Sunday, March 28, 2021

Lenten Roses

 The Lenten Roses (Helleborus) which are blooming
in our front "new to us" flower bed
have a very special meaning to me this year!
Thank you to the planter of these flowers.

These beautiful flowers are the first to bloom and bridge the gap between Winter and Spring.
I've tried to grow them on the farm with little success.
Their essence is known to "sooth sorrow, sadness, and bring calm and acceptance".

How perfect as we prepare our hearts and minds,
as believers, of the incredible sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Oh what a month it's been so far!
In spite of uncertainty and waiting for surgery and test results,
the warm Spring days and sleep overs have brought joy to our hearts.
Thankful for these precious little humans in our life!

Tiny ice-cream cones on Papa's Upper Deck

Fun at "Meemee's" park

Going for walks around the "goose" pond

It's time to do some Easter baking, gathering onion skins for the "bunny eggs",
and creating a butter lamb or two ... welcome distractions this year.
What goodies are you preparing for Easter?

The "kids" have moved to the farm and are getting settled in.

God is Good!

Till next time - stop to smell the lenten roses and enjoy each and every new day!

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spring 2021 - New Beginnings

It's been one month now and we are beginning to feel "at home"
Still waiting for furniture and such
but some "old things" have found a new life and that includes us!

Once we toned down all the bright cool blue light bulbs,
it all started to feel cozy and comfy.
Do you prefer bright cool tone lights or warm lower watt lighting?

Walk out basement awaits furnishings.

The unfinished room downstairs has been renovated and
is a great room for all the extras (including the extra wall units)
and has been dubbed the "games room".
We are so glad we went ahead and did this reno before moving in.

The backyard frozen pond sounds of skaters and children has,
almost overnight, changed to the honking sounds of Canada geese.

The glorious sun and mild winds (not so mild today however) have rapidly melted the piles of snow
and signs of Spring are popping up.

I can't wait to see what else pops up!

Lenten roses - I've been trying to grow these on the farm forever.
Now I have some here in my front garden!

Evening privacy blinds are on order but the daytime views are so lovely.

New routines of daily walks
and old routines of healthy starts to the day
are giving us some much needed normality.

Preparing my table and heart for Easter!

Many boxes remain unpacked but the essentials have
been placed in the spacious cupboards and closets
of this house that is becoming our home.

In the meantime, our soon to be farm kids continue to bring us so much joy.
She lost her first tooth recently and he is growing like a weed!

On this one year anniversary of Covid 19, we are thankful for our health and 
for our front-line workers and health care providers.
This has been a year like no other on so many levels!

Till next time ... praying that you are all doing well and staying the course. There is hope ...


Monday's Mood

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