Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beauty in our world, according to Eoghan

Sidewalk art (by an obscure wee artist), green life breaking free, a snippet of a stream with a bit of allergy (that's algae), and his baby brother examining clover.

Wednesday's post: a pink curvy walk

The fireweed is now in full bloom. The bees surely appreciate their beauty, as do we. They make the best honey we have ever tasted.
The picture with the fast, fuzzy bee was taken by Eoghan (he has been practicing with the camera). That bee just wouldn't hold still!

Tuesday's post

These teeny tiny flowers were thriving on this rocky, shaded ledge. Pretty amazing, and very beautiful. I'll have to ask my mom what they are.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday's post

What I find most beautiful in the world. Well, my boys of course!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


The salmonberries are here. We have been eating them as we go on walks for about two weeks now. It is not quite time yet for prime picking, but it will be soon and I can't wait. Speaking of salmonberries, Jonas was blowing some on my leg before bedtime. We were having a good time, until he thought it would also be fun to get a couple of bites in. You can guess from the picture why we call them jewels. They make me happy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Beauty in a week

There are days when I forget how beautiful our world is. This is truly a crime. I need to remind myself every day to stop, breath, and look around. I know that if I do this, I will certainly be amazed and will instantly find myself to be happy. Even in the worst of weather (which by the way happens quite often around here) there is beauty. We just need to look. So, for this upcoming week (which starts tomorrow), I will stop every day, breath, and look around. I will find something beautiful to share. I would love for anyone to join me. Let me know what you find to be beautiful in our world.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

5 things I love:

Open mouthed baby kisses, with their smell of milk breath;
the look of children’s fuzzy hair in the morning, smelling it is even better;
smiles that are missing teeth;
chubby knees with dimples;
and the following watercolor made today by Eoghan, its title being “love”.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


For over a week now there has been a very large number of birds gathering in my mother's and father's front yard. My mom says, that everyone who passes by becomes intrigued by them. We were pretty sure that they were sparrows, today however when I arrived for a visit we discovered that they are actually called, Pine Siskins. We looked them up in a really amazing book called, "Bird Songs" by Les Beletsky. They have a very sweet little song, and if you sit or stand very still next to where they are feeding, they will approach.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Another year has come and gone for all my boys.
The middle one, aka the dinosaur is now seven. How is that possible?

My littlest, all tuckered out from the excitement of his big day is now one.

Just a tad bit overexcited with his birthday bike, my oldest boy is well, too old to say.

Happy birthday boys! I love you.

Thanks for another year of frenzied roudiness, that having three boys brings.