My computer has been acting up for the last day and I have not had the patience or time to sit down and try to post a blog. It has affected both of the computers so I guess it must be the cable which tends to cause us grief every once in awhile. They can never explain why it happens but time seems to take care of it. I used to call the cable company but it is difficult to settle it with someone located in another country. Of course they have their list of solutions and in the end they always say they just do not know what is wrong. It does get frustrating to say the least. Perhaps someone is trying to tell me that I have spent too much time on the computer and go and get something accomplished.
We are going to be heading out of town for the weekend to our son and DIL's home. The newest grandbaby, born Christmas day, will be christened on Saturday. I am sure that it will be a wonderful, happy day. Our DIL's family will also be there which we are excited about. We are looking forward to sharing some time together with them as we have not seen them since the kid's wedding several years ago. We are most excited about meeting her brother who was unable to attend the wedding as he was deployed on a nuclear submarine at the time. They do not surface for weddings, I guess.
My very dear friend, Midlife Mom is celebrating her birthday on Saturday so please stop over and wish her a happy birthday.
I have had a friend from high school staying with us this week while she is taking a fabric printing class at the local quilter's studio. The work that she has been bringing home to share each night has been stunning. She is an extremely talented fabric dyer with a collection of fabrics that would knock your socks off. I should try to get some pictures of her work this week to share.
The yard is in full bloom. This is such a great time of the year for the roses and several other plants which are so colorful.
The rose garden which has about 100 plants.
Poppies on the bank.
Bananas bursting from their pod on the banana plants.
Clematis - the blue flowers are a full 9 inches in diameter.
I also have been admiring the beauty of this lettuce field which is near us. I have been fascinated with the red and green lettuce stripes that they have seeded in the field. As you can see, the hills are already starting to loose their green color from lack of any new rain.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.