Get up and get your Spring on! Even here where winter never really happens, signs of spring are everywhere. For the first season, we have about a dozen (still very small) mangoes on the tree we planted in memory of my brother, Mike, who we lost to pancreatic cancer 5 years ago. Like my brother, the tree posed some challenges, but now stands strong and we look forward to the day (hopefully this season) that we can eat the fruit! The gardenia bush in the front is very busy budding for next’s months blooms and the string (rhymes with Spring!) beans and squash I planted from seed is growing beautifully. The pool is heating up with each passing day and tonight when I finish work at 8pm, there will still be a hint of the last of the day’s sunlight. I just love this day and hope wherever you are, whatever your day holds, you, too can celebrate the beginning of this season where barren turns to blossom, brown turns to green and everywhere in nature we are reminded that we can always start fresh, again.
Tonight on BL, the final contestants will find themselves amongst much blossom, green and beauty as they hit the shores of Hawaii, where aloha means hello and good-bye. While 8 of them will get a hello aloha, one will get a goodbye aloha, as well. Just a few more weeks till makeover!
Yesterday donations came in the mail at the gym and I thank you. Carole, your generosity and words definitely brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for 54+ years of friendship and support. Thanks to my co-worker, Ellen for your generosity ( it is such a gift to be back together teaching with you!) and thanks to everyone who continues to support my efforts. While the class is this Friday night, I will continue to take donations till next Thursday and will put up a direct link to the Soup Kitchen so that people, should they desire, can contribute directly to the Mission.
I simply have no clue why I can’t seem to get the photo from my site to appear on FB, but one thing I know is I won’t set myself up for frustration! This morning I am off and ready to get outside and bond with Mother Nature so we can celebrate Spring, together (with bigred, of course). Blaze and I are keeping good thoughts for BC our K-9 relative as he begins recovery from his lifesaving surgery, yesterday. Remember, BC, in Spring, all things are possible.
Bonni, I can feel the happiness and joy in your blog today. Yes……this is definitely a beautiful time of the year. Mother Earth is smiling and sharing her gifts with us!