Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sentimental Journey

Tim and I were so blest to be able to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra, live from New York.
We saw them down in Baltimore, at the beautiful Lyric Theater.
It was our gift to each other for our anniversary, and Tim's birthday, and it was just a wonderful treat.
I have had the songs playing in my head ever since.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

If Wishes Were Horses...

It's no secret that I have been a horse fanatic since about the age of two.
I don't know where the passion comes from, or how it is handed down, because neither of my parents had a particular drive. My dad likes to ride, on occasion, but it's a thing that he does as the opportunity presents itself, not because he just can't help it. My mom didn't really like horses, but she was willing to feed them, and my passion, all the years that I was growing up.

I rode all the years that I lived in Washington state, from the time I was 9 until we moved to Maryland in 1996. I had to sell my colt, Luke, a youngster that I had raised and trained myself, and who came along after I had lost my beloved Dude to a thief.
Those two episodes were extremely traumatic, and when we moved I pretty much swore off falling in love again. I have a wonderful husband and we had two girls and three boys to raise. I was super busy and the expense of riding here has been prohibitive.

Of the five kids, only Nina has carried on my passion for horses, but she is passing it on to Lilly, and I am so happy to see that it is alive and well in her little heart.
She is riding at a very nice farm and is getting involved with 4-H and a wholesome lifestyle. She is out the door and up to the farm most afternoons when the weather is good, and I am excited to be accompanying her when I can.

I think that I can even see a day when I could fall in love again....

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Of Storms and Saints

It's been a very tumultuous week in our area weather-wise, for the past few days.
Lots of thunderstorms and now so much rain....
Last night the clouds were amazing!

And the plants are growing well, almost as fast as the weeds!

Today we headed down to DC to visit the National Shrine to St John Paul II, and make a pilgrimage.
It was also the feast of St Brendan, so it was even more special for Brendan!
I wasn't allowed to take any pictures at the shrine, but we went up the road to the Basilica and I couldn't resist taking some there.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Flowers, And Other Spring Things

The Weeping Cherry in all It's Glory

New Flowers in the Planter

...And in the box.

Lilly's Spring Concert!

Morning on the Deck.

Ready for Planting

Baby Flowers 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March in Maryland!

What a difference a week makes!
Weeping Cherry 3/21

Backyard View


And today...3/29

A Walk in the Park

Can I come out now?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February is Almost Gone...

And the weather is pulling us outside!

We were downtown today and I couldn't resist a couple of pictures.

The Lighthouse, of course, because a beautiful day down there is perfection, and the Keepers House, which looked so nice in the bright sunshine.

I am looking forward to walks to town again!