Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting away from it all...

... to a place where the fairy rose flowers, where Alice has her cabin,
where frogs abound.
Where vibrant autumn planting cheers the eye,
and beds are provided for weary wanderers.
A place of Asian temples,
inquisitive animals,

and half-hidden waterlife.
Where the lotus blooms,
and forms its incredible seed pods.
Where red, pink, purple and orange keep the summer alive,
and a tiny duckling is rescued from a crack in the rocky bank.
Where water flows,
and yes, the frogs still hide!
We had a lovely Saturday visit, and I'll tell you more about it tomorrow.
Thanks so much for all your kind wishes. My mum is well-cared-for and waiting for a place in a hospital that will give her the best support for her pain. The dog is indeed very unwell but we can afford treatment which may significantly improve her quality of life. So it's a reserved thumbs-up down here, with a lot of gratitude for a lovely weekend, a loving family and a very beautiful place to live.


Serenata said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely weekend Floss, you certainly needed it and deserved it! Gorgeous wildlife and flowers - what a fantastic place to visit.

Will continue holding you all in my prayers.

Rubyred said...

What a wonderful place Floss! Magical springs to mind!Sending best wishes for your mum and your poorly dog too!
Rachel x

Elizabethd said...

Floss, your weekend sounds idyllic, I'm so glad it was a happy one for you all.

Unknown said...

Sending you all my love Floss. That wonderful place looks like just the right tonic for you! Susie xx

A Bun Can Dance said...

It sounds as though your lovely weekend was very much needed and gave you a good tonic, Floss. Glad to hear things are moving in the right direction for your Mum. And I've got everything crossed that the dog's treatment goes well too.
I love Alice's house by the way :-)
Have a good week,
Denise x

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased that you can reservedly point your thumbs in a positive direction. My prayers are with you and your loved ones.xx

Lululiz said...

Where is this beautiful place?
What a wonderful family outing you have had. The photographs are lovely and I can't wait to hear more about it all tomorrow.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

It sounds like you have had a beautiful weekend! Lots of love and prayers to you and your dear family.

Heidi said...

I'm so glad your Mom is going to a place where she will be well cared for. My poor Mom's nurse is getting a little crabby (me) I'm off to get a cup of coffee alone today and a few items at the store for a little recharge. I love her to bits it's just alot of remebering all the things to do and when to do them!
Thanks for the lovely photos they were a real lift!

Lorrie said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. Restful, restorative weekends are the best.

Jane and Chris said...

Hi Floss!
When things seem to be going wrong it always seems best to stop ,take a breather, and think about the good things, how truly blessed we really are.
Jane x

Betty said...

ohhh - I want to be Alice and live in that little cabin where frogs are my neighbours and tiny black ducklings hide in cracked walls!... your cheery post when you clearly have many worries made me immediately think of that song 'look on the bright side of life'. xxx

Princess and the Pea said...

That looks lovely, where is it? We're in Scotland for a week from Thursday. A night in Glasgow, 3 nights at a lighthouse in Gairloch and then a night in Edinburgh. Can't wait!

Sorry to hear about your mum and the dog. I hope everyone is feeling more comfortable soon. I'll be thinking of you.


Beck said...

Gorgeous photo's Floss! Love the frogs & duckling & flowers. Thinking of you and your loved one's, take care beautiful xo

Pom Pom said...

How I love Alice's wee house! What gorgeous and FUN photos, Floss!

Josie-Mary said...

What lovely photo's - sorry to hear about your mum & dog, I've missed a few posts. Hope things get better soon x

A garden just outside Venice said...

Hello there, I'm trying to catch up with everyone after a few days away, I'm so sorry to hear about your sad news, I hope doctors will be able to give your mum some relief.
Hugs to you and your family.
A cuddle to poor Raja from me

A Thrifty Mrs said...

That looks like a lovely place to visit.
Best wishes coming from my way.

Sarah said...

It sounds like you needed a good trip out. I hope things improve on all fronts. x