....... in my garden, whining to myself, damn I'm always cleaning, working in this garden. You see, there is huge tree in my neighbours yard, that sheds leaves, bark, blossoms, at this time of year. After I had strained, sweated and then swore at "The Tree" for being so inconsiderate.... I composed myself, then "OH NO" the wind is starting again, my newly cleaned yard has only been clean for five minutes. Then... I stopped and listened to the sound of the wind rustling thru "The Tree" and realised how beautiful the sound was. The sound returned me to a memory. My husband and I chose to marry in the mountains.. the day we visited the venue at "Chapel Hill" which overlooks a valley... it was a windy day, the wind was racing through the trees in the valley. I stood and listened, my mind and my spirit was completely filled with wonder, we both knew we wanted to be married there. I had been recently diagnosed with cancer, the road ahead was going to be eventful. We planned an April wedding, the day came, the sky was the deepest blue, there was a slight breeze, the horse and carriage arrived (a childhood dream of mine) and I stepped out, wearing my wig... I named Juliet. I did not think of cancer at any moment that day, I smiled, I laughed, I loved and was loved .. it was a day to remember. So now I say thanks to "The Tree" instead of ##**###, today anyway, tomorrow I may think differently 🙂
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I bet you a Juliet made a stunning entrance 🙂 ... congrats on your ability to have a great outlook!!
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Hi Jules, I just realised how that sentence read 🙂 I was wearing more than just Juliet... it wasn't a totally "back to nature" wedding. LOL Reindeer
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ohhhhhhh very LOL indeed ... i didnt mean that hahahahaha but then again what else did you wear???
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Hey!!!!! That wouldn't be a jacaranda tree by any chance? We have a massive one in our backyard and my husband Tom is always busy cleaning out the gutters(our gutters are too narrow for leaf guard). I always get excited when I see the first flower fall to the ground. Also get excited when the first daffodil appears too.
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Hiya Bev, No, unfortunately it's not a jacaranda tree ... but I do love the the purple carpet of flowers that a jacaranda makes this time of year 🙂 You sound like a "Spring Girl" ..like me.... however my most favourite time of year is "Autumn"... love the beautiful fresh clear mornings and the "just-a-touch chilly nights", perfect for sleeping. Have a lovely christmas with your family and friends... eat, drink and be merry (I know I intend to) :) Kind Regards, Reindeer
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Hi Jules, Just a little note to say... I admire your "Just let's get on with it" attitude that is reflected in your postings. And.... it's nice to share a laugh or two, along the way 🙂 Reindeer xo
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Hey Reindeer .. thanks!! Does this mean you and Juliette were really the only things you wore on your wedding day? Sorry, couldnt resist that one. I just think life is for living and all the while i have it i am gonna live. Course its not always "easy" but that can be worked upon and the old grey matter can control lots of what we think. Attitude ?? Thanks for the laugh, i really did find that quite funny in the nicest possible way of course. Julie
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Hey reindeer, I can never be sure when I see 'who's online' that that is current. I really need someone right now, (refer to Feel like a punching bag thread). Are you online 3.20am Wa time? Jill.
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Hi Jill, Just saw this message, not sure if you are still online, I have sent you a private message. Luv Reindeer
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