Friday, April 15, 2016

Life goes on



I'm back from my blog break today after a rough couple of weeks for my family. We lost two wonderful people who were dear to us, but as my post title says, life goes on and we are reminded to take nothing for granted and appreciate everyone and everything we cherish in our lives. I took a picture of this tiny dogwood tree a few weeks ago when I was out having fun with my grandkids at a local park. The tree might be small, but it was showing off some pretty blossoms on a beautiful spring day and I was able to zoom in and get a nice closeup of the flowers. Aren't they lovely?

Linking to Floral Friday Fotos and Today's Flowers.

19 comments:

jandi said...

Beautiful! I have never seen a dogwood tree In real life! I'd like love to though! I'm sorry for your loss.

Halcyon said...

A lovely little tree. Sorry about the losses in your family. But life does go on and you will keep them alive in your memories. :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas flores são as maravilhas da Primavera.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Käthe said...

Wonderful pictures !
Best wishes
Käthe

biebkriebels said...

Glad to see you back Lois, sorry to hear about the loss in the family of two persons, an accident I presume? Yes life goes on, but it will be difficult at the moment. Wish you all the best.
Marianne

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I am sorry for your loss. I agree we must take nothing for granted and appreciate all our loved ones. Pretty shots of the dogwood tree and blooms.Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Jacob said...

This wonderful and beautiful little tree is a fragrant testimony as to how new life continues to prosper even as we lose those near and dear to us. You are so right about the "Now." That's all we have. That's all we ever have. It's very nice to have you back!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful little tree and very nice blossoms !
Welcome back, Lois.

William Kendall said...

I'm very sorry about the losses in your family.

cieldequimper said...

Yes they are lovely and I hope these little things bring you solace...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lois, I am so very sorry for your losses. Your title is right, and we all know that, but it is still hard each time. Nature helps heal -- and I know that valiant little dogwood brings you a smile and joy!

Revrunner said...

We've got some dogwoods blooming here--just. The dogwood is an especially appropriate blossom for those who have experienced loss.

Aimeecakes said...

Im so so sorry for you losses Lois. It can feel so strange the way life just keeps on ticking along after something so major happens... I always find getting out in nature quite comforting, these are lovely photos.

Janet said...

So sorry, Lois. The dogwood certainly is a beautiful reminder of hope for the future.

RedPat said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Lois! I hope things get better soon for you. Grab the good times while we can!

Nora said...

Wow wonderful colors and flowers on the tree. I love the dogwoods. Hope you are feeling better now.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's true Lois, life goes on but it can feel very strange for a while. I'm very happy to see you back xx

Denise inVA said...

Hi Lois, I am so very sorry for your loss and I hope the good memories you have spent in their company will bring you peace. I send my love and deepest condolences.

I also thank you for sharing these very beautiful dogwoods. They really do bring sunshine into the day.

Nick V. said...

My condolences, Lois. May you be well and remember the good times.
Lovely dogwood!
Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. I look forward to your contribution this week.