Somehow I've missed a whole week of blog posting. The week flew by, or rather it was a busy week, and we (the family) went along for the ride. So, I haven't had a chance to gather thoughts for a post.
("Gathering thoughts"~ not an easy task when all of your thoughts are scattered here and there.)
So, if you choose to read on be forewarned, you are in for a rambling post! I'll try and tie it all together with a theme, uh......how about flowers?
Spring finally came to Boise! And even though "they" are telling us not to plant our gardens until after June 1st!, at least the flowers decided they were ready to bloom; and everything else is green again.
The lilac trees, (aka: formally neglected bushes), along our fence are gorgeous and *Sniff* smell wonderful! We inherited a row of lilacs when we moved into our home almost three years ago. (Roscoe is standing guard on the right!).
They now grow a little taller than the not-so-attractive cyclone fence we also inherited. A wood fence is on the list for the ever-growing remodeling projects, and since last summer's project of the bathroom remodel has been checked off, I'm hoping a fence might be making it's way to the top of that list. (Maybe I can help it find it's way to the top?!)
Ok, back to flowers....must stay focused. The home school year is winding down and we are able concentrate on just a few subjects that need completing. My youngest has a unit in Literature to finish and he needed to go to the library to find a book he chose to read.
When we arrived at the library we discovered that they were having a Book Fair! He found his book at the Book Fair so now he can read it and keep it. And I found a few goodies too!
Oh, and they were books with paintings and photos of flowers for inspiration for my new love.....no, it's not that...I have enough men in my life!
During my busy week I took some time out of it to try a new medium for me....watercolor. I usually paint with acrylics because they dry quickly, and I've also painted portraits with oils. But I've not tried watercolors....and I have found a new love!! So, because it is spring, and the flowers are blooming, and I have new books for inspiration, I've sketched and painted a few flora and fauna paintings.
These papers will be compiled into a booklet as a lady's journal....more on that next week.
And now back to flowers, well, gardens. If the weather cooperates, we'll be out in the yard this weekend finishing the raised beds for the veggie garden. Not sure we'll be able to wait until June 1st to plant though!
Have a great Mother's Day weekend!