A few nice beautiful kitchen images I found:
Image by Wade Brooks
Gratitude, what are you grateful for?
For me, it is having a smart, caring, and beautiful wife at my side. Sandi is amazing and I am lucky to have her in my life.
Can you name three things your are grateful for today? They can be small things, like a parking spot close to the store, or big things like how awesome your partner is.
I’ll post my three things later tonight.
PS. This image was taken this morning as I was finishing up cleaning the kitchen.Â
the sky always there for us
Image by Julie70 Joyoflife
Sunrise, with a true story of this morning
The sky is always there for us!
10 minutes before 8 am, in London.
This morning, I walked up my legs hurting and had to take, again, my two crutches to go to the kitchen. Six month already passed since I fractured a leg, three month since I strained the other leg knee, and I already believed I can walk with nothing!
I am 80, true. But will I always walk only with crutches from now on? Is my life finished? My father died, at 80. I have still so much intern energy!
I put the water to boil, make myself a coffee, then looked out of the window. Almost eight and the sun still rising, in December, the sunrise arrives late. Summertime, I catch it often around five.
What a beautiful sunrise!
I have to take it, show it, remember. There is always a joy, even when I remain home.
Fast, before the sun is all up! I went to my room without crutches, fast and took my camera. Do not even remember how I come back, went nearer the kitchen window to take these pictures. A few as it was then with zoom to show better the clouds reddened by the rising sun.
Suddenly my eyes fall on the top of the garages visible from that window. All white, frozen. Well, not a weather for me to go out yet. At least, not in the morning. But after noon, it will be dry again and no more slippery.
Yes, I will go out, walk to the bus instead of taking a taxi to the hospital appointment.
There is always the sky & another sunrise or sundown for us!
I remembered suddenly another day, when I was very down, half lifetime ago.
Coming home from market, suddenly seeing the beautiful clouds coloured by the sun going down. They gave me back my courage that there is still something in life for me.
Please, take this 12 images and most importantly, remember: the sky, clouds and the nature are always there for us, even the times when we feel all else failed. The nature is there for us.
Leeds Castle 22-04-2012
Image by Karen Roe
“The Loveliest Castle in the World”
Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Bring the whole family to Leeds Castle with your Key to the Castle ticket and journey through 900 years of captivating history. Open all year round, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Below Stairs Tour – A brand new tour for 2012 shows areas of Leeds Castle not usually on show, telling the stories of the servants who once worked here in the late 1930s. Get closer to the stories of the house by joining an expert guide who will escort you through the hidden treasures of the magnificent rooms of the castle, as well as some areas not normally open to visitors, including the State and Battlement bedrooms on the upper floors.
Park and Gardens – During your visit to Leeds Castle, enjoy the fresh air and stroll through the beautiful grounds of the park estate.
The Cascade Garden – The garden that gives you your first view of Leeds Castle, with its beautiful water cascade falling from the Cedar Pond.
The Wood Garden – In spring, the Wood Garden alongside the River Len is a particularly lovely way to approach the castle. Its carpet of Daffodils, Narcissi and Anemones presents a vibrant burst of colour. Later in the year, the visitor is treated to the splendor of Azaleas and Rhododendrons.
The Culpeper Garden – Named after the family who owned Leeds Castle in the 17th century; the Culpeper Garden was originally the site of the castle’s kitchen garden. During Lady Baillie’s ownership it became a cut flower garden, but in 1980 garden designer Russell Page transformed it into a large cottage garden. With its informal layout and low box hedges as a border this very English garden features Roses, Lupins, Poppies and Lads’ Love, with exotic blooms mixed in to create a profusion of colour and scent.
The Lady Baillie Garden – Designed by the landscape architect, Christopher Carter, on the site of Lady Baillie’s original aviary the garden is a favourite destination for visitors to the castle. With its south facing aspect and Mediterranean style, visitors can relax and enjoy superb views across the Great Water.