Wednesday, April 20, 2011


" I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful

than the bluebell I have been looking at.

I know the beauty of our Lord by it."

~ Gerald Manley Hopkins ~

Blue  Bells

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Garden

Here is one spot where each may experience

"the romance of possibility."

Louise Beebe Wilder


I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden

one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it,

but in the garden.

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett~

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Bright Promise of Swallows, Nesting.

After almost an entire month of non-stop rain in March [one of the wettest on record]we are so glad for the beautiful 65 degrees on this, the first day of April. Wow! it seems like it has been a long, wet and windy winter! [And I'm sure we have not seen the end of it yet.] But this morning brought sunshine and the return of a family of swallows that has been nesting for the past few years in this birdhouse outside my kitchen window. A wonderful way to start April .


Soon all our backyard birds wanted to pose for their Spring portraits. This Robin had just taken her morning dip in the bird bath and thought she would look best on the back of the weathered, green Adirondack chair.