Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Who opened the freezer door?

We woke up to a wintery blast today. 
I opened the drapes and this is what I saw...

Just a little dusting of the cold white stuff.
Thank goodness I don't have to go out in it today.

It's not too bad here but the city schools are closed, 
and the state highways north and south 
have been closed much of the day.

view from eldest daughters home
My eldest daughter lives in the city
and the snow is a lot heavier there, 
they are in a hill suburb...
well most of the city is built on hills.

Mackie, his first time in the snow
Being on the flat the snow has to be
fairly low to really affect us.

It's 2 or 3 years since  
we have had a decent covering here.

grand-daughters' snowman

And that is how I like it.

Pretty to look at on Christmas cards and postcards, 
even to ?maybe? have a holiday in (I think),
but I really don't want to live in it.

Keep warm, keep cool, 
whatever the need may be, 
but most of all keep safe
wherever you are.


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A shadow picture

My GKB and I were sitting having a coffee
 the other afternoon when he said to me,
"Look at that old man sitting over there," 
and he nodded to the other side of the room. 
I looked up and this is what I saw...


The shadow thrown by the sun past an easy chair 
with a sheepskin over the back.
It certainly looked to us like the head of an old man 
lying back and resting.

What do you think?

Have a good week,

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's day is here.
A time to honour our mothers  

- and our grandmothers.
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In the church we celebrate Mothering Sunday 
on the 4th Sunday in Lent. 
The church I attend presents all the mothers with 
a sprig of rosemary (for remembrance and love) 
and a small flax cross.

Traditionally we return the crosses to the church 
in time to be burnt for use in the
next years Ash Wednesday service.

Today, as is usual, my little mother came over for lunch.
On the way we visited my middle daughter 
to drop a grandboy off 
 - and picked up a lovely patio pot plant.

My girls are so trusting, 
they still believe I can keep plants alive, 
and so they continue to give them to me.
When we finally arrived home 
eldest daughter and lovely eldest granddaughter were here.
They had decided to join us for lunch.

They had also brought me something to grow, 
but I'm pretty sure bulbs are foolproof and 
even I would have a hard time not growing them. 
All I have to do is remember to get them in the ground.
I'm pretty sure I can do that :)
Little mother loves Turkish Delight so I shared that with her.
 We had a lovely visit.
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To all you mothers and grandmothers in blogland, 
Have a wonderful mother's day,
 wherever you are and whatever you may be doing.