Post Edited (PAlady) : 4/5/2008 3:10:53 PM (GMT-6)
Oh what spring can do for the soul!! My tulips are just popping up their tiny heads, poor things.....we had snow a week ago...living in the upper midwest makes you pay. Today it was 75( unheard of normally) I had the sun hit my face as I watched the dogs play in the yard....pure delight!!!!!!!!!you know what I miss is the smell of fresh cut grass, and the wild iris that bloom in the swamp in the back yard...can't wait.....I watched a myrad of finches, juncos, and cedar waxwings chew up the seed in the feeder today....what a beautiful sight. OH the simple things, makes me want to break out my old Wallace Stegner books.... Better yet, I think I'll go out and paint them!!
life is good!
peace and health all
i love spring, too. the dogwoods barking their colored flowers. the bulbs pushing up through the ground and flowering a rainbow.
last week i took my walker out to the front yard, got on my "toush," and weeded two flower beds in front of our house. i have trouble getting down and it's all but impossible for me to get back up, so i use the walker to pull myself. it took an extra morphine, but, by george, it was worth every bit of the pain to be able to get outside and DO something!
my wife and 4-yr-old great grandson dug flower beds in the back, around our deck, and i'll probably dig prepare those for plantiong this week-end. i still have my walker and my morphine. lol
i used this story when i was on hw several months ago. for those who have heard it, enjoy it one more time. for those who haven't heard it, enjoy!
you are flying in an airplane at 40,000 feet, looking out the open door. all of a sudden the plane banks and you fall out. no parachutre.
you have two choices. you can curse the pilot and the airplane and god and every misbegotten son and daughter of a whatever. and you can do that until you go SPLAT into the ground.
you can turn around and watch the trees changing color as you pass different altitudes. you can follow a stream or a river from its source to its mouth with your eyes and enjoy the meanderings of the water seeking its own level. you can thank god for what you have received in this lifetime and look forward to the next. and you can do this for the rest of your life.
i submit to everyone that this is the trip we have been free-falling from the time we dropped from our mother's womb.
let's all enjoy the ride.
Post Edited (wmnak) : 4/19/2008 9:53:45 PM (GMT-6)