Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rejoicing in My World.


I open the windows summer and winter, because I love the outdoors..
This looks out from my dinning room, to the top side garden and pointsettia's.

Yes, we are in the first month of winter.. and the days are warm, but the nights are starting to get chilly.
We never get it very cold, so have much to be thankful for.


Its hard to believe that I cut back the poinsettia from out back and planted a couple of sticks that have become this!  What a beautiful show.
By the time winter is over and summer comes again, this will be even thicker than they are now.

I just had to add this... a camel ride along the Sunshine Coast Beach, Queensland - 75miles long.
                                  Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

38 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous view! I love the windows, too...

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    1. Hi Karen, I love the windows because you can't see through them when closed. I am an allergy person so keep dust collectors to a minim.

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  2. I am so impressed with all of the photos. Poinsettia grows wild there and I am jealous. I have my Christmas poinsettia sitting on my coffee table right now as I write this. The camels are an amazing sight. I have never heard of this event before nor seen anything like it. It is a wonderful photo. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hiya Larry, great to see you friend. Those camels are funny. You should see them race. That happens every year here in early November.

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  3. You have beauty out of your windows! The camels is a gorgeous photo too

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  4. Oh wow I will do the same with my next years Poinsettia, and how I would have enjoyed so much watching the camel ride...how incredible is that ...wow ....you have a wonderful place to experience Crystal Mary...and love the windows opened!

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    1. Hello Rhonda, I keep an eye on the open windows at dusk for carpet snakes.. That is my one terror.

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  5. Poinsettias that are so tall, your lovely open windows and the camels on the beach, Thank you for sharing these. Your climate sounds temperate, with mild winters, like where I love in California. We are blessed aren't we? I attended camel races in Jordan, in the Middle East, so that is my camel connection.

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    1. Hello Terra, yes, we are indeed blessed.. Californians eat many similar foods to us also.. I have been there, now you need to come here.. x

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  6. Love your windows. Here, in the winter, I never open the windows for more than an hour. Snow and cold are ot fun in the house. Let it stay outside. That poinsettias? Great! This are our Christmas plants ;-) ( only in December on the table )

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    1. Hi mate, I'm glad your home gets at least that hour of fresh O2, it is so important for our health. Hugs

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  7. Dear Crystal, sorry to have been away but I've been a little under the weather. I so enjoyed this posting. The view from your window is lovely. Here in the mid-west of the United States we just have poinsettias at Christmas time and they are in pots. You have actual shrubs. So beautiful.

    And that came photograph is evocative of peace and serenity. Thank you for sharing it.

    Peace.

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    1. Bless you for your visit Dee..so sorry you haven't been feeling well.
      A big hug from me to you. x

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  8. Hi Crystal, My Grandfather had Pointsettias in his garden in SanDiego...Lovely!

    A Camel Driver named Hi Jolly (Hadji Ali)was famous for being part of an experiment using Camels for the U.S. Army here in the Desert Southwest.
    i threatened Hub-bee that i want a Camel if don't get a dunebuggy soon;))

    What an Awesome sight on the beach...
    ....it reminds me of the Wise mens Caravan....going to see Jesus.

    *Blessings

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    1. Hello Kare, I don't think I have been to San Diego? But I do love that part of the world. The beach is so great to drive along. People camp on it towards the dunes...just far enough from the rising tides..

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  9. What glorious poinsettias! They do very well in our climate, too, and I always love to see them grown full and stetching forth to the heavens. The camels were a wondrous thing. To take a trip on a beach on one would be utterly amazing. Pray you are doing well my friend- hugs and love to you~

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    1. Hello Shelley, Thank you, I am picking up. Gods love soaks me and sustains.. Hug to you friend.

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  10. I enjoyed a glimpse into your beautiful world ~ and glad we have eternity to share the details (: xo

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  11. Oh my, what glorious sights from your window. Beautiful!

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  12. I am impressed with all your photos today - the view from your window is just stunning. I can't believe you get to see that every day. And the camels - that was beautiful just beautiful. Winter time - that is funny. sandie

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    1. We have too many bugs here to leave our windows open!

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    2. Ha Ha Ha... Let the bugs in... our little dogs love to eat them. Ray hunts grasshoppers for their treat... You should see the size of our Christmas beetles! The are a hazel colour with multiple other shades like something iridescent.

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    3. HI Sandie, I couldn't comment under yours???? It is funny that we are in different seasons... incredible.

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  13. WoW...that poinsettia is hugh...the only ones we see here in Texas are
    pot plants at Christmas. I did plant one in my flower bed one year and it grew to be about 4ft and NO blooms!

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    1. Hello Mary, Yes you do have to get the right place to grow them. We get both the sun and the rains... Hug to you

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  14. I love your kitchen view! The curtains with the flowers in the background are so beautiful.

    That camel ride looks like so much fun. :)

    Blessings,
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  15. Hi Crystal,
    I am completely impressed by the beauty of your gorgeous home.
    The scenery from your window is stunning.
    Thank you for sharing a slice of your world with us!!
    Thank you for writing your words of wisdom in my posts, sweetheart!!
    I shall soon be going away to New York with my dear folks.
    Good Luck on your trip, Crystal!!
    Please, remain in touch with me through Emails, dear friend!!
    God bless you, Crystal, and those you love!!
    Blessings,
    Poet Starry.

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  16. Hi Crystal,

    Graça e Paz!!!

    Fiquei muito feliz com seu comentário e visita em meu blog.

    Deus é contigo hoje e sempre,

    beijos
    Suely

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  17. OH My....your curtains frame the windows perfectly. I could sit at your table and be mesmerized for hours. I must add those camels are a sight I would never get to see in Michigan.:)

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    1. Hello Dee, I brought the curtains back with me from Tennessee.. I love them. xx

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  18. What a beautiful view and home you have..Such a beautiful place to live too..I can't say as I've ever seen a poinsetta that big..blessings, Susie

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  19. My home is old fashioned, like us.. there is nothing very modern about it, accept for the tv.

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