I am on the front porch, and the birds serenade me from the trees. I feel blessed to be alive and healthy, but thoughts of others who are not so fortunate crowd my mind. It seems almost sacrilegious to write a post knowing others are suffering, but I speculate that most people would want me to carry on. This may not be my most creative of posts, but a post it is.
Back in April, I borrowed a Thai Fish Curry recipe from Jan at the Low Carb Diabetic blog. In my house, we are not too concerned about the low carb element, so we served it over rice, and had broccoli on the side. So good!
I have volunteered at the Whitefish Historical Museum for almost three years, and in April a new sign was installed. I think the sign will attract more visitors since it is much more obvious that there IS a museum in the Depot! On the National Register of Historic Places, the Depot was built in 1927 by the Great Northern Railway, and shares the same architecture as other structures built by the railroad in and around Glacier National Park.
This sign caught my eye at the airport when I was on my way back from the trip to see my Mom in April. I immediately texted it to #1 Daughter, who loves the J.R.R. Tolkien quote. This sign fits both of us well since we are coffee fiends!
It's no surprise that spring was more advanced when I was in Ohio, and I snapped a few flowers while I was waiting to go to the airport.
Our property borders a stream, and it is a boon for flora and fauna. As the summer proceeds, grasses, shrubs and cattails will overtake the stream, hiding its winding flow. Only in the spring can you get this view of the creek.
I moved the trail cam to face the meadow, and was not surprised to see many deer. At least one of them was a young buck. And then there is the camera-hogging sandhill crane. I think he considers the camera his own personal selfie stick!
In the afternoon, the sun strikes the front porch just right. Although there might be a slight nip in the air yet in May, the sun is strong and unfiltered, keeping that chill at bay. The perfect setting to enjoy a margarita for Cinco de Mayo!
In town, which has a lower elevation than our house, flowering trees cause me to stop in my tracks. How is it possible for one tree to have so many blooms?A week ago, just two days after we celebrated being fully vaccinated (read: two weeks after the second shot), we hosted a dinner party with four vaccinated couples, all from our mountain Ambassador group. One of the ladies brought these Gerber daisies. For me, the flowers and the gesture were symbolic -- bringing color back to our lives after 12 months in the "desert" of the pandemic. In the past, receiving flowers on such an occasion might be expected; now it brings a rush of joy and delight. For those who might still be in the "desert", for whatever the reason, I offer these daisies as hope that better times might soon return for you.