Saturday, April 27, 2013

Single Tulip

 I was talking to my mom about how we love tulips. Unfortuantly though, often times in paintings and pictures they are boring and repetitive. Not so in these photos!


I think the last one it fun. Like it's holding on to the past.


The latter is the same view as the last photo in this post.
With all these tree images I thought I needed to share this poem by Joyce Kilmer.
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree

Horse Chestnut

Our Horse Chestnut is starting to bloom. Fun for me! I took this on the first really warm warm day. I started at one bloom and just went around the tree trying not to miss anything. By the time I got to the place I started it had all changed. It was blooming befor my eyes. Amazing. I went around three times.
The last is a photo I took last year. Kind of a peek of what is to come.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Canada Red Cherry

Warm and cool.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cherry Springs

Today we needed to get out! So right after school we drove out to have a picnic. It was so pleasant I want to do it again next week. We ate, read books, climbed trees, waded in the creek, and had a talent show on the amplitheatre. It was fun for me to see Margaret enjoy herself too. The most exciting thing for me was finding a birds nest!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sponge Curlers

John Puzzle

Today with the refrigerator magnets John made the word sitrucnhoj. Can you figure it out?

It is John Curtis!

Some photos of John with his sisters. Currently he copies a lot of what Clara does. He always wants to be the first one to go into Margaret's room in the morning. He loves his sisters and they love him!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Playing Around

I am back home and back to work. Laundry can wait! I have got chalk to doodle with, a layout of our upstairs to build, spring to explore, Tiffany stained glass window pages to color, and speed demons to watch. I'm swamped!

Friday, April 12, 2013

 Some flowers for fun!

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Lauren, Margaret and I went to Oklahoma to visit Ben and his family. We had a blast!
I drove a scooter for the first time.
It was Margaret's maiden voyage on an aircraft.
Awesome conference sessions! It is wonderful to hear the truth and be strengthen by the spirit.
M&M's to munch on.
I saw and listened to a cardinal for the first time.
Sang songs, read books and played with the Geo tracks.
Ben's boys are so much fun.
These photos were taken at the Philbrook Museum. I think I like the last one because that is where we found out they are going to build a Temple in Cedar City!
Thanks Ben for letting us come and for showing us a good time. Thanks Jill for the yummy food! We love you guys.

Green is Gold

On the 2nd of April we went for a walk out in our little wilderness. Spring comes and in exciting ways. When I was taking the first photo and being fascinated by the little green in a glow of gold I thought of Robert Frost poem.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

It is hard to get it off my mind. But then again, how lovely it is to have beautiful words/ideas and beautiful experience/images swirling around and around.(The photo doesn't do it justice.)

I got a kick out of finding the white flowers.
I think the first photo of John is idyllic and romantic. This last photo of John is really modern and interesting with the weed in front of his face, shoe under his arm, stick in hand, and Kelly helping Clara get down in the background.


Vine on my Grandma Mary Jane's house
Worm eaten bark in Zion.

Zion Color

Easter Sunday