Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Friday, June 5, 2020

At Random

Today is my oldest daughter's 39th birthday.  Happy birthday, Emily!

Lately I've been focused too much on the news - always ever hopeful for good news.  And there is good news out there.  The protests are making a difference and there are events in the streets that bring tears of joy: a 16 year old youth in Detroit who calmed the protesting crowd and brought the protest to a close at curfew time; a musician in Washington who got the crowd to hold up their iPhone flashlights and sing along to "Lean on Me" (hope I got that song title right); and members of police forces who take a knee, raise a fist, and/or engage in conversation in support of the protests.

Now for something totally different.

1) the perennials I have to dig up and transport to Buffalo in two weeks. Bleeding heart, heuchera, lily of the valley (hidden), iris, daly lilies and black eyed Susan.

2) Dan's cousin has a 50th wedding anniversary.  I made this card for them

3) Sunsets have been spectacular of late.  We will miss our exposure once we move, both from the 11th floor and looking in three directions.  We will be on the 2nd floor looking north in NH.

4) Saturday we went on a nice walk in Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area.  It was a gorgeous day.  This is the largest remaining serpentine ecosystem in the eastern United States.


Anvilcloud said...

Good morning. There is a lot here. but that card is a show-stopper. Wow!

Tom said...

...we are need to focus on the BIG picture, whatever that is.

Marcia LaRue said...

Thanks for the two links ... I hadn't seen nor heard about either one of those.
I agree ... that card you made is GORGEOUS!
Too bad you can't just take that planter box with you rather then having to dig up and replant at your new location!

Kay said...

I do love seeing those hopeful images too, Marcia. I just hope it all makes a difference once this is over and there’s not a great spike in our COVID-19 infections. That’s a gorgeous card! They’ll love it.

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful card! I’m sure it will be a treasure to be saved. What a sunset! You will miss them but I’m sure you find new delights in your new home. Nice you can bring some treasured plants along.