Saturday, May 9, 2009


I have vivid memories of this scene from my childhood days growing up on the farm. My sisters and I played in the hay loft of our barn and every year there were nests of swallows that filled my days with excitement. I never knew then, nor do I fully understand now, how one mother bird can feed multiple babies in the nest.
Mothers are incredible creatures. I believe they are made with abilities that are beyond the natural; and believe me, if that wasn't true, I don't think I would have made it through some of my own mothering days!
May each Mother be blessed today. May they be seen and valued because of who they are and all they have given.
Happy Mother's Day - May 2009
*this photo is not mine

Tuesday, May 5, 2009



I am soooo excited! I've been waiting and waiting and almost resigned myself to the thought that the gold finches had found other yards to enjoy this year. But, today, and it is a glorious day here, I just happened into the kitchen and THERE THEY WERE! ! ! They are soooo handsome and I love to watch them.
I've also seen 3 pair of Tree Swallows in our backyard in the past couple of days, and they are a thrill to watch in action. 'Air-o-batics' plus! ! ! I can't believe how close they will fly to me when I'm out there. Sometimes I can feel the air move as they zoom by.
After the rain, the air is so clean and every blossom and leaf is sparkling. It's music in living color again - and it mesmerizes me.
Hope you're enjoying Spring wherever you are, also! It's an exhilerating time of year!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The View From My Room

Sunny - Spring - Sunday
Blossoms - Beautiful - Blessings
May - Mountains - Majesty
Light - Life - Love