Spring is a wonderful season.There is so much freshness, newness and brightness in spring.
It's easy to find things to be thankful for when the sun is shining and the flowers are bursting in to bloom. Here are my Friday Fave Fives full of brightness, newness, joy and thankfulness.
1. Spring flowers!
The first California poppy blooms in my garden.
Geraniums in a pot.
Well, look at this. Lobelia volunteers have taken over another pot.
The first blossoms on the first tomato plant.
2. A new hiking spot. Why had I never hiked here before this week? I've passed the road, noticed the signs pointing to the regional park, but I didn't realize what a treasure was hiding within seven miles of my house!
Hill Canyon Trail
Walking between the cliffs
along a creek with WATER in it!
The gigantic California live oak tree.
The tumbleweeds, sage, and horses remind me that we are truly hiking in the Old Wild West.
3. A colleague of The Professor's is expecting a baby-- a girl.
So I knitted a couple of Plain Vests,
a lavender 3-6 month size
and a turquoise 1 year size
cuz you can't have too many Plain Vests
Particulars for those who knit
Plain Vest by Pickles (oh, I love Pickles patterns)
smaller vest, needles size 6US
baby weight yarn
larger vest, needles size 9US
worsted weight yarn
I used the directions for size 1.
4. My students make me laugh. Last week, one student wrote a story in which one character, a goldfish, was named (my name) and the other character, a raccoon, was named (The Professor's name). She explained that she looked up our names so she could write about us. Such a cute story. Then this week one class had to write descriptions of people they know and one student wrote about me--she said I'm funny--heheh.
5. I've saved the best until last-- We Have a Date! Next month, I am going to become the official forever
grandma meema to two precious children- ZG and L. We've waited almost two and a half years for this day when my daughter and son-in-law will finalize the adoption of these two who have captured our hearts.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”