Saturday, April 17, 2010

We Are Very Much In April

I've gotten used to the leaves on the trees.

The daffodils have come and gone.

My paperwhites didn't bloom very well, because they need separating.

The irises are about to burst open.  Some already have.

And the weeds - they are taking over.  I can't keep up with them.

But - it's great to be outside again.  Just a few weeks ago we were complaining about the cold weather and the rain.

Now we need a little rain to moisten things.  But I'm not sure I want to give up a pretty day.

I'm grateful for the green on the trees and the green grass and the sun beating down.  I love it.  Even if we are all sneezing and scratching our eyes and some even wheezing.

This afternoon - this Saturday afternoon - I had my two "in-town" grandsons, Luke and Andrew, outside with me, while Charlie was grilling hamburgers.  Everyone else had kitchen duty.... I guess.  Ellie soon joined us and Ann took Andrew back inside, for his bath.

I suggested to Ellie and Luke that we check under the Magnolia limbs for our little hiding place.   It was there, but they're getting too tall, so I clipped a few limbs to clear out a better space.....under the limbs.

I have everyone home right now except for the Moores.  Kate had to have a break from the Auburn scene, where she is studying intensely for a final in Business Finance.    Not her thing.  Wouldn't be mine, either.  But she is forging ahead, preparing for her 2 year internship at WakeForest, as an RUF Intern.  There's talk of Sarah moving to New Orleans - a job offer.   Things are changing.

But this is my post on this Saturday evening.

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