Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Daffodils Among the Dortmund Sisters

I visited the Dortmund roses late afternoon yesterday. Their glossy deep green leaves sparkled in the low sunlight. Yellow daffs dance at their feet.
Here they are -- my Dortmund climbing roses. They have names. From left to right (north to south): Carla, Wanda, Penny, Mary, Heidi and Martha. They are rose ladies who will spread their thorny stems along the split rail fence and explode with red petal bunches this summer.
The ladies. My sisters. I am blessed.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Daffodils at John and Sheila Eddy's

Our neighbors have daffodils all over their farm here at the Lake Huron shore. Sheila's mother used to throw the extra daffodils down the side of the crevice that runs just south of their house. In this protected spot, away from the wind, these daffodils blossom first. You can kind of get an idea of daffodils in the wild from this photo which I took this morning.

Monday, April 12, 2010

At WGI Finals -- State of Art's Show

This great company of performers from Michigan State University competed in Finals at Dayton this weekend. Coached by Peter Eichler, State of Art (who are last year's champions) didn't take top honors this year, but gave an outstanding finals performance in their show called "Emergence."
I not only got to see both semis and finals for Independent and World Open, but also watched the World Class finals with Pete and Clay on Saturday night.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hannah Meets Great Grandpa Stan

Hannah and her mother Wendy enjoy a moment with Great Grandpa Stan on his 89th birthday weekend.