A friend sent me a book by Margaret Becker to read a couple months ago. Reading it was like a gentle rain on my soul. One of my favorite quotes is below, because it reminds me to stop pining for the past and look forward to the future and all the awaiting adventures.
The first pool day at Grandma’s this summer was a blast!
Jordan and Jacob cleaned the pool with Grandma and filled it up. The water was so cold!When Jacob woke up from his nap he was delighted to see the pool full and the slid pulled over. When he slid down the first time…
The water was COLD!
The three boys asked to turn the hot water on for the pool. ha!
Welcome to my house. You are beautiful. So unique. It exciting to have a non-green plant here. I have a spot all picked out for you. I took a picture to remember your unique beauty. The website I looked you up on says you are easy to care for.
But I want to warn you…I kill plants. No matter how I try, I can’t keep them alive. You are going to die a slow, painful, probably sudden death. I will either water you too much or too little.
I hope you prove me wrong and thrive here. I hope to see you live a long life.
Only time will tell.
I’ve grown up walking the trails at Springbook Nature Center. It’s always fun to go back through the pictures and see how it has changed over the years.
Sadly, a few years ago, my backup hard drive crashed and I lost 15 years of digital files, and only one only picture of Springbrook was on my computer. I was looking through my pictures earlier this year and realized it had been 10 years since I took that one saved picture!
I waited and waited, and went back to Springbrook exactly 10 years after and took a picture in the same spot to compare.
Last year when this tree blossomed in our back yard, the blossoms lasted less than a week and the leaves withered up soon after.
This year we didn’t expect anything. One day the leaves started poking out. The next week buds had formed and soon after we had blossoms all over.
The storms and wind brought down the blossoms quickly this year, but the leaves are still there!
Happy Fourth of July! I pray you have a blessed and safe celebrations.