Just in time

So, I was recently given an appreciation gift. During the month of May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation. Usually, we get little gifts like sweets and trinkets, and things that last for the day.  But this year, I think a lot of us were excited to receive…tomato plants.  Yep, tomato plants.  They were temporarily placed in plastic cups for us to take home and plant pronto so that they could grow and provide us with fresh tomatoes during the summer months.Read more

…a few thoughts from my window…

So I looked out the window this morning and saw this, and all I could think of was something that I tell my kids (and myself!) again and again and again.  I tell them to “not look to the left or the right, you just do your thing.”  And when I saw the trees this morning, that’s exactly what I saw. The dogwood was blooming a beautiful shade of pink.  The huge oak that was towering over it had tracesRead more

…Consider the lilies…(and the violets…)

I saw lots of beautiful things at the river the other day.  There was rushing water exploding over rocks and branches and pushing the boundaries of the riverbank with it’s powerful force.  There were blues and greens and browns and even some reds in the trees.  And then, there was this beautiful little violet.  In January?  Yep.  In January.  I guess the warm weather had coaxed it from staying underground.  It emerged from the vast covering of brown leaves andRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, today, am thankful for this little sunflower. I had noticed a few weeks ago that a tiny green shoot was different from the red salvia plants that were growing in the pot on the deck.  The stalk grew daily and I smiled as I anticipated seeing the sunflower bloom. And this morning?  Voila!!  It’s beautiful and simple and sweet. How had the seed gotten in the pot to begin with?  Leftover birdseed, of course! I love that sometimes, theRead more