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Some Time Away


“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”  ~Alan Cohen



It has been a delightful winter, not too much snow or cold….just enough to enjoy!  And in winter, I like to do a lot of writing, and some other projects.  All of which can make me a bit tired.  So I have decided to take a rest, and will be away from my blog for the next couple of weeks.





I will return on March 10th with a Wildlife Lessons post.  And my poetry posts will be back on March 13th.





While I’m away, I leave you with another thought about rest and taking a break.  Feel free to download the photo and share.


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  1. February 28, 2016    

    Enjoy your break.
    I hope it is restorative, productive and pleasant.

    • February 29, 2016    

      It is Soosie and it will continue to be wonderfully restorative!

  2. February 28, 2016    

    Wonderful photos.
    Enjoy your break… and seeing Spring arrive!

    • February 29, 2016    

      Hoping spring will arrive soon…maybe in about 10 days they are saying our weather will finally warm!

  3. February 28, 2016    

    I think we all need a break after winter and before it gets hectic when spring arrives properly. Hope your break is restorative and you come back feeling revitalised.

    • February 29, 2016    

      It is working its magic already…thanks!

  4. February 28, 2016    

    having just returned from a break I know the benefits and hope you feel restored too – these cusp times can be very draining!

    • February 29, 2016    

      They can be Laura…and this break is working its magic!

  5. February 28, 2016    

    Enjoy your break, Donna. I’ve been very busy too with no time for blogging. Hope to return to regular posting in the Spring. Love the crocus 🙂

  6. Jen Jen
    February 28, 2016    

    A very wise choice Donna, enjoy your break, and come back refreshed, we look forward to your return.


  7. February 28, 2016    

    May you be rested and rejuvenated by your break, Donna. Almost spring now!

    • February 29, 2016    

      Thanks Beth….they are saying we may get a break from our winter weather in about 10 days!

  8. February 28, 2016    

    Is your break for relaxing or are you so busy you can’t fit everything in? I’m on two very time consuming boards and I’ve just told them I will be unavailable in April. The month is one of the busiest in my garden and this year I decided to enjoy it instead of trying to do it on the fly and becoming frustrated and irritable. Best wishes, Sue

    • February 29, 2016    

      No it is relaxing and resting Susan……I have learned to take it easy and not try to fit it all in…taking breaks helps but this is purely a rest that is needed. Good for you to say no and do things that make sense for you!

  9. February 28, 2016    

    Enjoy your break, my darling Donna !
    Sure to miss you, I’m looking forward to you coming back !
    Sending blessings
    with true love

  10. February 28, 2016    

    Have a great break – you are so good letting us all know what you are doing, I tend to disappear in an unorganised ‘I guess no wifi means I’m taking a break’ sort of a way…. We’re just back from a holiday in Myanmar, a change but definitely not a rest…. but wonderful all the same. See you in March, Spring Yay! What am I on…. that means our winter is coming, no yay!!!
    Take care
    Wren x

  11. bec bec
    February 28, 2016    

    have a lovely break donna – and I hope you get a chance to watch some lovely flowers bloom too 🙂 your photo and quote are reminding me that I need a good rest… love Bec xx

    • February 29, 2016    

      Take that rest for yourself Bec…best thing you can do!

  12. February 29, 2016    

    How lovely to see new spring flowers come out.
    Have a lovely new week and enjoy your break,Donna.

    • February 29, 2016    

      Thanks I will…we are still in winter for at least another 2 weeks so no flowers yet!

  13. February 29, 2016    

    Enjoy your break and take plenty of time to relax and recharge your batteries 🙂

    • February 29, 2016    

      I absolutely will do that Cherie!

  14. March 3, 2016    

    Am I right that this is your first break EVER from blogging? I hope the rest “fills the well” and is just plain fun, Donna.

    • March 4, 2016    

      You are correct Stacy, my first ever….I am dabbling a bit with blogging from time to time this week.

  15. March 5, 2016    

    Thanks for all the happy crocus:)
    Beautiful little beginnings.
    And thanks for this restful place to be.
    I love these words; thank you:)

    • March 5, 2016    

      Always my pleasure my dearest Jennifer!

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