The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A Moment Of Reflection

I’ve been at home the last couple of days nursing an irritating cough and an eye infection. Today I felt well enough to sit out in our yard and enjoy the sun. And as I sat there, enjoying a few moments of relaxation that are usually so hard to come by, I was overcome by a feeling of gratitude for the many things we usually take for granted.
Like the wind playing with my hair.
The song of the birds.
The fragrant blooms on my lavender plant.
For our liberty, for the peace we enjoy and for moments like these: when we have the time to stop and smell the roses (and the lavender, the lilies and the freesia).
And for some thoughts on lavender, here are Marillion with one of my favourites.
As you can see, I have made some changes to my template. If you see some weird things going on, bear with me as I try to iron some of them out.


  1. so wonderful, big hugh Kathrin

  2. i hope you're feeling better now. i love the new header and i agree - excellent photos on this post.

  3. hope you recover quickly... but glad you were able to see and smell beauty while you wait...

  4. loree - i hope you are feeling better soon ♡

    i love the thoughts expressed in this post, and love your new header images - just beautiful!!

  5. Hope you are feeling much better now. Glad you found the time to appreciate and also write about such important things in our lives.
    Great pics!
    Loved the music too : )

  6. How true!
    I hope you are feeling better.
    Take care!

  7. Wish I could have joined you. My day was nonstop. Yes, we had fun while Alex experimented with her shutter speeds. We were jumping off the bed at our hotel. :) Hope you're feeling better ~ xox Alexandra

  8. Marillion's music is a perfect background to your post as well as the whimsy quality of your new template. i love the colors, Loree.

  9. Lovely post!
    I like the new "face" of the blog :)
    See you :)

  10. I hope you are feeling better Loree! I like your new banner, all ready for spring and the sun... I am going through the same feeling at the moment: to see every little beauty in everyday life... thank you for sharing :)

  11. Love your photography! Really lovely blog :)

    P.S. You're beautiful!

    x, Jesa

  12. Your blog looks pretty, Loree, and your photos are very beautiful. Hope you are done with the illness!

  13. Lovely blog changes. Hope you have a wonderful day, Loree ~ xox Alexandra

  14. Well, that rain never came. Maybe today, as the skies are grey... Hope you have a lovely last day of your work week ~ xx Alexandra


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