Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Day With My Girl




we went to church together

we stopped and bought flowers to plant

we planted the flowers together

she went biking and I went running

we went biking together

we spent the day together and I loved every minute of it!



I'm linking up with Little Things Thursday




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our Easter Garden

Every year we plant a special Easter garden...each year it's a little different and often even in a different location. This year we put it in our front garden for the neighbors and passersby to enjoy. 






I'm linking up with  Wednesday Around the World and Image-in-ing 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

It's been raining a lot and it's been hard to get out and get some good photos.
I've resorted to bringing the beauty inside since I can't enjoy it outside.





Finally today we had a break in the rain and I was even able to get a few flowers planted.




And my daughter talked me into buying this frog to add to our herb garden ....
where many frogs reside in the summer months.





I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun , Seasons and Life Through the Lens

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Raindrops

When life gives you rain....
get out your macro lensand photograph the drops
 
 


 


 
 
 
 
 
I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun , Seasons and Life Through the Lens

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Little Things in March


It's March and I'm building a rainbow again! Each day I post a photo of a particular color over on instagram, and at the end of the month I gather them all in calendar form and I've got a rainbow. Here's a peek at the first week of colors.




I absolutely loved that Lent started on March 1st this year...to have the first day of something start on the first of the Month was oddly satisfying. Not having grown up in a tradition that observed Lent, I have come to love this special time of spiritual preparation.




My composer this month is J. S. Bach and my soul is happy. What a joy to have this beautiful music to listen to and play.





Books, coffee and flowers...the perfect combination




This girl has become quite determined in her music studies lately. She's practicing like crazy and recently learned how to play the bass (much to her father's delight!).





I'm linking up with Little Things Thursday 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thoughts on Waiting

Usually by this time of year we are in full bloom...but not this year. We had a pretty harsh winter and although it's not surprising that we are behind, it is disheartening. Even though we have to wait a bit longer than usual, I'm finding JOY in the waiting. I know what's in store for when the beauty of spring arrives, and it's worth waiting for.
 
I'm not very eloquent when it comes to expressing my thoughts, but I'm learning a lot lately about waiting. In a society that is obsessed with immediacy, it's hard but so good to wait. Do you ever rush into decisions and then wish you had just taken a little more time to think about the situation? I do, but I'm learning to take my time and think through everything. I need to slow down and wait, and because it's not part of our society, I actually need to practice waiting.
 
I often see my kids in the kitchen about an hour before dinner looking for something to snack on. 
Usually I tell them they need to wait because dinner is coming and (hopefully) it's worth waiting for. It's good to feel hungry and have to wait a bit. It's good to get into the slowest checkout line and have to wait. It's ok to miss the traffic light and have to wait through an entire cycle.
 
Personally I'm using this time of Lent to slow down and wait. As much as I want spring to be blooming here, I'm grateful for this visual and very real reminder for me to wait. 
 







I'm linking up with  Wednesday Around the World and Image-in-ing 


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Playing Tourist

We recently took advantage of some free passes and went to check out the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center nearby. We have driven by this place many times in the past 7 years, but never taken the time to go in. It was fascinating to read about the local history of this place we love so much. 

It was a rare sunny day and the clouds were beautiful. I really liked the way they played off the glass structure of this building.





My favorite part was the Court of Cedars which is located on the outside of the building.






I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun , Seasons and Life Through the Lens