I found myself wandering around my yard today, taking photos of all my 
(what I call) 
"Little People"

I lost a friend this week to Cancer... that horrible disease that takes so many people before they are able to get old...
Being outside, close to Nature gave me a bit of peace. It's not easy hearing about a friend loosing her battle with cancer.  She fought so hard to recover from two brain surgeries in  two years.  I think the surgeries were more painful than the cancer.  Makes me think hard about what I might do, or not do, if I were ever to have cancer diagnosed?  The so called cure is worse sometimes than the cancer.

 This little lady greets all who enter my driveway.

 This bunny was the first ornament I put in my yard when I first moved in.  Found it at a garage sale for all of .25 cents.  

 Many of my plants are blooming and the colors are uplifting somehow.

 My fountain, a gift from my Niece,   I've kept in the house   not wanting the weather and rain water with it's minerals to clog it. 
 Purple Shamrock blooming.

 This little guy is romping through the Wandering Jew and the Green Shamrocks.

 Can you see the Lizard on the right wing of this little guy?

 My little Angel sitting with a bird in hand and a Hibiscus at her feet.

 The warm sun felt wonderful today.. I needed it to help me come out of the fog I've been in since my friend Dana died... Much too soon.
I know my sister is feeling sad today.  Wish I could be with her to offer a bit of comfort.  She and Dana went to High School together and remained friends for over 40 years.


 My special Angel.  She sits on my back deck just outside the kitchen window.

 The little fat piggie...  is so heavy!

Little birds scratching in the pot full of Chives. 
I lost a friend this week.. Cancer is ugly and no one should suffer like that.
This one is for you "Dana"

I'm joining  "Rebecca Ersfeld @Vintage Living

Studio Sunday

Outdoor Wednesday



Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend, they only thing we can do is keep our eyes on Him:)


Granny said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Dana lost her battle with cancer. I'll be praying for her friends and family.

Thank you for the tour of your lovely yard. I'm still waiting for spring to arrive. The high yesterday was 36º here.

I mailed your package on Friday.

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry, that you lost your friend and will miss her dearly. I pray you will find strength in the strength she showed and you will find peace in her memory.
Thank you for joining me today

From The Heart said...

I am so sorry about your friend..cancer is such a horrible disease.But comfort yourself with the thought that her pain is over, and she is in a better place.
Your yard is absolutely gorgeous!
I love all the "little things".
God Bless!I will remember you, your sister and Your friend's family in my prayers.

Kate said...

Sorry to hear of your loss...your music and the peaceful tour of your garden are lovely...

Donnie said...

There is never enough words when a friend is lost especially so soon. I enjoyed walking through your garden with you and just listening.

Pamela Gordon said...

I am sorry for the loss of your friend this week. You have a lot of sweet garden creatures. Blessings, Pamela

Sherry said...

I am sorry to hear that you lost a friend to cancer. I lost my dear friend who was also named Dana to cancer almost 6 years ago. I still miss her but time in the garden enjoying God's creation helps with the healing and brings me peace. Your garden friends are wonderful, thanks for introducing us to them.

Maggie said...

It is always sad when we lose a friend or loved one to this dreadful disease, I hope that you found peace and solace in your garden.
It is a lovely place and you have some adorable "little people" living in it.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful yard. I love the little bunny in the wandering jew.
I am so sorry about your friend. Cancer is such a horrible disease.I'm glad you could find peace enjoying some of the beautiful creations God gives us.

Candy said...

A magical garden comes to life with whimsical creatures.
Garden Blessings ;-)