......................................................................................................................................................Finding BEAUTY, JOY and CONTENTMENT in my everyday life.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Glimpses of Goodness














It's a beautiful life with glimpses of goodness to be found every day. The Lilly Pillies are now ripening to a gorgeous bright pink and dropping onto the ground. These Australian natives are edible but the variety we have growing in our garden is rather floury and tart to taste with a seed in the middle. I've heard of people making jam from them but I like to just chew on a few when I pass by.

The Jane McGrath rose was released to help support the Jane McGrath Foundation, raising money for supporting breast cancer awareness and assistance. Jane was the beautiful, young wife of an Australian test cricketer who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2008. Yesterday was a special Jane McGrath Foundation day at the 5th Test Cricket game between Australia and England with the signature pink featuring heavily amongst spectators, commentators, sponsors etc. Also the day I took the rose photo above (coincidental) and the day Australia won the Ashes Series 5-0 bringing great excitement to the cricket fans amongst our family.

I'm about to stitch the last piece of grey onto the star blocks of the quilt I've been working on for months. Then I can begin to stitch all the blocks together.

Sneak peak of a book which arrived in the mail together, more to share soon.

Happy mail - a holiday postcard from a friend arrived today. I still love snail mail.    :)


Sharing at Our World Tuesday.


25 comments:

Catherine said...

Those berries are such a beautiful colour. I do love that colouring in book. I bought one for my god daughter as a gift, I really wouldn't mind one for myself too:) Gorgeous postcard, Kingscliff was the beach I would always go to during my childhood.

tinajo said...

LOVE the color of those berries! :-)

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Joop Zand said...

Very good photographed Karen...... well done.

Greetings, Joop

Giga said...

Piękny kolor owoców, a róża wyhodowana na wspaniały cel, jest cudna. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
Beautiful color fruit, and rose bred for a wonderful goal, is lovely. Yours sincerely.

Michelle said...

The color of those berries is so vibrant. You captured it perfectly.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, those berries are just beautiful, Karen!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful glimpses of beauty they are indeed, Karen!! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Thanks for sharing your lovely world with us!!

Jeanne said...

Love those berries, and can't wait to see that lovely finished quilt!

emi said...

gorgeous! thanks for brightening my day! XO

the well-traveled wife ♥

Michelle Bartholomew said...

So excited to see more of your star blocks!

Dirk Rosin said...

great pictures !

geanina said...

Well done, Karen!
Beautiful images!

TheChieftess said...

Lots of pretty glimpses!!!

Barb said...

Your photos are warming my day with the vivid colors. Coming to visit you is a mini-vacation from the cold for me.

Dianne said...

I've never seen the Jane NcGrath rose before ... it's delightful and a reminder of what a lovely ambassador she was of the world of breast-cancer sufferers.

Julie said...

Those berries must look stunning with a tree full of them. Lovely rose - does it smell? Your book looks intriguing to.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Just went outside to double check Julie - only the mildest touch of scent, hardly noticeable. It's quite a small rose bush and the flowers are also small but delightful.

Our Lilly Pilly tree is only about as tall as me yet but quite wide. The berries do stand out beautifully, almost like Christmas.

eileeninmd said...

The berries are such a pretty color. And your rose is gorgeous, lovely images. Have a happy week!

ladyfi said...

What lovely splashes of colour!

Indrani said...

Never seen those kind of pink berries before. They are beautiful.
Great series of shots!

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful snippets of your life again Karen. Always great to visit your blog. Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and healthy 2014.
Marian

Laura said...

beautiful colors!

Linda R said...

Such beautiful photos my friend. And I always love to see your quitting work.

Hugs~

Rachaeldaisy said...

Lovely glimpses of goodness!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

The color of the berries is so vivid. Beautiful. Great series, Karen. I am curious to see a picture of the quilt when it is ready. Greetings, Joke

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