And then he worked entirely too hard weeding and mulching the fence row:
I had a profitable day, as well.
I am so pleased with these tulips:
These were the tulips that I had planted in my barrel last summer,
then transplanted to the front of our barbecue pit.
They are just so pretty!
I must confess that the ones that I planted in the grape row are not doing quite so well!
But I think they will do better next year, once they are better established.
And then, Eldest Son’s “App-crabble” Tree has burst into color:
The bees were busy as — well, BEES, I guess!
I was so pleased when I caught this picture of this little guy as he hummed busily about his business.
What a gorgeous day in Delaware.
Thank you, Lord Jesus!
This week has been so full of sadness.
And the wind and the rain and the gray
Were mixed with the tears of our country
As we tried to understand
How things could go so wrong
In someone’s heart
That blood could run so cold.
There are no easy answers
And I listened to the rain
And thought about a family
That loved a son and brother.
He died, too.
And they cannot even mourn
Their loss —
Because of their shame.
What are they thinking on this day
So washed with sun and beauty?
Do they believe that spring
Will come again?
Do they remember anything good?
And when they say their last good-byes
Will anyone mourn for him
Instead of what he’s done?
My heart breaks for all whose loss comes at his hands.
My heart breaks most of all for his mother.
What an unfathomable sorrow.