14 July 2013

Weekends In Heaven . . .

. . . weekends is taking long walks down heaven . . .

. . . holding the Hoyas and marvelling at their beauty
and telling them I truly miss their singing . . .

. . . telling Poinsettia that its OK not to struggle with her red leaves.
That I will always love her in all her colors!

. . . and caressing Mandevilla
dancing to the heat and sudden rains . . .

. . . of blowing kisses to Chicky, our chico tree,
 and thanking her for sheltering the birds . . .

. . . and also for Yvon, the avocado tree,
for another great harvest this year . . .

. . . hmmm, where is that guacamole recipe of Denise? . . .

. . . of waving to Petrocelli on the roof
and wishing him a sound nap after lunch . . .

. . . and for my Sweepy and Babur
sleeping while I read the papers
and scan the pages absentmindedly . . .

Weekends are for relaxing
and staying grounded
and breathing deep and long
and not go with any schedule . . .
and capturing my stories
and making do with a camera phone . . . .
. . . of releasing multiple data in my brain
and waiting for the whir of life to stop and pause
and for me to understand the confusion and chaos
of a topsy-turvy week, 
and the magic that it holds
and the promise of a breather from the madness . . .

How was yours?


10 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Lui, I am sure I've not seen an avocado that large! They are one of my favorite treats, and I absolutely love guacamole.

I have a poinsettia that refuses to stop producing red leaves. I've never been successful getting one to re bloom, but this one does not want to quit! It's so strange, since about the only time you see red poinsettias here, is Christmas.

It looks like you're having a wonderful summer. Of course I love the photo of "my" sweet big guy!

Sending all of you big hugs. xo.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my friend, this is a wonderful week in heaven though sounds like a very busy one. I hope your weekend is more relaxing for you.

Our weekend has been quiet but very nice. We went for a walk today and finished off by getting an ice-cream sundae ;) One step forward, two steps back ;)))

cats of wildcat woods said...

Looks like a restful weekend with your animals and lots of lovely plants!

you-wee because said...

Great to see your're still in heaven, Lui. And your dogs are still snoring... ;-)

I wish we could have an avocado tree here in Germany as well, but this doesn't work properly...

Regards from Germany, Uwe.

Gattina said...

Gorgeous pictures ! I love the cat of course !

january said...

will those poinsettia's produce red leaves again during the "ber" months?

Lui said...

Elna, not sure if it will because that is the first poinsettia we have ;-(

you-wee because said...

Ah, I see...
...you are still in heaven, Lui!

And I'm going to take a break from "blogging business" for a while.

Take care on you and your loved ones!

Have a great time,
Uwe.

The Artful Diva said...

Hmmm avocados - time to make some guacamole!

Viola said...

Haha! Great fun to see Petrocelli again! =)
Lovely photos, and especially I like the first one with the rain drops!
What a great avocado! It's healthy and tasteful!

And so cosy with you sitting reading the papers with Sweepy and Babur having a nap.. :))