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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Workplace beauty!

Yup...I discovered these Bromeliads blooming in the lobby at work...it is an indoor garden with a fountain in the middle...and I rarely go there...my office is on the other side of the building where the parking garage is, so I was delighted today to snap these photos with my new Moto-Q cell phone (my new WORK phone). I think they are a litle grainy and blurred, but I need to practice!

I hope everyone had a lovely Wednesday!

Omg...I just heard the most amazing singer on America's Got Talent...whoa!!! She said she had had a cleft palate and was disfigured from it...but she has so much confidence and just blew the hell out of "Somewhere"...from West Side Story! WOW!

I am excited I am eating so many fruits and vegetables this summer! I had strawberries for breakfast, and for lunch, mixed vegies and well...potatos...well,um...in the form of french fries...but that counts anyway, doesn't it???

Then... hubby (who is still off this week) made talapia, lentils and collard greens tonight! The collards and lentils were left over from last night when we had them with corn bread! Ohhh...heavenly!

One of these pics are blurry...sorry about that...it was probably the first one I took with the new camera! I am starting to like it, BTW...it is way different from my personal cell. This new one has a qwerty keyboard and I can upload my photos directly into the computer which is great. I may not need to buy a new camera depending on how this one does!

Here is a little poem by Helen Steiner Rice for you that I memorized in high school and I have loved my whole life! It is called "The Gift of Friendship"...and appropriate for all of my blogger friends!
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The Gift of Friendship
By Helen Steiner Rice


Friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold.

For gold is cold and lifeless,
It cannot see nor hear,
And in your times of trouble,
It is powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful that he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
But the love of a real, true friend.

19 comments:

Hermes said...

What a beautiful surprise - and at work too.

Claude said...

It's always nice when employers take a little extra trouble to make the workplace attractive, isn't it? Of course my workplace is a truck, and I'm a slob, so maybe I should shut up and clean it up... nice bromiliads!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Reading your blog has been a great way to start the day. I just love bromeliads and the poem is oh so true. Cheers.

Darla said...

These bromeliads are so pretty. I dropped by from Tootsietime. You sound so happy in this post!

messyfish said...

Oh Julie, I scrolled through those bromeliads, because I love them! But you made me so hungry! I must go eat now....

Diane C. said...

Those Bromelaids are beautiful, so lush and tropical looking. I never saw one with a purple bloom before, wow! Love the friendship poem. :)

Teri C said...

Well you are sure having fun with that new cell and the photos are really quite good (read clear). Isn't it fun to find all those beautiful blooms so close?!

Stapeliad said...

What a charming and lovely post and I love those bromeliads!

I wish we had a fountain in my office. Lentils: YUM

HUGS!

Outside In said...

Very nice Julie, on your digital camera look for a symbol that looks like a flower, usually in an aperture mode on most cameras. then if you press half way down on the shot button it will auto focus and that's how you can take clear and great close up photos.

Have fun with your new camera!

soulbrush said...

your post and bt's post are both awesome, i think you got this award from kj, but if not, go get it on my blog today.

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

That is one of my favorite little poems. Glad to find you!

Serena said...

great post and photos, julie! i am always blown away by the amazing and unique flowers of bromeliads.

i've made some fabulous blogger friends too, including you, and they are precious gems in my life. that poem says it all.

have fun with your new cell/camera phone!

Bethany said...

glad you took the photos, great discovery. thanks for the poem too, so sweet.

Judi said...

Hi Julie
That was a great post. I do love that flower how beautiful....hmmmmm...wonder whether there was a way for you to get a piece of that plant and grow your own? Nice that you found that fountain area.

I haven't heard the video of the singer you are talking about...I'll have to see if I can find it on Youtube or something. What was her name do you recall?

Fruits and veggies I could live off them...yum! So good for you too.

Did you ever make the talapia like I did mine on my post? Just curious. Its such a delish fish isn't it?

I hope you have a fabulously devine..*s*..weekend!!

Judi

Judi said...

Julie
I forgot to say thats a precious poem...thank you for sharing
*hugs*
Judi

Dee said...

That must be a lovely area where you work! I've got a couple days off visiting my "pies". I'll share the poem with the older ones!

Pudgeduck said...

Julie- loved the poem! You are always so happy! you make all of your blogger friends smile! A good way to start the day!!!!

marianne said...

Beautiful flowers and poem!
And I enjoyed the video of the singer! The american Susan Boyle.....

Have a nice weekend Julie!

carolann said...

Happened upon you by chance. I too try to eat as healthy as I can. I can't get past not puting the crisco in the fryer though. Oh well. As long as we keep trying. I had to smile when I read about the bromeliads. I have a post about them. It's been an evolving relationship!
Thanks for making me smile.