Little daily moments in March

The past week went by so fast, I blinked and it is already March,
bringing some much needed sunshine.
Unfortunately it also brought back some unwelcome cold weather for this week….
My dear old laptop is letting me know that he wants to retire….
He didn’t want to connect to the Internet last week for days and he is
making odd noises and doing his job at a slower pace….
So I started to back up my photo’s, all 4 hundred million of them….
or at least it seems I have that many.

I love to take random pictures of our daily life,
the interaction what is going on in our household.




I want to remember the little moments in our life, 
the ones that we take for granted….
Back in Amsterdam, when my oldest was a little girl, feeding the birds was a bit different.
We walked around the corner and stood on a bridge while feeding ducks.
Now we live in Switzerland and feeding birds with my youngest has a different view.
The ducks are in the minority and the bridge is replaced by a lovely lake 
right at our doorstep.
We have two swans who love to come very close, almost wanting to eat the bread out of my hand….
But I’m not that brave to try hand feeding wild swans….
Must be the city girl in me that is holding me back…
So yes, little daily moments like this are rattling my heart these days….
Or something so small as eating ice cream because March brought us
the first sunny days of the year.
Yep, a small but precious memory…
Because when that time comes,
that feeding birds or eating ice cream in flowery porcelain teacups,
is only a far away distant memory…
I can look at my gazillion photo’s of our daily little moments and smile.
That’s why I’m busy lately making albums using Blurb.
{I will come back in another post how I use Blurb to make photo books and blog books.}
Daily little moments in March…. nothing special but still precious enough…
Like these little wild flowers, the first ones that popped up in our garden. 
I never noticed them but they were picked by a four year old who does notice these things 
and with her words
“these are for you mama”
the flowers became part of memory I want to remember.
And later in her life, she will perhaps not see these small miracles happening in the garden anymore…
She will be too busy with her daily life doing other things and that’s how it should be.
But for now, 
feeding birds, eating ice cream and picking little flowers 
are part of her daily life as a four year old.
Anyhoo….. are you still with me?
It’s just that I love the little things in life.
They make me stop and breath… so I can remind myself,
day in, day out,
that I should try to relax more
and enjoy life as it is….
right here….
right now…..
I’m trying not to forget…

*

This week, the new Blog of the Week
is my blog buddy Tammy, from T’s Daily Treasures.
Tammy also loves daily moments and she writes
about her life as am American living in Kuwait.
Go say hi if you want and enjoy her blog!

See you soon!
Maureen
xx

14 thoughts on “Little daily moments in March

  1. helen tilston

    Hi Maureen

    I am happy you backup your photos, which are breath-taking – I have an affinity for swans and they always make my heart beat faster. I love your china cup for ice cream

    Have a glorious week

    Helen xx

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  2. Kom Achterom

    Ha Maureen,
    Leuk leuk deze plaatjes. Zo anders dan hier! al hoewel het voeren van de zwanen ook hier een favoriete sport was van mijn dochters nu niet mee hé ze voeren nu de vriendjes! hihi
    Ach dat heeft ook wel weer wat. Marline belde net dat ze is geslaagd voor haar trekker rijbewijs ook wel stoer hé dus dat wordt gebak vanavond.
    Hmmm heb ik wel zin in!
    Ach we moeten gewoon allemaal wat meer genieten van de dagelijkse dingen. Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat ik dat meer doe sinds ik fotografeer dan kijk je toch met andere ogen.
    Nou dit was me het berichtje wel weer
    Fijne avond
    Yolanda

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  3. T's Daily Treasures

    Lovely images, Maureen! That’s what life is all about but so many are rushing here there and everywhere and miss all those special moments. Thanks for making me your blog of the week. Hope you have a great one. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

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  4. Loree

    What a beautiful post. Memories are so wonderful and so precious. I try to keep track of every single, simple moment. I know I will cherish them more as time goes by.

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  5. Jill

    Hi Maureen,
    such lovely photos to cherish of the simple things that make up for family life. Look forward to hearing all about blurb!!!.
    Have a relaxing week.(if you can!!)
    Jillx

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  6. Susan

    Hi Maureen…Loved seeing your startlingly beautiful photos. So happy you highlighted Tammy. She is a darling and her blog is always interesting, telling us about her life in faraway Kuwait. Take care and have a good rest of the week. Susan

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  7. Bring Pretty Back

    Maureen , your photo’s are incredible – that one of the swan – LOVE.
    I can’t even imagine taking photos like this – TALENT!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  8. Draffin Bears

    Hi Maureen,

    I enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos, Switzerland looks gorgeous … the lake, the snow topped mountains and the swans.
    So glad that the weather is getting warmer there, where you are.

    Have a lovely week and many thanks for visiting me.

    Hugs
    Caroly

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  9. It's me

    Wat een heerlijke post heb ik gemist !!…wij willen ook nog graag een puppy …..een Golden Retriever…..zo leuk…we hebben altijd drie honden gehad zeg maar….6 jaar geleden is onze Golden overleden…nu is Iris al zo oud 12 jaar dat we nog even willen wachten…maar heb met haar afgesproken dat ze minstens 15 jaar gaat worden hoor!!….hihihhih!!…fijne dag liefs Ria…xxx.

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  10. Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder

    Beste Maureen,

    Dàt is even een leuke verrassing om jou te vinden via Tammy en dan ook nog een ex-patriat! Leuk toch, ik las je info voordat ik me als je 236ste volgster meldde. Dus jullie leven ook zo’n internationaal leven. Wij hebben het ook gedaan als international consultants samen. Na 5 jaar als VP Training & Development voor Campbell’s Soup (mushroom division international) in de V.S. met bedrijven ook in Canada en Australië, verhuisden we weer naar Europa om in de omgeving van Venetië in Treviso te gaan werken en wonen. Daarna woonden en werkten we in Indonesië voor ruim 3 jaar. Tussendoor en erna nog consulting voor Pond’s India, Zuid Afrika, Australië, Mexico, Canada etc. etc. We vlogen ruim 1,500,000 mijlen dus heel wat maanden in de lucht gezeten als je de uurtjes omrekent.
    Leuk dus om nog zo’n gypsy te treffen! Jij zou ook zo’n zelfde wereldkaart op je blog kunnen plaatsen zoals ik heb… Kun je zo overnemen door op de link eronder te tikken.
    Zeg een hele fijne Paasperiode toegewenst en heel veel liefs,

    Mariette

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