|A view from my window|
Today: We got outside for a few hours to plant some perennials, bulbs, and shrubs. We planted a Spanish lavender, a red/yellow columbine, a trailing rosemary, a new pierus, and a few daffodil bulbs that were in pots and needed to get in the ground. We also pruned a flowering shrub that was encroaching on a Japanese maple.
Yesterday: I didn't get dressed until 2 PM...just sat around the house blogging and reading. We went out to dinner with some folks from church and had a "white elephant" exchange. I brought dwarf candles and came home with a FoodSaver. Score!
A view from my window: if you squint your eyes you can see some lovely spring growth on the pierus, the coral bark maple has leafed out this week, the white azalea is on the brink of full bloom, the red tulips are up and colorful, and finally the multi-colors of the coralbells. Lots of color. Love it. In other parts of the yard, the apple tree is ready to bloom, and the blueberry bush is full of flowers. The weather is supposed to be warm this coming week so we should have lots of changes by next Sunday.
Books read this week:
- The Paris Wife by Paula McLain...I now have the Hemingways running around in my head. This was a good book for a book club selection.
- My Ideal Book Shelf edited by Thessaly La Force and art by Jane Mount...I will blog on this book later this week.
- Ten Poems to Open Your Heart by Roger Housden...my fifth book of poems edited by Housden.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald...an audiobook selection.
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway...about his years in Paris, a follow-up to The Paris Wife.
- Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime edited by Roger Housden.
- Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer
Today's scripture: Isaiah 28:16, 17 "Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem. It is firm, a tested and precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never run away again. "I will take the measuring line of justice and the plumb line of righteousness to check the foundation wall you have built."
I am praying for: the families and individuals affected by the horror in Boston this week.
From the kitchen: roasted vegetable medley---asparagus, yams, carrots, red peppers.
Quote: "Despite all the tragedy, the people of Boston proved that good will always triumph."