Sunday, June 17, 2012


Yesterday my mom and I stopped to get some flowers for our front garden.  There was some serious bumblebee activity and really gorgeous flowers.  So I made a little video to share with you.
(The song is 'Oh My God' by Cults, which I first heard on a radio show my mom listens to.  She's such a hipster.
For better picture quality, you can also watch the video here.)

Today was a rough one.  It's the first Fathers' Day since losing my dad last July and I went back and forth between wanting to curl up under the covers and cry all day and not wanting to even acknowledge there was a holiday today at all so that I could pretend it was like any other day-- aware of the loss of him, but as a dull ache rather than sharp pain.  In the end, I ended up spending the morning in a way that my dad would be proud of: gardening, bringing a bit more beauty and hope into a world that sometimes seems to lack either one, and experiencing the joy of helping something to grow.

I hope you had a wonderful Sunday!


  1. Oh Julie, I hope you are okay! I am glad to hear that you spent the morning well.
    Your video is lovely too.
    I am sending you virtual hugs!!!
    Lots of love and sunshine!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

    1. Thank you so much, Britney! You're so sweet. ♥

  2. Such a sweet video Julie! So sorry about you Dad.
    Lots of hugs
    Victoria xx

    1. I'm so glad you liked the video! Thank you so much for your kind words.

  3. Love the video and you, Julie!
    Aunt Suzanne

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