Monday, August 5, 2013

Mosaic Monday



I'm back in my flower garden again today.  It's one of my favorite places to be in the summer.  I love flowers, birds, and just nature in general.  There is something so comforting in gazing at the wonders of nature to soothe the soul in this often less than peaceful world we live in.  Seeing the exquisite beauty all around me, I'm reminded that there is Someone who is in charge, no matter how fearful and disturbing the news might be.  


Did you have a nice weekend?  We sure did.  Our son surprised us by coming home Friday evening for the weekend.  I had just talked to him by phone that afternoon after he had landed in KC from a business trip out east.  I assumed he was going to stay home after his long week and never suspected what he was up to when he quizzed me about our plans for the weekend.  We had a nice visit and played cards and grilled.  I even made some homemade ice cream.  Yum, yum. 

After our son headed back to KC yesterday afternoon, I went with our daughter to her school to help with a few things that needed attention there.  After we got back home, we discovered the kittens were missing.  They finally came after much calling.  We know it's time to take them to their new home.  It's something we've all been dreading as we've become so fond of them.  They have really been a source of entertainment this summer!    

I'm joining Mosaic Monday today at Mary's Little Red House.

Until next time...

29 comments:

  1. Cheryl, your flowers are beautiful. I would be outside enjoying the flowers and birds too. Sounds like a lovely visit wit your son. What a wonderful surprise. Have a happy week ahead!

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  2. gorgeous blooms!! love the mosaic!! glad you got to see your son - love great views like that ... so fun! homemade ice cream, YUM!!! enjoy. ( :

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  3. What beautiful flowers. They would be so soothing to enjoy.
    How sweet that your son surprised you so. Sounds like a prefect visit.

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  4. your weekend sounds great, glad you got to visit with your son....flowers always make me happy....

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  5. ...and what a beautiful mosaic it is, Cheryl! Love the style and it goes without saying that the subjects are fantastic.

    Sounds like a fun weekend surprise. Your son was very thoughtful to quiz you about your plans first. Adult children cannot assume that parents don't have plans! = D

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  6. sounds like great time spent with your son. relaxing and unplanned.

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  7. beautiful mosaic...i can see why the garden is your favorite spot! how nice of your son to surprise you like that!

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  8. Sounds like a perfect weekend. After seeing your beautiful flowers I am determined to find a spot to plant some seeds next spring.

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  9. Cheryl
    so good to spend time this weekend with your children!
    Your flowers are always gorgeous-the Mosaics really high
    lights them.

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  10. Wow Cheryl, Your flowers are so pretty. Love the butterfly too. I can imagine it was a great time with your son surprising you. xoxo,Susie

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  11. The first zinnia I have seen that is variegated like the one you have. I agree with you totally on someone greater in charge, and I am thankful for that as man can sure make a mess of things.
    A very nice day you had with your son, I love times like that too.
    Betsy

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  12. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful collage, Cheryl--I love your bright zinnias!

    It's always nice to spend time with a son--we helped ours hold a garage sale this weekend. He did pretty well with it and I only bought a few things from him..lol.

    Glad the kittens all found homes, but I know how you'll miss their sweet faces. :(

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  14. Bright and beautiful blooms!

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  15. What a fun surprise Cheryl! Sunday was almost Fall-like. We sat on CH's Mom's deck and had wine and cheese! Glad you got to see your son. I know your heart is tugging at you over the kitties.........
    Hugs!

    Beautiful flowers! Almost forgot.. :)

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  16. Your mosaic is just perfect, each thing placed right and a great choice of pictures! Our son lives just blocks away, and I wish HE would stop by unexpectedly!!

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  17. yes when the sun is put,i can understand why you would want to be in yoor garden. The flowers looks lovely.

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  18. There is nothing like a surprise visit from a child!! ;) Cheryl, your flowers are so beautiful and that little red camera is doing a great job (with good direction from the operator). hugs for parting with the kittens... I know it will be hard. blessings ~ tanna

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  19. Time with our adult children is precious, and especially lovely when it comes as a surprise. Such a nice thing for your son to do!

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  20. Surprises are the best and I know that this one that your son gave you, sure made you smile.
    Beautiful flowers....I can never grow zinnias. Sure glad that the kitties came back.
    Blessings

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  21. The flowers are lovely, Cheryl, and surprises like the one you described are wonderful! Yes, I will miss seeing those adorable kittens as well and hope they are happy in their future new homes.

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  22. Your flowers are absolutely amazing and I LOVE your mosaic. xo Diana

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  23. I know you were relieved to see those kitties when they decided to show up!

    Sounds like a great weekend with a lovely surprise!

    I agree that it is comforting to know that our Father is in charge of it all!

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  24. I love the butterfly picture! He's so dark in contrast to the bright flowers, it's gorgeous.

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  25. Gorgeous blooms, drenched in light!!

    How nice of your son to surprise you, sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!

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  26. The photos of the flowers are just lovely. How fun that your son came for the weekend How fun that he surprised you all.
    It is sad that you have to give those kittens away.
    Blessings and hugs!

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