Friday, June 24, 2011



"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou are more lovely and more temperate."
- William Shakespeare

This week a friend of mine talked about how the difficult times in life prepare us to really take in the goodness when it finally comes along. Perhaps that is why when you see dazzling summer flowers in unexpected places you just want to take a moment to stand there in that display of life's brilliant sunshine - a whole world of hope lives right there within those petals... just look closely and pause for even just a minute... take in the simple goodness. I promise you will be glad you did...

Wishing you a beautiful weekend of sunshine in unexpected places...

Summer Alley


d e l i g h t said...

A beautiful message and one I really needed at this moment! You are truly simply inspired!

Christina said...

thank you for this my friend. thank you.
so beautiful.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Lovely message and lovely photos!!

Anonymous said...

so lovely
love, melinda

Birdie said...

Karen, wishing you beautiful sunny days with lots of unexpected joys as well! I love the hibiscus flower, I so love hibiscus. My grandmother had a tree tall one, all pink, then my mom took care of it and for many years it brought lots of joys into our lives, it would bloom every year ... I was always hoping I'll continue to take care of it one day in my own place ... but few years ago it died. My mom tried to save it but in vain ... So I have my little one ... and oh I so hope it will grow and bloom one day ... :-) you always bring so many joyful memories up for me ... thank you! much love!

About Me

My photo
I have always been inspired by my Grandfather's particular generosity and encouragement, along with his love for others and nature. His spirit lives on, and the influence is quietly with me as I write and share. This is my small offering that I pray will bless others and allow them to become Simply Inspired. warmly, karen -xok.
Each day provides its own gifts.

- Marcus Aurelius

Thank you for visiting with me here...welcome.

please be courteous

Unless otherwise indicated, the photos and writings are by Karen Holmes. You may link; however, the material on this blog is copyrighted and requires consent for duplication. For permission to use information from this site, please contact Karen Holmes via email. Thank you for your consideration.