Sunday, May 31, 2009

a couple more...

Goodbye May

And now we must bid adieu to the lusty month of May. It is so lusty around here, with flowers going crazy: lilacs, irises like mad, rhododendrons, lupines starting, columbines colliding and hummingbirds and butterflies zipping and fluttering through it all. The squirrels and chipmunks seem to be holding their own in the world of exploding nature around here, and a few mice have found their way in--I have been brutal, as one must if one wants not to lose one's home to rodentia. It seems like there is no better place to be at this time of the year, although we have been spending some time up in John's Landing, which is in Southwest Portland, in a sweet Victorian with real gingerbread. Here's some photos of our woodsy wonderland:

Monday, May 11, 2009

more photos:

Busy busy in the garden and green house, and celebrating Kodomo no Hi with our Japanese Class. Happy Spring Everyone!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Daddy has a new toy.


Can you guess what it is? He shared it with me this week... but some of these are his.