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Picture it….

Spokane, Washington.

April 3, 2013

(Well, actually, this morning.  :) )

I was in my rocking chair on the deck, enjoying my quiet time, and I looked up at the sky and could not believe how blue it was!  Or how green the towering pine trees that all but surround my house.  It was the kind of intensity survivors of serious illness or deep catastrophe describe–colors so deep and true they almost don’t seem real.  Quite honestly, I was astounded.  Surely all this beauty is around us all the time, but how often do we see it???

I had a good

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Daffodils in the Lilac City

Spokane is called the Lilac City for a very good reason–soon, we’ll be absolutely swamped with the purple, white or sometimes pink blossoms, and the scent is as heavenly as the sight.  We love them so much, as a community, that we throw a parade to celebrate, and elect a Lilac Queen and court!

I have two bushes growing in my yard, one purple, one white.  I love to display them on the kitchen table, in either a Mason jar or a pitcher with a few strategic chips, for that shabby chic/country French look.  :)  Though their season is too brief

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Around 1541, the present state of Texas was called Tejas, a Spanish version of the Caddo word meaning “allies.”

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