We’ve only been in California for two springs. Last year around this time we were all fighting new daycare germs, which included recurrent sinus infections, recurrent pink eye, and hand, foot, and mouth disease. #thankyoucalifornia
Being mostly healthy this year, it’s been amazing to actually enjoy the amazing variety of flowers and plants putting on their displays during the early spring months. In our backyard alone cala lilies, a variety of roses, birds of paradise, geraniums, and a few other flowers I don’t know the names of are blooming. Not to mention the small fruits starting to grow on our plum and apricot trees. We’ve been harvesting all kinds of citrus from neighbors’ trees. The smell of orange blossoms already blooming around our neighborhood is intoxicating. #seriouslythankyoucalifornia
Seth and I met at a park for lunch yesterday with a pavilion literally dripping with wisteria. It smelled so good. Wisteria covered trees was one of the things I loved most about spring in Chapel Hill, so the vines I’ve recently spotted here have been a welcome reminder of the sweet years we spent in North Carolina.
Apparently, wild flowers are popping up everywhere across California this year due to the wet winter we experienced. In fact, we’re experiencing what’s being called a “super bloom” this spring. The wildflowers are so vibrant, you can even see them from space. Wildflowers haven’t started blooming in our area yet, but you better believe we’ll go check them out as soon they do.
Here are some other interesting things I’ve run across this week, if you want to check them out:
-Yet another stunning horse barn remodel on Design Sponge. I think this is a sign I need to move out to the countryside and flex my remodeling muscles.
-Because for some reason I keep wanting to say the phase “on fleek,” here’s a timeline of its usage. And, apparently I’m way behind the times because this article is from 2014…
-I’ve been feeling heartbroken and paralyzed by the continued violence in Syria over the past couple weeks. Here are a couple of favorite organizations doing good and important work showing up for those affected by the violence – both inside the country and for those who have been displaced as refugees. I can’t physically show up in the midst of the suffering, but I can enable those who do with my donations. Maybe you can, too.
-Finally, happy Easter! We’re hosting a casual get together Sunday and the boys have been busily decorating for the occasion. Our church has been going through an incredible sermon series leading up to Easter, check it out if you’re interested.
Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!