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  1. Jill Gardner
    March 30, 2020 @ 2:28 pm

    The flowers are beautiful and so many varieties. But the bouquets are amazing!!
    The pictures are marvelous and uplifting.
    But, even more so was your phrasing of spring & nature and our eternal faith in God and his grace.
    I do pray that Bernie’s cousins get off the ship and will be ok. Love to both, Jill


  2. Elizabeth Enright
    March 30, 2020 @ 2:32 pm

    Everything about this post made me hopeful and made me cry. Prayers up for sure and my mama put y’all on her prayer list. I love your blog and I pray for all the best for you and Bernie and family!


  3. Glenda Manzanares
    March 30, 2020 @ 2:42 pm

    Thank you for keeping us posted. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this trying time and I join you in continued hope. Your photos today aptly portray nature’s beauty. Stay healthy…


  4. Sophia B
    March 30, 2020 @ 2:49 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful flowers. We will be praying for Bernie’s cousins to recover and get off the ship. Prayers for the others on the ship. Stay safe, Linda and Bernie.


  5. Ann Wiles
    March 30, 2020 @ 3:44 pm

    Your pictures of the beautiful flowers are definitely appreciated during this time.
    Prayers for peace, healing and a safe return to Miami for Bernie’s cousins.


  6. Anne S
    March 30, 2020 @ 3:59 pm

    The flowers are beautiful and Certainly highlight our Creator’s love of colors, beauty and variety. May we see people through His eyes.
    And yes prayers and pleading for your loved ones and others trapped in misery.


  7. Judy Gattis
    March 30, 2020 @ 4:58 pm

    Wondered if I was the only one who wept, but read Elizabeth did also. Such joy and beauty-so many I’ve never seen. Really enjoyed The Thinker amidst the blooms since I wanted especially to go their this fall. Thank you so much for sharing Paris with us all. Continued prayers for the cousins.


  8. Cindi
    March 30, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

    Such lovely flowers in so many places. I am praying that you can revisit or share all of this with Pierre or Laurie once again. Praying some one will allow the ship to dock and medical help will be brought on board.


  9. Peggy Bilbro
    March 30, 2020 @ 7:03 pm

    I love all the flowers and was pleased that I recognized the location of so many of them. I continue to hold Pierre and Laurie in my heart. May they be strong and healthy.


  10. Pat O'Brien
    March 30, 2020 @ 10:06 pm

    Thank you for the kind words. But, believe me, this Spring blog has been entirely our pleasure. We both wondered why these flower pictures seem so spectacular this post. Maybe they are timely, coming off a very wet and kind of gloomy Winter and we’re ready for some Spring color, or you selected just the best of the bunch. Either way, they are a welcome sight. We’re all wishing Bernie’s cousins well and hope they hop off the ship at Miami in fine shape and spirits and ready to head up your way. Of course, after 14 days quarantine.


  11. Monica & Marlyn
    March 30, 2020 @ 11:01 pm

    We are praying!


  12. Sybil O'Brien
    April 1, 2020 @ 12:11 am

    Linda, Let me repeat what Pat has already said and add that you are very special to both of us. We are keeping Pierre and Laurie in our prayers.


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