Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy One week ago, ferocious wind and sideways snow blew through the little...
A Lasting Spring, in photos

A Lasting Spring, in photos

“Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses…” – Sir Alan Herbert This past weekend, I took advantage of the warm hours of sunshine, slipped on my gardening gloves, and headed out into the gardens with the pruners. The remnant of last...
100 Days of Spring

100 Days of Spring

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden Today I am ready for the reawakening of Spring. It is...
Blooming Recklessly, Spring

Blooming Recklessly, Spring

The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. ~Auguste Rodin Every year...
Carnevale, Mardi Gras, and Masquerade

Carnevale, Mardi Gras, and Masquerade

For a few years when we were first married, my husband and I lived in New Orleans. What a fun place that was! So when the parades for Mardi Gras rolled around, we walked the couple blocks to the parade route, caught beads, and reveled in the city-wide party. New...