Pretty in Pink




pink and beautiful grace notes

 brighten my days but

 rains usher in the new month




I was very pleased to find these luscious flowers about 2 weeks ago. I took a few more floral photos which I will share another day during our gloomy winter months when I need a "pick me up".

I apologize to my blogging friends if you see me less these days.  Even if I don't leave as  many comments as I usually do I am still reading most of what you write or post.

I've been busily trying to catch up on my crochet-a-long but didn't have time to post an update last Thursday. I'll try to post a progress report and photos on Thursday.

I've also finished two of the books I borrowed from the library.  Reading borrowed books is the most frugal hobby one can have.

Of the two books I borrowed and read, I enjoyed Almost French best.  It is an engaging memoir of a young Aussie woman who ends up meeting a Frenchman on her travels around the world. He invites her to his country and they end up making a life together. The book highlights some of the cultural differences between France and Australia and the difficulties of making a new life in a new country.  I've read many such books and this one is one of the better ones.

The Tiger's Wife is set in an unnamed Balkan country. Although it starts off well I lost the story line along the way.  Perhaps I took it too literally while the author likely meant it to tell a few folk tales as told to her by her grandfather.  In my humble opinion I just don't think the two main folk stories in the book hold together well as one book. 


My little poem says that rains started the month of November. We had a bonus day today (Sunday) and I took advantage of it for a brief walk after church. I hope you are having some nice spots of weather too.

Well my friends that is what is happening in my corner of the world.  Come by and visit again soon :-)


Our World Tuesday Graphic



Shine the Divine

Comments

  1. The dahlia is especially lovely. And, I need to get to the library.

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  2. Oh your flowers are so very pretty! Thank you for the book reviews, always helpful! Looking forward to seeing your crochet progress, sounds like you've been a bit sidetracked, just like me! Chrissie x

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  3. I'm glad you're doing well, Penny, and look forward to hearing more from you when you're not as busy.
    Hugs, K

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  4. Oh how I love those beautiful blooms, and their colour - magnificent, thank you Joyful! The book 'Almost French' looks very enticing to me and I'll be looking out for it - thank you for writing about it. I really enjoy your little poetic pieces, do keep giving!
    Warm hugs and blessings, Joy xo
    PS Please don't overdo yourself xx

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  5. The dahlias are beautiful!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  6. Pretty in pink is a very suitable title for these beautiful macros!
    The first one has a really soft feel to it and I like the definition of the petals in the second.

    Thanks so much for your visit. :)

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  7. They are pretty in pink indeed! Wonderful shots!

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  8. Gosh you take awesome photos! I especially like the second one because of the tiny blue groundflowers sparkling below. Thanks for your blog visit. I'll be back. :)

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  9. Beautiful blooms. We have had so much rain in the last few days I am sure what we still had has been washed away! Will look out for almost French. Have a good week Diane

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  10. PS your revolving map has a virus. I also had the same problem and had to take mine off!! Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane, as I mentioned I have already checked in to it and found no virus. But I shall check into it further. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  11. Gorgeous pink flowers...amazing photos you're always taking, Penny! As for reading, I have about half a dozen novels...all soft 'soft covers'...practically brand new, still 79 cents at my local Goodwill thrift shop. Great books you are reading...will check into it! Have a wonderful week, ahead! xo

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  12. Hi Joyful! I feel so blessed by your visit today, knowing how busy you are. Love the photos of those pink beauties. And looking forward to flowers in winter, when I will need a 'pick me up' too.

    I love to read, but I have trouble making the time for it. I'll keep that first book in mind, for when I decide I can sit and enjoy the words!
    Monday Blessings, my friend!
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil, thank you so much for your kind comments.

      I know just what you mean about making time for reading. I've found since I started setting annual reading goals it really helps me make time for reading. I'm so blessed to have access to so many books!

      Blessings to you and enjoy the wonderful week ahead. xx

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  13. Beautiful shots, especially your second one. Yes, its getting dreary around here and some pretty blooms are always appreciated. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog!

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  14. These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    I do hope you'll add a "patch" to this year's gratitude word quilt… instructions for how to participate are at the top of my blog. It is very simple, just takes a few breaths and a moment or two to writ

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    1. Hi Laura, what an interesting concept. I love giving thanks and being grateful for my many blessings. I will be sure to contribute something :-)

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  15. Beautiful photos! got lost, too, somewhere along the way in The Tiger's Wife.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  16. Sweet flowers! Such beautiful captures.

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  17. Beautiful pink flowers with a lovely haiku to accompany them.

    I have not been on the internet much at all these last many weeks...I was just spending too much time sitting at my computer. I've been busy with reading, preparing my Good News Club and Sunday School lessons, doing Gideon work (Bible blitz in Reno, NV for a week, baking lots of goodies for the Elders meetings at our house-- 4 times in one week as the elders were trying to decide whether or not to call a pastoral candidate to be our new pastor, exercising, etc.) Thanks for continuing to stop by my blog. Sorry I'm a slacker!

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  18. Lovely blossoms! I don't read many books now because I wear my eyes out looking at the computer.

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  19. Yea, i dun read much books too. I just have no time these days...its always nice to have a book on a weekend. :) Beautiful blossom.

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