April 14, 2011

A Blessed Home

We moved into our new home in January.  With the beginnings of spring, we're getting outside more and have discovered a couple of things in the flower bed.

Inside the house we've found many miniature statues of Jesus, angels, and saints, in addition to many Sacred Heart Auto League stickers on windows.  This home was at the very least inhabited by someone religious, if not a devout follower of Jesus, and I like to think she prayed for the next family that would live in her long-time home.  In a way, I feel connected to that spry old woman who I may never meet.  God binds us together in that way, doesn't he?

It's a lovely spring day here today.  We're seeing the first sunshine we've seen since I returned from Boston.  All the rain brought on a lot of GREEN; the grass and plants are looking so lush.  It's beautiful!

This is what our back patio looks like (imagine the panorama.)

We're getting a few things started:
lettuce, carrots, zinnias.

 Some final signs of spring to share with you before signing off:

The windows are open!
The yard is in use!
Elizabeth's wearing capris!

I do hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods, city, country, or suburb today!  We're feeling ultra thankful for it here.


  1. the sun is out in the mountains today!!! :)

    have a good one!

  2. oops! I left out the mountains ... but I'm glad you're seeing sun today too. :)

  3. Well, we do have sunshine, but boy, it's cold and windy. In the 40s with a cold wind. Brrrr.
    Having said that, it was lovely working in the greenhouse!
    What are zinnias? Never heard of them.
    Lovely Spring scenes x