Working on finishing up the Artventure course by Wilna Furstenberg and loving these beautiful florals she designed. I’m using the Silhouette Portrait to cut them.
All the orchids are blooming at the same time. It’s like they are whispering to each other, “Hey, she takes care of us. She loves us. Let’s show her we love her too.”
Lots of places are closed today including my girls’ dance studio. They have a spring performance coming up and I wonder how they’ll ever get the dances done with all the snow days we’ve been having. Even though it’s really beautiful outside, I am ready for the snow to be gone.
This was a busy month with the kids starting school and all but I was able to capture a couple of exciting things.
The magnolia tree (bush) bloomed. It normally blooms in the spring, but with the wild weather we’ve been having, I think the magnolia forgot what season it was.
With the wildfires in the west and northwest, and the winds we’ve been having, the smoke from the fires were blown into our territory causing some eye irritations (yep, I had them) and some pretty cool sunsets.
Mother’s Day was nice. Being a mom is one of the most amazing thing in the universe. You get to bring new life into existence. Nothing can be more magical than that…except maybe finding a unicorn.
I love all the gifts I got even though it’s not really the gifts that matter but the meaning behind it. My favorite gift was from my 8-year-old. She made a card with her drawings and wrote some really sweet words:
Husband got me a perfume I’ve been eying for a year. It’s called Si and it reminds me of a few perfumes I wore when I was younger that have been discontinued.
Sister got me (plus our mom and our sister-in-law) flowers.
…and mother nature gave snow.
It’s been raining for a few days now, although, it seems the sun has come up today. The forecast for the week should be more rain and maybe even sleet on Mother’s Day. I actually love the rain and gray clouds. It might feel gloomy and depressing but it makes the earth so rich and vibrant with colors.
I’ve been meaning to take photos of the plants in the yard but kept forgetting until this morning. I’m really glad I got some nice shots. I’m always in awe of how drew droplets randomly sit on the leaves and flowers in such a way that it takes my breath away. I feel blessed to experience this small part of nature. It’s something so unimportant, yet, it gives me happiness.
These two months are just slipping by.
Cakes a friend made for my girls’ birthday party last month. She is super talented in the art of cake making and decorating!
Daffodils and snow in late March.
Always love it when the fog rolls in.
Daughter’s confirmation. Very proud that she accomplished this while she is still young. I waited until my wedding ceremony and I was 28. If I had known better I would have done it when I was younger.