Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Neglected Blog....

Oh my, I have neglected my blog again.  I have absolutely no excuse other than I have been out and enjoying our Spring weather.  Up until yesterday when the winds began to blow, it had been an absolutely gorgeous Spring.  Even Easter Sunday was pleasant enough to sit outside and that is sometimes a rarity.  But Sunday brought rain, wind, and much cooler temps.  I had almost convinced myself that the warm weather was here to stay. I should know better, Spring is totally untrustworthy, one day 70's, the next 40's.

I hope you have a little time because I have a boatload of photographs to post.  First is the "grand" the day before Easter.  We had gathered together to celebrate the life of my son-in-law's father who had passed away.  He had been quite ill for several months and was in great pain, but he is now in a much better place.  I took this sweet picture of my great grand....oh to be nearer so I could take pictures all the time.  She is already 7 months old, has her first tooth, pulling herself up to a standing position, doing the low crawl and moving faster than a speeding bullet.  Also has 2 words in her vocabulary, Mamama and hi.  I know, she is absolutely brilliant.


The next day was Easter Sunday and the 2 grands, the boyfriend, my daughter and son-in-law all gathered to celebrate Easter, enjoying the belly pleasing brunch and the warmest Easter we have had in years.

Me and my Girls

Lisa & Sam

With the warm weather, Spring in all it's glory has arrived.  I went to the Arboretum 3 times in one week, each day seeing some newly emerged beauty.  

The Forsythia.....


The Daffodils....


The Magnolia's...





The Azaleas...




The Flowering Trees....

 


God is good!!  

"If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke 

Until next time.....

20 comments:

  1. Matilda Mae is so adorable! I could look at pictures of her all day. The rest of the family ain't bad either. :-D And, oh, the spring blooms! Such a tonic. We've had a lot of rain but the blooms are looking good because of it. It's just tricky to get out there in between showers when the sun does peep through. And the wind! Sometimes I think I live in Oklahoma. So happy to see you here today!

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  2. She is so darn cute! Glad things are blooming and good!

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  3. Glad to hear you've been enjoying the weather. We've had so much rain and now, the wind! Love the shot of the baby and the one of you and your girls..The flower shots are beautiful -the essence of spring.

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  4. Your great-grand is gorgeous! What beautiful eyes she has! As always, your photos are so lovely--I'm so glad you share your ventures into nature with us.

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  5. Oh, we are probably a week behind you! I need to schedule an arboretum trip for next week FOR SURE!! Gorgeous post, and nice to see you've been enjoying yourself! :-)

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  6. It's OK. To neglect a blog. 😏 your family is beautiful...your great granddaughter must be around the same age as my granddaughter. We went to the arborateum the Saturday before Easter...you could see all the green stems of the daffodils, but nothing was blooming yet. Later my husband and I watched the full moon rise at Fermilab. Very unexpected outing! I thought spring was here to stay, but today we had snow. Ugh!

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  7. Beautiful girls, family . . .
    Glorious photos . . .
    Such a treat when Snippets appear . . .

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  8. Such lovely family photos! Your girls are lovely and there is so much family ressemblance! How could it be otherwise! What wonderful flower shots in gorgeous shades of spring! Just lovely photography!

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  9. That photograph of Matilda Mae is stunning.She is so cute. You photographs ALWAYS take my breath away, they are so beautiful especially the macro ones.

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  10. That photograph of Matilda Mae is stunning.She is so cute. You photographs ALWAYS take my breath away, they are so beautiful especially the macro ones.

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  11. Love seeing you and your sweet family, somehow your GGD reminds me of you. How grand to have a GGD. Oh those flowers you know how they speak to me. Wish I was there to go to the arboretum with you.

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  12. All the women have your beautiful eyes!

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  13. All such amazing shots Deanna! Lisa looks so much like you and the shot of Matilda is just darling. How quickly they grow up. Standing... hard to imagine. Happy spring to you!

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  14. What a beautiful family you have!

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  15. So glad to hear that you have been enjoying some beautiful spring weather! Love the precious photos of your beautiful family! The photos of the blossoms are like little paintings. Hope your good weather comes back soon. xo Karen

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  16. Your little grand is way to cute and talking already, that is impressive.
    So many gorgeous flowers and trees...I loved it all. Spring is awesome and God is good!

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  17. Your family is beautiful and the little one is so precious. I loved seeing your photos, they are just exquisite! Enjoy your weekend!

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  18. You guys are farther ahead with the blossoms than we are.

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  19. Lovely family photos and gorgeous spring images.

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  20. Checking in as I tried sending you an e-mail and it came back. Haven't seen you post since this post and am wondering if everything is okay.

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