Hello, dear friends, I hope that you had
a lovely Valentine's Day and
if you don't have a sweetheart,
I hope you treated yourself to
I know that Valentine's Day can
be lonely for some of us,
reminding us of those we
no longer have near.
Ramblin' Man and I have lost all of our parents
within the last 5 years.
Remembering to say, 'I love you' is even
more important to us now, after
experiencing so much loss.
We were both close to our dear Mothers and
never forgot to send them sweet Valentines.
For Ramblin' Man, the loss is still new,
having lost his dear Mother in December.
We have been married a long time.....
True, we married young, and we
have had many years of ups and downs.
There were even years when we didn't
even have time to stop and say, 'Hello',
never mind celebrate a special day.
Years of raising four children, building a home,
demands of work, extended family, caring for ageing parents.....
left us little time just for ourselves.
It was always, 'Someday'.......
Now we know that 'someday' is here,
that time never stops,
and we must make the most of
every single day.
He works long hours and frequently travels.
I am alone more than I would like.
My Ramblin' Man knows this,
and so he makes it up to me on
special days. <3
Bless his heart.
My 'Blessings Jar' is filling up <3
I started this on New Year's Day.
Next New Year's I will open it up and
read my year of blessings.
He is back at work today,
and I am looking out at a very rainy day,
although it is getting warmer here and
there are some signs of spring.
I actually spent the day outside on Monday,
working in the gardens and doing winter clean-up.
It was a beautiful, sunny day in the 50's.
Yesterday the clouds moved in with this dramatic scene
over Mt. Rainier.
Two jet-trails creating parenthesis.....
Lots of rain today....
The flowers are enjoying the warmer temperatures.
Primroses blooming cheerfully despite the rain.
These were all buried in 2 ft. of snow last week!
Pansies always make me smile :)
They have a sweet scent, too.
My poor fairy garden on the bottom-right
did not survive the winter, although
we have to wait to see.......
You can see my dog grooming brush
hanging here :)
I was drawn to the unusual colors of these primroses,
and bought them all....there were only a few this color.
My new garden sign :)
My whisker-faced pansy looks like a wet cat !
There are a few sporadic blooms right now, but
soon there will be litters of little faces
making me smile.
And check out these buds on my camellia bush!
Spring is just around the corner.....
only 5 more weeks.
Four more weeks until daylight savings time!
So much to be thankful for <3
Won't you join the fun?