Monday, February 22, 2010

278th Birthday!!!!!!!

George Washington, our first president and General in the war for independence.

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - First Annual Address to Congress, January 8, 1790

"It having pleased the Almighty Ruler of the universe to defend the cause of the United American States, and finally to raise up a powerful friend among the princes of the earth, to establish our liberty and independence upon a lasting foundation, it becomes us to set apart a day for gratefully acknowledging the divine goodness, and celebrating the important event, which we owe to His divine interposition." - General Orders, May 5, 1778

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cute little Guy :)

Garden Friends was next, but for now it's just this one little feller.
He's the nymph of a Leaf-footed bug

Monday, February 15, 2010

Spring Dreaming

I'm dreaming of spring, the best time of the year. It's almost here, though it's freezing outside right now.

The Lord has given us a beautiful gift in spring. All the plants poking little green heads up, brand new fluffy ducklings around the parks, little mini turtles, bare feet, spring planting, Oh how I love to dirty my hands in my first planting of the year. So many years I just couldn't wait til our last frost had passed so I could start the garden.

Dandelions! I love dandelions, I have so many fond memories of childhood connected with them, flower chain crowns and necklaces, decor for braids and mud pies. Of course I shouldn't leave out Crow Poison, they were a big part of flower crowns too.

Spring memories wouldn't be complete with out mentioning Chickweed, As a child I'd spend hours just popping the seed pockets of chickweed (it's edible too, and good for you).

Tadpoles! aren't they the coolest, cutest little things and the most fun a kid can have! Baby lizards too they are really really cute:)

Our beautiful Texas flowers Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush will be out in spring too, one of the biggest reasons for spring being the best season.

Oh and to finally have warm hands:) I'm not for all this cold weather.

The Green of Spring


Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!

~Thomas Nashe~

"Garden Friends" coming next

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just Cause

Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

Orson Wells - from "The Third Man"

Happy Valentine's Day