Tuesday, April 30, 2024

From The Inside

 We watched a T.V. show last week about a scientist who managed a way to look inside a chicken egg while the chick is forming. It was amazing! Here are the photos I took of the process.












Monday, April 29, 2024

The Peak

 The house that grows tulips all over their front yard is now at it's peak. I posted it earlier this spring, but now it looks a lot better, with even more tulips.






Tulips are the dancers of the garden, swaying gracefully with every breeze.



Saturday, April 27, 2024

Sunday Sunset - The Birds

 






“…so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Isaiah 45


Friday, April 26, 2024

Wild Violets

 The wild Violets are growing in yards everywhere now! They are so sweet. We have quite a few in our yard, and I hate for them to be mowed down.



Notice there are some white ones here! Although the name suggests the flower's color, the violet comes in blue, purple, white, green, and even pale gray.

                                                                                      
                                                                                        
                                                                                      
                                                                                      




  "Violets smell like burnt sugar cubes that have been dipped in lemon and velvet."

- Diane Ackerman


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A Full House

 While waiting in line at the drug store drive-thru, I spotted this little House Sparrow. I usually think of them as common and drab. But my, what colors they have in the spring! These little Sparrows are chatty and gregarious.




He was busy searching for food, and our car did not seem to bother him at all.



He actually hopped right up to our front tire! The House Sparrow has a simple success formula: it associates with humans.


 "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

Matthew 10:29-31

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Into the Green

 


While making a trip over Afton Mountain for a doctor appointment, I was fascinated by the beautiful green. The way the sun was shining on the trees looked rather like an enchanted forest to me.







“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.” – Lois Lowry

 

“For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien

 


Monday, April 22, 2024

Our Lawn

 I always look forward to the Dandelions. They look like spots of sunshine in the yard after a dreary winter. We have quite a lot.


I found these with bees on them.



But what's this?


See this tiny blue flower? Here it is in comparison to my shoe.


It is called Speedwell. It has about 500 different species! And is so cute, and are all over our yard.






Sunday, April 21, 2024

A Whole New World

 Our granddaughter Dara was in the play "Alladin Jr." this week. She played the head of the guards. So come along with me for a visit to the Ottoman empire! 



The outfits of the princess & her ladies were really pretty and bejeweled.



Here is Dara "arresting" them.



She was trying to be serious and not laugh.


Success!


Alladin & the princess singing "A Whole New World". They had beautiful voices.


Time for their final bows. They were all given a standing ovation. So much talent for middle-schoolers!








Moonshine

 On the outskirts of town, we happened to pass this building. It used to be a gas station. But what a difference now! What was going on? One...