Rose of Sharon husks.

Long forgotten blossoms.

A nod to Cotton Bolls.

Frozen crystals.



Snowflakes Quote -

 Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things,
but just look what they do when they stick together. Verna M. Kelly


Today I walked to the grocery store.  A pleasure I have living in a small town.  School buses and travelers were filling up the main street so I elected to walk a half block over…down the alley way….on my return home.  Roasting chicken in hand.

The journey turns into a wander as I forget the falling flakes and see new shapes and wonders enhanced by the fluff of new snow.

Whatever plans you have for the weekend…take a few moments to explore….off the beaten track.

Wander in the wonder.

Fill your soul with beauty.

Be extraordinary!

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  1. Diane-I love the way you have set up this end of the week post. How helpful for those of us who just didn’t have time to check out all your wonderful posts day by day! Love your quote and pics!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Susan. You’re the first to comment on it. I was hoping that it would be helpful.
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!! {hugs}

  2. What a beautiful quote. And what a beautiful thought — wander in the wonder. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. Beautiful. And calming. Great post. Stopping by from SITS Saturday Sharefest.

    • Diane says

      We all need a moment or two of calm. 🙂
      Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!

  4. Mel says

    Oh, how wonderful that little photo with that saying. Amazing things happen when we ‘stick together’. I love it! And it’s great to have the week at a glance. And it’s awesome to have such a wonderful wander.
    Darn that I can’t make that happen–guess I get to live vicariously through those of you who get to this weekend.
    Though…….I could crutch my way into the kitchen and discover something to snack on!

    :-/ Like I need the extra snacks? LOL

    • Diane says

      Snack? I’ll be over!! Teehee!
      I wish you could have a wander too, Mel. Soon. Soon.

  5. A great reminder! So often we give up the moments for busy schedules.
    Visiting from The Sunday Community.

    • Diane says

      It’s a discipline I’m learning, Laura. But a good one that bring joy. 😀
      May your new week be extraordinary!

  6. Marty says

    One of the things about photography that I love is that it causes me to see things that normally I might would miss as I go about my daily activities. Slowing down to look has a way of revealing that makes me realize how finite we are and how infinite He is.

    • Diane says

      Yes! Yes! Yes! I so agree Marty. Walking around with my little pocket camera is the very best thing. It’s a training of my eye and with that something greater results. Thanks for taking time to stop by and leave your lovely words.

  7. Lisa says

    Kindred hearts; we both wrote about a winter walk for today’s post. Such a pleasure!

    • Diane says

      I love a winter walk….it can be magical.

  8. So nice to exchange a bit of inspiration this weekend! I love the idea of walking to the grocery! So nice that you stopped by!

    • Diane says

      Hi Jacqueline! After living in the burbs this is a really nice thing and we have enjoyed it very much. 🙂

  9. Wonderful post, the way you did it, I felt like I was strolling thru your blog post much like your walk. Very creative.

    • Diane says

      Awww Roxana…thank you. That just warms my heart.
      May your day be Extraordinary!!

  10. It’s always a pleasure to take a moment out of my day to share an extraordinary moment with you!
    Have a beautiful week, dear friend!

    • Diane says

      Awww Ramona you are so sweet. Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement. {hugs}

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