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Can't Wait for Spring and Do Gardening!

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Hello lovely people in this universe! How have you been doing out there? I hope everything is doing great especially during the past two months of 2016. So far, I can't complain for now.  I seldom complain anyway because I  believed  life has been good to me,  living simply and happily. Thanks to my family and friends for all their inspirations. Above all, thanks be to God for everything!



I am just  happy because I cannot wait for my favorite time of the year, the spring season. Last weekend,  when I visited the backyard, I found out that the first spring flowers like crocus are slowly blooming. Sad to say, it snowed last Monday and I hope  that they are not frozen. I need to see them again this weekend.



Last Tuesday, it was not snowing and today  the weather was friendlier. There was sunshine and  everytime when the sun is shining,  I felt happiness in between. I grew up in the tropics and there is always sunshine everyday.

I am getting excited for the spring time. I can't wa…

Plants and Flowers in the Garden Needs Rain

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Hello folks! How's everyone doing? I hope you are having a wonderful start of the seventh month of the year.  So far, so good for me and I am grateful about it.  There is only one thing I wish to pour down and it is rain.

The weather is really hot this week. It seems that Sahara loves to visit us and gives us  hot summer.  Temperature ranges  up to 39 degree Celsius  the past days in and around our place. I am really sad everytime I see some plants and flowers dying in the backyard.


I am watering it everyday but due to the tremendous heat, some plants are getting bad and are dying. The flowers that are currently blooming are also getting dry so fast. Usually some flowers takes for a week to remain in bloom but this heat  really is shorting its blooming for some days only.


I hope rain will pour soon to keep the  garden alive and kicking again.  Watering it everyday will not equal the amount of  water that is coming from the  rain. I am crossing my fingers..so help me God and send y…

Spring Time is Gardening Time

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Hey folks! How are things going on in there! I just look at the calendar and it seems that the month of March is almost over.  Yes, three more days to go and I am ready to face another month of the year. I can't wait for the weather to really be nice and friendly.  Today was  a gloomy and rainy weather.  It was raining the entire day and outside is  still  cold.  This is typical spring weather since Mother Nature needs rain and more rain.

Since it is spring season now, I can't wait to hit the garden again and do some clean-up and gardening. Some flowers are  already blooming  in our garden especially the crocus.  The tulips are slowly growing too. In two or three weeks, I believed they will be in full bloom.


Spring  is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  This season refers to the ideas of rebirth, resurrection and  regrowth.  This is the time to see lives and nature growing again. The plants and the trees start to bear flowers, leaves and branches. It is simply a season …

I Miss The Sunset in South Cebu

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This is one thing I miss when I am home in the Philippines. The beautiful sunset that I can watch from our terrace is truly a spectacular scene for me. Its beautiful setting over the horizon with its colorful rays that touch the blue sea is truly amazing! I feel like looking in a kaleidoscope when I a see a colorful pattern of the sunrays that goes down the horizon. Truly a phenomenon!

I hope to go home soon once again to  unwind, relax, recharge  and simply feel at home! There is really no place like home! Agree with me folks? Have a nice day!

The spectacular view from our home in Cebu City. I truly miss this phenomenon!

I Miss Walking in Bavaria

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As the saying goes, "There is no place like home!" and I believed in it. Philippines is always my homeland but I found my second home in Germany. I miss walking in my second home after I found out that we are also having a very nice weather in Bavaria, Germany today. One of my friends in facebook told me that they have 20 degrees Celsius temperature. I feel like flying back home soon!

Here are some images during one of those sunny winter days in Bavaria, Germany!

taken last January 2012..what a lovely sunny winter day it was!

I love the surroundings with all the nature around in my second home in Bavaria!

Help Save The Earth

I believed that we are very aware of what is happening to Our Mother Earth right now. We always hear over the news in radio, television, newspapers and most of all over the internet about the different calamities and catastrophes that is happening around the world. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March 2011, the mudslide in some parts of Philippines last December 2011, the flood in Australia and other parts of the world, these are only some of the natural calamities that is hitting the world now.

Due to this, we need to slowly think and learn how to save our Mother Nature. That is also the reason why every year we are celebrating Earth Day every month of April. As inhabitants of this earth, we can help in our own little and simple ways on how to conserve and take care of Mother Earth. By not wasting water, turning on the lights when not needed, walk some meters instead of driving a car, are only some of the little things that we can do to help save our ear…

Goodbye Golden October

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Goodbye golden October! We are finally in the month of November. The days are getting shorter, darker and colder. This is the sign that winter is about to come. Are you ready for it? It is inevitable and we have to be always ready. This is the time to be more careful and wear warm clothes outside to avoid getting sick especially with colds.

Fall or autumn is the time of the year when the trees in the surroundings are turning to different colors like yellow, red, brown, orange, gold, etcetera. This is the reason why I also love this season of the year...the colorful surroundings especially in our area where you see a lot of woods.

Here are some of the snapshots I took last month.

colorful trees are still in the corners...soon it will vanished because the leaves are slowly falling down.

one of the thick woods nearby our small town. such an amazing beauty of nature!

Blue Sky and the Inspiring Words

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"Today, don't think of saying any unkind word, think of the people who can't speak.
Don't complain about the food you eat, some have nothing.
Don't complain about life, many die young.
When you're tired of your job, think of the jobless, the disabled and those who wish they had yours.
When sad thoughts seem to put you down, paint a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.
Life is a gift.
Live it well."
tulips from our garden from spring 2010.

Beautiful Lilies in our Garden

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We did some changes in our garden since April. I believed it looks better now than before. It is still not done and I hope before summer ends, everything will already be in order. I have a lot of kinds of flowers in our garden. One of it are the lilies. Some are dying now but still few are left. This afternoon I made some photos again but still did not uploaded it yet. I wish to share more images once I am done uploading.

I love gardening and simply love flowers! this was taken last year from our garden.

Beautiful Winter in Bavaria

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The sun is shining outside.
But I still remember the last beautiful winter,
When the surroundings were all white and snowy.
But I am very glad and thankful,
That spring time finally came,
And soon lovely summer too!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

-Ruby Benz.

taken on our way to Neuschwanstein castle in Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany last January 2011. I love this scenery but but happy that we are having sunshine at the moment.

May is Finally Here

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Happy Monday everyone! Here we are again on the first week of another month. The fifth month of the year is finally here. This month has a length of 31 days. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere part of the globe, you are currently having an Autumn season. I currently live in Europe which is located in Northern Hemisphere, therefore, we are currently having a spring season. This is one of my favorite time in the year, where most flowers start to bloom.

I still have some tulips blooming in our garden but most of it are dying now. Don't you know that the month of May has been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May? If you were born in the month of May, your birthstone is the emerald which means love or success. Its birth flower is the Crataegus monogyna and the Lily of the Valley. It is quite interesting to know some things about this month.

Here some of tulips from o…

My Beautiful Tulips are Here Again

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Good day everyone! The weather outside right now is just perfect. It is sunny and everything around are turning to green. I also spent some time in our garden this morning, checking about the blooming flowers. My beautiful tulips are finally here. Some are currently in good blooms and some are just starting to bear flowers. The hyacinths, narcissus, violas and primulas are also showing its beauties. I simply love plants and flowers.

the beautiful tulips in our garden. I love it!
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"You'll go forth a little stronger
With a fresh supply of grace,
If each day you meet the Saviour
In a secret quite place."

-Adams

The beautiful lilies in our garden. This was taken last summer of 2010. Such a lovely nature! I miss seeing the flowers in our garden.

Red Poppies and the Saying

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"Lord, help me to be honest
In all I do and say,
And grant me grace and power
To live for you each day."

-Fitzhugh

red poppies in the neighborhood. I took this image as we went walking on the castle ruins in our place.

The Quote and the Image

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"People were created to love.
Things were created to be used.
The reason why the world is in chaos
is because Things are being loved
and people are being used."

-Anonymous.

taken somewhere down the road! I guess as we drove to Neumarkt last April 2010.

The Sunset and the Quote

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"It was love that heard my pleadings
When I cried out in my sin;
It was love that gave me comfort;
It was love that took me in."

-Bonney

I miss this sunset in Cebu, Philippines.
This was taken near our house located near the beach. I love this place.

The Tulips and the Nice Quote

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So lift up your heart to the heavens;
There's a loving and kind Father there
Who offers release and comfort and peace
In the silent communion of prayer.
-Anon.

I wish it's tulip time now. Happy weekend everyone! Keep warm especially to all friends in winter wonderlands.

These were the tulips in our garden last spring 2010.

True Friendship

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Friendship is such a wonderful gift
and it is always a nice feeling
when we have good friends around.
Friendship does not mean that we need to talk everyday
but once in awhile it is always good
to hear thoughtful words from a friend.
Friendship does not mean
that we have to see each other everyday
but it is always nice to reminisce
some memorable moments
that we spent with friends.
I am very thankful that I have good
and yes, great friends around!
I felt truly blessed.
Thank you so much to all friends
who are always true and loyal.

Below is a rose that I am giving to all my friends out there. This is a rose from our garden flourished with love and care just for you. This was taken last summer time 2010. The saying below also came out to my mind some minutes ago. I just can't stop sharing it here.

"Friendship is not a competition.
It is a matter of give and take relation".

-Ruby Benz

I love roses especially from our garden!
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"Our God works to transform us
Till life on earth is done;
He uses trials and testings
To make us like His Son."

-Sper
A Lilium flower in our garden. This was taken last September 2010.
Now, they are gone and hope to see them again next year.

A Quote and the Winter

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"God is greater
than our greatest problem."

-Our Daily Bread.
taken last February 2010. Winter is almost coming again. Keep warm!