It's Father's Day once again, and a time to remember and honor the special fathers in our lives.
Although my husband and I don't have children in the traditional sense of the word, we have always been privileged to have dogs as members of our family. . . .and I guess one could call them our four-legged kids.
Our current dog family members are Harley and and Beau, two beautiful red fawn greyhounds, both "rescues." Harley and Beau (with a little help from good ole "mom") decided to show their two-legged dad their appreciation on Father's Day by giving him a handmade card, specially designed for him.
That's 8-year old Harley's photo on the right of the card and almost-2-year old Beau's photo on the left.
Needless to say, my husband was quite touched by Harley's and Beau's thoughtfulness today.
On that note, I'd like to wish all the special fathers out there, whether they be fathers of the two- or four-legged genre,
It seems as though SPRING has been a long time in coming here to Northern Utah. But I think she has appeared at last.
I must admit that, several weeks ago, with the persistent winter chill and day after day of cloudy skies and rain (or worse!), I wasn't totally convinced that Spring would ever show her face. But, thank goodness I was wrong . . . and Spring is finally here.
Thankfully, our backyard vegetation hasn't been fooled by the unseasonably cold weather, and the Spring-flowering plants have continued to pop up through the soil undaunted, guided by their internal rhythms.
The crocuses, daffodils, tulips, and early irises have already bloomed, despite Utah's ongoing chill, snow, and rain. Their blossoms now spent, they have given way and made room for the later Spring blooming plants . . . which have also not disappointed.
As I strolled through our back yard this evening, having just finished mowing our "jungle", while the sun was beginning to lower itself in the sky, I was pleased to find a few obscure, almost hidden Spring treasures. . . .
Happy SPRING, Everyone! (It's about time, wouldn't you say?)