Sunday Trees – 314

featuring
Trees around Ireland
(3)

The Woodlands of Blarney Castle and Gardens
County Cork, Ireland

 

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Nurt Thurs – Your Project

259th Nurturing Thursday

A reminder to each of us — keep working on your self-LOVE!
You are a blessing to many and the only one of YOU!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Rupali – mazeepuran
Lisa – DailyMusings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Ladyleemanila

ladynimue – Prat’s Corner
Cee – Cee’s Photography
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Grace – {Whimsy & Joy}
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Pocket Perspectives

 

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

Think about it … In our amazing but highly competitive and aggressive society:

  • How many of us truly feel good about ourselves?
  • How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we bestow a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

With the ongoing intention to accept myself with an open heart rather than label myself as “good” or “bad” OR a “success” or “failure” … I challenge myself, and I challenge YOU to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we show a good friend. My goal for this year continues with striving and thriving in an atmosphere of self-compassion and self-kindness in my life. What about you?

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I dub Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Sunday Trees – 313

featuring
Trees around Ireland (2)


Adare
County Limerick, Ireland

 

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Nurt Thurs – Challenges

258th Nurturing Thursday

Soar – sweet souls – Soar!!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Rupali – mazeepuran
Lisa – DailyMusings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Ladyleemanila

ladynimue – Prat’s Corner
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Grace – {Whimsy & Joy}
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Pocket Perspectives

 

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

Think about it … In our amazing but highly competitive and aggressive society:

  • How many of us truly feel good about ourselves?
  • How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we bestow a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

With the ongoing intention to accept myself with an open heart rather than label myself as “good” or “bad” OR a “success” or “failure” … I challenge myself, and I challenge YOU to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we show a good friend. My goal for this year continues with striving and thriving in an atmosphere of self-compassion and self-kindness in my life. What about you?

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I dub Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Sunday Trees – 6th Year (312)

Today marks the 6th Anniversary of
Sunday Trees

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Once upon a time, Sunday Trees was a challenge on another person’s blog; I was introduced to it by another blogger.  I did not expect my participation to last beyond the trees I had on file.  As what happens frequently in the blogging world – the other two put aside blogging. By then, Sunday Trees on “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” morphed into a featured post – standing alone from the original short-lived “challenge”.

As with most challenges lingering in the back of my mind, and with camera in hand – I started noticing “special trees” … one tree at a time.  To me, special trees are the ones unique in stature,  the ones which submit a unique perspective or character, seem to tell a story, or propose a special message.  Quickly, the number of trees in my files expanded – particularly after day trips, side trips or vacations.  In the earlier years – if I wasn’t on my own – and my husband was driving – frequently I grabbed his arm and exclaimed “STOP!!!”  He would look at me like I had two-heads – and ask why.  “I want to take a photo of “that tree”!!!  He was incredulous … but to his credit – he stopped, backed-up or turned-around so I could capture the tree I wanted.

I usually rely on my “big” camera or “quick” camera; but if needed, I will use my phone (or I’ve been known to borrow a phone and the forward the photo to myself ). 😉   Nowadays, my husband and even my friends point out special trees to me.

A couple of months ago, I took a bucket-list trip to Ireland.  As we meandered among lush grounds and gardens along the coastline, I “managed” 😀 to find some magical trees tucked away in woodlands and National Forests.  The concept of dedicating the 7th year of Sunday Trees to Irish Trees emerged while happily snapping away.

Well, needless to say … even if I do not see another tree in the next few years, I have enough trees for at least 3+ (or more) years of Sunday Trees.  😀

So as we go into this next year — I will feature the trees discovered on the Emerald Isle of Ireland.

Bunratty Castle
County Clare, Ireland

 

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Pets – Cee’s B&W

It has been a long time since I have participated in one of the fun challenges hosted by Cee’s Photography.  This one I could not resist.

Reagan

 

Cee’s B&W Challenge:
PETS

 

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Nurt Thurs – What is Your Focus?

257th Nurturing Thursday

Everyone struggles with change!
Don’t let it impede your journey!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Rupali – mazeepuran
Cee Neuner – Cee’s Photography
Lisa – DailyMusings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Ladyleemanila
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Grace – {Whimsy & Joy}
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Pocket Perspectives
Dancing Palm Trees
Linda – Living with my Ancestors

Carol – Light Words

Welcome to
ladynimue of Prat’s Corner

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

Think about it … In our amazing but highly competitive and aggressive society:

  • How many of us truly feel good about ourselves?
  • How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we bestow a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

With the ongoing intention to accept myself with an open heart rather than label myself as “good” or “bad” OR a “success” or “failure” … I challenge myself, and I challenge YOU to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we show a good friend. My goal for this year continues with striving and thriving in an atmosphere of self-compassion and self-kindness in my life. What about you?

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I dub Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Sunday Trees – 311

 

 

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Nurt Thurs – Multitasking

256th Nurturing Thursday

Good nutrition, hydration, movement, and rest!
Repeat …

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Rupali – mazeepuran
Cee Neuner – Cee’s Photography
Lisa – DailyMusings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Ladyleemanila
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Grace – {Whimsy & Joy}
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Pocket Perspectives
Dancing Palm Trees
Linda – Living with my Ancestors

Carol – Light Words

 

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

Think about it … In our amazing but highly competitive and aggressive society:

  • How many of us truly feel good about ourselves?
  • How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we bestow a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

With the ongoing intention to accept myself with an open heart rather than label myself as “good” or “bad” OR a “success” or “failure” … I challenge myself, and I challenge YOU to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we show a good friend. My goal for this year continues with striving and thriving in an atmosphere of self-compassion and self-kindness in my life. What about you?

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I dub Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Previous: Blogospheres

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Sunday Trees – 310

 

 

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Nurt Thurs – To What Are You Listening?

255th Nurturing Thursday

Meg mentioned her positive sprouting seeds last week —
It’s great when we manage and cultivate our positive self talk tactics.
How are you doing? To what are you listening?

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Rupali – mazeepuran
Carol – Light Words
Cee Neuner – Cee’s Photography
Lisa – DailyMusings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Ladyleemanila
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Grace – {Whimsy & Joy}
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Pocket Perspectives

 

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

Think about it … In our amazing but highly competitive and aggressive society:

  • How many of us truly feel good about ourselves?
  • How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we bestow a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

With the ongoing intention to accept myself with an open heart rather than label myself as “good” or “bad” OR a “success” or “failure” … I challenge myself, and I challenge YOU to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we show a good friend. My goal for this year continues with striving and thriving in an atmosphere of self-compassion and self-kindness in my life. What about you?

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I dub Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

Previous: Nurturing Thursday

Previous: Blogospheres

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Sunday Trees – 309


Love these orbs

 

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