Monday, July 14, 2008

Heart To Heart......

It is the beginning of a brand new week, and what a beautiful Monday we are having! Looking out of my studio window I found myself watching little birds busily about their day, while butterflies flutter around the little white flowers at the window's edge. The air is crisp and warm, the skies a pretty baby blue with puffy marshmallow clouds. What a beautiful gift God has so graciously granted this day.

Receiving an e-mail not so many weeks ago from a very sweet person exclaiming how much she enjoyed Tea Time and Roses. Her words has since stayed with me, as she went on to say she has been thinking of starting a blog for sometime now. But was wondering would she be excepted, or would anyone really enjoy hearing what she had to say. Felt she could never have a place as nice as the wonderful places she often visit. My mind ran back to myself just over a year ago when I was in this place. Oh how I loved visiting all these lovely women and their beautiful blogs. But I could never do this could I? One of the most important lessons learned along the way.... blogging is as individual as you are! That's what makes it so special, and I love that!

We all have unique gifts and talents! There is only one you and that a lone establishes you as a special blogger! I can almost promise you, once you get blogging a whole new world will open up for you! So if you've been on the outside looking in, come on in we are waiting for you!!

The Miracle Of Friendship

There is a miracle called Friendship
that dwells within the heart
and you don't know how it happens
or when it even starts.

But the happiness it brings you
always gives a special lift
and you realize that Friendship
is God's most precious gift.

Jean Kyler McManus




willzmom said...

What a wonderful post, and great encouragement for anyone thinking of starting a blog. Sometimes it gets discouraging-especially when I can't think of anything to write that sounds interesting. I hope you're having a great summer.

Judy Hartman said...

What beautiful photos and such a lovely and true poem!
Please, will you stop by my blog when you get a chance??
Thanks & hugs,

Jan & Tom's Place said...

Lovely post, Beverly!

Thanks for your comment on our birthday party give-away post...but to be entered, you need to tell us your birthdate and favorite cake!! It doesn't matter that your birthday was last month!! You sign up every month til you win!!


YayaOrchid said...

oh, Beverly! You are always so kind and encouraging! It's a good thing I had you to help me when I also felt lost in blogging. Thank you so much for your friendship!

I love the photos you always share!

Mary Isabella said...

As is your way that was such a sweet and encouraging post for your friend. I remember when I started blogging last year how much love you shared with me and how much as I still do I looked to you with so much respect....Love...mary

Silène said...

Thank you for your visit and your comment so nice on my blog. My english is not verry good, but I understand a large part what you write on you post today. You are a present for your friends ! See you soon on blogs. "The best for you" from Belgium

Rose said...

How beautifull is this blog! I like the sweet ambience you are spreading here! I'm not sure it is good english, but I hope you'll understand!
Greetings from Belgium!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a lovely post, and what a great idea to encourage people who read our blogs, but perhaps are not sure if they should start one. My blog looks very different than when I began posting. It has taken on a life of it's own and I so enjoy it. The friendships and wonderful encouragement and inspiration that you receive daily is reason enough to begin a blog. Bev, as always you can say something with so much grace. Karen

Shell said...

Your words are so right, Beverly. I only starting blogging at the end of February. I was unsure myself how it would go. Once you start doing it, you just get inspired and it surely takes on a life on it's own.

Becky K. said...

Blogging is time consuming but fun.
I have made such special blog friends.
Thanks for investing the time to create such a peaceful online place to visit.
Becky K.

Britt-Arnhild said...

And blogging makes our talen blossom, just like the lovely flowers you show.

Gardengirl said...

Hi Beverly. I love the friendship poem and the photo's. Your beautiful blog takes my breath away every time I come to visit and I always leave feeling so inspired.

Shabby Addict said...

Such an inspiring post and a very uplifting poem! I always feel good after visiting your blog! Thank you!

Ragged Roses said...

Hello Beverly
How lovely to hear from you again, thanks for your comments. This is such a lovely warm post and I remember feeling just like that person when I first started blogging. The generosity and warmth of fellow bloggers is just wonderful

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What an encouraging post. I too, have enjoyed your blog and am now coming out to introduce myself. I'm happy to meet you!
Enjoy your day!

Simply Heart And Home said...


What a lovely post! I hope your friend does start blogging. Please let us all know her website so we can stop by and welcome her.

Have a wonderful weekend.


KJ said...

THIS IS SO TRUE, BEVERLY! One year ago, I really had no map going into blogging. By faith, I knew I was going somewhere and that everything I loved and cherished was on board.

I really believe that we need to be ourselves without apology. God isn't apologizing for who He made us to be. As long as we're living in a way that glorifies Him, He is applauding. Only one person can represent me or Beverly or that dear new blogger.

I am aware that no everyone has my taste or even "gets" me for that matter. It's okay. We just need to be ourselves.

By the way, that first bloom on your blog just about knocked my socks off! Incredible! I am assuming that this is from your own gorgeous garden!

Hugfully, KJ

Tea Time and Roses said...

Karen thank you for your beautiful thoughts on blogging...thank you so much. I am afraid I cannot take credit for that incredibly beautiful dahlia. Honey and I love taking photos of lovely flowers especially roses. We will sometimes take a whole afternoon looking for beautiful blooms to photograph, and many of them come from our inner court garden! This lovely dahlia I found at a very sweet site that offers a few free images of is so grand, absolutely breathtaking!



Lisa said...

Always such beautiful photos! Oh, I meant to let you know that I loved that last post so much, I went in search of that lace book. I found it after "googling" it and can't wait for it's arrival.

I love to see projects like that, they're so inspirational. Thanks for the book review!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful post Beverly! I would encourage your writer to start a blog...we all have something wonderful to contribute in this crazy life...

Carrie said...

What a beautiful post...I always enjoy stopping at your blog. It is like a breath of fresh air.
Thanks for your recent visit and message on my blog.

Judy Hartman said...

Thank you for your comment, Beverly! You have a lovely weekend, too!

Wild Rose said...

What wonderful words of encouragement to anyone who is looking in from the outside and thinking about writing their own blog.

Such a beautiful poem about friendship too ~ have a great week Beverly.

Marie x

clara said...

So true, every blog space is special
and unique in its own way. Great advice! Have a good week, my friend!

Sandy said...

Hi Beverly,
Fabulous post as always! You are so right and when I catch myself comparing myself to other blogs I
will remember your WISE words!
Hope you have a fabulous week.
Sandy ;)

Daisy Cottage said...

Dear Beverly, how VERY sweet of you to be so encouraging and helpful to a new blogger! But then you ARE a sweetheart and you have such a caring soul that it is only fitting that you would be. I remember the day that I found you and your blog - I was so happy that I did!
Daisy Cottage