Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Little girl thoughts {and my giveaway winner}

Several years ago,
as my cousin's little girl and I walked passed a yard
filled with freshly fallen crabapple blossoms . . .

She looked up at me and exclaimed,
"Maria, there must have been a wedding here! 
Look at all the flower petals!"
Every year, as the crabapple blossoms fall, I think of Sarah.
~ so sweet and innocent ~
and I smile.

...and now, more smiles!
The winner of my first giveaway is Ruth!
Congratulations Ruth from "It's true," sighed roo"
I know your wee ones will enjoy the kindness cupcake liners!
I hope you enjoy all the other goodies too, Ruth!

I wish you all fragrant paths and sweet spring memories.
        Maria and their random number generator
came in handy to determine a winner,
I counted everyone once.
{skipping over my sweet sister who stopped by a few times just to say hello}
That left 33 commentators in all.


Wanda said...

Congratulations Ruth...What a nice thing to be the winner.

Maria the pictures and story of the wedding flowers is so cute.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Félicitations RUTH!!! I WANTED THAT PRIZE! is soooo sweet! AND I love these crabapple trees; in Massachusetts, they were everywhere and were a welcomed sign of spring. We have a pink one such as these in our front yard and the joy of seeing the pink gives me a tickle! Oh dearest, I would LOVE if you participated in the Paris link party! Let me know FOR SURE so I can put you on my list; I am putting names as they tell me so I can have my draft all ready for May 28th!!! HAVE A LOVELY DAY! Anita

It's me said...

Congratulations to Ruth...happy week

Rebecca said...

Lucky Ruth!

The blossoms on our tree were different this year - they didn't cover the tree as completely as some years and were darker in color than I remember.

And now they are gone...downed by the rain and wind yesterday. Blossom time was short this year.

Roo said...

wooohooo!! SO EXCITED!!! i was just showing shiloh and she is pumped! love to you dear maria. so thankful our paths are connected. much love.... <3

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That is a wonderful saying indeed, it made me smile too. Petals do make us think of feast, don't they? Congratulations to Ruth, oh, she will be so so happy when opening your beautiful package. I adore all the treasures she is going to receive. A package from you a big JOY, sweet friend.
Lots of love for a wonderful week, may it be filled with bunches of these pretty pink petals! o xx o

koralee said...

Oh your blooms make me smile today my friend...even if they may be all wet today.
My lilacs are so pretty but hang in the rain...must go pick some today and enjoy them inside.

Hugs for a great week....rain or sun...make it a great one my friend.

oh and that is the sweetest story ever!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely story - and fabulous photos too!

Barb said...

Petals of spring are wonderful whether on the tree or fallen. Congratulations to Ruth!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a wonderful memory and how wise she was to think of weddings with the petals. Congrats to your winner!

Gloria said...

Congratulations Ruth!! Enjoy Maria's sweet gift!! :)

Dear Maria, Your photos here are so beautiful. What a sweet heart made from these pretty petals!!

I love that path,,,gorgeous!!

Thanks for your kind words about my roses (and wood birds). I wish I could offer a miracle nutrient for the roses. I don't fertilize mine or take care of them like I really should be. The aphids try to kill them, luckily the ladybugs and abundant sunshine we get here seem to make them still grow.

Have a wonderful week, dear friend.
Saying a prayer for your son in Texas tonight (and for you).


francis said...

beautiful memories Maria and now you share them with us .
I love the way children think .
There must have been a wedding !
It was my greatest wish in my job ... to cherish the beautiful world of the children .
My springmemories will be the best ...... still waiting but the memories will be so sweet !
I am so happy for Ruth she won !
Wish you lots of sweet sweet memorie-tea-moments ......this week .

Diana said...

Such a sweet memory and pretty photos Maria! Congratulations Ruth!
Love Di ♥

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a darling thought!

EcoRover said...

Lovely pics--apple blossoms (as in your next post) are always my favorite for so many reasons: the sight & scent of course; but also the sound of busy humblebees, the cyclic arousal from winter's dormancy, and the promise of luscious fruit.