I'm happy to link up again today with Joyce for the Hodgepodge. Join in for a Springtime medley of questions right here.
1. Has spring sprung in your part of the world? Spring seems to have sprung several weeks ago. How can you tell? The signs for me included the first daffodil I saw when stopped at a stop sign, a red bud tree in bloom, and all the pear trees blossoming out in white. Every year those trees are so beautiful and never last long enough. They remind me of Anne of Green Gables re-naming The Avenue the “White Way of Delight.” The sun and the breeze just seem to caress you when you step outside.
Did March come in like a lion where you live? As I recall, it wasn’t that bad, it’s just had its ups and downs. Going out like a lamb or something more ferocious? The last day of March was sunny, beautiful and very calm.
2. The last thing that caused you to spring to your feet? Jumping up to run to the door to see why the dog was barking so ferociously.
3. Do you have a spring clean to-do list? Not really. What's one chore on the list you've already managed to accomplish? Ever since the “great shut- in” I’ve been cleaning closets. What spring clean chore do you most dread? Maybe windows.
4. Tell us something you've learned about yourself or the wider world as a result of social distancing/the virus crisis.
People need people. People need Jesus. I see even more how much I appreciate my family and friends and I can’t wait to be up close and personal. I see people on all sides of the spectrum, the greedy ones taking advantage of the situation, the selfish ones who don’t want to cooperate, the fearful hoarders, and the generous who are reaching out to help.
5. Something you love that's the color pink? Azaleas. How I wish I could grow them. The people across the street have some that I can enjoy, but I love seeing them at the Arboretum and in the areas of Dallas where they are in abundance.
These are in the back yard of a friend's home.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I had a fun video chat yesterday with my nephew’s family. A wild and crazy bunch. Here are a few pics I snapped as we talked.
And we've been Zooming our Bible Study Fellowship. It's a great way to get together when you're apart. For now, anyway.
It's nice we have many means of communicating, but I am ready for a real hug and a sit down conversation with a friend.
Not so random: