Tuesday, August 2, 2011


We use the word inspired a lot in blogland.

I wonder sometimes what that word really means.

I think we all want to inspire.
To motivate.
To connect with others.

 I know I fall short in the inspiration dept.

Often actually...
and make a mess of this blog of mine...
embarrassingly so.
( have to improve my proofreading skills)

In real life I fall short too
whether it's projects, planting schedules, orders
  the list is long.

What's important is to keep pushing on not give up,
to find what excites you and makes you
want to keep learning.

Seeing all the talented women in blogland makes me strive to
be better everyday.

I thank you for that and for

Inspiring me.

(using her inspired texture)


It's me said...

Stay close to yourself darling that is the important thing in love said...

Well, you inspire me every time I read your blog. Just your photos alone are inspiring, Carole:) You have an amazing way of drawing us into your gorgeous blog. Inspiring us with plants, decorations and places that you travel to. You are a very talented lady:) I'm happy we met:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Tink's Spin said...

I find your blog interesting, beautiful and inspiring. music is great too <3 Thanks for inspiring me. It's not about the editing ,, it's about the message from the heart. Have a great week. Tink

trash talk said...

Think again sweetheart. In addition to your beautiful flowers and photos, sometimes a kind word is all the inspiration I need to smile.

d. reyné said...

I always love seeing what you've got going on!
And yes, I am often inspired by my visits!
Have a great week my friend

Rural Revival said...

I find your blog very inspiring! I can always find a unique and classy touch of beauty that always makes me do a double take. : )


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Carole, you inspire all of us! Please just always be "you". xoxo Debra

oldgreymare said...

My dear friend, your heart is pure and inspires me with each post and each conversation. Your kindness and laughter is contagious and you never fall short. You always challenge yourself to learn and experiment and set a fine example for this, at times, sluggish girl.

Some day I may even be able to keep all my potted plants alive longer than a few months...

When I count my blessings, know that you are there.


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

No, no, no, girl! You're not getting away with hiding your light under a bushel! Words and pictures can certainly be inspiring and I've been inspired by you quite often.
The acorn necklace you found at the art show is very pretty and I love the pictures you have taken together with that hydrangea blossom.
Have a great day, Carole :-)!

Dorthe said...

Dear Carole, this post of yours is , to me so very inspirering- I love the beautiful angel photo, and your words. I fall short in my life ,too, and your words make me look apun myself a bit easyer :)
And Carole the post below, I read,too- so beautiful -And I totally love your new necklace, and the fantastic photoes you made - wonderfully inspirering,too.
Thankyou, dear.

Jacqueline said...

Well Carole,
I think that I've stumbled on another blog called Maynard Greenhouse !!
You really don't know what you are talking about !!!! haha.
Your posts are wonderful. You inspire, can laugh at yourself, work so hard that you put me to shame, can seem to grow anything, find wonderful treasures and show them to us and can make beautiful things that you give as presents to your friends and have such a great sense of humour. You are kind and generous and have all of the qualifications that make a great blogger......and, along with all the above, you take brilliant photographs. Are you sure that you are the Carole that I have been blogging friends with all this time because, what you said in this post is a load of old toffee !!!!!!!!!!
You are a brilliant blogger and I think that you should delete this post because it's not true....SO THERE !!!!!!!!!! hehehe XXXX

awal.ny said...

Thank you for your visit. I must say you inspire more than you think. Do you realize how beautiful your floral pictures are on the side. They make me want to take better pictures. Don't let yourself not believe.

Low Tide High Style said...

Your photos are always inspiring and that header...well it's simply breathtaking!!

Kat :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Carole I am always inspired when I visit you and always leave smiling...your blog is a beautiful place to escape to when I need a little R&R!! Thank you!

Denise said...

Oh now are being WAY too hard on yourself. You are very inspiring! I would love to visit your shop and greenhouse some day. I'm sure they ooze inspiration! :) Your photos are always always so beautiful. And I just can't get enough of your Christmas goodies when you show photos. I spend lots of time looking in every nook and cranny of your pics., oohing and aahhhing over everything!

Erica said...

Beautiful and inspiring blog. Music is great too!

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vicki said...

Carole - this is lovely~~ You have always inspired me - your love and talents for your gardening are true treasures. Your photos make me just sigh - they are always so beautiful. Amazing - you really are. I guess we all get and give inspiration somehow -


Theresa said...

I am playing catch up after the family reunion, so to this post I say... you never fall short with me! I love the inspiration I find in blogland and yes, the word can get overused a tad... but oh my the ideas you all put in my head are so fabulous!
I love the idea of an August Break too, but as you already know, I'm a bit wordy and well I can't remember when I took a break of any kind! ;O
Happy Sunday! t. xoxooxxoxo