This Beautiful Life

3 Peonles
3 Peonles















It’s been a while since my last post, but with family emergencies, work, and trying to figure out the weather to be able to put my garden in, all I can say is, where has the spring-time gone?!

So much has been going on for all of us, that it’s nice to take some time to appreciate what happens all on its own in nature – without us doing anything.

Since moving into our house in 2002, I’ve been watching the way the light moves, seeing what can go here, what would look good there, and now, after all these years, the flowers and trees and plants are happy where they are and are just doing their thing – bringing a pure joy and happiness that makes my heart open.

Believe me, I am not going to enter any contests, nor will I be posting these on the hundreds of sites where I could “share” them.

I can’t handle the crazy things that are going on right now, I don’t want to comment and write about the things that don’t make sense…all I want to do is to share what I see coming up and blooming in my garden.

Enjoy this Beautiful Life.



Oriental Poppy
Oriental Poppy

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About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

11 thoughts on “This Beautiful Life

  1. Hi Billy, Yes I have seen the Wizard of Oz and know that Poppy’s will make Dorothy and her friends sleep! I have never tried opium or the tea from the Poppy plant…I just enjoy them! I will be coming to the reunion so can’t wait to see the painting, and you.

  2. Poppys will make you sleep; they look great!!!! So do You. Took your advice and started painting again. Slow go for now; still getting the rust out…hope this one is done by the end of June. Would love you to see it. Im no Thomas Kinkade but working hard at it . Take care…

  3. Spectacular…out of your garden? I cannot even imagine. They look like they belong in a museum.

  4. @Helen:
    So nice to hear from you Helen!
    The poppy seeds I planted in a pot are not looking robust…do you think I should only have one, two, or max 3 plants per pot?
    While the oriental poppies are popping, the ones that come from seed are just getting their buds…since we let the Sally hens out to graze and eat bugs (including the worms in my flower beds), each year I have to wait and see what will survive…I lost a stand of rhubarb…and my mullein is gone…oh, each year the garden brings a new picture of blooming art.

  5. Yes, life is great, first poppy in a pot has bloomed, garden ones will be here in the next few days. Your peonies are so fabulous..and the scent they have is intoxicating. Our gardenias that we kept alive under a grow light in the basement are getting buds now…

  6. Dear Sadhvi: As usual, your flowers blow me away. Yes, this beautiful life is even more so with you in it.

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