A few days ago the girls and I visited my Dad. I just love going home...it's my favorite place in the world...especially in spring! All of the flowers seem to come out of hiding and color the land.
Avery enjoyed exploring the backyard while picking bouquets of daffodils. Yes, she filled the house full of them!
Here's the other part of the backyard. I think one of the reasons I love going home so much is because I feel closer to my Mom there. Her creations are found throughout the entire yard.
See the yurt on the left? That's where Aaron proposed to me almost 7 years ago...I'll save that story for another day! (Believe me--it was romantic!)
Much to my surprise the Flowering Quince was already in bloom. I absolutely love the bouquets these gorgeous flowers make, and grabbed a large handful before we headed back home.
Our piano was just waiting to give them a home.
Don't you just love the pot I used as the vase?
My Mom's good friend, Mel Jacobson, made it. I treated myself to it during a visit to his studio before we left Minneapolis in 2005.
Here's a closeup of a portion of the family tree my dear friend, Wendy, hand-calligraphed for me. Now that's some amazin' detail! The family tree dates back to five generations...it is one of my most prized possessions.
Here's to living in the present, and to welcoming spring!