Favorite Things and This and That

Magnolia Tree in Bloom

note: Blog Hop every Monday ^_^

Welcome to our blog where we view life from the eyes of an artist soul and explore how creativity enhances the inner spirit.

Having been busy preparing for an art display in a gallery for the summer season, I have neglected writing about more of 'enhancing the spirit' through creativity. Hoping to write more soon.

In the meantime, today's post is for Thursday and we are linked to very creative blogs yet each unique in their style. Favorite Things Thursday and This and That. Have been out and about looking for Spring photos and the above is a marvelous one that didn't get edited very properly; yet the effect is there. The photo below is of an outdoor yard decoration that is fascinating to me as it glows in the dark and is rather magical. It decorates the crush stone area below my deck which leads to a rather small grass yard area.

The good news to share with you ~ My brother is home from the hospital and is on the mend. Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. They are working. Enjoy the week.

Hugs and namaste,


We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day ~ especially, ArtMuse Dog ^_^

Come by on Monday for our blog hop, Magical Monday Meme for anyone who is the least bit creative. Share what you are creating from crafts, needlework, photos, paintings, whatever you might be creating. It is all magic.

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.' (Louise Driscoll)


  1. That tree is very, very beautiful! Wow! :) I'm enjoying alot of the flowering trees around here and enjoy walking through the neighborhoods to see what kind of yard decor is on display. :)

  2. Good news about your brother! :)
    Love the magnolia tree and that globe is striking. And t glows in the dark--wow!
    Hope you've having a great week. :)

  3. Oh that piece of art work is gorgeous.

  4. Nice pictures Carol!!

    Hope your day is blessed♥

  5. I am happy to hear about your brother! Hoping he stays on the mend. Love your photos!

  6. Beautiful picture and quote, something to think about!

    Magnolia is probably one of the oldest plant genera on the planet.

  7. Hi!
    Beautiful tree and love your yard decoration. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  8. That is beautiful and so glad your brother is doing better.

  9. Glad to hear good news about your brother.... and the yard decoration is very beautiful.


  10. all our trees have lost their blooms and are budding away now. Glad to hear your brother is better

  11. I love magnolias and they are gorgeous with our autumn coming on here in New Zealand.

  12. Gorgeous I bet it smells sweet too. Happy news about your brother too. xo Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy! Be Well


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