Through a Wet Window, A Sand-dollar and Sakura

10 Apr

1    We have rain today and our Spring flowers, Miniature Daffodils and Grape Hyacinths, look beautiful through the rainy window pane.

Tete a Tete through a rainy window

Tete a Tete through a rainy window

2     Doing a bit of Spring cleaning today, I came upon this lovely little sand-dollar on a top shelf. It’s over 30 years since our first visit to America to see my brother and we discovered the delicacy of sand-dollars on the beach near Savannah.


Savannah Sand Dollar, only 3 cms across

Savannah Sand Dollar, only 3 cms across

3   Our perpetual travel diary tells us that today is when the Japanese celebrate their spectacular Cherry Blossom, Sakura.    A bit of research shows me that the cherry blossom season last for some weeks but I wanted to share the beautiful poem that is on our calendar today.

From the deep hearts’ core
Of the spring serenity,
Splendid, resplendent,
A perfume has arisen –
The mountain cherry blossoms!

 Kamo no Mabuchi, poet
24 April 1697 – 27 November 1769

Wishing all my Japanese readers a beautiful and sensuous Cherry Blossom season.


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16 responses to “Through a Wet Window, A Sand-dollar and Sakura

  1. Kathleen Richardson

    April 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Loving the photo of the flowers with the rivulets of rain on the window pane, Sally.

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    April 11, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I love the rain drizzling down the pane it’s a gorgeous effect 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you very much for choosing my blog as one of those for the Daily Prompt. Much appreciated! 🙂


    April 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I love the rain on the window!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks – it intrigued me too, the way the colours were still so vivid. Thank you so much for calling in and choosing to follow – much appreciated. 🙂

  4. Don

    April 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Love the poem. I have always wanted to visit Japan during this time. I’m going to do it one day.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 11, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Beautiful, isn’t it? Japan is now on my list too! 🙂

  5. shazzagirl70

    April 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Oh Savannah what a really beautiful place. I was there just over 10 years ago and absolutely fell in love with the place. If you took the cars away the streetscape looked so very very old (well that’s coming from an Australian when our history is rather new 🙂

  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 11, 2013 at 1:35 am

    love the rain …makes me slow down…probably be here tomorrow…from what the weatherman says…

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Yes, more rain – but photographic opportunities! 🙂

  7. unexpectedincommonhours

    April 10, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Love the photo taken through the window! And how did you keep a sand dollar for so many years? I’m afraid I would have broken it. Great post!

  8. Hudson Howl

    April 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Any attempt at distorting reality, to see a new – you just know I’ll like it.

    Partial to sand dollars as well. A 30 year old one -wow, you take care of your ‘shtufffs’, fragile at best is a good description for some kinds. I seldom keep them anymore, though I do like to find them. If on the beach and long deceased its fair game I suppose. I did bring one home with me this past trip (besides the knife-fork monster), am sure it will factor in to post.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      I really hoped you would like this one! The distortion really pleased me and I’ll be trying more, especially since it’s going to keep raining!
      Hope the cutlery is settling down….
      All the best 🙂

  9. Talk to me...I'm your Mother

    April 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Love sand dollars. Each time I find one I feel as if nature has deliver a special gift to me.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Oh, yes! I know just what you mean. 🙂


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