Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Kodak Runs

The new dog, Kodak is boundless energy.  We take him for long walks every morning, well we walk and he runs.  Usually Lady ( Jordan's dog) and Hook run for awhile, but then Hook prefers to dig and Lady likes to walk and Kodak just runs.  Jordan has a busy schedule but a few days a week he comes by and runs with Kodak. 

Kodak loves Jordan and loves to run with him.  Jordan can actually run as fast as Kodak which is amazing to watch.  This afternoon I called Jordan and asked if he could come run with Kodak.
Kodak was beside himself when he saw Jordan bounding up the hill to our house.
There was method to my madness...I am sure Jordan is sleeping like a baby, Kodak certainly is.

More rain and cooler temps moving in tonight, but it was a mild day with moments of sunshine.
I hope your Wednesday brings joy, remember to be kind.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Pink Kisses

No, they are not blooming yet, but each day when I walk by our apple trees I send them love.
Love for the incredible fruits they give us, but also love for the fragrant blossoms each spring.

If you have never smelled the softness of apple blossom,  give yourself a wonderful gift this spring and visit an orchard while the trees are blooming.

Apple trees blooming are a treat for your senses.  You start with the variations of pink in the flowers, the rich greens in the leaves and then that cloud of soft fragrance wraps you in a kiss.

It's cold and rainy tonight, it was cold and rainy all day.  I made banana nut bread, we had a cup of hot tea and all was right with the world.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Pink Jewel




She's budding now, but this is how she looked last year.  I am hoping that the blooms are this beautiful. Our friends, Kaye and Jamie gave her to me a few years ago.  She is a jewel on dreary winter days.

Today we drove by the house where my parents use to live.  My mom had planted two camellia bushes at their walk way.  They are at least twelve feet tall now and full of red blossoms.

Driving by and seeing those shrubs full of blooms was like a hug from my mom.

This is the last week of February.  Enjoy these next few days, spring will be here before you know it.

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Waiting


This photo is from last year.  We have had so much rain and cold, it just doesn't seem right not to have snow.  I keep waiting...

Hot tea awaits me.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday Thoughts

Sunny but cold today.  The dogs loved it.  Kodak could run for hours if we let him.  Hook hangs with him for about forty five minutes and then he's ready for a nap.  Taz looks at both of them as if they were aliens.

Jordan did great at the Beta Club Convention.  He placed 5th in the state for language arts so he goes to Ft. Worth Texas for nationals in June.  We are just a wee bit proud.

My niece Jayna came by for a chat, and we chatted way past our bedtime.  Time for sweet dreams.
Enjoy your Saturday, be kind, spread joy.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Nature

I brought in branches from our apricot tree a few days and put them in a vase.  Tonight I noticed they were blooming.  Even though it is in the 20's here tonight, I have vases of daffodils, forsythia, and apricot blossoms in our house.  When I walked in from work this evening, though it was damp and cold outside the blossoms made the house warm and cozy.

My sister in law Deb has a huge peace plant in their living room.  She has had pneumonia and I cooked food for she and my brother Ricky this week.  When I sat down to chat for a moment, she said look at my plant.  There were big beautiful white blooms in the midst of all those deep green leaves.  That plant makes their living room so inviting.

I love nature.  I believe with all my heart that we are a part of all living things.  I read once that when the earth suffers, all living things suffer.  I believe that.  I know this, that I can be down, I can be sick...but if I can spend some time outdoors, I feel better... mentally, physically and spiritually.

I know here in the US, it's cold and rainy and snowy.  But if you can, bundle up, go outside for a few minutes...breathe in the fresh air...look for the beauty that only winter can bring.  The bare branches, the crystal clear nights, rain drops freezing on twigs.  Maybe you can smell pine or cedar or smoke from someone's fireplace, maybe you can hear the incredible silence of snow.

Enjoy your weekend. Be kind.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Employee Class

I am teaching a class for a company on Wednesday afternoons now.  The employees who come are loving it.  Tonight they told me how much the class last week had helped...with stress, sleep, pain.
It thrills me when someone comes to a yoga class and they understand how much this mind/body science can benefit them.  This is why I continue to teach, I know that what I teach works and is so beneficial for those who come to class.

More rain moving in tonight.  The local weather guys say this is our wettest February on record.
Fingers are crossed we don't experience our driest summer/fall on record. 

I hope you spread joy tomorrow, that someone hugs you and that you are kind.