Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wishing you

A Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Keely brought me this beautiful bouquet this afternoon. Peonies, lemon balm and catnip (catmint?), it had graced her table at the Clifton Forge farmer's market earlier this morning. Now it is resting on our kitchen table, bringing a bit of cheer and peace to end this hectic week. Thanks to Renee over at FIMBY for inspiring Friday's Flowers.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Star of Bethlehem

One petal open

Time flies

This is the picture that has been our desktop background for the past week; I wanted to share the JOY! Joshua at 18 months!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Night Time Magic

Ella and I just watched an amazing firework display right from our bedroom window. Magical as can be!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mourning dove with chick

Nesting on an old pair of work gloves on a tool shelf.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Why I love the Olive Tree

Check out all this loot!
1 fantastic cement mixer (which you can really mix water and mud in and have it pour out the chute)
2 packages of unopened GLIDE floss!
1 Music Maestro game by Aristoplay
1 Coloraddo game
All for a grand total of $.79!!!!
That's right seventy nine cents. At a little thrift store in Crozet. And look, from that little trip I have already learned about a racket, a Renaissance wind instrument!

Watch this racket in action:
(30 seconds only)

Youtube has videos of krumhorns too.
I think I now know where that expression comes from "what a racket!"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Yesterday morning I took a brisk walk down to our neighbor's mailbox to photograph their exquisite white and yellow irises. It was drizzly and I didn't want my camera to get wet, so I got a quick shot and turned around for home. Later that afternoon, I found one of the irises, with the bulb carefully dug out, on the hood of our car. Pure, sweet kindness; a bit of thoughtful cheeriness for the heart. We now have a yellow iris near our mailbox reminding me to share joy, sow love, and cultivate a world of kindness.

Monday, May 3, 2010

a day of fun.

mommy took these.

i took these picshrshs.

mommy took this.

i took this.

Saturday, May 1, 2010