Thursday, April 26, 2012


The promise of fresh flowerbuds...... 
We had thunder that woke us at 4am. 
Everything is fresh and dewy after the rain.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rhody Love

Pretty rhody flowers that take forever to open up all the way
--but so worth the wait!! 
I love the dark pink edges to each petal.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Caine's Arcade

Have you seen this super creative kid?
He made a bunch of arcade games out of cardboard in the front of his dads car parts store in East LA.
HERE is a link to the youtube video that tells his story.
I remember making a wall of cardboard in my room when I was a kid. My sister and I shared a room and we wanted our own rooms so we erected a homemade cardboard wall, complete with door and a window that closed. I think we taped it in place--thank you Mom and Dad--to the ceiling and floor. I don't remember how long we kept it up, but I always draw on this memory when my own girls have wanted to do some crazy, messy project.
Great job Caine!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Just sit for awhile with me.
Enjoy the spring,
forget that the grass needs mowing yet again!
Notice the color of the leaves on the trees just unfolding,
the bright sun not yet subdued by shade from those trees.
Have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Hunt's Afoot

A sunny day and so pretty!
Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fresh Faces

Despite the very cold morning temperatures the past several mornings
there are cheerful pansy faces to grace the porch.
I spent this lovely sunny day visiting my mom,
in which I nearly wore her out with my genealogy finds.
I was a real genealogy fiend several years ago and have become interested again.
Did you know that the 1940 census has just been released this past Monday?
It is a bit cumbersome to look through but I couldn't resist. :-)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


The crab apple in our front yard is just starting to open it's blooms.
It has been a very early spring, yet so beautiful.
Both girls school breaks are over--very restful.
I'm kind of stalled out with craft projects lately 
while I've been enjoying planning the little front garden along my fence.
These are geraniums that were in the garden last summer.
J wintered them over for me and I got them started in pots recently.
This is the first time we've tried this and it has worked splendidly so far.