Sunday, April 24, 2022

Look up to the Clouds

Looking up can be quite rewarding.  While on our daily walks,  I am usually the one to look at the trees, the houses, the birds, and whatever else we pass.  Grayden is one to look up.  A bald eagle caught his glimpse the other day and we both had to stop and gaze at the wonder of his beauty.  I have no photos to share of him, but he certainly thrilled the two of us.  We both thought his mate was riding the thermals way above him.  Of course we were just surmising that!  We live between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers and often see eagles flying between them. 

 When we were at the beach we love watching the birds that live nearby.  The pelicans are some of the best flight birds ever!  Their formations are the envy of pilots.  As lovely as their flights are when they are on land they are quite awkward.


Looking up to the clouds rain appears on the horizon.

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."

Rabindranath Tagore

It's hard to believe the last week of April is upon us.  I hope you will look up dear reader friends.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Spring Days

Springtime joys come in so many forms.  The warmer weather signals new growth in our garden.  As buds appear the hope of new life signals warmer days ahead.  Well, maybe as the days of April are fickle with 80 degree days mixed with near freezing evenings.  


It's almost, well almost, an embarassment of color that blooms in our garden!  

Our youngest grand had Spring break recently and we were able to all go to our favorite place, the beach.  It's wonderful to be with our grands as their busy schedules limit our time we can see them. 

 Alex was able to spend the weekend with us before returning home as he still had work and classes in college to attend.  

It was so good to spend time with our son as well.  It's so hard to believe his sons are practically grown.  It doesn't seem so long ago that he was their ages.  

 Our youngest grand, Miles has been visiting colleges where he hopes to continue running track.  

Grayden and I had such a good time with our grands.  We're so thankful to have three wonderful grandsons.  As most of you know our oldest grandson Samuel lives with us and was holding down the fort at home while working and attending classes. 

Daily long walks were enjoyed by all of us as we gazed at our favorite, the lovely ocean!

I come from a long line of beach lovers.  My late cousin and his wife were as well.  Many benches at the beach are left with memories of loved ones.  Grayden and I found Elizabeth and Jerry's near our hotel.  

Our time away was a balm for our souls.  Full of great memories of time well spent with our loved ones.