My blog is a way for me to share in the wonder of each day. I know there are others like me that due to medical issues have our days numbered and would like to make the most of them in a positive and gifting way for ourselves and for those around us.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring has Sprung, Yea!!!

Some of the first signs of Spring has finally arrived.

Some type of tulip in my yard

My Daffodiles with white collar.

Of course, here in Colorado that is said with tounge in cheek. Yesterday alot of the front range including half of Colorado Springs turned white, and not just a dusting. Woodland Park and the mountain areas here and north got anywhere from 6 - 16 inches. Some of the ski areas are very happy right now.
On the other hand, I am ready to get some garden seeds and starter plants going in the garden. This year I bought a blackberry and a rasberry plant for out back. They are in and doing well so I am hoping for at least a small crop of berries this summer. Yumm.
This lighthouse was made by my uncle (shown) and set in my front yard this weekend. Once we get the electrical set up the light in the top of the lighthouse will shine over our yard. My uncle Jim created the top light section and then uncle Phil created the lighthouse section and put it all together. This will probably be the last one he makes so I am honored to get it.

My new yard lighthouse made by my uncle.

We also took time this last week to go to Pueblo's Mineral Palace Park with our mom after lunch. We had a good time and enjoyed walking around the large goldfish pond and crossed it on an arched walk bridge. Myrtle (our bully dogge) decided the wall was too tall for her to see and she wanted to see what we were looking at so she stood up (below) to check it out. This is not an easy task for a big olde english bully dogge.
Myrtle checking out the goldfish pond at Mineral Palace Park

Mineral Palace Park Walking Bridge

This park and bridge over the pond has been there since at least the early 50's if not earlier. I remember fishing there when we were barely toddlers and preschool age. (am I giving my age away? Maybe).

A few weeks ago the weather was nice enough to visit the Garden of the Gods that is well known in Colorado. It is here right at the west end of the town, butting right up against the hills. The rocks are all a varigated blend of red tones that make it wonderful for picture backdrops. It is beautiful there. Here I am holding my newest grandchild, Ruby. (As usual I take off my oxygen hose for pictures because the hose is not me, it is just a tool I use to breathe. I can handle a few minutes without it for times like this)
Grandma and baby Ruby

Six Eyes Sister? Ha. My sister can really be funny at times and this is one of them. My husband called her six eyes and all she wanted to do was borrow my reading glasses to add to her own regular glasses to read a label. Pretty funny but it worked, so there!!
Six Eyes!
Myrtle with her two favorite stuffed pigs.
Myrtle has alot of stuffed toys and if you notice the little pig has no eyes. That's because Myrtle Preferes her pet toys to be blind. Maybe they seem threatening when they look at her. The large pink pig still has its eyes albeit temporarily. The eyes are already leaking some of the foam filler behind them.
Well, with no really poignant or thought provoking ideas to share I will close with the referral to my daughter Amber's blog that has been focusing on ways to treat your spouse to something they don't expect. Also to Brenda's blog that has put me in stitches more times than I can count and given really good values to think about also.
I have been out visiting some of your blogs and it's good when I can see alot of people staying so positive in their lives even when times are tough and to see everyone trying to uplift other's when they visit other blogs and leave such good helpful or encouraging comments. That's the biggest positive I've found in blogging. Thanks to those who have given me uplifts and for just being there in the first place.


Beverly said...

What a fun post. I love the spring flowers in your yard and the lighthouse too.

Brenda said...

I love that picture of Myrtle on the bridge.
Ya, I'll have to get back at Rick somehow for calling me 6 eyes. He's one crazy dude, your husband!
Love ya.

Amber said...

Wow, I guess I had never seen one of his lighthouses, it's beautiful.

Good shot of you and Ruby. And I love the 6 eyed lady! Too funny!

Love ya mom,


Hi Reva(:)
so glad you did stop in ~
I know ,it is hard to reach out to everyone isn't it
there are so many to visit..
Love the pretty flower post & the doggy is darling ~!!
hugs, Patty

jennifer said...

Oh Reva, that lighthouse is so special! Not only is it beautiful but it has sentimental value because it was made by family. What a treasure.

I like that 6 eyed lady. I think she rocks :)

Putz said...

i kind of like old six eyes too, oh hi there brenda up above me>>.we have 10 inches of snow on the ground this morning, reva,,,10 inches, and ole amber up there too , what are you two doing up there above me on this post????????????? both mentioned the lighgthouse>>.i have bulilt a little wooden fence to a path to my garven>>>yep my garven which will have spinach, potates and beets this yaear>>.no horeseradish like lat yeaer and nop onions either>>>all my wife did was puit them in rooms to ward off evil spirits and disease>>>can you believe that??????????loave you losts lots, and brend and amb too