Thursday, March 31, 2022

March ~ Come and Gone

‘Spring flowers are in blossom all over. 
The whole world is a choir…and singing!’ 
Song of Solomon 2:12

And just like that...
it is spring!

Since we were away for the first half of March...
this seemed like a very short month!
So I will keep this short.

The grands have mostly been out of school these past two weeks.
Spring break!
They have longer breaks in spring than 'back in the day'.

We began a spring-break wiener roast tradition some 15 years ago...
and have kept it up (rain or shine) ever since.

Here's a March wiener roast photo from a decade ago.

A few things have changed over the years.
We added a few more grands to the party...
and changed up the venue from our backyard to the banks of the river.

The family is bigger.
The fire is bigger.

The dog is bigger.

it was Chester's first wiener roast and he quite enjoyed himself!

Apparently it is never too soon to have Paska buns!
Why wait till Easter?

On this last day of March...
I had a lovely bouquet delivered to 'my front porch'.

These are no ordinary daffodils!
I am looking forward to a bouquet of locally grown blooms every Thursday for the next six weeks.
How special is that?
It was a birthday gift from my kids.

'Where flowers bloom, so does hope'! ~ Lady Bird Johnson

'Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?' ~N. Blanchard

New growth.
Hope for tomorrow!


  1. The only forsythia blooming here are the three branches I forced so you are several weeks ahead. It is wonderful to see your family traditions continuing year after year.

    These passing months seem to be gaining speed...enjoy April. I'm sure the paska will be plentiful.

  2. I really love that idea of a fresh local bouquet arriving each Thursday. That's a great tradition started and continued. Beautiful photos. Happy April to you.

  3. What a lovely birthday gift from your children! Something to anticipate for the next weeks.
    Thank you for your comment about the juvenile eagles. I think that's definitely the case and they were not golden eagles.
    I'm looking forward to making paska soon.

  4. Weekly flower delivery... what a great gift! What a fun family tradition.

  5. I am so behind in reading ... glad I found this. It made me giggle as things got bigger. Oh, that paska looks fabulous. What a wonderful gift of flowers - you will enjoy them so much! Much love to you and yours this Easter weekend!

  6. I love everything about this!


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