Sunday, March 13, 2011

We have had another fun visit with Mike's sister and brother-in-law.  It went by so fast, though.  A lot of good food, good drink, good company and general relaxing.  I remember how much we loved a winter vacation when we were working and had reached a point where we could afford to do it--just gave us hope that winter would end eventually; gave us something to look forward to and then to remember during those distressing late spring snow storms.  Good company and sharing good times make me happy.

The landscapers came yesterday and planted a new orange tree in the backyard.  It is full of blossoms and smells absolutely wonderful.  That makes me happy.  I haven't heard much lately about the concern for bees dying, but there certainly are honey bees buzzing around the orange blossoms.  I hope that is a good sign.

Doesn't the world just cry out for a good sign or two right now?  We watched the news about Japan and earthquakes and tsunamis and flooding and nuclear explosions and tour bus accidents until we were just left numb.  Then, the news switches to war torn areas like Libya.  With all the natural disaster the world has to handle, why do human beings have to add to the chaos?  It makes me very sad.

I think I will spend the day sitting down wind of the orange tree, enjoying the fragrance and the sunshine.


  1. Filling your space with orange blossoms sounds like a good plan. I'll have to invent my mood brightener on this gloomy day in the PNW.

  2. Inhaling the aroma of orange blossoms sounds like a very good thing for the soul in these troubled times.

    Like Linda I'll have to invent my mood brightener on this gloomy day in the PNW.

  3. I wish I could smell your orange tree, Olga. Take a few whiffs for me here in CO!

  4. I love the smell of orange blossoms so much I planted mock orange plants here. That is as close as I can get. Wish they were blooming.
    The world situation is appalling. If aliens flew over our world now, they would just keep going.
    Those poor people in Japan are in my heart and prayers. Hum, think I need a whiff of orange blossom also.

  5. Olga I just loved the comment you left me today on my site. How I laughed at the end of it! Friends like you are priceless and I of course can not wait to see if I can find that brand of Bra
    I love your name and I have not told anyone yet about the kind of book I am writing but Olga is a character in it.
    Your orange blossoms sound heavenly. I miss having my own home where I had planted so many different trees but never an orange. Wish I had now.

  6. We still have snow on the ground and ice on the pond.


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