Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Signs of Spring

Well actually maybe it should say "signs of summer" as that is how hot it has been here the last few days.  What a crazy spring we have had.  Hot one day then cold the next, and weeks of rain and more rain.  We have had four limbs blown down in storms this spring, that is four more than all the years we have lived here up to this point.  So we spent the weekend cutting up wood and chipping up branches.  Will be nice this winter, when the weather is chilly. 

But the last couple of weeks have brought the blossoming of so many flowers here, and I love flowers.  I need to take more pictures of the flowers here.  But the azaleas have bloomed (not my favorite flower), and the magnolia is blooming now.  LOVE the smell of the magnolia blossom! 

But here are a couple of pictures of our hydrangea, the one right outside our front door.  The hydrangea stands for friendship, devotion and understanding.  What a lovely thought! 


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jackson

I took a picture of Jackson this morning.  Long story short, a reconnected with a friend from high school and wanted to e mail her pics of the family.  I didn't have a great picture of Jackson.  I have one of him and the boys but all are dressed for snow boarding and you can't even see their faces.  I have one from the beach but he is surfing (or trying anyway) so he isn't looking at the camera, and really all you can see is the ever thinning spot on the top of his head, not his face. 

So this morning I took a nice picture of Jackson and thought I would share it.  You can also see the new color on our dining room walls.  That was a process, all 4 of us had a different idea of the color we wanted in the dining room, so after many samples we all agreed on this shade of yellow, and it is beautiful, especially with the early morning sun beaming in. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mornings and Scattered Thoughts

Wow! It's been over a month since I have posted here.  I love blogging but lately there has been so much going on that I have been very much caught up in the moment.  I also LOVE getting caught up like that, but sometimes it feels like a tornado, catching me in its swirling and twirling.  I find times when I need to slow down and hunker down within. 

I am feeling a little sad today, just kind of blah (is that a feeling..?).  And I am sitting here thinking of the things I enjoy.  These quiet mornings, two boys still sleeping soundly.  I have pictures of what mornings generally look like here at the house.  And that is what I reflect on, when days seem sad, the joy of the day, the blessings of our mini-farm, the centered-ness I find in family and friends.  I miss my brothers, that live so far away, I don't get to see them often enough.  I miss the ocean that calls me daily, I really need to take a vacation, inhale that salt air, that cleanses every pore of my being, refreshes, awakens, rejuvenates me. 

But here are the mornings, here is what, in the absence of a vacation, invigorates me on a daily basis: