Monday Morning Blooms: What a wonderful life- wish I’d known sooner (April 2022)

Happy Monday. Here are some flowers and quotes to start the week.

“What a wonderful life I have had.

I only wish I had realized it sooner.”  


“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Mark Twain

“Dear friend,

all theory is gray,

And green, 

the golden tree of life.”  



Some posts from around the blogosphere to possibly check out:

  • Dan @No Facilities is hosting another door-themed writing challenge in May 2022. The announcement was HERE and last year’s page (with examples) is HERE .
  • Jacqui @worddreams went to a writing conference last month (Publisher Weekly’s BookLife Indie Author Forum) and she shared an interesting review HERE
  • Marsha @Always Write created a summary post for the “Sweet Feeling” short story – HERE
  • DJ Clive paid a tribute to Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer who passed away, with a fun video of the band doing a cover of the Bee Gee’s song Shadow Dancing HERE
  • If you forgot about the Bleak House spring reading challenge, Trent’s reminder post is HERE
  • If you want to explore the topic of ART –  Judith’s post is HERE, which summed up The Art Story’s article about “Art for the Sake of Art”


Previous April 2022 Posts:

***Upcoming April 2022 Posts will be scheduled for a short blog break***







73 thoughts on “Monday Morning Blooms: What a wonderful life- wish I’d known sooner (April 2022)

    1. Thanks for sharing that! And I smile always with the Twain quote
      Also –
      Not sure if you saw the lineup for my later in the month posts – but I have a shabby Sunday vintage books
      Post coming and will
      Link with your blog when it is published
      Have a great day


  1. Those are beautiful flowers! Thank you for the link to my post, much appreciated. I don’t always agree with Mark Twain’s utterances but that is one I’m definitely ok with 😊

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    1. Hi Clive – I don’t always agree with Twain either and I don’t even like to read his material!
      Funny because when my boys had to read Twain at different times – they yawned and dredged through as well! So not huge Twain fans in that sense , but like you noted – some of his little quotes are zingers !

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  2. What a floral treat you’ve brought us, Yvette. And wise words besides. Colette is one of my absolute favourite writers, especially her memoir about her mother, Sido’s house and garden.

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    1. Hi Tish. I might need to check out her memoir sometime!
      So thanks for mentioning that.
      And glad to share some spring flowers today.
      You have a great week

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      1. There are two separate autobiographical works. I have them in a combined Penguin edition: ‘My Mother’s House’ and ‘Sido’. Much essence of French country gardens wafts out of them 🙂

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  3. For someone taking a break, you are amazing. Your flowers are fabulous and I love the quote, “I have a wonderful life…” That’s how I feel every day. I think I need to go back to my childhood and rethink it and be more grateful. And then I need to bring it forward every second of every day. Thanks for sharing the link, too. You are an amazing Story Chatter. 🙂

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    1. Hi Janet – I am
      Experimenting this month with some scheduled posts so I can take some time away – first time I did it this way (and not sure I’ll repeat this way- but waiting to see how it goes)
      Hope you have a nice rest of the week

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    1. Hi Lisa, I bet it was sad to lose your rose bush. I have not had success with rose shrubs – they seem to finicky (white powder, fungus, aphids, etc) and I heard there are easier varieties these days but not my flower to grow.
      and one easy way (as you might already know) to have more flowers in the yard is to get a few containers.
      It is amazing how one full pot of blooms in a corner area can do – hmmm

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        1. I love lantana – and first had some in some mixed hanging baskets – they trail so well and I think I first had the rainbow “multi colored ” ones
          And I hope yours do well in the heat!

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  4. Great quotes Yvette and you paired them nicely with your flower shots. Those flower shots were so gorgeous. Look at you getting your posts all lined up for your down time – good for you! 🙂

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    1. Hi Linda – thanks for the nice comment
      And I lined up the posts because I will be going offline from my blog for a lot of this month – (trying to do it without just leaving the blog static)
      Anyhow – it was an experiment to see how it would go (to schedule 10

      Posts) rather than go silent – so I will see how it goes

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