This is just the thing that I don’t like sometimes because I thought, not writing it would still makes me remember those lovely words in my head. I have a thought box now, a lovely Fannie May chocolate tin that I saved last month and started filling it with simple writings that pop up now and then, when it is so inconvenient to sit in front of my PC, explore and write. Did that ever happen to you? Words come when you are so busy doing something else but your thoughts keep intruding, shouting to be written or else you forget. It always happens and no matter what I do, I could not recapture those exact words. It is so frustrating.
Last night, I dreamed of a few lines that I thought I could remember when I wake up. I even dreamed that I write it pronto so they wouldn’t get lost but my sleepy eyes won and now I don’t remember a thing. I told myself that there will always be more time to capture those lovely thoughts. I wish.
Dreams are sometimes so fleeting, they vanish quickly before you could even say “hello world, I am wide awake now”.
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I changed the name of my photography blog to just COLORS. I’ve long neglected it for quite sometime choosing to update this main blog, Dreams and Escapes. I haven’t uploaded high res photos that I took the last few months. I am using a Doutone theme and the background changes with each picture that I upload. If you have time come visit me there.
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We were supposed to make our yearly Visita Iglesia early today but Josef has to do an overtime work till the wee hours so we postponed it for tomorrow and attended the Last Supper mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish near our place. It was a two-hour solemn and meaningful celebration of the mass. It was followed by a short dramatization on how Jesus chose His twelve apostles and the actual commemoration of the last supper. Each apostle was introduced by a short biography culled from the Gospel. For the last four years or so, the Parish distributes crates and baskets of pandesal after the mass. We brought home plenty, good enough for a light breakfast tomorrow since Good Friday is fasting and abstinence.
Early this morning, I was able to clean up my almost three thousand messages at my Yahoo account, some of which I haven’t read in years. Imagine finding yourself reading a birthday greeting that you have missed the last two years. I just have to adjust the setting of my WordPress notifications so I won’t be opening and deleting so many messages on my Yahoo mail. I left the personal e-mails sent by friends and relatives. It is sometimes so engrossing to re-read letters and greetings from close friends.
These are quiet days for me – no TV, no radio, just visits at WordPress to update my blog, a few inspirational read and a visit at Facebook to update our Catholic online page. We will be celebrating our fourth year doing apostolate at FB tomorrow. I wrote a short article on my journey there and how it changed my life for the better.
Have a blessed Holy Thursday to all!
Photo credit goes to my co-admin at AFCC, Paul Cardenas. Thanks Paul :)
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I was watering the plants early this morning when I noticed this single lovely bloom of our gardenia shrub. Pleasant surprises await when you least expect them. It’s only the middle of April and gardenias usually give that lovely scent during the months of May to June. I remember three years ago when this same gardenia shrub surprised us with a bird’s nest with three eggs right in the middle of Holy Week. It’s really amazing when you find something like this. I took a photo to remind me yet again the wonder of nature and the gifts it brings.
Gardenia is one of my favorite flowers. As I have mentioned in my previous blogs, it reminds me of the times when we used to grow them in our old house in the province. We had so many shrubs in front of the house so you can just imagine the intoxicating scents they have when they are in bloom. It also reminds me of the times that mom used to grow flowers in pots in every window of our old house. We used to have this what we call barandillas and they were full of flowering things like Hoya orchids, hydrangea, different colors of Bougainvillea and every flowering plant that I could think of. Summer brings back those memories. I love summer and the different colors it brings to my small garden. Here are a few shots I took this morning.
a hodgepodge of flowering plants from crossandra to lilies
shrimp plants, some call them golden candles
why do i always forget the name of these flowers. i only planted them once but they bloom every year.
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