Thursday, April 16, 2009

April Snow 2009

Unexpectedly, we had more than a foot of snow yesterday and through the night. This is Austin's car just about to go over the edge of the hill. He got stuck and had to leave the car there overnight. He was trying to turn the corner to come down our street and this is where he ended up in front of Kofford's house.

Here is a sunny Zach in front of Timpanogos and a bit of Cascade Mountain. He was on his way to
direct a test review at BYU. The high temperature today was only about 40, but they say by Monday it will be 73.

Two days ago, Anne, Kjirsten and Soren pruned, planted, dug, hoed, clipped and designed in my front a warm 65 degrees. And now here are those daisies, anemones,
hastas, and lavender under a foot of snow. We are hoping they'll survive!

This was last night at midnight before the deep snow arrived.

When I woke up this morning
I had a fine surprise
A cold and newly whitened earth
Stretched out before my eyes
The trees were soft and cottony
The leaves had lost their green
And tiny spring birds wondered
At the sudden change of scene
And where each golden daffodil
Had tossed its pretty head
Now only crystal snowdrops (and FLAKES)
Stood in my garden bed...

More snowy garden'

Kjirsten graduated from BYU-I
with a degree in Art Education.
She completed her student teacher training at Alta High School in Salt
Lake City and plans to teach art this
fall. She received RAVE reviews from
her supervising teacher and all of her
assessments committees. "Master teacher already," was the general consensus.

A sunny day and a sunny Kjirsten
accompanied by her dad.

Notice the beautiful lei--a gift from
her parents.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Fun!

Andrew and Liz took me on a tour of the library in Wakefield, MA
The new offices of Risk International
Smokey the Cat and his
Amara after enjoying a
delicious lunch!
Zach and William C getting acquainted.

Thursday, May 22, 2008