I am in a cycle of griping about the weather and have begged for a week now to go back down where it’s warm and sunny. I can assure you that next year we will not return until mid-April. We’ve had to re-winterize the trailer (pull batteries and add anti-freeze) and that just exacerbated my grouchiness.
In an effort to lighten up, I bought two budding hyacinths and their sweet aroma wafting through the house has certainly helped.
My African violets are blooming again,
and my orchid looks happy…
I bought a new bonsai at Epcot and it’s feeling quite at home.
I Know that there is a happy ending to all of this, and that it’s sooner than later that I’ll be outside in the garden… I could be cleaning the house, I suppose, but I’m going to follow the guidance of my Guru Margo: do some reading and catch up on my Goodreads goals; watch some Netflix (learning to speak in a scots accent by Shetland); and just Relax…
At the ShrinersFest 2017
My personal favorite: The Ultimate Air Dogs
The Kindergarten Graduation
5 years ago Emma graduated Kindergarten…Same hat. At least my head hasn’t grown…
PawPaw, JoJo, Eliza 2017
PawPaw, JoJo, Emma 2012
Party at American Girl
Swinging in Central Park
Roaming the Met
The Bear follow us
Sadly, I did not take any photos of the Ceili, only videos, and I would Love to share them with you. Alas, wordpress is not being co-operative. If I figure out how to upload them, I will post them. All of the dancers were wonderful, especially Emma and Eliza. So much excitement! Word to my daughter, send me some pictures!
We’re back at Sonnystone, catching up with the garden and putting up the pool. The New York Family is scheduling a July visit—hey, that’s just a couple of weeks! Plans for Camp Sonnystone are underway. Being with each family is wonderful, but getting All of Us Together is Superlative..! See you soon!
We went to the zoo to celebrate Olivia’s first day of summer vacation…
O is more excited than she looks
Olivia 9, Samantha 2
Afterward, we came back to Sonnystone and played…It’s nice to have PawPaw around to play clue and help with fairy wings…
Samantha spent a while working on her flying…
Missing the essential Pixie Dust, she didn’t quite lift off, but she persisted…I like that in a person…
I’m off to NYC for a couple of days–3 to be exact. It’s Eliza’s spring break and I got a great price on a ticket out of Indy. We’ve been non-stop gardening for weeks and I’m actually ready for a break. The weather in Manhattan won’t be as warm, but what better way is there to spend rainy spring days than playing with your grandkids?
Hope your Easter was happy…ours was!
Snow, Birds, and a touch of cuteness…
Winter decided to show us who’s the boss around here–for another week or so, at least–and snowed all over the bloomers… Whaddaya gonna do about it? Take pictures…
What I actually Like about snow happens at the birdfeeders. The birds just flock in. I love watching them…
I got out my bird book to identify a newcomer: See the little brown guy in the picture below? He’s an Eastern Towhee. They usually feed on the ground, but the snow brought him round to visit. The cardinals, chickadees, and finches are my usual crew.
The snow is now gone, but the danger to the plants and birds is even greater since the temperatures are hovering between 20 and 35. I read that March is the most dangerous month for birds, as their natural food sources are already emptied of berries and the ground is frozen. If you don’t already feed the birds, you ought to try it.
Here’s a little bit of Cute to warm you up…