Thursday, March 25, 2010

J is for ...


The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see; and to see, we have only to look.  ~Fra. Giovanni

Look for JOY today.  Keep searching until you find it! 

Just so you know I haven't abandoned my herb and flower theme ...

J is also for Jasmine, Jonquil, and Jack in the Pulpit!

And if you are curious as to why today's Alphabe-Thursday post is so short and sweet ... the sign posted by my front door these days:

To Whom It May Concern:
It is springtime.
I am in the garden. 

Now if I could just figure out how to make a cute blog little button for that ...

p.s. Someone asked about online herbal information-  is my favorite source.
       Someone else asked where I buy herbs-  I love

Mountain Rose Herbs. A Herbs, Health and Harmony C !

And now ... back to the garden, where I always find Joy! 

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  1. It's too early here for the garden but I can't wait until it gets planted. First thing we get to harvest are green beans. There's nothing like fresh out of the garden.

  2. sometimes...short and sweet is all you need :)
    go get your hands dirty...LOL :)

  3. I really, really, REALLY need to get my garden started. In case you didn't catch that: REALLY. :-)

  4. That was more J flowers than I knew about.

  5. Joy is the perfect choice for J! Isn't it funny what different things bring joy to different people. I love gardens, but I have a black thumb! I wouldn't want to harm those innocent, beautiful plants :) Glad you enjoyed the post, hope it got you "jazzed" to work in the garden today (sorry, couldn't resist) Kathy

  6. Joy is one of my favorite words. It just sounds happy. Like you, I'm in my garden these days. That definitely brings me joy!

  7. What a joy that you stopped lead me to this joyous post! Great tips too on the herb resource...thanks!

  8. You are so fortunate to have found something that you're passionate about and it brings you JOY!

  9. I'm so happy you are in your garden.

    Mine is fragrant right now with orange blossoms and the scent of jasmine on the gentle breeze.

    Thank you for sharing your joy with us on Alphabe-Thursday!

    Happy J day!


  10. Thanks for sharing where you get more info on herbs. I love growing herbs, so I'll have to go check out both those places. I don't blame you for being in the garden. We had another snow this past week, but i'm hoping it's finally over. I want to get out there and do some garden clean up before Easter!

  11. Joy...simple...what more do we need than that...maybe a little love:-) Thanks for visiting my post..."Grace" and blessings...

  12. have a joyous day in the garden!!!

  13. I find joy in the garden too so I hear you loud and clear! Have fun.....

  14. Glad you're enjoying precious days in your garden. Thank you for the reminder to find joy. I love jasmine and think jonquil's and crocuses mean spring.

  15. Short and sweet is sometimes just right - after all the spring flowers that we love last such a short and sweet time!

  16. Joy is a wonderful part of life. Thanks for stopping by the other day and visiting.. I hope you come again..


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