Monday, April 30, 2012


 What happened to our beautiful sun??   It was out and about, warming everyone's body and soul, just a couple of days ago.  So fickle, this time of year!!   I've heard of a number of friends who have started their vegetable gardens and things are popping.   Norm has started a few things in his greenhouse, but in spraying on the floorboards for a few weeds, he likely killed off a few of his future dinner side dishes. 
This above photo is of Norm building a surprise for one of the newest family additions.  I can't print here what it is just yet, since that would give away the surprise.  Some of you might be able to guess though...........
I've been at spring cleaning the past few many old magazines and books that I'm never going to read again.  It's time for them to go~make room for the new with promises to not hoard again.  I'll see if I can control that tendency to keep everything that passes under my nose........I grew up hearing a lot about the horrors of The Great Depression, as it was told to me by my older relatives.  I'm sure a lot of you reading this had similar 'teachings'.   On second thought.......IF the Great Depression comes visiting again, I can always use the supply of magazines and books to keep us warm and cook by using them in the fireplace.  Hmmmm...........Oh, wait now.  The Library can use them a lot more than I can by passing them on to others.  So!   The Great Defeat of The Great Depression wins hands down.

This is a photo from my archives, but one of my favorites.  Norm watering his veggie garden when it was at the height of it's beauty.  It was edited to imitate a pastel, which is one of my preferred art mediums. 
I did get the window washers out last week as I said I would.........What a glorious and bright move THAT was!  Even after a few days of rain, they're shining and spotless.  I feel like I've been given a number more light blubs beaming in the house!!  And the goldfinches have returned.......a pair of junco's remain as well as the chickadees.  A couple of purple house finch also come visiting towards dinner time and always the jays.  I try to appreciate them too, but it's hard.  They're such big bullies!  One redeaming feature is that they're related to crows and ravens and those I really do like.......but the jays are just so crude and rude! 
Is anyone besides us watching the TV program "Touch"??   It stars Kiefer Sutherland.  It always gives me happy shivers at the end........but it's message is one that is refreshing in todays world.......of how we all do touch each other's lives and our impact can sometimes travel the world to people and places we'd never be aware of.   It might help to remember that absolutely everything influences others. 
Hope everyone has a great week...........and THINK SUN!!

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