Canada Garden

Saturday, May 25, 2019

More in May

 We had a happy birthday dinner at Mark's favorite Mexican restaurant. 
and we went to Jacob and Lindsay's beautiful wedding

Saturday, May 11, 2019

May Report

Remembering Judson every day, but especially on his May 1st birthday.  It was beautiful weather this year and the dogwoods were blooming exactly as I remember them when he was born.
The yard is as pretty as I've ever seen it. 
The front door garden, red hibiscus, yellow petunia and portulaca, and crotons for this early spring.
We had a lovely trip to Kentucky Lake, lots of fishing for Mark. 
I had never seen other birds at hummingbird feeders, but the orioles loved these.  We also got to watch a little bluebird pair coming and going, although they didn't seem interested in the sugar water.
Sunset from the boat.
Isaac and Jennifer are out in California where they are enjoying beautiful scenery too.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Daffodil Season

Tahiti daffodil bulbs are going in the shopping cart for this fall:  big double yellows with splashes of orange. They were everywhere at the botanical garden. 
We went to St Louis last week just to have something to do, something to think about. A lot of thinking has been  going on around here as we passed the six month mark since Judson's been gone. 

We've been thinking about buying a new house.  Mark is thinking about walking the Appalachian Trail next summer.  I'm thinking about writing a keto book--actually this is supposed to be a committed project but I have to confess I've been thinking more than writing lately!  Anyway, we're getting by as best we can and finding projects along the way.   We planted sweet peas in the garden today.  

And I'm going to add some of these Lightening Fire bulbs to the fall order too 💗


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

March 2019

 Mama and PJ came to see us last weekend :)

I stopped asking for a "nice" picture because the the laughter from clowning around was so sweet <3 p="">
Love these pictures of mama from their sedum sphere class at Mrs. Grae's.  And she gave me the one she made!  I hope I can keep it going, keeping my fingers crossed.
Isaac and Jennifer still in Costa Rica on their adventure.
It was good to meet one of Judson's co-workers last week. She shared this photo taken of Judson in early October, a couple of weeks before he left.  I so appreciate her kindness and support and the chance to hear her memories.
 I've been reading quite a bit about grief and life after life and that's been helpful.

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting a little longer, 
and the daffodils are up in the back yard. 
I seem to have found a few more wrinkles, but life is still good and I am thankful for so much.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Birthday Card

Our Betsy's hand-made drawing of me, Mark and Skye on my birthday card.  I love their cards! You can see she got my hair color just right :)