Monday, September 30, 2013

It has been a long haul, but Roy finished his second chemo series last week and we are hoping that it did the trick. He'll have another test toward the end of October and we hope that it will show that he is now cancer free! He hasn't regained his strength and energy yet, of course, but that will come in time. We are optimistic!

Friday, August 09, 2013

These are four of my favorite people in all the world, Roy and the three "younguns". Roy is currently going through a battle with cancer and the children and grandchildren have all been very supportive, even though they all live at some distance away. Our neighbors have been wonderful, too. Two of them come across the road on their riding lawn mowers and mow this big old yard for us while Roy is recovering. He still has a second chemo series to complete, but we're hoping that this one will finish the job on his tumor.
 Otherwise, we still enjoy our bluebirds although I was very concerned about the nestlings during the horridly hot weather we had a few weeks ago. They did survive and apparently fledged successfully although I wasn't able to be here to see them go. We haven't had any new nest builders since then, but it's getting pretty late for that anyway.
 Unfortunately, I haven't been doing anything creative in awhile. I'm signed up for a Strathmore class next month though and I'm hoping that will motivate me. We'll see.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This is what I've been doing lately. We had five little bluebirds in the backyard birdhouse, and they just fledged today Fortunately I was in the kitchen and saw the first one fly onto our deck right outside the back door. He sat there as if to say, "have you seen my Mama?". His siblings soon fledged, too, flying off in all different directions. It's a good thing their parents are good at rounding them up! Now we can enjoy our deck again. Dear husband was able to mow that part of the yard again, too, thank goodness! We're going to go sit on the deck and have a glass of wine tonight to celebrate!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Has it really been that long?

Well....I guess it has been that long. It's spring now and we don't need a fire in the wood stove so often now. In fact, we've had some days that were more like summer than day in the upper 80s...that's summery enough for me!
But my cherry trees have been in full bloom this week. We had a drizzly day earlier and some of the blossoms are dropping now, making a beautiful pink carpet underneath. Fortunately I got these photos before that began. We're supposed to get some much needed *real* rain this weekend and that will take the rest of the blossoms down, but I'll have these photos to enjoy anyway.