Thursday, March 21, 2013

Memory Keepers . . .

memories are gifts
Saved Peter Rabbit Card
Peter has been hopping
around the house through all the snow.
I am reminding him that soon there will be
some gardening going on here on Riverwood.
April 14, 1972
My son Scott, eight years old.
Baraboo, Wisconsin
We awakened to snow for the birthday boy.
Grandpa and Gramma Peacock, Gramma Gordon and Uncle Terry
were visiting us for Easter and birthday.
All of us went outside and made the
 "Snow Bunny"
with colored eggs.
 Cocker Spaniel Pups
I am holding "Goldie" . . . she was my girl!
Lone Rock, Wisconsin
I love this card Scott made me when he was five or six.
Love the ears!


Scott and Sue's children
Cody is now 22 and Amanda is 19
What must our little ones think
when we put them through this?

Suzie and Mike's children
Tyler above, now eighteen.
I wish I had a picture of Jordon sitting on a bunny lap.
Jordon will be fifteen this summer.
He starts track and drivers training next month.
More blown eggs from the early nineties. 
Knitted Bunny Gift

My mom folded this Palm, early in the 1980's. 
An outside plant brought inside for the winter.
This bright orange red flower has brought me daily reminders
of promise in this season of life.
The plant laid dormant for the first weeks I brought it inside.
And then one day, I noticed some buds,
and all of a sudden, a bloom  and then another and another.  
The winter brought me some dormant time.
To take a look at what once had charmed me
and what wasn't there anymore.
 Long, grey, sunless days gave me a chance
to look at the changes that were emerging within me. 
I was still there, very intact,
but my colors had changed.
I was growing in a new space
just waiting
for the magic to happen.
I really needed the winter.
A time for quiet.
A time to listen.
To stop the rush.
To bring the spring back in my step.
Spring is here.
"I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom, for me and for you.
and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue, clouds of white
Bright blessed days, dark sacred nights.
and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces . . . of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, sayin' . . . how do you do
They're really sayin' . . . I love you . . .
I hear babies cry and watch them grow
they'll learn much more, than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself
What a Wonderful World
and I say to myself
What A Wonderful World
First Robin



TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the snow bunny!!!

we used to fold the palms and weave them into little structures, too. :)

cute YOU holding your pup.

Pondside said...

Such a lot in this post - from the sweet images to your thoughtful musings. We all we all need that time to re-evaluate. When there's no chance to do that we get stale or perhaps frustrated. It truly is a wonderful world - and time to think brings that right to the forefront.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Lynne, How beautiful are can call them up, just with our minds. Of course a photo is great too. You have the longest legs, you must have run like the sweet to see lil' Lynne. There are new things blossoming in all of us. You have to be brave to let them bubble to the surface, and share them with the world. Thank you my friend, for sharing yourself with all of us. Love, Penny

MarmePurl said...

What a Wonderful World. Especially when I can read such fun and meaningful blog posts as this.

Bonnie said...

Lynne, One of my favorite songs. And bunnies always a favorite. I loved traveling through time with your bunnies and babies. has always been my thought we need to the time hibernate just as other mammals. You described why beautifully. Bonnie

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, it is a wonderful world. I enjoyed the look back at your past Easters! The snow bunny is adorable. And I love your Cute "Goldie". Happy Spring! Have a great weekend!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Precious memories...precious photos. So many treasures in this post. Thank you for sharing.

Easter hugs!

Heather said...

Beautiful.... and beautiful memories... everything old is new again! Cheers~

Missy George said...

great post..I saw a robin a few days ago..You'll have to wait awhile to start working in the mud/yard...Love that song..sad though..Saw bunny, deer, cat, squirrel and bird tracks after the snow on Monday...Soon it will be too hot..

Missy George said...

Saw a robin several days ago..there were deer, rabbit, bird, squirrel,cat and dog tracks Monday after the snow...
Love that song..makes me sad
Nice post Lynne

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What wonderful memories Lynne ...........I love that Peter Rabbit card.
We have quite a few robins in the garden. They are about all year here in the UK. They actually sit with us as we dig the garden so that they get the worms and insects as we dig over the ground.
We had sulshy snow overnight so, I'm staying in today !! XXXX

Lynn said...

Tis a wonderful world, Lynne. Your new colors become you . . . may your week be filled with firsts.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lynne, such fabulous photos and love the snow bunny. Have you visited Susan lately? She has the cutest post on making a bunny cake.
Thank you for your sweet words on my latest post; I just keep going; what else is there?

dee dee said...

Oh such wonderful memories and that you have not only kept them but enjoy them makes it all even more special. So sweet, brought a smile to my face!
We are supposed to get snow tomorrow, might have to build a snow bunny too!
dee dee

Nancy Claeys said...

I love that you've saved all of these special pieces of your past to share with us today Lynne!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Lynne! Thank you so much for coming by to say "hi" over At The Picket Fence! It was so wonderful to meet you last week, had such a wonderful time.



Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's a beautiful world, so full of promises, and memories...

Spring come quickly.


thistlewoodfarm said...

What a wonderful world! You are so right! Thank you for the was amazing to meet you!


Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh such sweet Easter memories. I love Easter. I could do away with Christmas decorations but I never get tired of Easter.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh I love the image of the snow rabbit !