Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blooms, Birds, Blazes, Babes, Blazing Trails = Bliss

A recap of the weekend...

Blooms  - Marigold in a paper cup  - planted by Soccer Boy. Bouquet of Iris, Daisy and rose buds - picked by Reading Girl.  Growing in the yard and on the porch - red and pink Geraniums, Iris (white, yellow, light and dark purple), Columbine, Pansy and Sage.  On the trail - Lady Slipper, Mountain Laurel, Dog tooth Violet and tons and tons of other unknown and unnamed wildflowers.

Birds - some seen; some heard....  hawks, crows, red-winged blackbird, whippoorwill, finches, thrushes, thrashers, towhees, cardinals, phoebe.

Blazes - two campfires:  S'mores one night and Mountain Pies with Apple and chocolate filling another.  Relaxing and watching the flames.

Blazing Trails- Two kids who A) know the trails well enough and B) are responsible enough to blaze way, way ahead of their parents.  We finally caught up to them at the top of the mountain.  Beautiful day to be out together.

Babes - time with my kids, homemade cards, lots of love...  these two are growing up too, too fast.

Bliss -all of this love and a quiet, interrupted weekend at home.  So, so good to relax and enjoy each other. 
Photo by Michael Thompson 
Learn more about this amazing wild orchid here.

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