I'm packing away the China pictures for another day...and will share about things closer to home.
We arrived home last weekend...
...and the majestic eagles were sitting on their usual perch and waiting. :)
We hadn't seen any green grass since we left home...everything in China was brown! White swans on green grass was a welcoming sight as well. (We always prefer if they sit on the neighbour's green grass though!)
On my front porch was a gift awaiting our return. I knew immediately who would have left it there.
Only Marnie decorates cookies so beautifully! She had no idea we were away and the gift had been left on Valentine's Day. How nice to have such great neighbours.
It's been a good...and busy week. The kids and grands all came for lunch on Sunday.
In China...each child gets a red envelope containing cash to conclude the Chinese New Year festivities. We gave the grands each an envelope like that...with some Chinese currency inside. It will be play money for them.
On Tuesday my friend Ellen drove up from Seattle with her daughter, Katie...
...and some of us had lunch with her at a comfortable bistro here in town. Though I had never met Katie before...it seemed to me like I knew her. Funny how that is. A good time...we had!
The sun was shining brightly and so as not to waste it...Marg and I played tennis after lunch. On the way home...I just had to stop and take a picture of this lovely old farm.
Snow-capped peaks against a clear blue sky...and green pastures and lawns are not to be taken for granted in February. We never saw clear skies in China...as it is hard for the sun to break through the pollution over there.
It's good to be home. Next week...I'll finish up my 'tour of China'.
Have a wonderful weekend...