"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring

I am enjoying the first day of Spring! It is a good time to begin my blog and post my first entry. This past Winter, and in fact, this past year, have been difficult for me and for many of those I care about, but now, with the sun shining and the cherry blossom trees blooming, I feel some warmth returning to my heart.
This lovely tree resides in my neighbour's back yard. My yard and all the back stairs are covered with the pretty petals. Every time I look at it, I am uplifted....
♥ Sending love to all. ♥


  1. robin!

    look at this!!

    look at you!!

    annie, i know you should be the first follower but i couldn't resist.

    this looks great, robin. you are going to have such fun. that's a promise.

    i'm glad it's spring too. that photo is incredible--it looks almost otherworldly.

    okay, that's all i'll say for now. maybe annie or i will show you how to make ♥ as a welcoming present. :)


  2. KJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ! Thank you for posting my first comment! (I know Annie won't mind..as we both adore you so!)

    And.... I know how to do the ♥♥♥'s.... used to sign some of my work e's with them and drove my ex-boss crazy!

    Thank you again!



    p.s. I guess you figured out what my favourite colour is....

  3. Finally I have a place to come to leave you messages and love.

    Welcome to blogland Ms. Lilac Robin ;)

    It's oh so nice to see you!

    When I saw your name on the blogs and in my comments I pronounced your name Lila Crobin!

    Okay, so it took me a while. But I knew you were special. Lilacs were my mother's favorite flower. That counts for a lot in my book.

    The blog looks wonderful! I'll be a follower, gleefully ;)

    ♥ (yep, I know how to make them too!)

  4. Finally!
    I love the photo! I am so happy you did this and you won't regret it, I promise! Perhaps now you will come and leave comments on my blog?!!!
    P.S. Whenever I try the hearts now, it leaves weird things and does not do the heart, please inform.

  5. P.S. I love the name, you need a header, ask any of us and we will instruct...

  6. Hi Robin. Great to see you and to be one of the first to comment on your new blog!!!! I dont know how to make the hearts either. Be well, suki

  7. Suki, wow ..this is so wonderful..I feel like you have given me a hug and I am giving you one right back!!!!

    I create the hearts by pressing "Alt" - holding it , then pressing 3..... I hope it works for you! Let me know....

    Stay strong....

    Hugs to you and your wonderful cats!

    ♥ Robin ♥

  8. Lo, so honoured to have you read my blog...
    Luv the story about "Lila Crobin"...too funny!
    My Mother loved lilacs too - although Lily of the Valley were her favourites and every time I smell them, they remind me of her. She will have passed twenty six years ago next month - and I still miss her a lot.

    ♥ Robin ♥

  9. Hi Robin!

    Everyone seems to know you already........ Under which stone come I from????
    Thanks for leaving your wonderful comment on my blog!
    Will pop over every now and then to see what you are posting.
    Your blog breaths a very positive atmosphere, I like that!
    I love purple violet and lilac!
    And your Spring post is wonderful ; what a tree!
    here we have our first days with temperature with double figures: 14 degrees Celsius. All our trees are still without leaves, which is very late!
    But it seems Spring is here and I am home just in time!


  10. Marianne... you made me laugh...I AM the one who hid under a stone for so long...after our dear Renee passed, I just decided to
    enter the blogging world.... she encouraged me to - as did Annie and KJ...

    It HAS been a hard Winter for all - and I know it was especially hard in Europe... hang on - Spring IS coming....

    I l♥ve your country and spent many wonderful times there.....

    Thank you for visiting my blog!!

    I don't speak Dutch, but do speak German, so I can say:

    Liebe Grusse,

    ♥ Robin ♥

    p.s. Kuss der Sjimmie fur mich!