Saturday, June 01, 2013

Soothing Saturday

Hello everyone!  Thank you for dropping by!  The video I have chosen for this post is a short, 2 minute one with beautiful nature views and lovely, relaxing music.

The photos I am sharing today are ones that I took on my nature park walk a couple of weeks ago.  I don't know what they are but I found them pretty.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Quotation:  If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness. - Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse

Quotation:  Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing, quiet activities that will help you relax.
- Dianne Hales

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.


  1. I really like those quotes Linda!

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. lovely video; pretty flowers. God must like yellow; He seems to have made a lot of it.

  3. I really love the green and yellow in your pictures! How unique! Our rain finally took a bit of a break so we intend to get out and walk...oh my I can feel it already!

  4. Linda, as flores amarelas são cheias de encanto...sua palavras acalantam...Voce é ESPECIAL! Abraço.

  5. lovely video !
    hilsen dirk

  6. what a great quote about the path to attaining calm. i have to remind myself of this constantly. it's so easy for me to become distracted by petty things...

  7. Your video and your flowers..., relaxing on a Saturday evening.
    Nice weekend, Linda !

  8. These leaves are unusual, and I don't know what they are...

  9. Nice video and photos.

  10. I think that's greater was invasive in my garden in France and the yellow liquid stained your hands when you pulled it up without wearing gloves.
    It's toxic, I believe, if you ingest it but on a neighbour's instructions I made an ointment with the liquid and beeswax which proved to be very good for excema.

  11. Dearest Linda,
    I'm your newest follower.
    Montréal, Québec... We loved your area and still our friends live near Montréal. One day we must visit again!
    Sorry to read about your osteoarthritis problems. Life can be challenging at times. It is only a little over three years ago that I myself became almost totally paralyzed because of a rare auto immune disease and polymyalgia rheumatica. The Predisone that I had to take for nearly two years has now caused chronic kidney disease stage II. My Mom is on dialysis and this condition did scare me. But life goes on and like you wrote, taking one day at a time and above all being positive! It did get me really down mid November when my blood work showed the very same levels as when I became paralyzed. You get over it but it's like the sword of Damocles, always hanging above your head and you never know when it will strike again. At the moment I'm feeling well so I'm grateful for what I'm able to do!
    Thanks for your visit and comment about our smaller office space.
    Hugs and happy weekend!

    PS I will Subscribe by email so if you like to reply here; that will send an email directly to me.

    1. Hello Mariette, thank you so much for your visit, comments and for subscribing to me! The reason your comment doesn't appear right away is because I have comment moderation. So when I am online and check my comments I publish them. :) So sorry to hear about your health issues.

  12. Dearest Linda,
    Because you have noreply-comment setting I cannot forward you the reply comment. Maybe this tutorial would help you for setting it up:
    Meanwhile I will leave my reply to your comment here:
    Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder has left a new comment on your post "{Our Smaller Office}":

    Dearest Linda,
    Thanks for visiting from Montréal, Québec in Canada!
    Yes, I am very pleased with how my office looks right now. Less clutter too as I am trying hard to digitize all old photos and slides. One day I will manage to get them all done!
    Hugs to you and happy weekend.

    Posted by Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder to MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS at June 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    From: Linda
    Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2013 4:09 PM
    Subject: [MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS] New comment on {Our Smaller Office}.

    Linda has left a new comment on your post "{Our Smaller Office}":

    A really lovely office...beautifully organized, too.

    Posted by Linda to MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS at June 1, 2013 at 4:09 PM

  13. thanks for sharing that nice video

  14. The flowers are such a lovely yellow. I like the quotes, especially the one about preparing for bedtime. So true!

  15. Pretty bushes. I have no idea what they are though.

  16. Thank you Linda. Pretty yellow flowers. The music and images of the swans and duck swimming around is very soothing. Hope you have a peaceful day.

  17. Beautiful greenery well captured. Loved both the quotes.

  18. I especially like your last quote. I have found it to be true if I want to get to sleep at a reasonable hour. Even though there is enough work to keep me busy until my head hits the pillow, I can't get right to sleep without some "wind-down" time first.

  19. Your nature park is a truly magical place. All the wonderful photos you take of it make it easy to see why you like to walk there! Thank-you sharing those quotes. The first one really hit home with me.

  20. Thanks for your visit in my blog. I love nature and animals, so I really liked your blog, beautiful pictures and videos. :)


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