Archive for May, 2015

A Thousand Words or More
May 29, 2015


If a picture is worth a thousand words,
then this picture of my glorious lilac filled backyard is worth a million!
I love a sunny day full with lilacs.

With Gratitude
May 7, 2015

This morning, on the eve of my 52 birthday, I woke with a feeling of heaviness.  At first I thought it was sorrow and then I thought it was from feeling nostalgic.  But after sitting with it for the morning, I was able to sort it out and discovered that it wasn’t heaviness from feeling sad or wistful but an incredible emotional surge that would come for all the things in my life I’m grateful for.
Now, while it’s true there is a bit of nostalgia tied up in there somewhere, I am not busy looking back.  I am looking forward.  Based on where I am at this moment, grateful for my life, my relative good health, my relationship with my husband who I am deeply in love with, our kids, our friends and family, my work, my play, for trees and grass and birdsong and sunshine and rain even, for all those and those things that I love and love to do, I am looking forward to more of the same.
I am blessed.  Deeply and truly blessed.  And so while there were tears, I didn’t shed them out of sorrow or nostalgia but rather I shed them in thanks, moving happily forward to this birthday and God willing, many more, with unfathomable gratitude.


Calm Before the Storm
May 4, 2015

Hello! and …
Well!, it’s been a while!  By my last entry, quite a while, in fact  Surprisingly the time has slipped away a great deal more quickly than I realized but, life takes you in other directions sometimes and you just have to follow the detour signs. So, I’m back on course, and ready to continue to see what I see, all the while sharing with you the sights and sounds.
Looking forward to it.
Glad to be back.

Rainy Spring
It hasn’t rained like it should this spring … things are dry and slow to come.  The earth is cracked in my gardens and I’m concerned for some of the things that should be growing a great deal better than they are.  I’m usually out in them before this, digging away at things, but all I’ve done thus far is cut away the dead wood. It’s suppose to rain today. I want a good, full-on downpour to make things happy.  I hope I get one! 
   But if I don’t, is it cheating if you do a rain dance, and then put the sprinkler on?