Stop and smell the roses

Hello there!
How are you, dear friends? All god i hope.
Today i want to show you the LO i created for the current challenge back at Lasting Memories. There was no given sketch, however the challenge consisted in creating your OWN background using punches. These photos were taken in April/May 2011, in my father´s garden, remember his Paradise ;)? So let´s see what i came up with:
And some close-ups:
The journaling reads out like this "My life´s philosophy is to enjoy the journey. While we are thinking about the end goal, we miss so much; the real life´s secret is to enjoy the small things, they are many and can make us happy if we are open" :). Sounds a bit too philosophical, huh :D? However, i think you know how perfect it feels to stop and smell the flowers and to "dive in" with all your soul ;). 
I hope you like it and until next time i wish you all the best, enjoy the...journey and take the time to smell the roses ;)!