Sunday, June 17, 2012

blooming

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.)
video

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!

6 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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