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Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge-2023 Week 12

This challenge is simple: step back for a few minutes each week to find a lovely thing, a precious moment, anything you find lovely. Then post about it. You can just post a picture or you can go into detail and tell it as a reflection, story or poem.

It could be anything:

a smile…a rainbow…a flower…a kind act…a tasty treat

What was lovely in your life this week?

Quick note: I have been alerted that ping-backs aren’t working sometimes. If you use “whatsoever-is-lovely” as a tag it can help me find your post in case the ping-back doesn’t work.

Lovely posts from last week

My lovely for this week

I feel like we’ve turned the corner of the seasons even though it is still a bit chilly. For me this has been a very lovely week.

Ornamental plum blossom.
I got out my crayons to make a card.

My amaryllis from Christmas’s past are blooming. March seems to be their unforced time.

Red amaryllis in full bloom.
Ghosts of Christmases Past

The MOTH found buried treasure in the garden. The potatoes escaped from our compost pile a couple of decades ago and are everywhere. This is the biggest we’ve found.

Geezer with potato.
The Great Potato

We celebrated this week:

Pi Day

St. Patrick’s Day

I tried out a new idea: hallowing out and stuffing a cabbage with onion,potato, sausage and a little cheese. The idea is to be like those bread bowls that they sometimes use for soup or stew.

My new creation…the top slid off.
Stuffed cabbage, coleslaw from the innards of the cabbage and soda bread.

As a bonus: Our son called just before dinner and we chatted during the meal.

Join in!

I will post once a week, Sunday at noon in Seattle (8pm GMT) is my goal, and put a list of posts from the previous week in it. Basically using the same method I do with the Pull up a Seat Challenge. Detailed instructions are on the page: Whatsoever is lovely blog challenge.

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We live in a world that seems to value drama, anger, fear and violence. Being mean often passes for being smart. These are the things that “go viral”, magnified in the media. Sometimes, the things that really make life worth living are small and simple. They don’t make for good TikTok. This is a chance to share that type of moment from our lives.

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