Monday, March 15, 2010

{Life's Speed}

cherry blossoms
{one of my favourite flowers}
In Japan
cherry blossoms are a
metaphor for
life
a brief brilliant blooming
beautiful yet fleeting
*
Here is the test to find
whether or not
your mission on earth is
finished:
If you are alive,
it isn't
{Richard Bach}
*
just something to think about today
as you get caught up in the speed of the day
*

53 comments:

theUngourmet said...

I love cherry blossoms. They are so delicate and pretty! Great thoughts for the day as well! :) Happy Monday!

It's me said...

I 'am doing it slowly today..............hahahahah!! beautiful blossoms !! thank you for the nice comment on my blog today !!

Have a great eve greetz Ria

Yelena R. said...

So gorgeous!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a great quote...and I love cherry blossom trees too...we planted 6 of them to frame our driveaway.

Rubyred said...

What a brilliant quote!Cherry blossoms are so delicate and pretty!
Thank you for your sweet encouraging comments Koralee! You're such a treasure!
Rachel x

Love the Decor! said...

Wonderful food for thought today!!
Have a great week and please stop over and enter my giveaway

Karen said...

Oh so pretty! The street that I travel down to get to the street that I live on is lined with cherry blossom trees. It feels like I am driving (or walking) through cotton candy or fluffy pink clouds and is absolutely breath taking! Thanks for the spring smile this morning, Koralee! :>

Dawn said...

Thank you for these wise words! I will remember them throughout my speedy day:)
(and thank you for your kind words you left on my blog!)
have a wonderful day!!!

Jennifer said...

Hugs to you with a cherry on top sweetie ! Jennifer

becky said...

Im on my lunch break,just had to ask if you have been to Washington DC???If you love cherry Blossoms you would love it there in the Spring.But you would have to get there right on time about early April I think it is they are gorgeoussss just gorgeous lol.Just thought I would leave you this little note about that.

bellaboo said...

LOVE cherry blossoms.I read in the paper today that the Spring flowers are going to be extra spectacular here this year!Thanks for stopping by Koralee.

Bellaboo :o)

Julie Harward said...

That is so true...even more than we know! Love the blossoms too! :D

Kissed by an Angel said...

Cherry blossom is so beautiful!! You are so right about our mission in life and being alive!!
Blessings to you!
xxxx

paige said...

Koralee, Your posts make my day! *HUGS* Paige

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I'm alive and I'm on fire with living it! your post is delightfully thought provoking!

ciao Koralee...you brilliant creature!

carmelina

June said...

Koralee I love this post (well I love all your posts) Your pictures are always breathtaking and your words uplifting. I just love it over here at your place!
hugs

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

How I adore cherry blossom. Cannot wait for our trees to bloom... Your words today are great! How I LOVE coming over to your gorgeous & sweet world, make my day make my day! Your image of the day is sugar sweet. Well, i'm off to get caught in the speed of the evening, speedyyyyyyy me.... however, I always take my time to read, look at and get inspired by your posts. xoxo

Wendy said...

Very true. And I love cherry blossoms too. My cherries are a long way from blooming. Beautiful photography!

ELK said...

blooms that look like art in the mosaic you created..such a soft tone

Martha said...

Can I just say you are a breath of fresh air each and every day!!!! LOVE those pictures and that quote!

Luiza said...

Hello my sweet friend!!!

I love cherry blossom and soon it´s time for them to bloom. That is wonderful!

Remember , I promised you a easter egg?
It´s comming , I just didn´t have time last week!!

Have a nice day.
Hugs/
Luiza

Jacqueline said...

Very profound, Koralee. ...and so very true. XXXX

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Koralee,
How true, something to keep in mind.
Good evening to you
Mimi

Debi said...

Your blog is just beautiful! What a wonderful discovery!
I will add you to my favorites!
xox
Debi

Simply Mel said...

A thought we should carry with us every single second of our day!

Suzie Button said...

I just LOVE cherry blossom trees! Your pictures have brought light and beauty into my day! Suzie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Having a stressful day...I appreciate the happy pictures and thoughts.

LuLu said...

Beautiful thought and image to start a new day, new week. thank you for all the beauty you spread!!
xo,
LuLu

Dragonfly said...

So beautiful! I love cherryblossoms :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AMEN! As long as there is breath in our bodies, let's do something WONDERFUL!!! Anita

Laura Trevey said...

Gorgeous cherry blossoms!!

Debra L. Schubert said...

Cherry Blossoms are magnificent. Our missions are indeed never fulfilled, and that's part of the beauty of being human.

Cherry Blossoms said...

Loving the post and feeling thankful for a lot of things.

Pinecone Camp said...

Lovely post as usual! cherry blossoms are my absolute favourite part of spring.

Elyse said...

hi koralee,

your posts are always such nice "stop and smell the flowers" messages. always wonderful.

xo
elyse

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
Thank you again for a moment of beauty! Cherry blossoms are one of my most favorites, they remind me of Cherry Vanilla icecream~~
XO

Rose said...

Blossom season is my favourite time of year :)

Rose

Maria said...

Hi Koralee! Your photographs are so beautiful... and I love the work you did creating the collage. It's could be framed ~

There are moments in life that are very sweet and tender and some last only moments. What a good reminder to open eyes and hearts ...
to be aware
to cherish them ♥
Blessings to you ~ Maria
~Maria

ps. Koralee, I hope you receive my lil' -thank you- soon... It was sent out on Feb 20 from a Wash D.C. shop. I wonder if the Olympics has had the post office hopping!

Andrea said...

Beautiful!!
Blessings, andrea

Anne Marie said...

that would be great on my morning mug :)

p.s. I totally love the styling you did on the last post with the b/white - so chic!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your cherry blossom images are beautiful. The pastor at our church often uses that quote. I love it.
Blessings,
Marcia

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Koralee, such a beautiful image and food for thoughts for the day! Thankyou so much for sharing the quote with us! Cherry blossoms is one of my favorite flower! have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

paperbird said...

Such a lovely thought and a beautiful image. You are wonderful to share such beauty with us koralee.

Exquisite Accessories said...

Thank you for stopping by & your kind words I so love cherry blossom thanks for the lovley picture, I miss so many flowers living in North east Queensland as it gets so hot here the natives are never as pretty!! Elaine :)

Catherine said...

Such wonderful cherry blossoms! I can hardly wait for my apple blossoms to start. The smells of spring are wonderful aren't they?

Kristin said...

Cherry blossoms are one of my very favorite flowers too. They always put a smile on my face!

*jean* said...

really lovely, koralee!

Torie Jayne said...

So so gorgeous! Have a sweet day!

Mommy of Monkeyshines said...

I am so glad that I stumbled upon your blog! I love it, and am your newest follower! I love cherry blossoms too. Thanks for sharing and brightening my day.

Teresa said...

Ooooh!
Cherry Blossoms!
There's a pair of Cherry Blossom trees at the park where I walk and run!
And when I set out to do an interval of running...I'll say...okay...I'm running til I go under the Cherry Blossom trees!
The PINK PUFFY trees in the distance inspire me! xxooxx ;o)

Laura said...

wow.

Rhondi said...

What a great saying! I love your blog because it is so pretty and simple and it makes me smile!
Hugs, Rhondi

Cashon&Co said...

those blossoms and that quote are truly beautiful. Your sight is such a cheerful place to be!! :)
kellie