“The wind is tossing the lilacs, The new leaves laugh in the sun, And the petals fall on the orchard wall, But for me the spring is done. Beneath the apple blossoms I go a wintry way, For love that smiled in April Is false to me in May.” –   Sara Teasdale, May

April Days

Today is a beautiful April day, my youngest son’s birthday.  He is seventeen, tall and lanky, almost grown.  At  6′ 7″ he towers over me. Only because we look somewhat alike is there any proof that we belong in the same family.  How fast the time has gone, especially with this child. The skies are […]

Quiet Day

The snow has stopped leaving the cold north wind howling at my windows.  The shades have been drawn, the door cozy put in place to help keep the house as warm as possible. Last night the wind was so strong it was blowing snow under the deck door.  The dog is crazy today, with repeated […]