Sunday, March 21, 2010

Welcome, Spring!

Today we are putting our house back into semi-order after a week of projects and spring cleaning. I finished wallpapering our entryway this afternoon. It went from this…


to this…


Much more spring-like, don’t you think?

I want to get a new entry console/chest and a new chandelier. I haven’t decided yet what color I would like for the chest, maybe a cream color or black.

Here is a picture of the front of the house all freshly painted. (It probably looks more yellow than it’s supposed to due to the amount of oak and pine pollen coating everything and blowing in from the “blue norther” that came through yesterday.)

We had to cut back so much of our landscaping because of the freezes, that the yard looks bare. But there are signs that things are coming back. These are shoots sprouting from the foxtail ferns that died in the last freeze.


Dianthus in the front flower bed.

Azaleas that have just bloomed this weekend.

One thing that has been nice this year is that we have got to experience the seasons, which doesn’t happen that often down here along the Texas coast. We had a cool and colorful fall, a cold, snowy (for Houston!) winter, and now we are experiencing a glorious spring. God is faithful!

Nevertheless He left not himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  ~George Washington Carver

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