It may seem a bit late to some of you for lilacs, but ours here up North are at peak right now! It smells so good when we walk outside, or even just have our windows open. The air is just saturated with the scent! We live in my Grandmother's old house, and when we were growing up, there were a couple of big lilac trees. Years ago, my father dug up babies from those two trees, and planted them in a row along the back of our yard. We now have a total of 14 lilac trees lining our yard. This year they are covered with blossoms, and they are a sight to behold. I thought I would share a few photos I took over the weekend. --Keri
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Hello everyone! Sorry I have not been around for a couple of weeks. Assuming anyone realized I was gone? As some of you know, and many of you don't, my husband's family and our whole very small tight knit community were the victims of a violent crime a little more than two weeks ago. Peter's cousin was lost, and the whole family and community has been shaken. I am not going into details, but just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers. They did help, and while it won't bring Peter's cousin back, the perpetrator has been apprehended, and your prayers did offer comfort. Take time to hug your family, friends and neighbors. You never know when it may be the last chance you will have. Love, Keri
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Good Wednesday morning! In honor of spring FINALLY arriving in Upstate NY, I made a floral card. I am having such a good time moving from flower bed to flower bed, discovering perennials peeking out for another year! Many that just got planted or transplanted last year have shown their faces, and I am so comforted to know they survived! My lupines made it, as well as the hollyhocks. My clematis shows growth daily, and my newly transplanted trumpet vine made it through the winter!
Here is what I used for this card:
SU! Print Pattern and Flowers for a Friend
Cardstock and Inks include SU! Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, and Barely Banana.
I also used SU! Whisper White CS and Ancient Page Charcoal Black ink.
I distressed the edges of the cardstock with the matching ink color, and I really like how it turned out. Guess I should get started on Mother's Day cards now, huh? Have a great day!--Keri