I forgot the words....
|Crocus in my Mother's driveway|
|Fungus at the base of a tree in the center of my Mother's driveway|
|We went for a ride on Saturday, last week. The goal was to find some snow. |
I spotted this cabin back in a clearing when we stopped for a potty break for Darius.
|We did find some snow, but it was not nice snow. Darius and Papa did take a moment to pose for the camera though.|
|You can see this mountain as you drive into our town from I-5. It is Whitehorse Mountain up in Darrington.|
It is a beautiful mountain with year round snow.
|Tonight there was the most beautiful bright rainbow in the Eastern sky.|
|If you look closely, you can see traces of the rainbow behind my weeping willow tree.|
The tree is almost in full leaf.
|It was so large, I could not take a picture if the entire thing in one shot.|
|Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.|
|Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal.|
The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the
secret lies with the top and screw cap! This is a great idea to share.
Good for us and the environment too.
Zip-top bags are great, but sometimes you buy something in bulk and you're stuck with an unsealable bag. Home-centric blog Re-Nest shows us an easy way to give these bags an airtight seal with an old water bottle.
All you need to do is cut off the top of the bottle and take off the cap. Push the bag through the bottle neck, fold it over the edges, and twist the cap back on. Now, your bag has an air and water tight seal, and you didn't have to waste the bag.
|An unexpected package marked,|
|on my front porch.|
|I got Stan to hang it up immediately in my sewing room and very quickly had it decorated with many of my favorite cups and saucers.|
Thank you Gwen, darling, I will think of you every time I see this.
Sad footnote is that she is in Renal failure and desperately needs a kidney. There are no matches in our family and we are waiting for her only hope, which is a non-related donor.
|My garden waking up. This is a Poppy plant my mother gave me years ago.|
One spring, I came home and Stan was out weeding the garden. I was talking to him and he told me about the huge thistle he had dug out. I had this terrible fear that it was my poppy and went to look. Sure enough it was gone. I was able to dig it out of the compost pile and replant it. Thankfully it thrived.
|A peony I rescued from Karyn's Garden last fall. I believe it is a light pink.|
I am so happy to see the buds on it.
|My very favorite garden plant is my Wisteria. I wait every year for its blooms. When it is in full leaf, it makes my back yard very private.|
|My Cherry tree is beginning to awaken also.|
|A reminder that even though it may be Spring, we can still have inclimate weather conditions.|
|There is also much joy in granddaughters who sing on the Worship Team in their Church. This little head belongs to Olivia, who is standing beside her daddy at the piano. David is worship leader at their church. This was the first week she sang with the group. During first service she stood out front with her sister, but something embarrassed her and she insisted on standing beside daddy during second service.|
|Her sister Amanda, who sings regularly on the team.|
|Olivia after the church service.|
I apologize for the fuzzy pictures, but someone else was taking them and I did not realize they were not in focus.
|Finishing a sweet little sweater and dress for my niece's first baby.|
Because a daughter counseled me to find joy in the things around me.
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine hear: for I am called by thy name O LORD GOD of hosts.
|Me, and three of my five daughters holding Mama's hand.|
|Jonah and Olivia on Centennial Trail. We are hoping for another warm day so we can go again.|
|Washington State is a wintering place for Canadian Geese and Trumpeter Swans.|
I took this picture up near the Canadian Border.