Monday, May 25, 2015


The youngest had her tonsils and adenoids removed two and a half weeks ago. She is like a brand new person, now that she has healed. Energy levels, appetite, every part of her improved. She had a bout with something tonsil related back in January, and was never the same in the throat. Same thing happened to her brother at the same age. I know tonsillectomies aren't standard anymore, and most pediatricians will try to convince you to put them off, but for both of my kids it was the best possible solution, and I have seen the almost immediate benefits to their health.

Otherwise, much has been the same. School, errands, charting and stitching, filling orders, cooking meals, bathing dirty bodies, cleaning dirty dishes, washing dirty clothes. We are on the final countdown to the last day of school, which is June 5th in our district. None of us can wait! We all have plans and lists of things we want to do together and apart during our free months. Time will tell if we can squeeze it all in.
Grandma's Birdbath :: First S'more of Summer :: Surgery Bound :: Sunny Iris :: Planning Samplers :: Snowballs in May :: Sprouting Greenhouse :: Reflect :: Well Hello Neigh-bor :: Budding Sage :: Smell the Lilacs :: Best Place to Grow Up Ever :: Love in the Rearview Mirror :: Sunny Day at the Park :: Old Bouquet (Beatrice Godfrey) :: Mother's Day Selfie :: Coming Soon :: The Good Stuff :: BFF

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pink Dogwood

Right there, just outside my window, every mid-Spring she blooms.
Larger and fuller each year, producing one of my least favorite colors,
and yet somehow completely capturing my heart each time.
And one final... this one sized and formatted for your widescreen computer monitor's wallpaper. Just left click to enlarge, then right click to save to your computer. For your personal use only, please!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


No words today, just pictures.
Watching the Hail :: Band-tail Pigeons :: Together :: Steamy :: Music to My Ears :: Last Light :: Banana Split :: Flowering Cherry :: Spring Green :: My Favorite Tomato Variety :: Till :: Flowering Currant :: Fothergilla :: Skunk Cabbage :: Barely There :: Shine :: The Neighbors Logged their Forest :: Wild Bleeding Heart :: At the Shooting Range :: Unfurl :: Cousins are the Best