Monday, April 25, 2011

A Miami Easter

The neighborhood
I'm tenatious - or so the hubs would say anyhow - in my effort to become some kind of part of the neighborhood. First there was the gardening day of cleaning the area and one day I grabbed The Boy by the hand and we went the ten steps over to one of his little friends from pre school living stupidly close by. We were warmly welcomed and stayed for a while to chat in the hot sun.

Yes, it's hot like Miami here this Easter!

While The Boy stayed to play on, I went on to tend to all the weed that also started growing in the warm spring weather. "Weeding" I got greetings from a few passing neighbors and some stayed to chat also. All kinds of ages and people. They made me really happy by doing it!

I find these efforts absolutely mandatory since we live here now and need to become a part of this society. Our coastal town is an old town and a town that's highly regarded by the people and families that have lived here for generations, so fraternizing is a hard task to conquer. It's not impossible but kind of close to it.

And I love a challenge!
(The Boy kept playing with his new neighborhood friend all Easter after this rather shameless impromptu visit of ours, which goes to show that you have to gamble some to win some!)

Boy, did we have fun colouring those eggs!

Some quality game time, father and son.

The Boy is happy with the arrangement.

He now almost masters the egg eating business. Not to perfection yet, but then it's a difficult art!

Looking very cute, giving it his best shot.

What a good Good Friday it was! I cherish a new thing lately and that is being timeless. I adore the weekends and the fact that I'm not booked every single hour or has loads of appointments and meetings. No train times to keep, no nothing to keep, come to think of it. And I love it!
I go all in, in this new thing: I'll sit in the sun with my sunglasses and just enjoy, I'll have another cup of coffee, another popsicle.
I never wear a watch and I pride myself on not checking what time it is. It's like being in a fab novel or in a movie or on vacation at a tropical island!
Or, why not in Miami, for that matter?!!

The Grape plant hasn't started growing yet but we're eagerly waiting now, since the buds recently showed up!

Time to chill, being timeless, for one and all.

Walking to a favorite place of ours, for a brand new Easter tradition.

This lovely woman always shows the way, whether it be winter, spring or summer!

So, we're there and ready to enjoy live music and the unbeatable atmosphere there.

Timeless and worryless.

Easter at our favorite café!

I wish I could save scents the way I save images with the camera! I'd then offer you the amazing scents of all the spring flowers blooming right now 'cuz they really knock me off my feet. Even the fresh scent of the new grass growing is adorable. I take it all in and I have the wits about me to appreciate it all.
Do you know what? I saw a bumble bee and a bee in a fight the other day, walking to a meeting. I kid you not, they were rolling about fighting, buzzing loudly. I'm thrilled to be able to report that they ended it all in peace and flew their separate ways, afterwards.
And being in that frame of mind, open for nature around me, is a goal I try to keep during my workdays, these days. I'm really adamant about being present every single day, come work day or rest day.

This is a boy on the hunt for scents for his mother. Bless his heart!

These lovelies are tender art aswell as strong scent. Daisies.

He stashed them in his cap, the lovely little flower boy.

If we didn't drag him away, he'd still be there picking..!

Using both hands.

Now both the kitchen and living room are filled with sweets scents and adorable looking flowers, thanks to The Boy.

I wish you a great week! May the wonderful weather stay...


  1. Vad roligt att du gillade mitt hem och reportaget

    Tusen tack. NU ska jag kika vidare i din fina blogg:)

    Kram /Marit

  2. i love that no matter where we are in this world, we celebrate and love the same things--decorating eggs and spending quality time with family! and that picture of the chick/bird in the tree is so funny!

    so glad your weekend was lovely!

  3. Marita: tack för ditt besök här! Detta är ju ingen inredningsblogg utan en "livsblogg"!! Vi ses :-)

    Abra: yes, isn't that wonderful?! Easter, Christmas... I wonder if we share more holidays? We have adopted Halloween in recent years.
    We then have Midsummer and april 31:st we celebrate "Valborg" - a welcoming of summer.
    I do wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here but we don't. We have another somewhat similar celebration around the same time, but that's only here in the south!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter also?!