Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday's Trio

We dropped into see three of our granddaughters and their momma on Monday at lunchtime so if you see little samplings of food on their darling faces you know why!
This little darling has the most wonderful head of hair-it's like mommy put kiss curls in them and removed the pins-voila-curls. Nanny is very envious of Caroline.

Catie dear reminded me of a little English beauty today-perhaps the new little floral dress added to the charm.

Coco was heading for "lights out" on her Pappa's shoulder and even though she has her fingers in her mouth you can see her smiling eyes!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's Up to Us

Each and every little thing I do makes a difference and while today is officially Earth Day, I hope to make it last the other 364 days too. It's up to me, it's up to you. As the saying goes..."many hands make the work light".

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Has Sprung in The Grove

I love Spring, and it has actually arrived, at last. Walking around the neighbourhood the scent of freshly cut grass, gooseberry bushes, flowering cherry, daffodils and swamp lilys fill the air. It is an outrageous riot of assaults on the senses, so different from winter's mouldy earthen smells. I love spring.

We took our camera on our walk down through the ravine today and no where is it more evident that Spring has actually arrived. Here are a few pictures of today's glorious walk.

The view from our front window

Ladybugs = Spring! When I was taking this picture, I hadn't realized there were 2 on the Japanese Maple trunk

The star magnolia putting on a wonderful show for us

I love the way the light captured the "heart" of one of our daffs

The ravine has come to life, the small fry aka, salmon have hatched, the waterbugs are back, as are the swamp lilys. So vibrant with their shiney lime green leaves and yellow cones. They have put on a spectacular show again this year!

The following pictures are taken down below.

The sight and scent from 100s of these plants pushing up through the wet boggy land is something to behold

If you look closely you can see the recently hatched fry

The woodpeckers are having their way with this tree

The view from the top looking down at the stream.

A carpet of greens that will soon sprout delicate purple flowers

Just above this tranquil forest scene is an elementary school just resounding with lunchtime fun

My beloved, my fellow soujourner in life

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

And Along Came Pretty Little April!

The wonderful sunny day reminds me of another one, the day our lovely middle daughter, April was born.

Taken circa, 1975 at Hume Park! This girl always new how to accesorize!

It's April's birthday today and on birthday's you give presents, but it is April who gave us the gifts. The gift of laughter. The gift of love. The gift of wisdom. The gift of integrity. The gift of ingenuity. The gift of listening. The gift of fun.

Oh yes, we had our moments, and I'd be a big, fat Pinnochio if I said otherwise, but they were of the everyday variety. We had drama, we had tears, but most of all we had April Sunshine, or April "Star" as she wanted to be called when she was a little girl. She has a ton of friends, a wonderful husband who loves her even more than we do, and an enchanting little girl. She gives life her all. I thank God every day for our darling April.

April and her lovely Abby, taken just before the wedding

Wishing you my darling daughter a Very Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful new year, may it be filled with many blessings.

This picture was taken just a few weeks ago