Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Good-bye April

And just like that April is gone!

The fields are green and the peaks are covered in snow.  
I almost wish I could stay a little longer in this 'springing of the year' month.

Let me go back to the beginning of the month and share a few snaps.

April started off nice and warm. 
Had summer arrived early?  
Maggie and Lucy spent some time here here while their mom was away...
and Ryder joined us for a hike one afternoon.

And since it felt like summer, why not  have watermelon and  rollkuchen on April 1st?

A Sunday afternoon drive took us down Chuckanut Drive and to Larrabee State Park...
somewhere we had never been before.
We tested our new Nexus cards...and they worked!

Who can resist a visit to the local tulip fields?

So many things are better when shared.  
Coffee and flowers, to name a few!  
We had a great morning.

There is always one that stands out in the crowd!

Tulip fields are not just for moms and grandmas.  Kids have fun too!

Where flowers bloom so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

Last but not least...let me share a field of red.  
It  is really quite striking, though I am more a fan of softer colours.

April 9th. 
The day the cast came off.  
At long last!  
Just in time for spring fieldwork.

Easter dinner 2019.
Maggie and Ranen read the Easter story for us this year.
We had our traditional Easter dinner...
because some things have to stay the same.
There were 19 of us around the table...
and I forgot to take a photo.
They hunted for eggs...

...and then cartwheeled across the lawn.
Because they can.
Because its spring.

There were walks along the river trail...

...and bike rides through the countryside.
The blueberry fields are in bloom.

The yard is in bloom.

And the field that will be mowed shortly is in bloom.

The birds are singing in the sunshine.

As  the month ended...
the first grass harvest of the year was underway.

Last night we went to watch Ryder play hockey.
He plays in a spring league, so has another month on the ice. 
He scored the first goal of the evening and his team won their game.
Dad missed watching the Blue-Jays game so he could come watch his great-grandson play hockey.
Good choice!

I'll end this post with an April rainbow pic taken from 'my front porch'. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So much beauty to take in! You truly live in one of the most beautiful places in the world! I'm welcoming this new month with you!

  2. Such wonder and all things lovely here at your Front Porch!! I say it over and over again - I love you and I love your beautiful life! You live it well.
    My favorite of all the photos (except for the one of you - which would be my very favorite) is the yellow tulip in the middle of the purple ones. That would be YOU! Standing out all pretty and special.....

  3. Your corner is so beautiful! How wonderful that your dad was able to go see Ryder play.
    Yay that Elmer got rid of that cast. I bet he was very happy about that. He can only handle so many puzzles.
    I take it that the weather of April 1 did not hold throughout the month. It sure is cold here. Furnace running all the time.
    Always fun to see the grands scamper across the lawn. Because they can.
    Here’s to a wonderful May🌷

  4. Another full month filled with good things. Glad Elmer's hand is free again. So nice that your dad could watch Ryder play. Loved seeing some of the girls! Hope May brings you lots of flowers and other good things.

  5. Your front porch of this fair land is SO beautiful!! Love all your pictures from start to finish and especially the lone yellow tulip! We are starting to green up here but way behind you with Spring this year. Your dad is amazing - what a great picture with his talented great-grandson! And those cartwheels across the lawn - love it! Here's to May 2019 ...

  6. What a great post, Judy! The tulip fields are incredible; I would love to see that in person. And the rainbow from your front porch was the perfect way to end the post. See you at the end of May!

  7. You forgot to mention the farmer's sausage along with the watermelon and roll kuchen! It certainly was warm, then cold, then warm again and now the temperatures are dropping again. Let's hope rain falls! You had a lovely month of April, full of colour and fun and love. I always enjoy reading your posts.


'The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.'
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson