May 1, 2019

The above was my inspiration for Lily of the Valley. When I was a kid, we lived on a dirt road and I used to go for walks in May and there would be Lily of the Valley along the road in little patches. The scent of them is so sweet.

So the above is my version from the inspiration. The French believe that Lily of the Valley flowers bring you good luck on May 1st. So they must be a good luck flower.

When I was a kid, I used to walk up to my best friend’s house on Parker Hill and there was a patch of Lily of the Valley along the way that looked just like the above.

Some brides put Lily of the Valley in their bridal bouquets. I think that the addition of white roses is stunning.

Bath and Bodyworks has awesome 3-wick candles. The candle called “Sunshine” has Yellow Verbena, Lavender and Lily of the Valley combined in the scent.

Pink Peonies look stunning with Lily of the Valley.

Lily of the Valley are simply pretty.

With summer on the horizon, a cottage garden is on the dream list.

Little garden paths are awesome.

The 3-Week Yoga Retreat set of DVD’s is a nice idea for Spring. It teaches fundamental Yoga poses that are common with any Yoga practice. The Downward Dog, Yoga Squats, Cobra, Upward Dog, Warrior Poses, Child’s Pose and Corpse Pose: Savasana.

The results you can expect with this program are: increases in flexibility, increases in balance, increased strength and decreased stress.

There is an accompanying nutrition plan that is called “Clean Eats”. It’s mostly a well-balanced, whole and minimally processed foods.

It’s supposed to be for beginners and you can use blocks. I found it a little difficult, but that means I’m out of shape.

To lose weight, you have to add like a 30-minute cardio session or something.

How many can afford a Yoga retreat in Bali. I just printed out the above photo and put it up on the wall for inspiration. That photo is where they do massage at the yoga retreat there in Bali. I love the Koi pond with the goldfish along the walkway.

I also printed out the above photo to make poster size and on the wall space where I plan to do yoga to make it bearable and maybe a little fun. I won’t kid you, I don’t particularly like yoga. Who wants to get twisted up like a pretzel? But I guess that it is good for you.

I bought the DVD’s last year. Got the yoga mat, stretch band, yoga pillow and a couple of blocks. Plus some work out clothes to make me want to do the yoga. But just now decided to try it again.

And that’s my inspiration for today.

2 thoughts on “May 1, 2019

  1. Thank you Chef Mimi! Three weeks of yoga is a bit too much for me, too. I have one of those Malibu Pilates chairs and four days of the pilates with a 3 day break sounds ideal.

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