Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cesar Chavez Holiday Hike

 A day of hiking and working in the yard with a little California history/literature thrown in...

Hiking in the redwoods with (Ahwahnee), Mom, and K

Our bit of Ca history/literature:  at the pyramid that Ca writer Joaquin Miller built (near two other similar monuments).

Super spectacular view of two cities, two beautiful bridges (and of course these two, too!)

K spotted this beautiful Johnson's Jumper when we
were helping my Mom in their yard
after our hike

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Easter Egg Decorating

 Fun tradition.  Don't know if I will ever perfect making the necessary straight lines, but G has gotten much better at it and I'm trying...


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saturday Hike

 The red, the purple... just thought this tiny groundcover was gorgeous.


And somehow, I can't seem to get over being awed by the gorgeousness of egrets


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Religious Ed

Still online, but impressively well done. Pulled out my grandmother's St. Joseph statue for the discussion about St. Joseph and all the things we are called to build.



Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Garden Grows

It grows, but, surprisingly, not as I'd expected:  the peas and the beans were all nibbled on by some creature and even bringing them up on the porch didn't seem to save them.  Two crops we have not tried before:  brussels sprouts and purple cabbage, are growing like crazy.  And the strawberries are back!  Radishes, celery, and tomatoes are doing well, as are budding flowers.  The carrots seem oddly fragile, though....  we shall see.

Not everything is pictured, but still... it's not much, but to me it is a happy scene


  


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Stations of the Cross

 At the head of the drive-through Stations of the Cross.  The experience of reflecting on this journey is so beautiful and moving that it always makes me cry, even in this format....




Saturday, March 6, 2021

Hummingbird Along the Slough

 Love the lines in this, though in person the hummingbird had a bright red throat that I couldn't capture in the photo...