I don't wish any of you to think all we do is travel. There is plenty of life that goes on here at home. Some of you know that our eldest grandson lives with us while he is attending college. We are proud to say he was accepted at our local university and will continue his education in our town. That makes us happy and he seems to be as well. He will be fulfilling his associate degree requirements this summer and begin the university in the fall. Samuel has worked hard through many challenges and we are so proud that he will be continuing his education here.
His parents will be visiting this coming weekend to celebrate his birthday as well. Time seems to be passing quickly for this grandmother.
We have been busy enjoying a lovely Spring time in our garden. Chores that make the garden happy have been done and will continue as time and bodies allow.
Our Pinkie Climbing rose has delighted us as we thought for sure she would not return. Our garden certainly teaches us many lessons. Patience is one virtue that continues to test me.
The many shades of pink that this climber goes through is enjoyable to watch. Soon she will wait for cooler temperatures to bloom hopefully again.
Grayden power washed the patio. It gets quite dirty with all the trees and needs doing yearly. We do enjoy our patio so much on the cooler days and often eat our dinner there. I often sit there and read or write. It's a great spot to contemplate. The birds always give us a show that we love.
We don't often see a Northern flicker here, but this young one stopped by for a visit recently.
Often a bunny will scamper across the lawn.
Or not too often, we see this bandit in our garden trying to raid a bird's nest! He was quite large and we've only seen him once this year. I'm sure he must be the rascal that is scratching around the garden.
My little angel statue wished to have a better view. So we turned an old bird bath upside down for her to see better.
The Sarah Bernhardt peonies were so lovely this year. Unfortunately the storm that barreled through this past week left her blossoms on the ground. I'm so glad I was able to have many bouquets before that happened.
The red Knock Out roses have continued to supply us with blossoms in our home. I love cutting them and putting them in tiny old vases and bottles. They are so welcoming to enjoy inside.
I've mentioned before that we often go down to the river and enjoy a small picnic. It's a lovely way to end the day.
"Reflect upon your present blessings--of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. "