April’s coming and goings…

I’ve just got to get used to it.  Snow is the primary season here…

April has been the story of its comings and goings.

 

But there is hope.  The aspen trio that marks the seasons outside my window has put on its spring lingerie despite repeated snowfall…

And the glory of Easter was not to be denied…

We spent it with the two beautiful granddaughters that live further north than we.  And God sent sunshine!

And while I wait to see flowers appear outside, I’ve been dabbling inside with color that makes me happy!

 

And I must admit that even still, the world is beautiful, because God made it so…

And He tenderly appears when we lose perspective and calls us by name….

And we know that all is well, for He has risen!!!

–LS

Spring Beauties

The winter whose arrival I had begrudged back in October is now history.  I captured little of its beauty on camera preferring to keep my gloves on and keep moving… But with the advent of spring sunshine I am back in business.  Here are the highlights so far.

The big moment of March was the arrival of grandbaby #8–Madelyn Grace in Powell River!  So I had a handy excuse to abandon the snow and get a sneak preview of spring’s finery.

Of course the best bit was baby cuddles and visits with our three daughters…

And spending time with the big brother!

 

But then there was the sea to savor…

and the picnics and the barbecues and the hikes…

By the time I was ready to fly home Magnolia blooms were dancing in spring’s freshness and I just couldn’t get enough of them!

 

Now I’m home…

So pleased to find that spring is on the move here too!

God’s world is so full of His beauty!

Thanks for letting me share my corner of it with you ( :

–LS

(How this did not get published until now is a mystery…but here it is belatedly…)

October Highlights…

October surprised us with a dump of snow early on, catching most of the trees before they had a chance to turn to gold…

But creating a winter wonderland for a few days…

It all vanished just in time for our road trip to catch up with all the grand little people in our lives…

 

Powell River’s balmy weather extended our fall…

And it was sweet bliss to visit familiar haunts in the company of our girls and their significant others ( :

   

 

and of course to catch up with this little guy that has grown up so much in the five months since we saw him last!

All to soon we said our Farewells till next time…

And suddenly October was already half over, and the rest flew by in a series of days trumpeted by glorious sunrises!

but not a lot of picture-perfect moments otherwise.  Nature has taken on a subdued hue in readiness for winter white.  I’m in no rush!

–LS