Friday, April 28, 2017

4-28-2017 Bridal Veil Falls


Mississippi River meets Wisconsin River...







Thursday, April 27, 2017

4-27-2017 Siewers Spring Falls

It was a bit of a hike
(45 minutes uphill)
to see the Siewers Spring Falls, 
but the views along the way were lovely!

Spring flowers bloomed everywhere on the forest floor...





Siewers Spring Falls was 
yet another spring bursting forth from a mountain side...
this one cascading about 150 feet down the mountain


before falling into the river below...


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

4-23-2017 Waterfalls Weekend ~ Beulah Springs

DH and I have a 4 day weekend
with no babysitting duties
so we decided to explore Iowa waterfalls.
This is the first one we visited...
Beulah Spring Falls.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

4-22-2017 Earth Day

Oldest GD turns 5 years old today!

Little sis gets a present too!

 GD added her 5 year old hand print to the birthday board.

Friday, April 21, 2017

4-21-2017 Critter and Fossil Park

 GDs explored a newly opened park today
and decided to name it "Critter and Fossil Park"
because of the critters and fossils
imprinted on the concrete climbing walls.

 After a picnic lunch at the park,
GDs came home and made some cupcakes 
for tomorrow's birthday (J's 5th),
and some rhubarb crisp for PaPa.






Thursday, April 20, 2017

4-20-2017 Oh No! Help!

A dinosaur has eaten my grandson!!!

And this kangaroo looks like it is getting ready
 to box my other grandson!




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4-19-2017 Decay Shawl

Finished and drying from wet-blocking.

Took the GDs to the garden center today
to pick our some flowers for their kitty pots
and herbs for my vegetable garden.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4-18-2017 Yard Work

 DH reworking the edging wall around our
front yard garden before adding new mulch...
and
my tulips are in bloom!
Thanks sweetie! It looks great!

Monday, April 17, 2017

4-17-2017 I Hate it When This Happens!

Four Days of Work
to rip out and start over again
on Section 1 of my Vertices Shawl!
I hate it when this happens.
I misread the directions.
Argh!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

4-16-2017 Resurrection



Easter Morning
Sunrise Service
It's dark and cloudy and raining.
All of a sudden
during the sermon
the sun breaks through the clouds
and a triangle of light shines on the Easter Banner.
A coincidence?


Saturday, April 15, 2017

4-15-2017 Easter Vigil


My dear cousin Maria
is now experiencing her resurrection
as she died today
and is now with the Lord in Paradise.
Rest in peace
and God's eternal light and love, dear one.


Friday, April 14, 2017

4-14-2017 Holiday Socks

I want to make these socks!!!
How fun are they?!?!?
Now if only I can find a source!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

4-13-2017 Trying a New Carrot Cake Recipe

After this cools
it gets slathered with some
cream cheese frosting.
We'll see how it compares to my favorite 
carrot cake recipe.
This one has pineapple, coconut and nuts in it.
My fave recipe does not.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4-12-2017 Spring Cleaning

...my closet...
taking a load to Goodwill


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4-11-2017 Nature Never Disappoints

Views on our morning walk today...