Friday, June 6, 2014
This Beautiful World
My house is in the city and on just a simple city lot, but if I ignore the houses I still see nature's beauty everywhere I look. I hung a fish-shaped wind chime in my overgrown 'garden' area, hoping to keep the squirrels away from my tomato plants. We'll see how long it takes before it drive me, or my neighbors, crazy!
I am still enjoying local asparagus and rhubarb and lettuce from the Farmer's Market, and bought a peck of raspberries there yesterday to eat after my supper of new potatoes and fresh dill. I love the tastes and smells of spring! :) The afternoons have been mild enough for the Grands to be out in their yard, playing with squirt guns and hoses. I've been walking and sitting outside every free minute, enjoying these perfect days.
And look what I saw when I was driving through town the other day! I drove down a residential street in the township when something caught my eye. There was no traffic so I stopped to look and when I did, this peacock turned to me and opened up his tail. I rolled down the window and told him he was beautiful, and he pranced a little bit, in obvious agreement. There were three peacocks in the yard. Besides this white one with black tipped tail feathers, there was one all white and one the traditional blue. I wish I could have seen them all in full glory! Maybe next time, because you know I'll be driving by again!
There's been happy news of babies this week -- my nephew's wife is expecting again (yay!) and my daughter in law's brother and wife had their second child on Wednesday, a beautiful baby girl.
Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog the same day and immediately made one of these practical, simple blankets. I am not much of a sewer, but it was so easy to do, the pinning took more time than the sewing. :) My kind of project!
The last couple of days have been spent aimlessly, finishing little projects and doing odds and ends, with no real schedule to follow and no demands on my time. A little boring, but nice. That lull ends today. I am performing two weddings this weekend, have one wedding rehearsal, and have two search and rescue activities, a planning session and a recovery drill. I like being busy but this weekend is so full of activity that I had to turn down dinner with a friend! Feast or famine, I guess. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend -- I'll be back in a couple of days to post photos of my newly married couples. Love is in the air. :)