Monday, April 28, 2008

Garden Days and Friends

Because of a cool front bringing rain and cool weather, we have not been able to set out some of our plants in the garden. We did, however, get some seeds planted last week: three types of lettace, basil and sunflowers. Can't wait to see sprouts!

I was able to spend some time with my best friend this weekend. My daughter was able to spend time with her best friend too. It was great to vent, laugh, solve all our problems (we pretend!) and just enjoy each others company. Friendship is a great and powerful force. May we all be so fortunate as to have and love a friend.

A true friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway. Christi Mary Warner

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hey this is the daughter!

Hey this is the daughter and mom told me to take a picture of our garden before we get started. Here it is!:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Back to reality

We just returned from a beach vacation! My husband and I were able to go kid-free, which we don't do very often. Transitioning from fairytale land back to reality has not been easy. I've let it affect my mood and actions, but tomorrow I'm hoping to get some vegatables planted in our garden, go for my walk and join society once again.

..."The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient...Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith."

Gift from the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Trees in Bloom

We have been celebrating spring the past two days! The weather has been beautiful and all thoughts are of outside. We are going to take pictures of our small garden plot and keep a visual record. My daughter wants her own section of the garden this year. We should have fun!

Nature does nothing uselessly. -Aristotle

Saturday, April 5, 2008


This is a finch in one of our trees in the front yard. The daughter wrote some fun facts about finches below....
Did you know that finches are often seed-eating birds and are found chiefly in the northern hemisphere and in Africa!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring has Sprung!

I love violets! My sister and I were reminiscing not too long ago about picking violets for our Mom. She had a special, cut-crystal vase she would put them in, and we would always put it on the kitchen counter or in the kitchen window to brighten our spring days. I remember this like it was yesterday. Memories, sometimes they catch you by surprise!

My best friend gave me this violet last year. I was so excited to see it bloom. I'm hoping it will spread along the edge of my patio; especially where the dirt has settled.

I moved these three hostas from a too sunny spot to a shady spot last spring. I was thrilled to see the shoots, and I can't wait to see how they do.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Our day began with the blessings of flowering trees and sounds of the birds getting ready for their upcoming broods. It was warm enough to leave the door open and feel the breeze. However; after schooling for the day and maybe (okay, really) getting on each other's nerves, there was a loss of connection between us. We went our separate ways for awhile and reconnected in the garden.

I love knowing that our love transcends the strife we must endure as we get older and not always wiser.

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. -Willa Cather

Robin facing the Other way

Here is a picture taken by the daughter this morning. The one of two robins found in our garden. (Our neighborhood cat was scaring most of the birds away in the front yard.) And a swallow almost landed on the daughter because she was standing so still while she was taking pictures!