Monthly Archives: April 2010

a walk through the garden

We were gone for five days and when we got back, it seemed the garden had suddenly become lush and full. Perhaps that’s just my perspective, but I think, too, the rain we had gave everything a big push. The fenced garden is already looking overgrown. And I had hoped to plant some herbs in […]

menu plan monday ~ april 26, 2010

We’re back from a trip east, where we attended one daughter’s senior show (graduating from college in a few weeks!), celebrated another daughter’s birthday, and visited with our oldest son and his family. We had a wonderful time and so enjoyed visiting with everyone. And we had tons of fun with the little ones. 🙂 […]

visit with family

We traveled east to be with our second daughter for her senior photography show. She graduates in May! Anyone have a job for a fledgling photographer? We celebrated a birthday with DD#1. And we got to visit with the grands! Swim time with Grandpa. Aunt and niece had a good time together. Took lots of […]

garden pics

I took these shots to share on Tuesday, but life got hectic for a few days, so am sharing them now. The columbine has come on thick and fast this week. It’s a nice long bloomer and adds color to the beds this time of year. My favorite columbine is the blue one… I thought […]

menu plan monday ~ april 19, 2010

The yard is transitioning from early spring to mid-spring. The irises are putting up their buds and a few have flowered. The earliest are ‘Baby Blessed,’ the old purple variety from DH’s family farm, and the old white ones from his great-grandmother’s place. You can see those in my previous post. The first of the […]

flower friday

I’ve been sick this week and spent more than two days in a recliner. Didn’t get back outside to take pictures of the garden until today. But this morning was beautiful, so I enjoyed being able to get outside. I also spent some time on the east porch. Am reading Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey […]

menu plan monday ~ april 12, 2010

We are enjoying perfect spring weather right now. And it looks like we’ll be able to enjoy it for the next week or so. I tried to keep the menu pretty simple most days so we could spend as much time outside as possible. Monday Toasted Cheese Sandwiches Chicken Tortellini Soup Tuesday Crock Pot Turkey […]

clouds of pink

The redbud blossoms opened Monday. The yard is full of billowing pink clouds of blossoms! The redbud by the kitchen is the only one that was in the yard when we moved in. This year we have more than 20 blooming. The daffodils are beginning to wane, but still look lovely. The Poet’s are a […]

menu plan monday ~ april 5, 2010

We enjoyed a delicious Easter dinner with friends from church. After pie and ice cream, they brought out their four wheeler for DD to enjoy. And she did! Sunday evening I sat on the east porch and enjoyed the spring breezes and the waning sunlight. The redbud trees are THIS close to bursting into bloom. […]

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!

We had a wonderful Easter day. I especially enjoyed the hymns at church this morning. Triumphant! After church we enjoyed dinner with friends, and then I spent a quiet afternoon, with some reading time on the porch swing. The evening light across the yard was so pretty. The spring blossoms are wonderful reminders of the […]