This week has been rather low-key otherwise...mostly catching up from last week's busy time...birthday party for hubby, etc. I've been resting, reading, and praying. It seems like our prayer list for friends and loved ones keeps growing. So many going through difficult times these days. Keeps us on our knees.
But I've been enjoying the beauty of the beginnings of springtime here, so I thought I would share a few special moments and views with you for Friday Foto Friends:
This was the view on the pond early this morning when I went to check on our Sand Hill Crane mother in waiting... she is over there, but you can't see her in this picture.
This was taken this evening (Thursday)...no, she hasn't had her baby yet...and she faithfully sits day after day...I will definitely let you know when the blessed event occurs.
This tree is covered with Carolina Jessamine...it looks so pretty in the morning sunlight
Azaleas and camellias are blooming in the Secret Garden...I planted the azaleas last year and they are just starting to really bloom...
This is the Memorial Garden, where I also planted some azaleas last year:
And speaking of tea parties, earlier this month I found this lovely little February tea cup and saucer at our local flea market. I bought it to give to a friend for her birthday, which is later this month. However, we won't be getting together to celebrate her birthday until March 2nd, so I thought I should at least christen this cup with a little tea party while it is still February....I know she wouldn't mind my using it....and perhaps she and I will have a tea party when she does receive this gift....(I hope she isn't reading this...she'll know what she's getting for her birthday! )
So I set up this little tea time on the front porch this afternoon, however, the sun was really too bright to get very good pictures. It was also a little too hot to sit out there and drink hot tea!
So I moved the tea party to the Secret Garden, which is in the back yard, and much shadier. I took a big risk in carrying this tray laden with china tea cups and tea pot and hot tea all around and through the house and yard...opening doors with one hand and holding the tray in the other...it's a miracle nothing was broken...and my friend's birthday gift is still intact!
By the way, the little book I was reading is entitled "Gifts from my Front Porch", "Inspirational Thoughts, Insights, & Reflections" ...no particular author, published by Popular Publishing Co. I mention this little book because my friend who is having the birthday next week gave this little book to me for Christmas a few years ago. I wonder if she will be reading this post...I hope not until after her birthday...I wouldn't want to spoil her surprise gift (the tea cup). Shhhh, don't tell her, okay?
A Psalm for this beautiful (albeit, warm) day:
Now let's all run over to Deb's place at Breathing in Grace and check out what our other Friday Foto Friends are talking about!