Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 110 - 04/20/14

Fun day at Maw Maw's.  We hid and hunted Easter eggs and had birthday cake.  Junior turned 5 years old.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 109 - 04/19/14

Again, I was trying to take pictures of the tiny buttercups in the yard and BG kept getting in the way.  She's so needy. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 103 - 04/13/14

Pansies are such a great winter flower and survive even the worst freeze, but wilt under the hot sun.
It was time to pull them up, but doing so seems like such a waste.

Which is why I save the best ones every year by pressing them in the pages of some thick books.

Once dried, I save them in a wooden keepsake box with flowers from special occasions, including my father's funeral.  One day I'll create a special work of art . . . maybe.

Special Note:  It's odd that I find myself often walking the same path as my Aunt Ernestine.  She too was a photographer, quilter, and pressed flowers.  I loved her so much and miss her greatly.  She was my best friend and opened my eyes to the world around me.  Aunt Ernestine (or "Loy" as she preferred to be called) was very direct, funny, and a go-getter.  She taught me how to live in the moment, take chances, be a good steward--and how to iron a pair of pants.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 102 - 04/11/14

We were finally able to attend a game today -- actually a double-header.

It was good to have a front seat to the action, but, oh my, it was hot.

It got up into the 80s, which is HOT when you're not acclimated to it.

I don't think the pink dogwoods minded the heat. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 101 - 04/11/14

Morning dew on the azaleas.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 100 - 04/10/14

The Cherokee Roses are blooming along the roadside.

Most climb through the trees and cover them like kudzu . . .

. . . but this patch was just getting established next to a power pole, so I was able to get a closer look.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 98 - 04/08/14