Botanic Gardens

November 14, 2022

Change Therapy

Following on from the last Mindfulness Walk in collaboration with Get2gether, we chose Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens as the idea location for our Walk in September 2022.

This fabulous place is very popular for locals and tourists alike, and has so much space to walk around in, with plenty of benches for the weary traveller too.

The massive greenhouses that hold hundreds of species of plants from around the world were closed for maintenance when we visited, yet we found that everything around us in nature was plentiful and free. Some fortunate couples choose this location to get married at, and it is plainly obvious that there are few spots on the planet that can match the backdrop here.

On many of the plants, trees and shrubs, there is a plaque or sign which gives more information on the species. I have included a couple here that we found early…

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My St. George Garden: Getting Shady

October 9, 2022

“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us,
seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates,
certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

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Hi Sarah

Thanks for the follow (+ the ‘likes'(s)
Happy blogging/writing and all the best with your blog
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“It always seems impossible…
until it gets done!”
– Nelson Mandela
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You CAN…if you THINK you can

“Put your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you…always.”

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today
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The St. George View

I’m working on my desert garden, suspending fabric—starting with split hammock fabric stretched between shepherds crooks–over my container garden. I’ve created said container garden using bricks and soil imported in bags from Home Depot.

It now looks like a curtain in a Moroccan tent. It gives things a boho chic feel, but that’s really due to lack of funds—leading to repurposing—and the desperate need for shade.

As for the lights, they are to add romance and beauty at night, creating a small Disneyesque tableau. I love to landscape and garden, always have.

Gardening in St. George, when the temperature is on a summer-long three-digit jag, is no mean feat. It’s literally 118 degrees some days, so hot you wonder if the world’s going to end and you should put your affairs in order.

I kid. By twilight it cools down and things get mysterious as drunken bats weave across the…

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“To thine own self be true…”

September 20, 2022

«To thine own self be true…»

-William (“Willy-boy”) Shakespeare

To thine own self be true

To thine own self be true — BooKs by cRaig loCk

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Resilient young brains — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury

September 14, 2022

Frugal Fall

September 5, 2022

The thrifty-momcom

I originally posted this last fall, but as it is September already (even though the 85-degree high of yesterday would like you to think otherwise) and the fall merchandise is flooding through the stores I figured it would be an appropriate re-blog. So, in case you missed it last year, please enjoy my tips for enjoying a frugal fall.

I may as well admit that I am on the ‘Pumpkin Spice Bandwagon’. I have always LOVED fall. I love the cooler weather, I love the crisp mornings, I love the changing colors of the leaves, I love the smell. I also love all the things that can add up and cost you a bundle! I mean who can resist heirloom pumpkins, mum bushes, cozy sweaters, fall leaf inspired decorations, and apple everything!? Read on and I will share with you my tips for fabricating your fall festival and still saving…

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Beauty

August 25, 2022

santable

The flowers have a beautiful rose,
its beauty is protected by thorns.
Life has games,
its beauty is shown by emotions.
Speech has motivation,
its beauty is decorated by words.
Nature has actions,
Its beauty is expressed by habits.
Touch is the beginning,
its beauty is to allow for allurements.
Memory is to the brain,
its beauty is to forget.
Knowledge has wisdom,
its beauty is known by the implementation.
Time is powerful,
its beauty is to always change.
Grief is teaching,
its beauty is removal.
Failure is a lesson,
its beauty is the path to success.
Power is to protect,
its beauty is to pardon.
Religion is a path,
its beauty is to show the truth.
The relation is needed,
its beauty is to have faith.
Sound is vibration,
its beauty is the origin of music.
Parting is treacherous,
its beauty is a reunion.
Liberty is cosy,
its beauty…

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A walk in the sunshine

August 22, 2022

“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

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https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/and-as-imagination-bodies-forth-the-forms-of-things-unknown-the-poets-pen/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2022/01/20/ernest-hemingway-quotes-goodreads-craigs-quotes/

Hi Lizbeth

Thanks for the follow (+ the ‘likes'(s)
Happy blogging/writing and all the best with your blog
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“It always seems impossible…
until it gets done!”
– Nelson Mandela
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http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com
You CAN…if you THINK you can

“Put your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you…always.”

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today
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smile each and every day

August was always a month of celebration, I was born on the 6th of the month in 1966 and married on the 22nd in 1986. However when my fabulous Mother died on the 9th of August in 2013 I felt like the life had been sucked out of me. And most certainly did not feel like celebrating. As the years have ticked on I have found I miss her more each day. The telephone rings first thing in the morning and I still expect it to be my Ma. My heart aches, I yearn to sit and chat and share a story or two like we always did. There is so much I want to tell her and the best place to do this is having a blether and a walk in the sunshine.

On Saturday I took a walk in the sunshine. I walked 100 yards from our house…

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फितरत / Nature

July 29, 2022

“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

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Happy blogging/writing and all the best with your blog
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“It always seems impossible…

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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Kaushal Kishore

फूल तो रह लेते हैं
कांटों के साथ भी,
इंसान की फितरत
लेकिन अलग है…

🌹🌹🥀🌹🌹

Flowers can live
with thorns too,
but human nature
is different…

–Kaushal Kishore

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A Call……

July 20, 2022

Silent Songs of Sonsnow

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OH Friend

You too have received that call?

From a far distant Home,

Did You?

On that morning right?

Just before the breakfast was served,

Your phone beeps

And you have received that call

From an unknown number

You have heard a familiar voice

And you got the news, right?

News which nails our heart

And that call

Which ripped us apart all at once,

All of a sudden

You have received that call

Which leave us all in numb and dumb

That call right?

Which we Exilic brothers were born to bear

That call

which we don’t want to pick up

And You have received it, right?

And You bowed down to a table

Black and blind, numb and dumb

You left dead in despair

You have received that call

That,,, that,,,,, call

Which I don’t want to receive

That,,, that,,,, call

You have received it

That …..that …call..

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Re-reading and Mom’s love

July 11, 2022

“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/category/andre-agassi/
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/and-as-imagination-bodies-forth-the-forms-of-things-unknown-the-poets-pen/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2022/01/20/ernest-hemingway-quotes-goodreads-craigs-quotes/

“Writing (and the power of the written word) allows allows me to express who I really am.”

Hi
Thanks for the follow (+ the ‘likes'(s)
Happy blogging/writing and all the best with your blog
“early bird sleepy-head” craig (“with a glitch in his system here in “Sleepy Hollow”)

http://www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com
http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com
“It always seems impossible…
until it gets done!”
– Nelson Mandela
http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com
http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com
You CAN…if you THINK you can

“Put your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you…always.”

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

https://inspiringvideo.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/brilliantlight111312121-1-2-3-1-1-1-1-1-1.jpg

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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Gl!tch's Diary!

Soo,

After three weeks of my mom deciding if I should start working, she decided that I should go to an army nursing school instead because my Aunt had convinced her was better than waiting for the “yearly” ASUU strike which has caused many students to stay at home for close to four months to end.

I was really okay with all of it because all my major decision making were accompanied with my mummy said 😹 until she pointed out (and this is what I usually see in novels) that she wanted to live in a big house, which I found out was almost every parent plan.

So it’s back to reading, Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics, Mathematics and Current Affairs, ugh.

But I hope that it’s all worth it at the end, cause most people are like “why don’t you write your entrance exam and gain admission into…

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