekend!
xo Catherine

Kathleen said...

Your little rose is lovely but I wish you could share some of the blooms out here just now and some of our cool weather too!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Your post brought a smile to my heart because I love seeing that you are one that can find the amazing in the tiny! Happy Happy I am!Thank YOU!

XXOO

Southern Gal said...

I didn't know those were called moss roses. Lovely.

koralee said...

Wow...those are high temps...stay cool my sweet friend. xoxoxoxo

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tammy ~ I am so happy to have just found you and have loved
looking at your pictures of amazing places that you have been ~
What took you there ? I love seeing and hearing about your adventures!

xoxo
Lori

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Isn't this so true, Tammy! Hope you've been coping well with all that extreme heat. I hope you get to England sometime. I'm sure your trip to Paris at the end of August will be fantastic (I lived there for three years while a grad student in the early 90's).

Linda said...

Would you believe that I am finally getting tired of summer weather? It's true. I've been saying it daily now and you know that I love the heat, normally. But we haven't had real rain in 2 months - the grass is like straw, it's hot and sunny every day, and this is the time in the growing season, where even though my garden looks pretty, because I water every day, it's just all looking a little tired. I'm feeling tired. Yes, I'm even thinking towards Fall. Not all of the time of course, and no - I'm not looking forward to the start of the school year - but I am feeling tired.

Your moss rose is pretty. :)

Brandy Marie said...

YEA!! I love it :) I am so happy your flowers are making a come back for you!! Simple surprises are so fun. I also got the pleasure of that rush my day lilies decided to start blooming again two days ago. They are very small but they are blooming. Hope you get to have some cooler weather mixed in with your hot days. _B

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