Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sun, o glorious sun!!

There are lots of "feelgood" sensations
To me, one of the best ones by far
Is the warmth of the spring sunshine on my bare arms.
The first day of the year that I can be outside
in just a T-shirt
And not have to shiver
To feel the spring sun's warmth on my skin.
To lay on the trampoline & watch my son try to convince Monty to bring the ball back
To gaze around my yard and think of all the projects I have for this year
To lay my head down on my warm arms,
close my eys,
and give into the sun.
Wishing you all sunny days ahead!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Only the best

Wouldn't it be great if we could choose, before we are born
which of our parents' characteristics we wanted?
If we could, in effect, from a limited list,
choose who we are to be?
What would you choose?
From my mom, I would choose
the ability to speak up for myself
the ability to make friends easily
to connect with strangers
sense of family
and her pleasure at simple things
From my Dad I would choose
down to earthedness
openess with affection
sense of preconception
and being secure in the knowledge that he can do anything he sets his mind to
What would you choose??
image credit here

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Look what I see!!

Can spring really be here??
The pussy willows seem to think so
(And, if I do say so myself, this is a great picture in which my camera behaved as it should)

Can it be...can it really tulips coming up!!
(Tulips in the garden, tulips in the park, but my favorite tulips, are two lips in the dark)
((sorry, that was written in my gr. 9 yearbook, have never forgotten some of those!))

And, even the daffoldils seem to believe its time to wake up
(And my camera was not behaving here!)

Green onions grow plentifully here, probably because no many other kinds of vegetables do.
You won't see any cucumbers or lettuces or cabbages in our neck of the woods!

What do I predict will be my biggest garden pest this year??

Playing in the last remaining snow patches

Or so I thought until I got up this morning
and opened my bedroom curtains!!

Hopefully, by the end of the day, it will be all gone,
allthough, as I look out my window at 9:45, it's still snowing lightly
That's okay, its just because I, along with half, make it three quarters, of our town
took our snow tires off last week.
'Till next time!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Life gets in the way

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
It's about learning to dance in the middle of it"

I've been kind of in and out of storms lately
Once in a while there's an hour or two when the sun breaks through
Then the gales come back in double force
Its been hard to hold my breath
And then to keep breathing again
This has put me behind in my schoolwork
(Didn't feel like doing much of anything last week)
So now I'm playing catchup
I'm going to play a quick catchup in blogland
'Cause darn it all, I miss you all!

photo credit here