I hope you had a nice Mother's Day. I took a walk with my son in my new Skechers and had lunch together, and it was a pleasant day. I was outside doing yard work last week, and my neighbor, Lisa, called out and said she would help me rake up the pile of leaves in the front of my house and the side area by the mailboxes. I said, "yes, thank you." So, on Friday, I saw her and her husband out there working away. He has a small machine which makes it easier to pick up. I told her I'd be out there Sat. to clean the other side. I thought that was so nice of her to offer like that. There are lots of dandelions right now in my front yard. I've been pulling the small ones and tossing them, and picking the ones with the long stems and putting them in water on my front porch to add some color. Some people call them weeds, but I call them pretty yellow flowers. ; ) We had a fire recently back in the woods, and it was pretty close to the house. It was smoky all around and there was a power outage. This always scares me, cause they can get out of control, but thankfully the fire station is right down the road, and they got here quickly and took care of it. I've been seeing lots of Quails this Spring right in my front yard, and they visit often. California's state bird is the Quail. I've been doing many outside and inside chores since I moved to the mountains, and taking care of much paperwork, so one day I said, "enough!" and drove to the creek. When I got there, hundreds of birds started to show up. It was a wonderful sight. Then, in the distance, there was one big bird sitting alone on a branch, and it was such a surprise to see an Eagle, cause I've never seen one in the wild before. My friend, Suzanne, sent me a beautiful card for Mother's Day. I thought it was so sweet of her. And the girls got me lots of goodies that I'll share later. There's no See's here in the mountains, and you have to drive an hour to get it, so I savored every piece haha. Isn't May a grand month?
Francesca's taking a picture with her play doh cut-out camera on the pier. Oh, Francesca, are you going to like taking pictures just like grandma? ; )