Thursday, May 13, 2010

One week ago...

Sand for Stucco!
It was a providence of God that we were able to get the sand in despite the frequent rains! A neighbor kindly let us have the sand truck drive through on his property--the road being impassible for so heavy a vehicle.

I love the melodic blues in this picture!

The May Look.

Our new Volley ball net! We are all just learning how to play but still enjoy the game.

"To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."
--William Wordsworth
This poem reminds of a book I received from Elisha--"Tremendous Trifles" by G. K. Chesterton. the result of what Chesterton explains as "sitting still and letting marvels and adventures settle on him like flies", but what I especially enjoy about it, is how he sees greater meaning in what is commonplace.
And so I end with a quote from the book--
"The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

"Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother."
--Jane Taylor 1783-1824

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Of Nature and a Bridal Shower...

"The waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness."
--James Gates Percival

Stephen loves playing on the "beach".

He uses the bank as a slide!

"He leadeth me beside the still waters..."

Elisha and I went to an outdoor bridal shower for a friend. It was absolutely lovely weather, and a beautiful setting!

Elizabeth H. - one of the hostesses, and I.
Mrs. W. had made the cutest hors d'oeuvres--all very old fashioned and intricate!

Beautiful shade...

The bride-to-be opens her gifts.

A glorious sunset

"Oh sleep it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole."
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The guys make screens for the coming summer

"When our weary day is nearly done,
And we observe the setting sun,
Where colors of God's pallet are arrayed,
What glory is before us there displayed."
--Richard Ellis