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…)

June is bustin’ out all over!

June is bustin’ out all over
All over the meadow and the hill
Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes
And the rompin’ river pushes
Ev’ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill

June is bustin’ out all over
The feelin’ is gettin’ so intense
That the young Virginia creepers
Have been huggin’ the bejeepers
Outta all the mornin’ glories on the fence!
Because it’s June!

(Richard Rodgers)

We sang this song in Grade School at the end-of-year program and it still pops into my head come June, though having done a little research just now I see that we were never taught the rest of the lyrics. Hmmm.  But birds and bees and FLOWERS! there are a’plenty these days and it is a delight to welcome summer weather!

I’ve been more intentional this year in introducing myself to wildflowers, with the help of guidebooks and a watercolor pad to collect their images in a rough sort of way… It’s been a happy discipline that has supplanted writing time.  I can’t seem to carry on too many other things when there are flowers to be seen!

These teeny tiny freckled orchids were the dearest find!

 

But June has also been a month of spending happy times with the kids…

 

Hiking, and Boating (ha!)…

And playing with rocks!

And celebrating special days!

We even had a go at capturing the perfect family picture…

Summer.  Here at last!  Ahhhh!

–LS