Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Memories for Monday

Rejoice! These beautiful purple tulips seem to be singing as they bloom just in time for Easter. Such vibrant colors everywhere and simple joys, with Easter fun make wonderful memories.

Yes, it was a Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Tulips for Saturday

Tulips in bloom are one of the very best parts of spring time and a simple joy for me. I have never seen so many flowering tulip trees in one little town, but they seem to be on every corner around here and so pretty now that they are blooming. This was one tree I noticed on my walk around the park the other day, when it was not a cold, rainy day such as today. It gives off a light fragrance in the breeze, very pleasant as we walk. The other tulips are just coming into bloom, these are just around the library and they are all a vibrant shade of red, really stand out against the green shrubs. If you want to see some really beautiful fields of tulips, check out These are some beautiful tulips in Skagit Valley in Washington.

Monday, April 11, 2011

More Art for Monday

There just hasn't been enough hours in my days lately to be as creative as I would like, but luckily, another artist in my family has been creative so we enjoyed viewing his artwork, during an art walk this weekend. He's another classic car fanatic...well, anything mechanical, so that's what his artwork reflects. He even makes his own stands...out of car parts! I couldn't even make it through crocheting a set of dishcloths this week, but I also managed to bake some yummy banana bread...and Emily approved.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring is in the air on Saturday

The air is still brisk, we can't quite put away our winter clothes just yet, but the feeling of Spring is certainly here and we enjoy every bit that comes our way. It is so wonderful to watch the sun setting and still be warm enough (just barely!) for an evening walk and the simple joys of the day catch my attention...beautiful daffodils are starting to come up when we have warm days. The view of the sky among the trees is more lovely when we are catching the breezes and having fun swinging together. This is how my daughter and I celebrate our warm-ish Spring weather...notice the winter coat and flipflops...simple joys.

We celebrated literature week by turning my daughter into a Chinese princess, just like her book, Princess Academy.
Today we celebrated with the youngest princess in our family...she turned 1 today!