Tiptoeing through the tulips.

This week, the kids were out for Spring Break and we had beautiful, warm, sunny weather for three days straight. This, of course, meant that we had to take advantage. We visited a tulip farm and the colors of the blooms defied description. Every year photographers try to capture it, and their work is breathtaking, but it is one of those situations where you have to be there. A person could spend several days out there just taking it all in, much less putting it on canvas or paper or glass or plastic or fabric or whatever. Sharing it with people I love made it more wonderful.



Dreary Tuesday – Spring Break Day Two.

Yesterday was sunny and marvelous and the kids and I were recovering from some nasty flu junk so we were forced to spend a lot of time indoors. Of course today when we’re feeling hearty and adventurous, we are going to be splashing about. Oh well, life in the Northwest. The fiery orb in the sky is set to make another appearance this weekend, so we’ll be ready 🙂

I am a big fan of Esperanza Spalding, who is from the other side of the river in Portland, Oregon. I like her latest, Radio Music Society, but my favorite cut is Black Gold, which features Algebra Blessett (I also liked City of Roses, which is about Portland and Crowned and Kissed). Here’s the video.

Weekend Recap: The dark side of scenic beauty.

We had a pretty good weekend going until yesterday afternoon. We went out for a drive in the country. And our tire sort of blew out. So my husband changed it. Then, the battery was low and the car would not start. And it was getting dark. And we were in the middle of nowhere. No. Where. And the kids were getting restless, of course. When I called roadside assistance, I made sure to tell them it was getting dark and we were in the middle of nowhere, but I’m not sure they were very concerned. Several really nice people stopped and offered to help us. It really restored my faith in people. Eventually, everything got going and the guy from roadside assistance said that they had only called him about 45-50 minutes after I called them. I smell a complaint brewing. LOLOL.

Otherwise, the tulips are growing and the lawn is neat, so I can’t really be too negative.  However, I need to find something for the kiddies to do for Spring Break. I mean, you can’t just go from everybody being in school to nobody being in school with nothing for them to do, because that would mean I would not get anything done. 🙂