Thoreau, Hailstones and A Rainbow

24 Mar

1  This quotation came my way today, courtesy of a fellow blogger, unexpected in common hours. Go and have a look at what she writes . I like the sentiment herein.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

– Henry David Thoreau

2   There were so many short sharp hail showers today that I feared for the little Tete a Tete daffodils but they have survived.

Hail shower in the back garden

Hail shower in the back garden

3  Coming away from the supermarket today (another first since my op, shopping on my own!) there were very dark clouds and suddenly and briefly a rainbow, very bright against the so dark cloud. I was in the car park so pulled over quickly and caught this photo. The next moment it was gone.  Such is the way of rainbows!

Rainbow over the Penryn River

Rainbow over the Penryn River


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15 responses to “Thoreau, Hailstones and A Rainbow

  1. saymber

    March 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    BEAUTIFUL rainbow picture!! LOOOOVE rainbows 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2015 at 10:30 am

      So do I! I loved how the cloud behind it was so dark and highlighted the rainbow colours. 🙂

  2. unexpectedincommonhours

    March 25, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you for the pingback and for sending readers to my blog. Strangely, I got no notice from WordPress of the pingback and was quite surprised, when reading your post, to realize you were referring to me. Many thanks! I hope you are continuing to make a complete recovery from your hip surgery and that all is well. Cheers, Deb

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2015 at 11:24 am

      WordPress aren’t always on the ball these days! However, I am glad you found the ping when you read the post. One of my oldest friends (we rediscovered each other recently) came over to you and loved your blog too.
      I am recovering really well, thank you, moving so much better and free of pain! Yippee!:)

  3. creativityandfamily

    March 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I love rainbows. They always remind remind of God’s promises. Sharon x

  4. ladysighs

    March 25, 2015 at 10:05 am

    So many places to explore with blogging. Never finish. Thanks for that link.

  5. flowerpot

    March 25, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I remember that sense of accomplishment in First Shop on Own. And First Drive on Own! XX

  6. Don

    March 25, 2015 at 9:13 am

    As with rainbows, the trick is to leave or disappear at the appropriate time. They are masters at that. Enjoyed the images, especially of the Daffodils. I didn’t know you’d had your op, Sally. Hope you’re recovering well.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

      I am, thank you! I am feeling brilliant! Every day brings a new small progress and I feel really amazing! It is so good to be free of pain.. 🙂

  7. June Denton

    March 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Hi Sally, another thanks for introducing me to lots of new things and kindred spirits. i followed the link today to ‘unexpected in common hours’ and again there was a half an hour gone reading interesting and thoughtful posts. Each day is like a little invitation to a journey, sometimes of a few seconds and at other times to share a different world experience. Love, June.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 25, 2015 at 9:11 am

      That’s lovely to hear. The world of blogging is fun! I love hearing about other people’s lives around the world, sharing experiences and making friends across the oceans. I love it when others find the same. I hope all is well with you and yours. I’m off today to suss out a venue for a Renewal of Wedding Vows that I’m doing for a lovely couple on 6th April. Love

  8. thewingedwoman

    March 24, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    what an uncommon day! love it!

  9. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    March 24, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Rainbows are the real treasures in our world…

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 25, 2015 at 4:27 am

      I agree. It was there for such a fleeting moment but gave me so much pleasure in that short time. 🙂


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