My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

An Inspiring Quote and the Mystery of Spring Flowers.



“Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.”

Zen saying

I love this quote!

So true, how our perceptions of each day and every experience can make all the difference.

Speaking of mysteries, is there anything more amazing than the wonder of the first flowers of spring?

I’m a big tulip fan! I love to see the “new arrivals” each spring.

For now, here’s one from the photo file. 🙂

Happy Weekend!

PS: I am testing the waters with a new blog idea (yes, just what I need, another blog) 😉 this would be a weekly prompt blog.

Stop by Woven Dreams Prompts if you’d like to know more!  


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

11 thoughts on “An Inspiring Quote and the Mystery of Spring Flowers.

  1. Geraldine, we’re in the midst of a snowstorm here – seven fresh inches of the white stuff – so it’s extra welcome to be reminded that under that cold white blanket are my tulips, crocus, daffodils and puschkinia are having their winter slumber ready to bloom in just weeks from now!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  2. This is a great quote. I love tulips too.

  3. Even as I watch the snow I can visualise the tulips and snowdrops. Roll on Spring.

  4. Oh G., how I love this, so perfectly true, and I can’t wait to see flowers again, I yearn for flowers, I yearn for colours and that is why I made my first purchase on Etsy a handmade colourfull area carpet, and I can’t wait. I love spending money on new , real new stuff for my new life, and thank you always, and Ilove tulips they are the first to welcome, us then the lilac, I will miss my tree I planted and pray they don’t build over it…..still I love the quote

  5. Hi Talon, It’s hard to imagine the weather in the East right now as we watch the last of the snow go down the drains here. It was plus 8C this past week and another warm week on the way. I love your beautiful description of the bustling underground. 😉 I’m sure your weather will warm up soon too.

    Hi Joe, And what beautiful colors they come in!

    Hi Valerie, Oh yes, roll on spring! It’s going to be a good one, I just know it. I’m not familiar with snowdrops, I hope you’ll share a pic at your blog if possible.

    Hi Lorraine, I yearn for color and flowers too! Your new carpet sounds great, I love Etsy. And tulips. And lilacs!! I really LOVE lilacs, for their beauty and most of all, the amazing, unmistakeable scent. Talk about nature’s miracles!

    Happy Week, G

    PS: The response to my new prompt blog idea has been very encouraging already! Do stop by if you’re interested in knowing more and/or participating at Woven Dreams Prompts!

  6. Lovely quote, Geraldine! One we should think about more often…
    And thank you for the glimpse of spring! 🙂

  7. Superb saying and tempting tulips! The new prompt blog sounds challenging but fun…

  8. Hi Vesper, I couldn’t agree more! This was a good reminder for me too. :)xxxooo back to you dear friend.

    Hi Sue, Thanks so much Sue. The new prompt blog is a GO as of tomorrow, had a very encouraging response to my initial post yesterday. Hope you’ll be a regular participant (and all my readers!) at:

    I’m still getting everything updated on my sidebars etc…

    should be a lot of fun!

    Happy Weekend, G

  9. Thanks for your OSI prompt this week “heart”. I really like pictures of flowers, and yours made my day.

  10. I posted tulips just for you today G.

  11. Reblogged this on Photos That Inspire Words and commented:
    From My Poetic Path to You My Readers on Totally Inspired Mind. I hope you enjoy this.

    Paulette Motzko

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