Today I feel so thankful.
I am sure that it helps to begin the healing process for so many, knowing that the two young men responsible are gone from our streets.   I share in the sentiments of most Bostonians that the job of capturing the young man in Watertown was truly amazing. 

I want to embrace this moment in time.  I know that this story might have had a completely different ending, if not for the amazing people who were involved.

Our local news is wonderful!  In the final moments, it was the news stations from Boston that gave us the most accurate news.  Watching late into the evening the people applauding the law enforcement and gathering in Boston to remember the injured and those who had lost their lives, made me so proud to live here.

Well, I have shared pretty pics today of my lovely white blossoming tree and a bouquet of Ranunculus.

My tree bloomed over the weekend, just the like the renewal of my spirit.

"Where it began,
I can't begin to knowin'
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the Spring
And Spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd come along."

Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond is the song that is played at Fenway Park at every game.  "The song, which has been adopted as the Red Sox's anthem is played during the 8th inning of every home game since 2002"

Yesterday at the Boston Red Sox game, Neal Diamond arrived to sing Sweet Caroline in person.

BOSTON STRONG is the message for now.  I feel proud to live in such an amazing city, and such an amazing country! God bless America.

I am linking to Mosaic Monday over at Mary's Little Red House today.

Gayle said...

I loved your post. It was inspiring. And your blooms are spectacular! Wow. I've never heard of Ranunculus, but it is stunning. The tree was a real treat. Thanks for sharing your insight into the Boston tragedy. God bless you all.

Lorrie said...

I was turning the television off and on all day Friday as the drama went on in Boston. I am so thankful the police were able to apprehend the young man. I hope that they can find out some of the whys and hows - the boys' actions are so incomprehensible.
Lovely flowering tree. And how great that Neil Diamond sang in person at Fenway Park. I love his singing.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Boston rocks. I love you all. Anita

Dianne said...

Wonderful pics of your pretty blossom tree and ranunculi ..... The Boston tragedy has been much on our hearts and how nice that Neil Diamond performed his song live ... I'm sure it lifted the spirits of the whole community.

"All Things French"

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Karen, Wow what a marvellous tree, graceful branches full of white blossoms. Have a great week:)

eileeninmd said...

I was thankful that this ending quickly, thanks to the Law enforcement. My prayers go out to the victims and their families, may they have peace start to heal. Your blossoms are beautiful, love post and photos.

Snap said...

I love ranunculus and your white tree is gorgeous. Very inspiring post. Give yourself a hug....

Blondie's Journal said...

We are all so glad this ordeal is over, we must focus our prayers and positivity on those recovering from their injuries and losses. As a whole, the United States is so proud of the people of Boston and how well they endured these 5 days of trauma and chaos. Be proud. Be Strong!!

Jane said...

Wonderful post for Boston and your floral and tree photography is exquisite ~ ^_^

Vee said...

I agree..your local coverage was the best. I was very pleased with the coverage when our local station went to its Boston affiliate.

So happy for all Boston residents to have that week behind you.

Thank you for sharing all these beautiful flowers and your wonderful photography.

Kathleen Grace said...

It is sometimes difficult to understand the juxtaposition of the beauty God gives us next to the evil that we see. We mourn the lost and injured and are still able to revel in the beauty of the flowers of Spring. I think of the families that were devastated and sometimes feel a bit guilty that I can still be so happy just seeing a tree in flower and the beauty of each day. I am so glad they caught the perpetraters, but they sure left a lot of horror behind.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I know that many of us up here in Canada were glued to the tv as we waited for these fellows to be caught. It was a mean and vengeful thing to do. Valerie

Anita said...

One thing that makes this country great is that in the midst of tragedy we unite and become one. I am so proud of Boston and the law enforcement officers who worked so hard to make the streets safe again. The clip of Neil Diamond at Fenway Park made me tear up.
God bless you all!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to Boston.
Your pics are gorgeous and give way to the promise of a new day and God's faithful love for healing.
Hugs, CM

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have thought of you a lot, Karen, and I have read everything I could on the internet and tried to keep abreast of what has been going on in Boston. I rejoice with you, too, that these men are no longer on the streets. What an ordeal everyone has been through, really the whole nation, because we are all in this together.

Sending you love and hugs. Two of my early ancestors are buried in the Watertown Cemetery. They were there when it was first established in the 1600's, and if people in Heaven can see what is going on here, I know they are smiling this day to see that the end of that threat was accomplished by the brave law enforcement officers and citizens.



Beverly said...

Thank you for sharing your feelings, Karen. I was watching, too. I also watched the game, and I cried when they all sang together.

Your tree blooming is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Karen, this is a lovely tribute. You always have the perfect sentiment to share. We've all watched and prayed this past week. Thank you for sharing this sweet post. Your tree is gorgeous!

Laura said...

So pleased that these two men were caught so quickly, such a horrible tradgedy. Love your rununculus, cant wait for them to arrive in our flower markets in a couple of months! Your tree looks so spectacular!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Karen,

I pray that Boston and the surrounding areas are now back to normal...but after such an event, how can things be normal in the places we love.

Thank you for coming by! It was an extraordinary birthday. Anita