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Lessons from a Flower and a Frog.

Today, even with all the dreary news of the lack of judgment of our government and our denial of the tax credit and other challenging enigmas in my life, I just couldn't help but notice our signs of spring. Buds about to burst with the color of our world to remind us there is hope. Tiny yet strong signs that all will be okay if we just let it be that way.

Even the tiniest of flowers can survive the freezes and lawnmower and storms and so much that life throws at it. And because it has been such a struggle to "arrive" they do so with the grandeur of the bell of the ball.

They pop with their true colors to show the world they are good, strong and simply meant to be.

This is the way I choose to be. I may fail many times but I will fight my way to the sun. I will show my true colors, smile at the sun and my Heaven, and continue to "Be" what I am meant to be. I am surrounded by blessings, not to mention the blessing of "life itself" so why continue to be down?? No way.

If you look closely you will see their smiles! Enjoy.wildflowers by Deb










yellow flower by deb

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deb's first iris














lillies of the valley by deb











deb's pond











tiny tree frog by deb
























sunset in my trees by deb














Thanks for viewing!

Later in the rain~Deb


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Comment balloon 18 commentsDeb Brooks • February 12 2009 04:24PM



What beautiful pictures, and what lovely, positive thoughts.  Although, still in the midst of Winter in our area, the sun is shining, and the beauty of the day comes through.  Thanks for sharing your insight.  Olga

Posted by Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR (COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON) over 10 years ago

Deb, These pictures are beautiful. We just got rid of about 2 feet of snow and can see our lawns once again but I hear snow is on the way tonight...

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 10 years ago

Olga, thank you so much! We have to work to maintain a "positive attitude" that's for sure! I stood and "listened" to the flowers. They have much to teach.

Barb, thank you. Two feet of snow, huh? EEEWWWW. I don't think I could handle that. I would go stir crazy. I'm glad you're seeing your grass again! See, there's hope! Hang in there.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Hi Deb, I like this quote which your post made me think of. The Earth laughs in flowers. NEVER stay down!! : )

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Deb, Interesting story. I wish I could keep our flowers ALIVE during February.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 10 years ago

Cheerful is a choice!  Keep smiling!  =-)

Posted by Rick Sergison, Durham Region Real Estate Blog (EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Gary, that's so true. I'm glad to have my back yard beginning to smile.

Greg, except for the Iris...these are all gifts from birds and wind. They're wild.

Rick, so much of our lives are made up of choice. I choose to be happy.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Deb, these are such lovely pictures and this post is perfect for today.  You certainly have a winning attitude. 

Thank you!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

Deb, I had to peek because of 'frog' in your blog title. Yep, you got a pretty one there on the ledge.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) over 10 years ago

Great little thoughts to match the special little pictures!  The little frog by the doorbell is adorable.  My grandkids describe frogs as coming in 3 sizes: (1) Redeeps = little frogs (2) Rivits = medium frogs (3) Wromp-wromps = big frogs.  That one is definitely a Redeep!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 10 years ago

Deb - Have you read "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews?  If you haven't, you should.  Best book that I've ever read (short of scripture) and the only one I've ever read more than 2 - 3 times (about 12 times so far).  Whenever I need an uplifting "kick in the pants" I read it again.  (and listen to it on audio too)

Posted by Rick Sergison, Durham Region Real Estate Blog (EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

lovely smiles - thanks!

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 10 years ago

What a great post to end my day on.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 10 years ago

My Howdy

there Deb, my friend

The mountaains, I become part of them. The fir tree, I become part of it.

The morning mists, the clouds that gather water, I become part of it.

I sure did like looking at your flower photo's. I really like the photo, of the tree frog. They are so cool.

God Bless America

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Thank you Dale, Thank you Missy, Thank you all, I enjoyed gathering these photos today.

The name Debra is literally translated as Tree Frog or Bee. That's me. Ribbit....or, watch out or I'll sting. He,he.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

spring is a time of renewal.  I love spring. thank yu for your post.

Posted by Tom Ski, Social Media Marketing, Online Radio (BeFirst Media Group) over 10 years ago

Love the flowers, love the promise of spring, of renewal in all it's forms Some days it takes a little reminding!  Thanks!

Posted by Alexsandra Stewart, Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate (Remax equity group) over 10 years ago

It is almost Spring in Spring YEA!!!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago