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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Packing

Good morning,

We are packing and sure have a lot of help.  As soon as we got suitcases out the dogs all had to get on the bed to monitor what was happening.  They may appear to be sleeping, but as soon as we move something, they lift their heads and take note.

Where are we going you may ask?  We are on our way to Galveston, Texas.  The pups won't be going and won't have to leave the house during our absense.  There will be people here with them.

Stay tuned!

All the best,
Lois

Friday, April 20, 2018

Flowers!

Good morning,

What a unique flower arrangement!  Long-time friends (since 1975) sent these this week.  They certainly are bright and cheery.  How very sweet!

I like to take pictures of flowers because I can keep them forever that way.

The arrangement is so unique I had to share.

:),
Lois

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Red Bud Tree in the Snow

Good morning,

Here's another image taken through the French doors in the living room this week.  The Red Bud Tree is beginning to bloom.  What isn't so obvious in this shot is the snow.  It snowed all day on Monday and small amounts of snow accumulated on the lawn.  Shortly before I took this one, the snow was so heavy the tree was hard to see.  It was cold and snowy until evening when the sun came out.  So strange, but, hey, this is Cincinnati.

Happy Spring one more time!

Lois

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tulips from Years Ago



Good morning,

The four red tulips in today's post have been coming back for more than 30 years.
There was once a long row of them along our fence by the driveway, but only these remain.

Welcome back, pretty tulips!

:),
Lois

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Falling Petals, Rainy Day

Good morning,

I took this image through my window screen on a rainy day.  The effects seemed to "work" to get the image of the falling petals of the Tulip Magnolia.

So pretty!

Happy Spring,
Lois

Monday, April 16, 2018

Thank You for Asking


Good morning,

Thank you so much to those who have written to see if I'm OK since I haven't had a blog post for a couple of days.

My blog was rudely interrupted by Acute Appendicitis.  I'm home, recovering, and all is well, but I'm not moving around taking many pictures or doing much more than recovering.

That is a picture of my night shirt.  Appropriate, isn't it!

Thanks, again, for your concern.  It was so very kind of you and inspiring to hear from people who read my blog daily and missed seeing it.

All the best,
Lois

Friday, April 13, 2018

Here Come the Peonies!

Good morning,

The Peonies are coming up!  In two or three weeks these small shoots will develop into large bushes with huge pom pom flowers.

I hope this year the Peonies have a few days of bloom before the rains come.  Last year the rain knocked them to the ground just as they began to come into full bloom.

Happy Spring!

Lois