Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Good morning blogging buddies. I'm afraid to say this out loud (or in writing), but I think summer might finally be arriving to stay. It reached 91 degrees in Michigan yesterday and is supposed to get to 87 today. Whew! From one extreme to the other. But the good news is, the signs of summer are popping up all over. To me, nothing says summer more than red geraniums! My grandmother always had one of these old wicker fern stands when I was growing up, so I brought mine over and put it on Mom's front porch. She isn't so into the "worn" look, so I might have to give it a coat of new white paint.
My son got me this beautiful hanging basket for Mother's Day - with red geraniums - of course.
The peonies are starting to open around the yard and there should be lots more coming. There seems to be buds everywhere this year.
Is there anything much sweeter than Bleeding Hearts? They are so delicate, just wish they would last a little longer.
This is the view of my mom's deck from down below. More and more flowers will be coming.
The leaves have all popped open along the canal. This is truly one of nature's "homes". There are so many different kinds of birds and, at night, the frogs sing the most beautiful melody.

Gannon and Abbey love their private fishing spot. They spend hours out here trying to catch the "big lunker".
Gannon thought he had him the other night - he caught a good size pike. He was so excited he could hardly breath! I had to help him get him up on the grass - before he got away.
Time goes so fast. It's now been a little over a year since Dad had his stroke. The nursing home called this morning and wants to put him in a "secure" area. We have to meet with the doctor today and then go meet with the nursing home people. Poor Dad couldn't stand to be "locked up" more than he already is. (He has been trying to get out for several days now.) This has truly been one of the most heartbreaking years of my life. I wish I could wave a magic wand... My Chad rode his bike up to see Grandpa the other day and we picked a pretty posey for the nurse in the courtyard. Please keep him in your prayers so that he can stay in the room that is familiar to him and be surrounded by the nurses and aides that know and love him.
This was going to be "sewing day" here, but it looks like some of the plans have changed. I hope you are all enjoying these beautiful summer days. Count your blessings and enjoy each day as it comes.
Until next time...


  1. Love those flowers, and that weather...wow!! We have been cooler than usual and wet!! Tomorrow I think it will finally reach 80! I send many prayers for you and your father.(millstonemercantile)

  2. Well that certainly is one big fish Gannon caught!

    Dawn I'm so sorry about your Father....praying he will have a safe and peaceful transition.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog Dawn...I see you love Geraniums as much as I do!


  3. What a beautiful place! It had been hot here too, but the heat has moved out a little. One week I had the heater on in the shop, the next I had the air on! I hope all goes well with your father. Life's transitions are oh, so hard sometimes.