|Families were invited to pose with the bishop.
|Father Earle poses with Allie and Dave, who are a famous engaged couple at St. Martin’s.
|Here is the bishop with Deacon Martha Farone.
|Thanks to the wonders of the camera, I can eat my cake and still have it. Yummy! It makes my mouth water just to look at it.
|This is the centerpiece at the reception following confirmation.
|I chopped up some vegetables for a salad.
|On Monday morning, I chopped up vegetables and grated cheese for an omelet. I call it my short order cook kitchen fun time.
|This is a flowering shrub that I saw on a lawn. I am guessing that it is a dogwood.
|Tea time! Love in every cup sums it up (rhyme intended).
|I got this spoon at a rummage sale, and I love it. I haven’t quite figured out the pattern yet.
|Spring is truly my favorite season. The little leaves on the trees are more like flowers than leaves at this time in their growth. They are soft and little and almost transparent.
|This is ground cover. It is growing back from its winter dormancy.
|I found this in my garden. I think that it is a perennial.
|The pachysandra is a ground cover that grows in all sorts of soil. It will even grow in rocky soil. Here in Grand Island, we have mainly clay soil. The pachysandra has a very delicate flower.
|This is the lovely view that I get from my customer’s garden.
|The peonies have started growing!
|I started off with fruit salad. My mom had just gone out for lunch so she wasn’t hungry enough for the main course, but she had fruit salad with me.
|Here is my stir fry. I am working on re-inventing myself as a foodie!
|Carol is a breast cancer survivor who put the concert and a previous one (in 2011) together as a way to give back to the community. Congratulations, Carol!
|After the concert, I walked home and saw that color is blooming.
|Of course, spring is also about rain and swampy areas, especially when you live in an area where the soil is mostly clay.
|Lovely flower arrangement available at a supermarket.
|Colorful flower baskets to be hung outside.
|These are some of the paintings that were made at Stella Niagara. The class is made up of Franciscan sisters who live and work at Stella Niagara and a few folks who come from elsewhere to paint twice a month.
|This is another group of paintings.
|In the evening, I went to River Lea for the monthly meeting of the Grand Island Historical Society. River Lea was surrounded by daffodils in a variety of colors. Here are some all-white daffodils.
|People donate pretty stuff to the Grand Island Historical Society.
|On Friday, I made this smoothie for breakfast. The ingredients are: strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, plain Greek yogurt, and apple cider. I make it in a food processor.
|My sister Laura and brother in law Michael sent a lovely gift to our mom for mother’s day. It has goodies in boxes and, in the largest box, four very large pears.
|On Friday, I baked pineapple brownies.
|The recipe called for unsweetened chocolate squares but I didn’t have any. I did have plenty of semi-sweet squares, so I substituted those for the unsweetened squares. The result was much better than I anticipated.
|A mouse fell into a cup of old vinegar (used to trap fruit flies). I removed the mouse from the cup and from the house. I washed the mouse off and let it go.
|So many pretty flower arrangements…
|The perennials in my garden are coming back.
|The parsley is growing with great abundance. It looks like it’s time to make some tabooli.
|The apple tree is ready to flower.
|This is the pear tree, covered in flowers and looking like radiant spring.
Next week: Mother’s Day, art day at Huth Road School, and a spring walk in Buckhorn Island State Park.