Wednesday, September 7, 2011

218 - 219 Fun Things to Do!

218. Take a picture of a sunflower, especially one you've grown yourself! After two years of having vegetable gardens ravaged by deer, I looked on the internet to find deer resistant flowers to plant. I was thrilled to find that deer do not like sunflowers. Apparently, they must not like the sunflowers when they are in bloom, but they sure like the leaves and the stalks as they are growing! After the deer dined on my sunflower garden time and time again (even after I put out deer repellant and hung soap from hooks), I was left with one lone tall, untouched sunflower! Here it is in all it's majesty! But miracles started happening with the short nibbled down leftover sunflowers -- buds started appearing on the stems, even though the main stalks had been eaten! So I may have a sunflower garden with more than one sunflower after all!

219. Create a songbook! This morning I was getting ready for the day, when from nowhere, I started singing -- "Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day!" and I knew that I was going to have a terrific day! I was thinking how much I love that song, and how many songs mean so much to me. Then I remembered getting the lyrics to some of my favorite songs on the internet, so now I am going to create a songbook with the lyrics to songs that have been so meaningful to me over the years. It will be fun to gather them, to review them, and even to sing a few now and again when I am by myself.


  1. Hello, dear Carol!!

    The sunflower is beautiful! One of my favorite flowers!
    Your list of things to celebrate really resonates with me. I love my shower and I appreciate its ability to remember me how life is good. :)

    Hope you're doing great!

    Much love

  2. now that song is in MY head!! your slideshow is live!

  3. Hi ,

    Your fun things to do is really inspiring. I retired a year back from my work and will add some of your idea from the "fun things to do" list to my list of " When was the last time you did something for the first time?" I conduct workshops for students / corporate executives on creativity ( a right brain activity) and goal setting ( a left brain activity) .
    I do feel as Walt Disney said "If you can dream it you can do it!" , but then I also believe that "Goals are dreams with deadlines" and there is a need for Displined Creativity ( isn't that a paradox? )... and as you so nicely put it creativity is both energising and healing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments.