Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Well, believe it or not, we are door owners! After an early breakfast on the porch...


... we drove to Home Depot, chose the hardware (you really think the more expensive handle looks better? Of course! They lure you with the cheap one knowing damn well we'll reject it!), Ed went over the measurements one last time (88 and 3/4 inches tall? you sure?) and said the final "okay."

I exhale.

True, it remains a mystery as to who will install it. I'm hoping it will be the door guy who came over to give his estimate today. Regardless. Whoever does it, it will be done. There will be a door.

You happy? -- Ed asks and I explain to him one more time that I do not regard this as an exquisite treat, a pleasure item. It's not like a trip together, it's a door, a necessity, a sigh of relief rather than cause for exaltation.

But let's celebrate anyway, with a review of the blooms today. The yellows have it!

the first daylily of the year!

a yellow false indigo is heavenly!

you gotta love the yellow heart of the tradescantia (spiderwort)

The noon hour brings out the sunshine! And the smile of Snowdrop!


If there is a theme to her day today, it is this: she wants to be upright! On the couch...



...or on the floor. Upright!


And when her mom comes into the room, she just wants to stand and smile with such great pride! Look at me, mommy, look at me!

Snowdrop seems to thrive on mastering a new skill.

And then she rests.

It's a good day for us to take her for a long round-the-lake walk. Yes, she has her stroller pouty face, but it's a fake out. The little one adores her stroller.


The walk is wonderful! We track the movement of a heron...



Snowdrop does too, for a while, but then she dozes off, to gain strength for more work ahead. Standing. Today, she is all about standing tall!

Tomorrow? Who can tell! She is full of surprises.