Friday, November 9, 2012

Time to Shine


In the Spring when the garden is bare,
here are some of the objects I put out to fill the void.


They keep things interesting looking
while supporting the plants as they grow.


Soon enough they are smothered in greenery


and I forget they are even there.


Once the flowers have gone and the leaves have fallen


they are all that remain in the quiet bareness.


Today I am happy to rediscover their beauty.


This is their moment to shine.


This happens in our lives as well.


Our days get full to the brim with the demands of the job,
and the needs and wants of others.


Working behind the scenes,
we become so efficient in supporting others
that our efforts become invisible.


Make sure to come forward,


Step into the light, be "seen" and appreciated.


It is your turn to shine.


37 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful reminder Rosemary.
    Something I keep forgetting :(
    Wow! You actually bring the characters of
    Iris and the Dragonflies in your garden!
    Must be pretty exciting to be 'surrounded'
    In their presence daily :)

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    1. Thank you Ash, I am surrounded by dragonflies, real ones, fake ones, and fictional ones! Our gardens suffer through long periods of nothingness where things look grey and barren. It really helps liven things up to bring out sculptures and artwork.

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  2. WOW.....that a lovely post Rosemary,
    you show us pictures with nice details and colors.

    Greetings, Joop

    http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Thank you Joop, have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Form and function – beautiful, Rosemary.

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    1. Thank you Lee :) Once the plants leave that's all that's left!

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  4. Hermosos detalles, me encanta la campana, me gustaría tener una!.Te cuento que no sé cómo poner un boton traductor al inglés en mi blog. Yo, cuando entro a los otros blogs, me traduce automáticamente, o me pregunta si quiero traducir y elegir el idioma.un abrazo grande y feliz fin de semana!

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    1. Hi Silvina, sometimes when I go to people's blogs google translates them automatically, but not always. In your settings you can find a translate widget and just insert it into your blog but don't worry about it if you can't. I enjoy your beautiful photos just the same and they often tell the story so well that words are not needed :)

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  5. Dear Rosemary - structure and objects scattered around the garden are so important, especially when everything dies back as you mention. I have lots of rusty old iron hanging around my garden too.

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    1. And I am always on the lookout for new things as well, although finding ones that can withstand the ice and snow is a challenge!

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  6. De très jolis mots ma chère Rosemary pour accompagner ces merveilleuse photos.
    J'aime beaucoup cette belle libellule et la petite cloche rouillée qui sonne le temps...
    Je vous souhaite un très agréable weekend.

    Gros bisous

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    1. So beautifully worded Martine, thank you and I hope you enjoyed your weekend as well.

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  7. I like details on your photographs!
    the last picture is very beautiful!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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    1. Thank you Juliana, this little colourful dragonfly stays out all winter and tinkles its chimes with the breeze.

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  8. I'm glad you have reconnected with these beautiful garden ornaments! I love how artistically you have photographed these items! My favorite is the second to last photo~the reflection is the glass ball is so cool! Hope you have a fabulous weekend:)

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    1. Thank you Tammy, its was a sombre day and they just caught my eye as I walked by. I see you had a photo-filled weekend, your pictures are beautiful.

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  9. Un felice week end per te...ciao

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  10. Rosemary!
    So many interesting exhibits in your garden?
    Are absolutely wonderful, dragonflies, fly ...
    Beautiful images.

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    1. Thank you Lucia, everyone who knows me will buy me objects for the garden for my birthday and since I have had so many birthdays, I have a LOT of ornaments :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Amanda, nice to meet you :)

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  12. What gorgeous garden jewellery! I have seen these online before, I must get some for my garden! They really light up at this time of year. Beautiful photos as usual :-)

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    1. What a great name "garden jewellery!" That would be the perfect name for a store that sells this kind of merchandise.

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  13. I love pieces like these. They become the stars when every thing else has gone dormant. :o)

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    1. Exactly! And sometimes when a plant doesn't perform very well, I'll move one of these objects nearby to hide it :)

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  14. Beautiful pictures, and great blog. Congratulations from:
    http://leyendas-de-oriente.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for your visit, nice to meet you :)

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  15. Love the pics! Great post, Rosemary.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I'm glad to see your new camera is working out for you!

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  16. The garden ornaments are lovely and nicely inject some colour into your garden.

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    1. Thank you, the more they age, the better I like them :)

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  17. Beautiful blog. beautiful reminder

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  18. Love metal and glass mixed into the garden. One of my favorite features that I've added here. So when the garden is resting, these pieces along with the bare structured trees look perfect:)

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  19. Hello Rosemary,
    Beautiful pictures, and a wonderful blog.
    I will follow you as a member. Manny greetings from Holland.

    Willy Ronkes
    www.insectenwereld.blogspot.com
    www.demooienatuur.blogspot.com

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  20. You have quite a gift for writing as well as photography - a beautiful combination for sharing a message.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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