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  1. Beautifully written and thought provoking. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Brenda, love the blue pots. In my old garden I needed a row of blocks like in your garden to direct storm water and keep mulch on my garden. I filled each hole nearly to the top with potting mix then had very small pebbles on the top, always looked neat. Just an idea, I know you will get your area looking lovely.

  3. Beautiful and so well written! Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day!
    Plants look wonderful.

    1. I’m working on getting plants on the patio. I have to put them close to the concrete block step-down so I can water them from a watering can without having to walk on that unsteady ground.

  5. Beautifully written, thoughtful post, Brenda. I believe that people come into our lives for a reason, briefly or not. The quote by Lillian Hellman really hit me. So true!

  6. Brenda, lovely and profound tho’ts on life and relationships. And the quote from Maya Angelou has been one of my favorites for a long time. And the patio with the beautiful blue pots and the rocks is looking lovely. Little by little it’s coming together and reflects you genius at decorating and growing plants.

    I hope your weekend is enjoyable and your Mother’s Day is happy.

  7. Hi Brenda,
    I believe that people come into our paths for a reason. Some will be with us until we take our last breath and others will be in our paths for just a short while. Maybe to teach us something not sure. Good post. Have a nice day on Sunday for Mom’s Day.

  8. Well written, Brenda…so true it seems too…often just ships passing in the night…other times to never leave. So many uncertainties in life…but we must be oh so sure not to disregard the unsought gifts too…often turn out to be real jewels!! (After testing some to see if the gift really is one, of course).

  9. Beautiful post today. What a talent you have. Thank you.

  10. Your pots look pretty!!!… Totally off topic on your post today, but could it be fun to have those tall candles that have a remote, stuck into those brick holes? … for some reason that just came to me in that picture probably because you have those nice large river rocks!!!

      1. They do, Brenda. I have some that are indoor/outdoor. I haven’t used them outdoor at this point but apparently you can. I’d give a link but I bought them on sale from the Hudson Bay Company at Christmas and they sold out.

  11. I knew you’d figure out some kind of gardening situation that’s easiest for u Brenda! Nice post today to get everyone thinking!
    Have a fantastic weekend!

    1. I am not able to get dirt into pots right now. So the plants are just setting in there.

  12. Loving the picture of your patio. Can’t wait to see a bigger photo, with the sitting area too.

  13. That is a lovely photo up top! And I love the two blue garden pots.

    1. Ordered those 2 big blue pots from Lowes a couple of years ago. They’re plastic and quite thick.

  14. What a beautiful, well written, and thought provoking post! The people who are meant to stay in your life will, and the rest will hopefully teach us something, I suppose. I really enjoyed today’s post, Brenda! Thank you!

  15. Powerful post on this Friday. Thank you for sharing the Bob Marley quote – it resonates and speaks volumes.
    Enjoy your day – be happy!

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