This is my favorite time of year, things start emerging on their own accord and it's so life-affirming! I love the Bleeding Heart, it's really quite amazing.
One of the first Rhododendrons to bloom is this one. The bud is pink but it opens to a creamy white.
See the pink as they open?
This Hosta is fun to watch emerge.
Star-of-Bethlehem and Forget-me-not bloom on the south end of our house.
I think the colors in this flower are sublime.
This is Mahonia around the world I think but here it's called "Oregon Grape". :-)
We were able to have our dinner with our middle child, son Shawn and grandson Michael on Saturday. Our grandson Caleb is staying with us again so he got to enjoy the party. He'd requested we make a family favorite, teriyaki chicken wings. You make your own teriyaki sauce and simmer 10 lbs. of wings in it for several hours. It's delish!
Chef Dayle also made a large pan of fried rice to serve with the wings.
The weather was warm and perfect for dining alfresco. We chatted away the afternoon and even got to hug them goodbye now that we are both fully vaccinated. What a relief that we can be creeping back to a more normal life.
Our little community has been under attack by mail thieves. Our local Facebook group has shared multiple accounts of broken into mailboxes. We got a knock on our door on Friday by our mail lady and she told us our "security" box was hit. Luckily Dayle had collected our mail the day before and my new credit card was in the pile of mail. ::whew:: Now Dayle is having to find a new one and is doing all kinds of lengthy research on the internet. Bummer.
I found this image on FB and had to share it with you. Isn't this beautiful? Mt. Hood looming behind the Hood River Valley with the fruit orchards in bloom. Delightful. This place is just 45 minutes east from our home.
I'm late posting today, I found a movie to watch that we got really into. I highly recommend this if you can find it. Very good movie.