18/15: happy fourth blogging anniversary to me!

A little note appeared from WordPress, wishing me happy blogging anniversary. Four years of blogging. This probably explains my slightly depleted enthusiasm, but things go in cycles.

I have updated my “about me” page, which I thought I would share as a post, to welcome the fifth year of blogging.

Welcome to the new look princess prattles! I believe that a blog is in an evolutionary state, allowing it to change with the times and the needs of the author. Hopefully the readers will like these alterations.

Early on, this blog, princessprattles.com, focussed on two things I love – my garden and my cats.

peach roses offset by an azure sky

Nowadays it covers all things creative, a less limiting catchphrase.

I can still include cats, since they can fall into the category of photography.

zorro reclines gracefully

I love being resourceful and recycling in all my creative pursuits. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section.

looks lovely now

In 2012 I was a successful participant in Project 365, managing to post every day of the 366 available. My garden thanks me for the effort!

2013 saw me minimise the commitment to once a week, and since 2014 I have been blogging when the urge takes me, instead of utilising a specific schedule. Posts are numbered numerically rather than by week, because sometimes there may be a few in quick succession. Stay tuned!

March Quote

Comments and feedback are welcome.  Thank you for stopping by to share my journey.

Sandi, the crafty princess.

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5/15: lilies for a lost loved one

Symbolically, lilies have been used at funerals to represent the restored innocence of the departed soul. Though there was no actual funeral for my dear departed friend, my blooming lilies give pause for thought. Funerals aren’t actually for the deceased, but for the living who are left behind. Without some sort of memorial service, there seems to be a lack of closure, and we are left to deal with our grief in different ways.

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40/14: more pretty flowers in regional france

flowers in France

Going on walks is always a good way to see Nature at her best. Beautiful flowers always bring a smile to my face.

Even weeds can look attractive in their symmetry, such as dandelions, as long as they’re not in my garden!

dandelions

spherical dandelion

spherical dandelion

hibiscus

hibiscus

At night under the streetlight they create a lovely contrast.

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And in the morning, as the sun rises, we see a silhouette of stems.

sunrise silhouette

38/14: flower photography in france

Whilst holidaying in France, there is no reason why you still can’t be creative. I have managed photography, Calligraphy, and soon I plan to do some sketching.

  Allow me to share a couple of shots taken around  Argenton-sur-Creuse.

pretty potted garden

pretty potted garden

 

flowers along the Creuse beyond the bridge

flowers along the Creuse beyond the bridge