Monday, June 6, 2011

My summer oasis...

This is where I head to relax and regroup...
It's my favorite place to hang out for a while on good days. It's an absolute necessity on bad days.

The weather has been nothing short of spectacular lately. Maybe a tad on the chilly side, but you'll hear no complaints from me.

While picking up clothes at my father's house the other day to bring to the nursing home, I noticed that a bush my mom planted next to the house many years ago was in full bloom.

I snipped a few branches and when I got them home I placed them in a vase out on the patio table.

I'm grasping for anything tangible these days...Things connected to my mother... And still searching my heart and soul, and listening for answers to oh-so-many questions...

Clearly someone was listening and sent a sweet little hummingbird my way to bring a smile to my lips.

Times may be tough, but life is good. Thank you all, so very much, for your heartfelt comments and messages. You have no idea how much they mean to me.

I'm linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home's Show & Tell Friday. Be sure to stop by and visit her!

Donna

16 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

What a lovely place to sit and relax, especially with the view of those little hummingbirds ;-)

The Cottage Girl said...

Lovely spot to relax and have a cup of coffee and the latest issue of a cottage or garden magazine!

Susan said...

Oh Donna. I identify SO MUCH with your post today. Things are tough but it's still good to be alive, that's for sure.

Loved your special spot. Do you have mosquitoes? That's the only drawback for me in being outside. HATE mosquitoes.

Take care and have a good Monday. Let's strive for peace today. Susan

Marilyn said...

I guess no one ever said life would be easy.... Sometimes I am amazed at the timing of the kind comments my blogging friends give me. They pick me up & get me going again!!
Love to You...
Marilyn

Claudia said...

I'm so happy you have this little oasis in the midst of all your worries and cares, Donna. I'm thinking of you and sending to you all the most positive thoughts.

xo
Claudia

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Donna,
I have been thinking about you so much lately. Caring for an aging parent is so difficult...Please know that we are all here to listen and support you. A lot of us have had to experience similar situations, so know how emotional it all can be.

I do enjoy visiting your blog...we have much in common. Your outdoor seating are caught my eye, as it reminded me of my blog post yesterday. And I had just taken photos of the flowering bush out front that looks like the ones you shared with us.

Take care of yourself and let me know if you need to talk. ~Natalie

delightfuleclecticabode.com said...

What a lovely oasis! Your porch looks so comforting. As I read your past couple of posts...I could relate to your sorrow. I can still remember the sound of my moms voice. I've been missing her a lot these past couple of weeks. My mom passed away on Jan 28, 2011. May you find comfort in flowers, hummingbirds and sweet memories!

Love and hugs to you,

~Sandy

Rebecca said...

New here...I see why this spot is so soothing to you. I have a similar (but much smaller) spot myself. Still it reminds me of yours...

Just Beautiful.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Your little hummingbird visitor was a gift to you.

Sending thoughts of peace,

Sharon Lovejoy WRites from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Cozy Little House said...

I'd like to come sit there with you. Memories, that's what we have.
Brenda

Donna said...

Such a tranquil and restful spot. And the arrangement of flowers on the cottage-style tablecloth is lovely. {{{{hugs}}}}

Melanie said...

I love your little getaway spot. Looks so sweet and relaxing. I must have the same kind of bushes as you because I recognize the flowers! ;-) Mine are budding right now, too.

Elaine said...

An absolutely beautiful spot. No wonder you go there to sort things out.

I know how hard it is to have a parent in a nursing home. It's a rough road. Take care and be good to yourself.

Dogwood said...

What a precious place to hang-out. It is lovely and must make you feel happy.
Smiles and love to you.
Hugs Cory/Dogwood

Pamela said...

Hi Donna!!

I love your deck and would love to sit here!
I hope Baby is helping to keep your spirits up!

Pamela ox

BECKY said...

Hi Donna! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've stopped by. I'm trying to "catch up" on my commenting this weekend! I love your Oasis...especially the vintage table cloth!