Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Graceful, new opportunity and right on schedule

- On a gloomy day outside, azalea blossoms from a coworker's garden graced the reception counter at the printing company.

- I always pick up two fortune cookies when I visit my favorite Chinese restaurant, Main Moon #10.  These two seemed to go together - maybe.  (click to enlarge.)

- The male goldfinches are molting and turning golden - right on schedule.  Click to enlarge.  OK - hard to see them there on the feeder, but trust me - there is definite golden-ness!  :)


Leonora said...

Boats and water...Hmm, what could it mean?! We save these snippets of fortune and drop them into kitchen drawers and inside of books. Months or years later, I'll run across them and be intrigued all over again : )

Granny Annie said...

You know you are supposed to add the words "in bed" to the end of each fortune...

I believe I could see the gold finches...

sage said...

Good times... sadly, our azaleas are beginning to wane

Elephant's Child said...

I don't think I have ever had a fortune cookie.
Love the azaleas, and envy you the goldfinches.

Lynn said...

Lee -

I wish it could mean one of those Viking River Cruises that I constantly get promotional booklets for in the mail. :) I'll bet that's not cheap.

That's neat you do that - I put them in a little pottery vase and do the same.

Granny Annie -

Ha! That makes them so much for fun. :) They are on the feeder - turning golden, but not quite all the way there yet.

Sage -

You can see some if you watch The Masters this week!

Elephant's Child -

They have a nice, not too sweet, almondy taste. A good ending to the spicy Chinese dish I like.

I do love my goldfinches, robins and cardinals. And it's time to put up the hummingbird feeder!

Lisa said...

Good fortune and travel...sounds lovely.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely to see the goldfinches turning gold!

Louvregirl said...
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Louvregirl said...

Hope that you do take a trip on a boat, Lynn! (But only if it floats yours!) ;-) It is much more 'springy' by you~so I enjoy seeing your spring-like pics altogether! Karen

Louvregirl said...

That was me spell checking my comment above..."Not to worry, Lynn. " :-)

Lynn said...

Lisa -

That WOULD be lovely!

Crafty Green Poet -

I love seeing them - odd that the finches never left for the winter this year. I'm going to have to put Niger seed on my budget list. :)

lg -

Spring will be coming your way before you know it, my friend, and I hope you will blog about it!

Ileana said...

Maybe a cruise is in your future...?

Beautiful nature spot in the last photo. I need to get (or make) a funky bird feeder when I move.

Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nothing brightens a room like fresh flowers! Thanks for following my blog and I'm following you back!

Louvregirl said...

Here are some good quotes along those lines (about "being;" and "being present") Lynn! I like the first. But the second does make a good point, as well! But~I love the 3rd….intriguing; fascinating comment!

“Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. … One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can “be”, that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.”
― Rollo May, Man’s Search for Himself

“The same sensitivity that opens artists to Being also makes them vulnerable to the dark powers of non-Being. It is no accident that many creative people–including Dante, Pascal, Goethe, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Beethoven, Rilke, Blake, and Van Gogh–struggled with depression, anxiety, and despair. They paid a heavy price to wrest their gifts from the clutches of non-Being. But this is what true artists do: they make their own frayed lives the cable for the surges of power generated in the creative force fields of Being and non-Being. (Beyond Religion, p. 124)”
― David N. Elkins

(In being) you are a “Wheel within a wheel.” :-) (Mine.)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Gorgeous flowers!
I always say "Have fun!" when parting -
I actually saw a golden Gold finch yesterday!

Lee said...

I hope you receive something fortunate from your fortune cookie messages. :)

Lynn said...

Ily -

That would be nice. :)

Debra -

So good to see you here! And thank you!

lg -

Lovely. I just commented back at your blog. So glad to be your wheel within a wheel. Hugs!

Snaggle -

Nice - I love to see them, too.

Lee -

May it be so, but it not, that's OK, too. :)