Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Time of Change

I cannot believe it is already the month of May.
The past couple of weeks have been a period of change and adjustment.
Live and learn as they say.
Everything happens for a reason and there's always a lesson to be learned.
I am still walking every day.
Since temperatures are still comfortable in the morning and late afternoon,
I must take advantage of it while I can.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
~John Muir

Have also been spending lots of time reading.
I've been vegetarian for about 5 years now.
And several weeks ago gave up dairy.
A new month.
Lots of changes.
All for the good.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


Mereknits said...

Tammy, my sweet friend. Hope all is well. Change and adjustment are part of life although I have to say I fight them all the way. Sending you a big hug, positive thoughts and lots of love.

Quinn said...

"All for the good" sounds, well, very good! I'm glad you can find comfortable times for walking each day, and taking photographs, The flowers are lovely! Do you know the name of the first white flower, with the yellow centers? It looks like it is calling to the bees!

hooksandyarns said...

Pretty flower pictures. I hope everything works out well for you. :)

Diane said...

Glad they're for the good. Enjoy the walking weather while you can. Diane

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Hello Tammy, Thanks for taking such lovely flower photos while you are walking.. I greatly appreciated seeing them...One garden saying that I like is "Take Walks in the Sun to Ripen your Ideas.. and helps us grow. Hugs Judy

kathyinozarks said...

good morning Tammy I always love your photos-so pretty and cheery. sometimes change is good and sometimes it's a hard adjustment. enjoy your weekend hugs Kathy

Acorn to Oak said...

Pretty photos. And, I love that quote by John Muir. He was a great man.

I gave up dairy last year and I don't ever plan to go back. It's made such a difference in how I feel. I didn't think I could do it because I loved cheese and ice cream so much but after a while I lost the taste for it. Now it just sounds gross. I hope it works out great for you too.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Tammy your photos are beautiful. The flowers are so lovely. You are brave giving up dairy. Keep us posted on how you are doing with that. Hope all is well with you and your family. Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be in the garden working away and loving it.

Anonymous said...

Your walks always garner such beautiful shots of nature.

crafty cat corner said...

I havae often thought of giving up dairy, I have already given up gluten and wheat and feel better for it (except when I fall off the wagon) lol
How do you go on when making cakes without eggs and milk? would love to know.

Dagmar said...

good morning from sunny your MM calendar, happy May..All the flowers blooming in your part of the world look wonderful. Happy walking.

Yvonne said...

You have a good attitude for whatever is happening in your life right now. My daughter is going thru some stuff and I have explained to her just how a good walk (especially in nature) can help you.
The flowers are gorgeous and you are having nice weather like us. I feel for those who are still getting so much snow.
Take care Tammy.

vintage grey said...

Hi Tammy,
Hope things are well and getting better for you!! Glad the weather is nice for your walks!! Beautiful photos! Wishing you a lovely and crafty weekend! xo heather

Yarni Gras! said...

There is a saying that "the only constant is change.." Doesn't make it any easier though. I hope everything is fine. I love your photos!

Sherry said...

I am trying to walk every day, it helps to change my thoughts and clear the negative out. It is finally nice enough to enjoy walking and look for new blooming plants. I looked back through a few posts and I really enjoyed the quote about walking being better than medicine or psychology.

La Tea Dah said...

I can picture you walking, as you contemplate life and enjoy the beautiful flowers all around. Your books look interesting and your new plant-based lifestyle a delight!

Hang in there, Tammy!

Gracious Hospitality

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Walking and taking pictures of beautiful flowers- it' a good thing.
And reading is always a pleasant pastime.

Maya Kuzman said...

Amazing pictures you have today Tammy!
You are quite persistent with your resolutions!
You gave up dairy! I can't imagine my life without cheese and yoghurt !!

An Aussie Felter said...

Some of my family are vegans ... and one thing I've learned is .. . muesli is sooo nice soaked in orange juice overnight and topped with fresh juice the next morning! I admire your commitment : )
Have a great week

Pearlin J said...

Sending you all the best wishes as new changes come into your life Tammy

Brenda Pruitt said...

I admire your tenacity. And I wish I was able to walk with you!

Melanie said...

Hope you'll be OK, Tammy. Helps to clear your mind a bit by walking, doesn't it? Giving up dairy, wow, that's hard. I love yogurt and pizza...and in the summer, ice cream! I don't drink or use cow's milk though. When I have cereal, I use almond milk.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Yep, change is a constant for all of us. Some changes are harder to take than others, I think.

They say "change is good." Sometimes, however, it doesn't feel good.

Hope you get through all the changes with flying colors.

Glad you are walking. Took three of them this week with my grandbaby! Susan

September Violets said...

Change can sometimes take some getting used to, and sometimes difficult to accept. I hope everything falls into place for you soon. Thank you for your kind comments to me recently ;) Your walking route is beautiful, so I hope that it all helps calm your mind. take care, Wendy xox

Betsy said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm sorry you're dealing with change. It can really be difficult sometimes can't it? We've been trying to cut back on meat a little but haven't given it up...yet. Have a lovely day.

Createology said...

Walking, reading, eating healthy and having your wonderful spirit are all very good things. Beautiful photos. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Teresa Kasner said...

I hope the change in your life will be a positive one. Loved all the flower images. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lori ann said...

are those plumerias tammy? its nice you can have a walk while temps are still low. i've wondered about the blue zones, i'll be interested to see how you like it.
i hope you have a lovely week ahead my friend!

Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy

Change is constant in life Tammy. Lets accept changes happily. Always, all that happens is for good. We realise that in retrospect.

Have a wonderful day ahead

Angela Richardson said...

Hello Tammy,
I too have found that walking helps to clear away the cobwebs in my head and adjust to change. It's not always easy.
I have been thinking of you this week as I embark on some crochet, just granny squares to make a scarf but delicious colours.
Keep your chin up my friend.
Sending you smiles and hugs,

Sheila Rumney said...

Change is hard, but I hope it is a good one for you. Sending hugs your way.

CatieAn said...

Your flower photos are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. ahhhh is all about change.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Lovely photos!
As for dairy, I only eat Greek yogurt with 0% fat and it feels good. Most of the time we eat vegetarian too; for health reasons. Hope you have adjusted to your changes; it always is tough at first!
Hugs to you - got back from our 10 days Curaçao with daughter Liz and husband Hans. Now adjusting to the cooler weather with lots of rain in Georgia...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I enjoyed seeing all the pretty photos from when you go walking.
Sending you best wishes with the changes in your life.
The Blue Zone looks like a great book and will look out for this.

Happy new week

Ana BC said...

beautiful photos!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I think you will do well with giving up dairy. I cheat every now and then, but I gave up dairy a couple years ago after being told I had high cholesterol, and it has made me feel a lot better. My skin doesn't break out anymore either which is a great added benefit.

Those books look interesting. I've heard of that first one and wanted to read it for a while now, but the 2nd one looks good as well.

Astri said...

Change is good, I hope for you.

I read the Happiness Project and loved it. I receive her daily emails. Enjoy!

Catherine said...

It's so true that everything happens for a reason...if only we knew what that reason was when it happened!!
Wishing you a most wonderful week Tammy!
xo Catherine

oldthings said...

It is so nice for you that the weather helps to walk ! Nice and calm road for walking ! It is the start of the month and who knows what the months will bring ??? I hope cheerfull moments !

Tanna said...

Tammy all I know is the one thing that is sure is that there will be change... I really enjoyed The Happiness Project. Great food for thought... and ideas to shift our outlook. Wishing you smooth sailing through all... blessings ~ tanna

Patty said...

Yes, change is the only thing we can be sure of and I am glad it is good for you. Love your photos. I took a 2.5 mile walk around Chicago yesterday and it about killed me - I am in terrible shape.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Change is good Tammy!
I love when you show photos of your "backyard" is so nice to see other parts of the world!

Vicki Boster said...

Tammy-- you are always so proactive about your health/- you are an inspiration to me---

Such lovely photos of flowers along your walk-- such a lovely spring over there--

Poppy said...

Hi Tammy,

Just been hopping around a few posts of yours...When Ikaria was featured in 'The Blue Zones', I was extremely grateful for living in a landscape very similar, with a similar diet and lifestyle, here on Crete. I love plumeria flowers; they have such a heavenly scent, don't they? Planted one in my front garden, waiting to see how it goes. Your posts are always filled with so much inspiration; thanks for sharing!


Lotusblommans vardag said...

I believe so to. You just have to accept all that happens and make the best of it.

I hope I can start walking everyday too when the heat arrives. It´s rainy and dusty here and no summerweather at all for the moment.

I wish you a great day!

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