Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Mom asked me to send her some photos of how our woods are looking now, all covered with green. Here are some views from off of our back deck.
Looking to the right...we just made the happy discovery that this little tree is a pear tree.
|Looking to the left...you can see the bottom of the vegetable garden that we are working on putting in.|
All the way to the left, off of the side deck is this little fenced space of yard.
|Not green, but pretty are these container annuals that never fully died over our mild winter.|
Coming around to the front of the house, I took this picture just to show that we took out the overgrown, scraggly shrubs that were here. We're working on fixing up the landscaping here in the front right now too.
|A view of the front walk from the other side of the house. The darker ground on the left is where I've started to lay new mulch. All the area on the right will soon match.|
In the previous picture, you might have noticed a rhododendron against the house. The blooms are just about done. I really enjoyed them.
And...fruit! Isn't that little pear cute?
How's that for a gardening/yard update? I will try to follow up in a few weeks when the landscaping and vegetable garden are done. Now that the summer is approaching, I'm remembering why we moved here. :) There's so much beauty to cultivate and enjoy. I really value working outside and having outdoor living space.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Well, it's time to start finishing up my blogs about Julie's children, and my wonderful grandchildren. Julie and I put our heads together, but due to technical difficulties we were not able to post the video of Millie singing the song I taught her. You will just have to imagine it! So, now it's on to Calvin, and what a special little boy he is. At age seven, he is very precise in nature and very loving. He is missing a front tooth these days, a fact he is very proud of.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
William and I saw this gigantic peony(?) bloom at the zoo last week and stopped to take this picture just for you. You are such a bright and wonderful presence in our lives. You add so much! Thanks for loving us and of course for all the years of patiently training and caring for me. Hope your Mother's Day is positively lovely, our flower lover.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
|I wanted to add some of the pictures that I took while Mom and Dad were here to the ones that Mom added. These first ones are enjoying some sun out on the deck.|
|On Easter afternoon: escaping by unconventional means from off of the porch. Or at least pretending to.|
|"I found an egg!"|
|"And it opens!"|
|Cecily with her Papa.|
|Cecily was also enjoying some sun on the deck when Eli was. She's showing me her horse book.|
|Easter afternoon: stayed inside coloring in her new horse coloring book and singing lots of made-up songs.|
|She did come outside with us eventually. :)|
While I was there I taught Millie to sing 'My Grandfathers' Clock' and the insurance man took a video of her singing it. However, it's from the side and you can't hear her very well. Her Mom caught a video face-on, and maybe I can persuade her to add it to the next post so you can see her blossoming talents!