Friday, June 4, 2010

The end of May...

Wedding corsages in the making...

The truck's rear end "went out" and we were grateful that a man stopped and let us use his cell phone!

Getting ready for the event!

"This is taking so long I could fall asleep..."

"And the twain shall be one flesh..."

"There is something about a wedding gown prettier than in any other gown in the world."
--Douglas Jerrold

I have never been to a wedding before where the bride had the aura of a queen--Amy was so regal and yet modest! The dress was passed down from her mother.
"To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part."

The bridesmaids posed with the "getaway car", a strikingly similar blue!

Instead of bubbles or birdseed, we showered the couple with dried rose petals! The end of beautiful wedding!

Memorial's Day we played and watched kickball with freinds.

"Run Jaden!"

I read while they ponder...

" Happy is he that is happy in his children."
--Thomas Fuller
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence...

"Eagle of flowers! I see thee stand
And on the sun's noon-glory gaze;
With eye like his, thy lids expand,
And fringe their disk with golden rays:
Though fix'd on earth, in darkness rooted there,
Light is thine element, thy dwelling air,
Thy prospect heaven."
Wild roses

Wild lace
The Parfait's (our neighbors) pasture gateway

Atmosphere Strata!

"That is an awful lot of grime under my fingernails..."

Stephen loves books!

Scooter guy!

The little donkey at the end of the road!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Right before our house guests come... and their visit!

Precious Stephen!

Against the darkness outer
God's light his likeness takes,
And he from the mighty doubter
The great beleiver makes,
--R. W. Gilder

A final clean-up before setting up the beds!

The ready wash room...

The set-up!

I love the curves of the walls at the doors and windows! (The door here is the back door.)

Our guest's have arrived! Here Ryan S. takes a picture of Stephen.

Rachel S.

Ruth and Rachel picking dewberries. We had so much fun, and filled a whole collander!

Dewberries hide under the grasses and other plants and so you have to search for them!

Instead of riding out in the truck for church, most of us walked out to the van. It was lovely!

And now we bid farewell--the time seemed too short!

"Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest."
--John Newton

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last day of inside plaster!

The last section!

We finished at 10:00 am!

A blank look


The New Look.

"Oh no, is she going to botch it?"

"I don't think she has yet..."

"When will this girl ever finish?"

I think I will sit here contemplating for eternity...

"The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in King's palaces." -Proverbs 30:28

"We are the roadside flowers,
Straying from garden grounds;
Lovers of idle hours,
Breakers of ordered bounds...
Who shall inguire of the season,
Or question the wind where it blows?
We blossom and ask no reason,
The Lord of the Garden knows."
--Bliss Carmen
Wild Blackberries ripen! Around here they are called Dewberries.

"Yon rose-buds in the morning dew,
How pure amang the leaves sae green!"
The meat chicken pen under overcast sky

The wild flowers bloom in waves of colors--this week the reds and whites predominate! I love the fiery Gaillardia!