Thursday, April 22, 2010

my wildflower patch

I love flowers. Scratch that - I ADORE flowers! I'm not sure what it is, but I just can't get enough of them. Spring is such a lovely time of year, and the flowers popping up everywhere bring me joy. I need to get my camera out and start snapping some shots before the springtime varieties fade away.

Today as I was driving back to work from lunch, I noticed a bunch of dandelions in my neighbors' yards. In fact, a couple of the houses had a mini field of them. I know they are weeds, much like the yellow tansy pictured above. But seeing those bright yellow bursts of color covering the beautiful green grass are somehow cheerful to me. Then again, I'd probably feel differently if it were my own yard.

Following on that, I thought about how wonderful it would be to have enough land to just have a big field of flowers in your backyard. One big field, filled with one variety of a bright and beautiful flower, somwhere to just wander, take pictures, nap, and enjoy at my leisure. But alas, it will be quite some time before that becomes a reality. For now I will just have to dream as I admire other people's dandelions. :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

thank you

A big, heartfelt thanks to each and every person who read my last post, particularly those who left a sweet comment. I always love comments, but it is especially wonderful to read such personal and kind words as we go forward on this new chapter in our lives. Jeff and I have been so blessed to have supportive friends, families, and loved ones who selflessly reach out with their words, thoughts, and prayers, especially when it isn't easy. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

As for the pictures, well, remember how I went to Hawaii 5 months ago and never posted about it? Well, here are some of my pictures. I really am planning to do a recap, but it's one of those things I want to make sure I do right, so as a result I don't do it. Haha - funny how that works. It will come - promise.