Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beneath the ice {life still stirs}

Father please give me ears to hear
the music
of the wakening world around me.

~ Underneath the ice and snow, life still stirs ~

It's amazing to think these blossoms are tucked inside waiting, waiting
for a few weeks of warm sunshine.

Inspired today by Hazelmarie Elliott's (Mattie) beautiful poem,
posted by her daughter

"And here I am,
breathing in a promise
of another spring . . ."

"There is a tendency to see divine intervention
in things that happen in the normal course of miracles."
 {Stop and visit his website ~ you'll be smiling}

Wishing you days filled with 'the normal course of miracles'
and then some!


koralee said...

Oh sweet friend...I am so craving Spring..wet and very foggy here all day...I was like ice at school today..wore my coat most of the day.

xooxoxoo Happy midweek to you..celebrate with a London Fog! xoxoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Where oh where are you Mrs. Spring? She is definitely around the corner somewhere, my daffodils slowly grow, the first Spring green in my backyard.
Robert Brault is one of my favorites, his quotes are beautiful. And so is your post, Maria. Mother Earth is beginning to wake up and bunches of colors are awaiting us. I cannot wait.
Much love xxxxx
My children are the week off of school, today we planned to visit a garden mall. Each one will choose a plant for grandma's balcony, I will buy bunches of seeds and then we will cycle to grandma for a warm cup of tea. Do you have Spring tea too in the US?

It's me said...

Miracles for you today darling ! love Ria....xxx...

Diana said...

I've been seeing these signs myself Maria. They bring hope don't they? Here's to small miracles, everyday!
Love Di ♥

dcrelief said...

I so love your's and Mattie's work. So sweet. Enjoy your week, Maria :)

Wanda..... said...

So happy it is March! I have a little green in my yard...the daffodils are up about 6 inches!

LindyLouMac said...

Words fail me these two photos are so so beautiful!

Barb said...

Soon your snow-covered buds will be opening, Maria. (And I'll be enjoying the photos!)

The Captain's Daughter said...

Hello Maria!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! I am excited for you about your kitchen re-do!! I have sent you many e-mails to what I believe is your e-mail address but I have never received a response back... So because I don't know if it's actually you I'm going to post this comment in hopes that you will know I've been writing back to you each time you leave me a comment. With regard to your question about my kitchen/counter tops - below are some links to the posts I wrote about our kitchen redo that I hope you will find helpful - and please e-mail me if you have additional questions! I am always happy to help!

Best always,






Would you kindly do me a favor and let me know if you have ever received any of my e-mails? Perhaps I am annoying another Maria out there who thinks I'm a whackadoo! :)

Much love,


Wanda said...

One of the things I miss from our home up North before retiring was the Orchards... Almond, Peach, Cherry...when spring came and the trees blossomed..it was amazing. I would take walks in the Orchards and just soak it all in, with my camera of course.

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

Maria, thank you for sharing my mother's poem. Your generous spirit always shines a light on others - you are, in essence, 'a little miracle' that blesses our world - always offering a moment's beauty to make the day brighter for everyone.

I love Robert Brault's quotes. He is the wittiest, wisest, and kindest of fellows!

Again, thank you for your kindness. Hope you're having a most wonderful week!

Many blessings to you,
M. (and Mom)

Elisabeth said...

Lovely images....Spring will be here soon. I can hardly wait. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Regina said...

How wonderful Maria!
Spring will soon sprang.
Happy weekend.

Eve said...

A beautiful transformation! I am looking forward to spring.

Anonymous said...

I know there's no way of getting around winter (short of being rich & moving to a tropical island) but... I CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIDE PIC... COME ON SPRING! LoL!

Happy SWF! =)

joco said...

Nice, Maria, both the words and the two images of the same tree.

EG Wow said...

I like the contrast here! Well done!

Gloria said...


Right after I dropped the grandkids off at school I went to one of the orchards near our house to capture some of our blooms. They are always SO pretty!!!

Have a happy weekend full of the things you love!

XOXO Gloria
p.s. Your little tea party with your niece & family was adorable!! Lovely photos you took!!

koralee said...

Evening my sweet friend...just came over to tell you the cookies were a big HIT! They really are so adorable...and easy to make!

It's Friday already....where did the week go? Any plans for the weekend? I have lots on my list...when do you get Spring Break? Our is just around the corner.

Hugs. xoxoxoxo

Dhemz said...

awwwww...so lovely...I can't wait for spring! Glad to be here. Hope you can check out my ENTRY too!

Joyful said...

Oh I love your images, words and inspiration. Perfect for the coming Spring ;-).

Kathleen said...

Can't wait , Maria. Warmer today, but no sun, and no signs of Spring!

Anonymous said...

How lovely! Nature is indeed busy underneath the weight of snow and ice... preparing for spring.