Just One More Not Dorky Thing

Royal Adderly, that’s the company name on most of mine, just like this one from Ebay. This one even has a violet, another of my favourite wildflowers. I like the ones called johnny jump ups, not the bigger flowers which are more like pansies. Pansies are lovely but only annuals. I like flowers that come back after the winter. My other favourite are sweet william, the biennial carnation type of flower.

It’s funny that my Grandparents were William and Violet, like my favourite flowers.

Wallpaper, Off the Wall

There are lots of other sites offering free wallpaper and screensavers but none are as much fun to browse as Webshots. On the freebie side you can pick 5 pictures each day, that’s plenty! I have photographs of flowers, holiday scenes, abandoned buildings, quilt squares, etc. Search for whatever comes to mind.

I’m sending the link to Webshots to my Mom. She noticed my wallpaper and asked how I got it and how I made it change automatically.

Decorate your Soul

Comes The Dawn

After a while, you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
And you learn that loving doesn’t mean leaning
and company isn’t security.
(Kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises.)

After a while you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes open,
with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build your roads on today
because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain
and the inevitable has a way of crumbling in mid-flight.

After a while you learn that even sunshine burns
if you stand too long in one place.

So, you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone else to bring you flowers.
And you learn you really can endure,
that you really do have worth.
You learn that with every good-bye comes the dawn.

By Judith B. Evans