Monday, May 21, 2018

May Daybook

For Today . . . Monday, May 21, 2018

Looking out my window . . . It's been raining a lot lately and the gardens are loving it. Thankfully, the hail storms have passed us by, at least for now. Over the weekend, I took my camera outdoors to experiment with my new lens. I love the way the raindrops cling to the leaves of this clematis . . . 

. . .  and pool like a little sparkling gem in the center of this lupine.

I am thinking . . . of the special day we had when our son-in-law Sam graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. We're so proud of him!

I am thankful . . . for FaceTime so I can play with my grandkids in Wisconsin. When we were on the phone last weekend, my son Luke gave 4-year-old Siefer the phone to talk to me. She carried the phone outside, and said, "Grandma, let's spin!" We spun around the yard for a few minutes (I had to stop looking at the screen on my phone, I was so dizzy), then she decided we would play a game of tag with Sawyer.  "Run, Grandma, run," she keep saying as she took off around the yard, and I cheered "us" on.  What an imagination she has, and at that moment I was so thankful for technology!

One of my favorite things . . . our neighbors' lilacs. When I step into our backyard, the scent wafts through the air and it's heavenly.

I am creating . . . order out of chaos in my bedroom closet. I took two big bags to ARC.

I am wearing . . . jeans, a t-shirt and sandals.

I am reading . . . The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan.

I am hoping and praying . . . for healing for a dear one.

I am learning . . . Life Lessons. Always.

In my kitchen . . . I had these two cuties cooking for me last week. My niece and my aunt!

In my garden . . . this climbing rosebush is growing nicely on the arbor. (Dan's workshop is under construction in the background. We are in the middle of wiring and waiting for inspection from the city. Hurry up and wait).

Shared Quote
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." [George Eliot]

A moment from my day

If you would like to do a Daybook, you can find the guidelines at the Simple Woman's Daybook blog here.

Wishing you a good week!



Patti said...

The raindrops on the leaf look so pretty, and you captured it perfectly. You are quite good with the camera.

Congratulations to Sam on his graduation. Job well done!

I love the fragrance of lilacs. Sadly, ours are done for the season...have been for over a week now. I sure wish they had a longer life.

Your play time with your grandchildren is charming! I complain about many facets of technology, but I agree that it does make it easier to keep up with faraway loved ones. My friend, Julia, and I have been prayer partners for over 20 years, and we haven't lived near each other since 1998. thanks to cell phones (and some sort of phone jack when they were overseas), we are able to pray together each week, and it's as though we are sitting face to face.

I'm glad to see this blog post from you. I have missed you!


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, Loving your photos from the new camera. We've had a lot of rain lately, too - almost too much for some flowers. Your neighbor's lilacs are so beautiful. That is too cute about interacting with your grandchildren via facetime. Your rose bush is going to be so pretty. I hope you will have an enjoyable day. xo