Friday, September 12, 2008

Blissful Friday...

We went to the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum today and got lost in the bliss puffs of the dhalia's in full bloom. It was a wonderful end to a trying week. Seems like I've heard from so many people that this week was a rough one between parents and children. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the new school year starting, new schedules and all the adjusting that entails. I got into a major funk, which is absolutely no fun. However, it does always make me re-evaluate things and check in to see if I'm living my best life. There will be some adjustments made as we head into fall and that leads into the long winter that we have here in Minnesota. It's really only been a few months really since our last snow in May this year. Sigh. I plan to better my parenting, there's always room for improvement there. Hope to enjoy the harvest and get my kids eating better. I also hope to make a lot more art on a personal level. Try to document things a bit more deeply. With all that said, today I was truly able to stop and smell the flowers and discover the artistry of the plant world. Enjoy the plethora of pictures. Ahh......






















19 comments:

Debbie said...

Kari what Beautiful pictures. I love the flowers, your kids are adorable. Come over to my blog, have a Tea Party all weekend for my 100th Post.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Love,

Debxx

Dawn said...

Okay...you have convinced me! I need some dahlias in my garden next year!
:o)

Your littles are the cutest!

Vickie said...

Beautiful flowers and the two little pixies are absolutely adorable :D Say, I'm having a little drawing and I would love to have you stop by if you can.

Sadie Lou said...

Fun Fun Fun!!
Look at those sweet children!!
~Sadie Lou

Trish said...

beautiful pics!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh! Dahlias are my FAVORITE! Lovely pics, such happy children! Thanks a million for sharing!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

the flowers are fabulous!! i LOVE the pics of the kiddos!!! so sweet!! Hope you have a really wonderful day!! Hugs! Britt :-)

Kristin said...

Beautiful flower shots. Your camera is fantastic!! I wanted to find you when you came to Carlsbad, I was right next door in Oceanside! We just moved out to the country now...Fallbrook, CA. Love your blog!
Kristin

Nancy York said...

The photo of the children by the chives in bloom is just so sweet.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Kari! Beautiful beautiful pics!! I'm especially fond of those adorable kids!

I posted about the Ice Cream Sign I purchased from you a few months ago, so pop over to my blog for a look!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Gail said...

It is quite an adjustment when the kiddos go back tos school, isn't it?
Love your pics and your children are angelic!
Hope you have a peaceful Sunday...
Cheers,
Gail

AwtemNymf said...

Wow- those flowers! Gorgeous pictures!

linda said...

wow - I MUST plant dahlias next year!! yours are gorgeous and your colors are what I like best, the pinks and fushias with the yellows...well, all of the really :)

cute kids too !

come to my sunday stroll and see what's happening in my garden...no pretty dahlias but some wonderful roses.

Terri said...

Beautiful!
I have hesitated planting dahlias because you have to dig them up, but they are so lovely maybe it's worth the work!

karyn said...

I just found your blog and it is sooo lovely!

Dianne said...

What a gorgeous place! I love those big dahlias. Your photos are so colorful too.
The child look like they enjoyed their visit too. If you come to the Philly area, you'll have to go to Longwood Gardens.

pink4u said...

Simply Awesome.......

Joanie :)

Bonnie said...

Kari your photographs are amazing! I love the one of the reflection of you in the dew drop-that is amazing!! And the one of your kids together with the flowers. Simply beautiful!

Laume said...

Dahlias - I have GOT to plant more dahlias. Gorgeous!!!!
That photo of Lowell and Chloe together is just precious.
The photo of the fountain would be a great one to add to the Shades of Inspiration pool for moss green week, which ends today.