Monday, April 22, 2019

April Happenings

When Palm Sunday comes every year, my kids sometimes make different things using just the palm branches.  This year my son made a rose.  Isn't it creative? 

The flowers are all in bloom now,
and we are in full Spring.

This is a Yellow-billed Magpie,
and we see a lot of them around here.

I thought this was the sweetest picture of Francesca and Papa soaking up the sun.

California Poppy. 
They grow wild on the edge of the hills, usually in the countryside.  This is our state flower, and we're not supposed to pick them at all.

Saw this little rascal on Easter, and he was just too fast to get a good picture of him.

I went to the Rose Garden,
and the roses are starting to come around.

Some lovely sunrises.

I thought this picture was so precious
of Mia and Dad.

Love these M&M's in pastel colors.

I met my friend, Anne, at church, and every person was given a candle before mass.  The lights were off in the church, and all the candles were lit.  Hundreds of candles, and it was so beautiful. 

One sip
Two sip
Just for you sip!
~Dr. Seuss



Laurel Wood said...

Such sweet photos of Mia and Francesca! I love your roses. Our neighbor has a red rose bush that has its first bloom and I think of you when I see it. The poppies and other flowers blooming there are just beautiful. I hope you have a lovely week. xo

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

She's so cute ;-) Incredibly beautiful flowers.

nonie everythingsewing said...

Love, Love you pictures. I will be coming often to view them as I hunger for beauty right now. Although, I do have some tulips.


Pam said...

April is almost hit me the other day, moving right on along and way to fast. Aw...those grand girls are just so adorable! Great ROSE...that is so sweet. Never seen a magpie before, neat! Another blogger posted a hillside of poppies the other day. I loved it! We have places on our interstates that have poppies planted on the side but ours is mostly red. I love this color. Now, I don't get to San Diego as often as I would like either! I have done it every other yr since 2011. If my son had it his way, I would be living there. BUT I can't figure out how to afford to live there on my state of TN retirement!!!!! California is a beautiful place, love visiting and I was born there but, TN is home. Going to Calif is like going to another world.

Susie Swanson said...

Love all of your beautiful pictures and those sweet babies are growing so fast. I really love your part of the country and doubt if I'll ever be able to see it in person which makes your posts even more cherishing. Much Love, Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, your granddaughters are really growing so quickly! Such darling photos of them. The palm rose is pretty that your son made. I remember when I was young we would make palm flowers on Palm Sunday as well. Your photos are always lovely and I especially like the flowers and the beautiful sunset. Have a happy week.

Louca por porcelana said...

You are really an amazing photographer!Your Grands made me smile!Great pics,dear Sheri!Hugs!

Deliciousitalian said...

Sheri, You always post the prettiest nature pictures! I love seeing your family photos too. Francesca is growing and adorable! Hope you had a lovely Easter...

Karen said...

Every photo is wonderful! I always love seeing the granddaughters. So precious! Your son is talented to make a rose from the palm leaves. I am thankful you all had a lovely Easter.

Patricia said...

Everything is looking beautiful in your world, Sheri. The palm rose is really clever and looks lovely; the yellow beak magpie is a real sweetie, not like our Australian magpies which are big and inclined to be ferocious! Those two little girls are just adorable, in every picture. I hope you all had a very happy and Blessed Easter.

Susan said...

A most lovely post, Sheri. I went to the Easter vigil here, too, and it was lovely. We started with the blessing of the fire outside and it was windy and chilly. Then, inside, when all the lights went out, it was truly dark. But the dozens upon dozens of candles that pierced the darkness were so gorgeous. I just loved how the church looked. Hope you had a truly beautiful Easter, my dear Sheri. Hugs. Susan

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh the tea things in that last picture, so cute.
Beautiful bird, flowers, and grandgirls.
It sounds like a very special Easter.
Those little "rascals" are in my garden every day.
Wishing I could send you some.
Love fields of California poppies too.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sweet photos of 'the girls', Sheri, and I know they are just so precious to you. Love seeing the beautiful signs of spring there, too. The church service with all the candle-light must have been so magical. Sending hugs xo Karen

natalia20041989 said...

What cute photos! I am glad your Easter was great, mine was too. We celebrated Palm Sunday at church as well with our traditional Polish hand made palms. I love the idea with candles in church, must look beautiful! The roses are stunning, have a lovely week☺☺

baili said...

i loved the flower carved by your dear son dear Sheri!

i sooo loved each single image here :)))

spring flowers are overwhelming

a really wonderful shot of Francesca with her dad ,the way she is trying look back is just so amusing :)

Mia and his dad's image is very special !worth framing!

loved the last either ,so cute and delightful!

candle event must be absorbing !

Happy Easter my friend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Today on April 23, is my birthday.

To have been born in the spring is such a great gift and you have beautifully captured my month dear friend.

Ann said...

Gorgeous pics Sheri,
all of it... but my faves are that of
Mia and Francesca, super cute and adorable.
Have a wonderful May ♥


Lowcarb team member said...

Such beautiful photographs.
Mia and Francesca are so adorable and growing so quickly.

Enjoy these last April days.

All the best Jan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a special time with your family! So many sweet photos to enjoy for years to come! LOVE the rose your son made and that beautiful Magpie! I'm going to try to paint one of those pretty! Enjoy your week sweet friend! Hugs!

Chatty Crone said...

All your photos were gorgeous!!! One better than the next and Mia is adorable.

(I don't know if you noticed, but I've been gone for a couple of weeks - my computer crashed and it has taken me forever to get myself going again and I am totally back yet. I may not go back and answer all your letters, but I am here.)


handmade by amalia said...

I loved the photos of Mia and Francesca, Sheri. You have such a beautiful family. I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.

Carla from The River said...

I love the rose your son made Sheri. That is very creative.
Enjoy the rest of April. This month is going very fast for me. Sam will be home soon. Yay!
xx oo

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Todo es estupendo! Gracias por pasarte por mi blog! 🌻🌻🌻

Susie said...

Sheri, Wonderful pictures. Your son is sweet. I see your little grandgirl is growing so much. Blessings to all of you, love, xoxo, Susie

Jeanie said...

I do love California poppies. I tried to grow them once, to no avail. Glad I can enjoy them here!

Pilar said...

Beautiful photos Sheri! The girls are growing up so fast! Wishing you a wonderful week!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I love springtime in your world! We have black and white magpies here, but I've not ever seen a yellow-billed one! Such sweet pictures of your grandkids, such blessings in your life! Gorgeous yellow poppies! I am hoping some red ones I planted last fall will come up this spring. Those roses are gorgeous! Enjoyed seeing spring in your world, so very beautiful!

Pam said...

Hey Sheri....It was me that sent the email.

Eliane said...

adoro sempre suas fotos !!
são cheias de alegria , família e flores !!
adoro plantar papoulas da califórnia. Se adaptam bem por aqui e suas sementes são sempre aproveitáveis para o próximo ano !!
linda criança na foto !!
espero que seu filho esteja cada vez melhor.
grande abraço e espero que sua Páscoa tenha sido muito abençoada !

Carola Bartz said...

I've seen the yellow-billed magpies in your area, they're quite sassy. We don't have them here though. Aren't the California poppies just beautiful? I love them and of course I have them in my garden as well, along with many other native plants.

Zaa said...

OMG, Such a sweet baby to create the sunshine of your days... You’re way ahead of us with the Spring flora... We don’t have magpies, but I enjoy their quirky personalities. I had never seen a real one, except in childhood books... so THANKS for the photos. I’m loving all this baby pictures... What a blessed family life .... HUGS


such gorgeous grandbabies. what wonderful photos making lovely memories.

roughterrain crane said...

Creatures around you look brighter because of your family's happy smiles.

It's me said...

So sweet your precious love to see them.......mmmmmmthat m&m !!! the Colors pastel!...happy week love Ria 💕

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - your photos of Palm Sunday were just simply gorgeous. Love your Magpie - we don't have these lovely birds at our home. Thanks for sharing - Hugs!