Monday, January 25, 2010

Finding Comfort



We've had a long haul this past year with health issues for all of us, Rob's car accident and the injuries, E's heart problems and the long battle getting rid of the cancer on his head, his balance problems, the kids with the baby issue which has been successfully resolved and my fight to lose weight to lower my soaring blood pressure. We have dealt with these and have found comfort from each other and from our friends. And I love that word, comfort.



With the economy in the pits, the wars and now the destruction in Haiti, it is often hard to find comfort in our daily lives. I have started a quest this year to do my 365 book a bit differently. I will pick one word a month (Jan.'s word is Exhilaration)and take photographs during that month that, to me, portray that word. I have chosen the word "COMFORT" for Feb.



We had a couple of horrible frosts here in Paradise at the start of this month causing lots of destruction for the citrus farmers and our garden is only a smidgen of what the cold brought yet, out of the dead or dead looking plants, yesterday I found our camellia bush breaking out in a glorious array in the midst of several brown and saggy plants and our roses in wanton disregard of the sad fate of many of our other plants.


Out of this, I take comfort.




I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

6 comments:

Janet M said...

Wonderful post Jules on every part of it. I think you found a good word for Feb and I'm looking forward to seeing your project.

Amy said...

the flowers are beautiful Jules, I know I am always so excited come early spring to find out what made it through the winter! Great word for Feb.... something we all seek...

altar ego said...

Wow, Jules, what a great post! I like the idea of choosing a word for the month, and Janet is right, comfort is great for Feb! Love the camelia.

Beth said...

Stunning picture of the flowers, will definitely make my day. Keep posting. Iflorist.co.uk

Pam in Moncton said...

wonderful idea, Jules. And beautiful flowers.
Pam

rebecca lucille said...

Love the post Jules! Just so you know... even tho we haven't seen each other in what seems like forever, I take comfort in your friendship...
love you!