We as a family have been low key for understandable reasons, which means we’re not taking mini adventures right now. We are however making the best of things with distance learning and home based activities. I am anticipating expanding my flower and produce garden beds. Kid Willow is adjusting to their new educational situation. Baby Willow is enjoying digging in the dirt.
I suppose we are much like this small bunch of voluntary crocuses. They bloom every year as long as we’ve lived in our house. In fact, I look forward to seeing them every late winter/early spring as they are my first blooms of the year. It is in a weird spot, but seems to thrive despite a placement that should not be ideal. I am hoping that we are able to thrive in a situation that is not ideal by making the best of it. I might have a few posts that are not in public places that I want to share if this continues to be our situation long term.
I hope, like the flowers, you are able to make the best of an awkward situation. That some moments of pure joy happens in the midst of it all. It has not been easy here, but I want to continue to make this space a positive place without complaints. This means I will try to find good moments for us to share along the way.
Truthfully we don’t get out as much as we used to, but with the warmer weather I have gardening on the brain. Tons of new projects for both the front and back yard/garden to keep C and me more than … Continue reading →
The Willow family have been working hard on our gardens now that the ground is thoroughly thawed. In fact the temperatures have been much higher than average. We reached 100F/37.7C on Memorial Day. One place we visited to help with … Continue reading →
Upon several suggestions over the years, we finally made the small trek over to Franconia Sculpture Park. We packed yet another picnic to eat on the open lawn and then walked around the large open field park.The unmanned information hut … Continue reading →
We attended a friend’s anniversary BBQ/cookout. Baby Willow had a good time and on the spur of the moment we explored the area. So we went to Elm Creek Park Preserve in Maple Grove, MN. Unfortunately we only had phones … Continue reading →
So there are times when you just know that taking it easy is the best thing for your family. Stripes injured its paw. Spotty somehow did so as well on a simple walk. C and I agreed that we possibly … Continue reading →
So there are certain flowers that bring me back to my childhood. Magnolia Grandiflora and gardenias are two of those flowers. Seeing as we live in Minnesota, I have to find new flowers to enjoy. One of which is a … Continue reading →
Well I suppose it is not hard to figure out how excited I get when spring begins to really show. It is my second favorite season after fall. I love nearly all flowers, but spring flowers give me a little … Continue reading →
I just recently discovered that I forgot to publish this post. I hope you enjoy the last remnants of Fall. Winter’s knocking on our door here. Well this past weekend, C hung out with Baby Willow so that I could … Continue reading →
So a long while ago, I read an article on a neighborhood in St. Paul called St. Anthony Park. This is not to be mistaken for St. Anthony Main in North East Minneapolis. It has a totally different vibe. There … Continue reading →