Lupin, Camellia and Living Well

22 Apr

1    They had just finished watering at the garden centre and the lupin leaves were holding onto the droplets as lupins are inclined to do.

Lupin leaf with water droplets

Lupin leaf with water droplets



2    This white camellia is very beautiful.


White Camellia

3   I love these words and just though I’d share them with you!

“You’ve gotta’ dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
(And speak from the heart to be heard.)”

They were spoken by William W. Purkey, a man who received many accolades for his outstanding teaching.  He used to end speeches with this poem. I wish I had known it when I was teaching – I would have followed his example and closed my classes with it too!


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15 responses to “Lupin, Camellia and Living Well

  1. shazzagirl70

    April 29, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Oh there is nothing prettier than a pure white camelia. Hope you are having a good day Sally xxx

  2. elleturner4

    April 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I love lupins and the water that gathers in them! 🙂

  3. Patty B

    April 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I should make your blog the first one I open in the morning, you are always inspiring and share such wonderful pictures to bring us all smiles and blessings. Thank you! Patty

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      What a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much. I am delighted that my simple things please you as much as they please me. The world is so full of beauty! 🙂

      • Patty B

        April 24, 2013 at 12:03 am

        As you have you have shown us, beauty is all around us all we need to do is to look!

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    One of my favorites…and the Lupin leaves were gorgeus!

  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    April 23, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I love hiking in my nearby mountains where lupines thrive in abundance. I have become very fond of getting into the mountain meadows and seeing the lupines bloom…love your lupin photos.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      I didn’t realise that lupins grew so freely in meadows! I have only seen them in gardens. I bet they are very lovely when growing freely. I’d love to see that. 🙂

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    April 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Speak from the heart to be heard : yup, I get that one …!

    Happy day to you, Sally 🙂

    I love the magnification.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      I loved the last line the best too. Happy day to you too. 🙂

  7. fearlessanalyst

    April 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Almost brought a tear to me eye!


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