Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Morning Flower Fantasy


Good Morning, Lovelies!

I brought a lot of shells back from the Virgin Islands and was musing the other day what it would be like if they grew in our back yards among the flowers.



Wouldn't that be wonderful?


You could just watch them grow and then pick some when you wanted to.


Wait a minute.... Maybe this guy is on to something!



Happy Mondays!


Perhaps middle-age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego.
--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

22 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

This is just beautiful. Shells growing on trees and snails who understand the need, the quote to cap it off....

Leah J. Utas said...

What a wonderful idea. The shells fit right in. And that slug looked right at home.

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB thanks for the posies and shells. Mom's favorite thing to do at the beach is look for shells.
She used to find lots of pretty ones. She has 3 completely intact Sand Dollars that she keeps in a covered bowl.
Hugs Madi

Marg said...

That is one terrific idea to grow shells. Who needs the beach?? We have some sand dollars too that are ancient. Love the pictures. Thanks for the smile this morning. Take care.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I love the way your brain works, Betty! ☺ Thanks for the gorgeous flowers and wonderful seashell ideas. Happy Monday!

Old Kitty said...

Oh BB!! Shed these metaphorical shells! Yay!! Love the pics and wise wise words! Thank you! Take care
x

Shelly said...

Love the wisdom of this. Beautiful, glorious pictures!

Susan in the Boonies said...

I love the quote from Anne Morrow Lindbergh (food for thought there!!!) and I love your new header photo, Betty! Happy Monday to you!

The Empress said...

I'm with you. Have you read Dr Christine Northrup's book about growing older? It's an amazing read, abut how ripe we are to grow into our OWN skins now, not so much the reinventing, as the coming home.

Pearl said...

Would love a bouquet of shells!

Pearl

Green Monkey said...

It's an extra special day because the header changed! as silly as that might sound, thats what I tell myself every time you change your header!

and, since I ready your last post, all I want to do is feed the chickens!!! I'm naughty like that.

Thank you for the lovely shell flowers, not so much for the snail.

Love all things Betty!!!

Slamdunk said...

Well said Betty. I have shed some shells myself here.

Thanks for the colors as well.

Brian said...

Now those are so darn pretty!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh I love the combo of the shells and flowers!

jenny_o said...

Flowers and shells - not something we see together, here in our maritime area, but they DO look lovely together. Nature shoulda thought of that :)

Hilary said...

Too cute. Clever, creative you.

Ms. A said...

I definitely think that one shell is on to something!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I wish I could shed my shell and have new, unlined skin underneath.

Daisy said...

The shells and flowers are both lovely today! I love looking at all the patterns on sea shells. Have a great week, Betty. :)

julie fedderson said...

That was beautiful--so amazing how shapes in nature seem to repeat everywhere--even places you don't expect.

Baby Sister said...

That would be an awesome idea!!

Pat Tillett said...

Now that would be an amazing thing!
great pics...