Friday flowers for Good Friday

Posted: April 6, 2023 in Friday flowers
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Today’s flowers are quite different, the flowering of a blogger meetup. There were six of us bloggers as well as the husbands of three of the group. Starting on the left side we have Marsha of Always Write, Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style, and Terri of Second Wind Leisure Perspectives sitting next to her husband Hans. Moving to the other side of the table, from the back, Marsha’s husband Vince, your truly sporting my fedora, Nancy of Two Trails One Road, and Ingrid of Live Laugh RV. Behind the camera in both shots is Rob, Jodie’s husband and photographer.

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Love

We met for lunch, the time flying by as we talked and laughed. The grand plan is to meet every month if possible and next time we hope to have Donna of Wind Kisses with us again as well and hopefully first-timer Lisa of Micro of the Macro. Lisa hasn’t been able to meet with us yet although I’ve met with her several times. Any other Arizona bloggers around who’d like to get together, usually in Scottsdale or that area, let one of us know. Our next get-together will likely be the first week of May, before people start scattering for the summer.

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ~Linda Grayson

Here are the bloggers only: left to right in the back: Donna, Terri, Marsha, and Ingrid; left to right in the front: Jodie and moi. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the different-than-usual Friday flowers. Our friendships are flowering and we’re having too much fun not to share. You might be able to do something like this where you live as well. By the way, our group isn’t limited to women bloggers. At our initial meeting, John of Journeys with Johnbo and his lovely wife were there as well.

I imagine many of you celebrate Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. That may seem a strange thing to celebrate but if that hadn’t happened and Jesus hadn’t risen on Easter, life would basically be pointless. Easter gets short shrift compared to Christmas, but without it, our faith would be in vain. So it truly is a good Friday from that point of view.

  1. beth says:

    how absolutely great. I think we should organize one on a big scale.

  2. Sheree says:

    How wonderful!

  3. Nice photos of a good time. Happy Easter weekend.

  4. Janet, how great that you all can meet. Hello Ladies, you make a lovely bunch of flowers

  5. Jet Eliot says:

    I really liked seeing this blogger’s reunion, Janet. I actually recognized Ingrid the moment I saw the photo, and now you have introduced me to some new blogs/bloggers. Great that you all took the time to get together. I’ve met up with a few other bloggers who came to town over the years, and it was fascinating and fun to meet them in person and it made the blogging connection sweeter thereafter.

  6. Nancy says:

    Beautiful message of Easter.
    And we sure are lovely flowers! It was another fun get together!
    Happy Easter!

  7. Jodie says:

    Great idea to put the word out for others. It’s been such a joy meeting up with everyone!!

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    How fun is that! Great pictures. Love your hat.

  9. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely flowers indeed! Thanks for the idea & best wishes of the season!

  10. Resa says:

    HAPPY EASTER, Jan… to you and yours!

  11. Ingrid says:

    It was a great meet up and I look forward to more in our future. Happy Easter!

  12. You all look great. I love your hat!
    Happy Good Friday, and Happy Easter, Janet!☺🥰

  13. tootlepedal says:

    How nice to have such an extensive blogging family.

  14. DeWetsWild says:

    Happy Easter, Janet. We live in gratitude of His immense sacrifice on our behalf.

    • Indeed we do, Dries. Happy Easter to you and yours as well.

      On a purely secular note, how about the Boks-US game!! I was thrilled to see them start gelling as a team. We’re almost caught up and now of course the Singapore tournament has already begun. Sigh. 🙂

  15. Tina Schell says:

    This was SO much fun to see Janet – maybe close to as much fun as you all had!! Not everyone includes a photo of themselves with their blogs and I often wonder what they look like. I know Marsha and terri get together often but this is the first time I’ve seen such a large group of blogging friends. Fantastic!!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Tina. It started out with just a few of us and has grown to this group and we were still missing at least two, although Terri only comes when she’s in town for a visit. It’s a great group of talented and lovely bloggers.

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  17. Wind Kisses says:

    So much fun reflected in all of you. Love the hat.