~~**~~Nature’s Beauty~~**~~



“If you find



trying to

prove your

worth to


you have






This flower
reminds me
of being
a rock and a
hard place.


It also


photo taken
by robin,
wise words
found on
blog on


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    • Thanks for liking the verse and photograph. Yes, I am yearning for a short winter and wishing Spring to come early, too. We shall see, Phil. πŸ™‚
      I will be watching Super Bowl and visiting blogs after work tomorrow. My youngest daughter and her boyfriend are rooting for the Denver Broncos team as I am for the Carolina team.

  1. Your words about forgetting your value reminds me of something I read a while ago – can’t remember where.

    It said that we don’t lose ourselves all at once. We lose ourselves slowly – one ‘no’ at a time.
    It is so difficult to disentangle ourselves from what or who is smothering us.

    Leave it to nature to remind us that beauty can thrive even when stuck in a hard place πŸ™‚

    • Joanne, do you read Natalie’s blog? Under the β™‘ I mention her name and her January 2, 2016 post. (Sacred Touch) Maybe this is where you saw it? πŸ™‚
      Jobs, people and certain organizations can slowly become like what you describe. I like how you mentioned each time we allow them to take away our independent thoughts. One “no” at a time. . .
      Thank you for giving this deep thought and explaining this process. I so enjoy how we broaden our posts by friends who add their perspectives!
      I think many parts of nature give us meaningful examples. πŸ™‚

    • I had a nice visit up in Cleveland with my Mom. We stayed busy, grocery shopping, lunch out, 2 loads of laundry, changing bedding, decorating her door and shelf by door for Valentine’s day, enjoying Law and Order, 2 Hallmark movies. . .
      Thank you for asking and your kind compliments, Kelly. I have been sparse on my cell phone data and finding it hard to go to library, coffee cafes, etc. Luckily, I will get to library after work tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  2. Your photo meant to me that a nostalgic look back at summer gives us the optimism to look forward to a verdant, sunny spring.

    Spring is my favorite season because it is the most promising as it brings out more brightness and color. – Mike

    • Mike, this was a poetic comment. Very nicely expressed, my good friend! This flowering vine actually surprised me last September, but was, as you guessed, part of a last “Hurrah” for summer.
      Spring will always be an answer to us, fulfilling a promise of renewal. You said this better. . . I like summer due to heat warming and feeling as if healing sore muscles and sinking down into my bones, Mike. I had a lovely visit in Cleveland and got back in time to watch the Super Bowl. Who are you rooting for? My youngest daughter and her boyfriend are choosing the Broncos, because of Peyton Manning. While I like the black and turquoise colors of the Panthers. πŸ™‚

    • Elizabeth, thank you so much! Morning glories were so vibrant! I enjoyed this late blooming September flowering vine.
      Did you see the “Heavenly Visions” post with my celebration of my namesakes? I will go back and check the date. My middle name is Elizabeth so Beth’s and Elizabeth’s were featured, along with a Roberta. πŸ™‚

    • It turns out the fuscia flowers were for my youngest daughter’s birthday on December 1st. The post I included your name and blog with 2 Beth’s and a couple other Elizabeth’s on January 12th. Just a shout out with the title of “Heavenly Vision.” πŸ™‚ I kept thinking I would see you here to let you know. β™‘

  3. I have experienced that feeling in the past, and there’s no ever being good enough for the person who makes you feel that way. Best to leave their rocky domain and enjoy being a flower:-) Love the photo and your wise words, Robin x

    • Thank you for sharing your personal experience with someone like this. I am saddened to know you went through this, Sarah. The words I found on Natalie Scarberry’s blog, Sacred Touches.
      I absolutely love your saying:
      “Best to leave their rocky domain and enjoy being a flower.”
      It brought me to a sudden near tears moment. Guess it touched me deep in my soul. Thank you, Sarah.

    • Joey, I saved this photograph since Fall (September) hoping for inspiration and also, hoping to give a bright spot in a rather dull season. πŸ™‚ I cannot wait till Spring comes!

  4. This brightens my day—making the rest all worth while. Our friend, Holly (heartsafire; House of Heart) says she’s abandoning her blog. I’ve already come up with TRIBUTE OF SORTS…I think I finally can not take it so PERSONALLY! :DD I see you are writing more poetry of late. Nice for me–how are your other readers reacting? —Jonathan

  5. That my friend is one of my most favorite of morning glories. Thanks for referring to my post even though I didn’t author that quote. Hope your back home safe and sound. Love, N πŸ™‚ ❀

  6. These are the times when we need to remember perseverance and hope. I love the photograph — such beautiful colors. And, rock and a hard place. How apt! Encouraging post, Robin. Thank you.

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