Woke up to a perfect morning. Here at Ocean Shores, it must be around 60 degrees, warm and sunny. The air is pure and calm, the birdsong loud. It is Mother’s Day and a beautiful one at that. I stroll out in the garden and delight in the spectacular show of flowers. I never tire of them! They are smiling faces of children. They are laughter and they are life.
Here are some rhododendrons in yellow, red, and purple. Compared to Seattle’s blooms, everything blooms about 2-3 weeks later here at the coast:
In the distance I can hear the surf as I sit out on the deck drinking my morning coffee, reading Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.
And what would a morning out here be without Rick’s Morning Smoothie? Today’s smoothie had the following nine healthy ingredients:
- Nancy’s non fat plain yogurt
- orange juice
- cranberry juice
- frozen bananas
- one apple (not frozen)
- frozen pineapple
- frozen blueberries
- flax seeds
- dash of nutmeg
Here are some other images from this magical morning at the coast:
Chickadee family is living in this birdhouse for the second year in a row!
This is a world of color! Ornamental strawberry flowers and lithodora:
camelia, lilac, and clematis:
My wish for today is that you enjoy every precious moment, are surrounded by people you love, and celebrate mothers, all women, and Mother Earth who create, bring to life, support and nurture all living sentient beings.