Spring normally is a favorite season here in Northern California. The hills turn green with the spring grasses, the poppies and dogwoods bloom in bursts of color, and the air is so warm and inviting. We take more hikes in the springtime than any other season.
This year I have experienced springtime from a different perspective. Three of my children are living in New York state and have experienced a very long cold winter. Spring for them has been like coming out of hibernation. When they write or call, I feel the joy at the warmer temperatures, the shedding of layers of clothing in exchange for sunglasses and sandals.
This time I will be sharing three of my favorite spring things for 2015.
The DeYoung Museum in San Francisco currently is hosting the Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland exhibit. This looks like an amazing collection of artwork and I am hoping to visit and enjoy these paintings while I have the opportunity. My daughter and I visited the DeYoung last spring before she moved and it is a wonderful memory that I cherish.
This exhibit will be at the DeYoung until 5/31/15.
Renee’s Garden Seeds!
Gardening during a drought can be a challenge but I am determined to have a few things growing this year. We have converted our back deck containers to a drip irrigation system that will allow us to water with far less water than ever before. I have planted seeds and nurtured the plants back to life from last year. There will color and edibles. I love Renee’s Garden seeds and this year’s selections were all picked with our water situation in mind. The more thirsty vegetables have been planted over in my dad’s garden where he waters with well and spring water.
Spending Time With My Sister
My third “favorite” thing this month was spending time with my sister on a scrapbooking retreat. We just so happened to be together on National Sibling Day so we commemorated the occasion with a photo of the two of us. I not only had fun catching up with my sister and niece, I created 44 scrapbook pages! I love it when I get all of those special memories safely in my scrapbook. My sister has a Cricut machine for cutting shapes and sayings and after I got the hang of it I was able to create some great embellishments to my pages.
This was a great month and I always look forward to sharing my favorites with you. This coming month is going to be a busy time for our family but I will try to take a few minutes each day to count my blessings.