The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
This is the barn at my parents’ house and a crabapple tree growing nearby.
Yes, another photo from my iPhone – but it turned out nicely with the evening light.
My first honey crisp apple off of our two year old tree. I am very proud! These are an amazing apple.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. This morning I had my own set of fireworks going off in my garden! They were pink and looked just like carnations!
This is a chokecherry tree belonging to one of my friends. It was in full bloom last week. The wind picked up and it looked like the tree was dancing.
This Redpoll is very cheery and even the dove is feeling compatible. I rarely see them share their space, especially with the blackbirds.
Spring has come to our valley at last.
But in the high country it is still very much winter.
A friend made a joke about this photo and thought the caption should read: This bud’s for you.
Taken in our garden a couple days ago.
We don’t see too many of these birds in our valley. A pair of Jays have been hanging out with us this winter.
They always let me know when they are around too. I can hear them up in the trees. Their bright feathers cheer up a gray winter day.
They like to mosey around underneath the feeders. The other birds don’t especially appreciate them like I do.
I wish you all a Happy Solstice a bit early with a little extra sunshine sure to come your way. I probably won’t get to this tomorrow.
We were treated to temps in the low 50’s over the weekend but now we have four inches of snow on the ground. Notice the contrast below!
After tonight the days will lengthen. So until then we simply have to bring each other sunshine with our smiles.