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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Home Tweet Home

Hanging basket of petunias at Eunice's house. A red house finch has decided this would be a good place to raise her family. You have to look very closely to see any of the five baby birds huddled together in the middle, but they are there.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Water, Water....

It rained the middle of last week. Nothing like in other parts of the state, but enough that the creeks were out and we had to take a different route to town.Corn in the field at the corner (not ours) had just started to come up.It's going to be awhile before the guys get back to planting.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (a day late)

Thirteen random things I'm thankful for, in no particular order:
1. raindrops
2. God's Word
3. sunshine
4. cats
5. friends and family, far and near
6. pictures from 2nd and 3rd graders
7. asparagus
8. strawberries
9. chocolate
10. indoor plumbing
11. fuzzy slippers
12. hugs
13. blue jeans

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


2 weeks and 2 days with 2nd grade--I ended the school year with another long-term (though in this case it wasn't all that long) sub job. Whew! The kids are glad it's summer, the teachers are glad it's summer! : )

Monday, May 14, 2007

I Wasn't Alone

Thought I'd get some pictures of the wild phlox that we encouraged to grow in our garden. As I zoomed in for some close-ups of the petals, I realized there were at least three kinds of butterflies, plus a buzzy friend, also enjoying them!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Here are some of the kites that M. flies. The rest of us fly them too, but it's mainly his hobby.

"Circles around the Sun"
"About Face!"

"Ever Higher"
"Setting in the Sunset"

"Right On!"


"Follow the Leader"

"Hold on!"

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Springtime Veggie

Asparagus--love the stuff--maybe because it's the first vegetable available in our garden each spring! Fresh steamed is best, but now we get enough that I can put some in the freezer to enjoy later.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What's to say?

I keep thinking about Greensburg.

The town where we go to school, get parts, check out books, buy groceries, etc. is smaller than Greensburg. As we came home from the spring music program this evening, I couldn't help but imagine what it would be like for the entire town to be destroyed in a matter of minutes. Not a fun thought.

We trust.
We pray.
We do what we can to stay safe.
We pray.
We trust.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day-Lilacs

In my memory, May Day means lilacs. There was a huge lilac bush (anyway it seemed huge to me) growing by the front porch where we lived when I was in grade school. I'd clip off sprigs of it to fill May Baskets (Dixie Cups covered with foil, I think) to take next door to Mrs. Younger and across the street to Mrs. Matthews. Hang the basket on the doorknob, knock or ring a doorbell, try to hide, .....

When we moved to a bigger town, we still had lilacs, and also when we moved out of town.

When B and I got married, there were lilacs growing out back.

This year, for the first time I can remember, there haven't been any lilacs blooming nearby. The hard freeze in April took care of that. Ah well, next year they will be appreciated even more!