Saturday, March 16, 2013

Living Lovely

Spring is here!
It really, really is!!!
So many things have made my heart glad.
The Meyers lemon tree
covered with blooms and bees
 fragrance is heavenly.
 yellow butterflies were in the garden today
 my white doves have a new little one in their nest.
 Easter is early this year
I am excited about
chocolate bunnies
Russell Stover marshmallow eggs
lilies in the garden
finding the perfect Easter dress 
honey baked ham
it is on my birthday this year!


Not every thing was easy in my week
in spite of it I chose living lovely,

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
I am linking to A Favorite Thing. 


  1. Your pictures show living lovely, too, Dottie. How fun that your birthday is on Easter this year. That's pretty special. I wish Spring would come here- we got 3" of fresh snow last night- UGH- xo Diana

  2. How wonderful to be able to celebrate your birthday on Easter Sunday! Early best wishes to you!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. "Not every thing was easy in my week but in spite of it I chose living lovely"
    It is a choice...but sometimes difficult. Good for you!!!

  4. Hi Dottie - visiting you from Claudia's cottage. Love your words about Spring, especially Meyer lemons and baby white doves. Your Blue Willow pieces are really beautiful. Know your upcoming birthday on Easter will be special - hope you celebrate in style.

    Happy week ahead - Mary

  5. Just over from Claudia's blog. I love your little Easter bunny, so unique. Enjoy your birthday on Easter day. Deb

  6. Hi Dottie, I like the way you think : )
    Your pictures are lovely and so is your sentiment. I just discovered your blog recently and I am really loving it.
    Happy Spring! xo


  7. Happy almost birthday and Easter to you! Happy Spring, too. Always much to be grateful for. Your blue and white china is lovely. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  8. Lovely photos, and you are right, we can choose how we handle hardship and difficulties. It doesn't mean that it goes away, but it does help to define us and the outcome. Happy Spring!

  9. I love everything you shared with us in this post, Dottie, but especially your closing. Choosing 'living lovely' is a beautiful way to live. I, too, have had some hard times this week, but I'm trying my best to live lovely.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  10. You've got it right Dottie! Looking at the bright side of life!

  11. Dottie ~ I wanna be you when I grow up!!!! I love how you think. : ) I am glad that you are enjoying spring .. can you send some this way, it is still cold and ugly. What a special birthday you have this year!!! My oldest daughter's birthday is on April 4th and every now and then it falls on Easter. Yikes, it will be here before I know it.. I really need to do some Easter/birthday planning.
    Happy st Patricks day!!!!!

  12. Sweet, and inspiring. I'm going to look for flowers too. xo

  13. I know you love the warmer weather! And you're a Spring baby! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Are you making plans already? Sweet hugs!

  14. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great time.

  15. I know I'm very late with this but just discovered you through Claudia and wanted to say that this is such a lovely post. And a belated happy birthday.