There are lots of things going on at our house, but they don’t merit a post of their own. Before things get really busy, I’ll give you a peek
at our activities.
Grandson Nathaniel bought himself a new summer suit and sent us a photo from Charlotte. He found a vintage hat to go with it.
Son John $pencer and Rose are moving to this area and will be living with us when they aren’t hiking. They had a celebratory dinner at the Mexican restaurant.
As they moved things from the car into the house, I found footprints to mark the occasion. $ was wearing shoes, and both Rose and dog Sadie were barefooted.
Smoky, a friend on the morning walk, came out for a belly-rub. He is getting old and often chooses to lie near his house instead of coming out to greet us.
Rose and $ set up a tent, then covered it with a rainproof layer. The water test was the final step in the check.
Blogger Susie asked for a picture of our little rose bushes that began to bloom enthusiastically this spring. Wind removed a number of blossoms, but the bushes are still showing off. Bear in mind I’m not a gardener, and plants live here in spite of my care.
In a happy moment, Sadie declared herself King of the Mountain, or at least queen of the defunct waterfall.
$ played his dulcimer at Rose’s request. His style is quite different from hers. He has a very strong melodic line with a rhythmic beat. I listened as Rose played a song in the next room. She uses chords in a gently flowing style. One makes you tap your feet, and the other calls you to dream of faraway places.
We’ve had leisurely meals that created non-photographic memories. I asked Rose if they had had horses on the farm where she grew up. We burst out laughing when she replied, “My brother had a Shetland pony. He named him Charley Horse.”
I’d love to know what activities you may be engaging in now that the weather is warming.