Recollections of August usually include mornings at the beach, lazy, hazy afternoons with a book, and sticky evenings on the back porch with the ceiling fan on hurricane speed. The wooshing of the blades and clacking of the pull-chain accompanied … Continue reading August Snapshots
June was such a gift of gorgeous weather, that I simply refused to be annoyed with July. The Daughter’s summer schedule picked right up where we left off in June, with weekly AHG Bible Study, a weekly painting class, and … Continue reading July Snapshots
Gorgeous video of one of my favorite poems by Christina Rossetti – arranged by Bear McCreary. When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. I shall not see the shadows, I shall not feel the rain; I shall not hear the nightingale Sing on, as if in pain: And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set, Haply I may remember, And … Continue reading When I am dead
It is a capital plan for children to keep a calendar—the first oak-leaf, the first tadpole, the first cow-slip, the first catkin, the first ripe blackberries, … Continue reading The First Blueberry
Once every four years, fans and students of United States history and government can witness both in action with the U.S. Presidential Election. While this year’s contest promises to be tight, few were closer, or had more lasting effects, than … Continue reading 1960: Vote Early and Often!
Our backyard holly tree was covered with big red berries… Until God rang the dinner bell. We had long expected a flock of familiar robins to arrive for their annual end-of-winter feast, but this spread was not set for them. … Continue reading Berry Happy Birds