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It was one year ago that I started writing this blog. We had just moved into our new home and planted flowers in the garden. Here’s what some of them look like now:

Hydrangea:
hydrangea

A patio pot of pink flowers:
pink

Lily of the Nile:
lily of the nile

Much has happened in this one year of blogging–life events like our ten-year anniversary, the 8th grade graduation of a niece I’ve known and loved from the beginning, the adventure of new friendships and the deepening of old ones, losses, and journeys both internal and external. A full set of seasons passed by, documented sporadically and inadequately on this blog. What has made this experience extra rewarding is the connection with you, Blissful reader–whether I’ve known you for years, or whether we’ve only met through our blogs.

A good friend said so very generously that this is the “most beautiful blog on the net.” I know he’s totally exaggerating, but it pleases me nevertheless because this blog is about taking note of blessings and seeking to live life fully. For me, that entails recognizing and cherishing beauty.

In this season–the same one in which I started this blog a year ago–I often find myself looking out through the windows into the light and color in our garden. Outside, a few fruits are ripening on the dwarf lemon tree. The Japanese maples are flourishing. The hydrangea, alyssum, and lobelia are in full bloom. As the garden matures outdoors, so I hope that Blissful Begonia’s roots will grow deeper and that it will bloom as I continue to blog.

Thank you for a Blissful year of blogging! Let’s hope for many more. 🙂

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I’m not feeling very chatty right now, so I hope you’ll put up with some recent photos.

At a garden shop:
Garden pots

Garden pots

Japanese Maple

At home:
Japanese Maple

Bougainvillea

Pink Flowers

Easter Lily & Oriental Poppy

The weather forecast is for more rain and cold weather, so for now we’re soaking up the sun. Don’t stay away for long, beautiful weather!

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Although my favorite season of all doesn’t officially begin until next week, it’s already unfolding in its luxurious colors, at least in our neighborhood. On this Wednesday, here’s a little bliss from my corner of the world.

Pale yellow roses from my dear husband:
Roses

Tissue-thin petals of the Spanish lavender:
Spanish Lavender

A row of flowering plum trees on the way to the mailboxes.
Flowering Plum

The sharp crimson bark of the new addition to our backyard, an Acer palmatum “Fjellheim” Japanese Maple:
Japanese Maple

Our kitties, caught here in a nose-kiss, relishing the warmer weather:
Kiss-kiss

Have a blissful rest of the week, dear readers!

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Are you on your way?

spring comes early

We’ve planted a few early signs of spring.

early buds

Around our neighborhood, the trees are budding.

still hibernating

Even so, some of us are still hibernating.

Season of warm breezes, flowers, and short-sleeved blouses, are you on your way?

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