Advent is moving swiftly! We put the tree up yesterday and will finish decorating the house today. Jacob, Elizabeth’s fiancé, is coming for the weekend and I’m going to try to get a group picture of all nine (including AJ, Eleanor’s fiancé) tomorrow. Rain and perhaps thunderstorms are moving in by midday but it gave … Continue reading Advent Updates
My rosebud is opening up. Another bud is starting to open too. It’s been a busy couple of days, but in a way it feels like I’ve gotten nothing done. Don’t you hate that? So much of the work is intangible: taking care of small children which involves a lot of “watch me, Mama!” I … Continue reading Saturday morning
Growing things I’ve never had a rose bush before. I discovered that there was a small, barely alive one mostly hidden by the front shrubs and I decided to see if it could be coaxed back to health. I aerated the soil and added some rose fertilizer but as the weeks went by nothing really … Continue reading Wednesday Collage
(Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush photographed by daughters) I love taking pictures of flowers, especially macro pictures. The closer you get the more there is to see in the structure of each flower. The simplest is actually full of incredible detail. My little girls are always stopping on walks or in the yard to peer down … Continue reading Flowers
“Heeeere fishyfishyfishyfishy...” Swallows were flying just above the ground.
Duchess and I took the little girls to a local park to stretch our legs and look at something beautiful for a change. The egret at the pond was very unafraid of people and let us get quite close.
What a beautiful day! The sunrise this morning was gorgeous and I decided to glory in what I *could* see instead of bemoaning the fact that I couldn’t leave the house to head to my better view. The humidity is only 35% and I have the windows open. Most of the morning work is done … Continue reading Glorious Day
My heart is heavy and I couldn’t get past it to write any blog posts. Just now I decided to face up to it and just post and get it over with. Friday we lost Smokey. He was hit by a car. I found out through a neighborhood post about a grey and white cat … Continue reading The past week
Good morning! I hope to make this a productive day. I'm so glad I stepped back out for a second look at the sunrise, because otherwise I would have missed the crescent moon.