I know, I know. I've been gone a long time but when you hear why you'll forgive me. I've been up and down the state visiting the grands of course. We walked on the Southern California beaches, built sand castles and dipped our toes in the waves. We ate wonderful fresh sea food on the Redondo Beach pier. Managed to have a meal with each and every brother and SIL which, if you've been a reader for any length of time you know means a lot of meals. Built Legos and changed dolly diapers, read stories and cuddled. Having five little grands living so far away means there are a LOT of cuddles to catch up on!
I made a surprise visit to Bunco night with my So Cal Bunco Belles. By my reckoning the Belles have been playing for almost 30 years and as an original and founding member I'm happy to say I always have a place at the table whenever I'm in town. So much fun to laugh and hang out with my gal friends. Where else can you be so comfortable than with friends you have known since you were young mothers together? All in all a glorious trip.
Of course, there is a price to pay for so much fun and ours came in the form of a mystery illness which sapped our will and caused both Chris and I to spend days in bed once we were back home. Nothing too terrible but exhausting all the same. Maybe our age catching up with us, with a mild fever thrown in?
|The smallest dogwood tree putting on a show|
The wisteria is almost past her prime. I wish you could walk out with me in the morning and evening when I pass under the arbor on my way to tend to the chickens. the wisteria's perfume mingled with the scent from the lilac is intoxicating.
My lilacs are glorious. I hesitate to call them bushes since they reach far above my head at least 15 feet tall. Shades of blue, pink, purple and this year finally, the white lilac I planted about five years ago has decided to bloom!
Yes, we really do have spring fever here on Dogwood Lane and we plan to enjoy it all the more knowing that the hot dry days of summer are not far behind.
I hope your spring is glorious too.
Until next time,