Friday, April 10, 2015

A Springtime Greeting, And Hello Again

a springtime greeting and hello again, tulips, yellow tulips, spring flowers

    It's spring here in the Willamette Valley and I think it is one of the most beautiful springs I can remember!  Flowering ornamental fruit trees and colorful rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom, displaying a riot of color all over town, picking up my spirits and making me feel happy.

This past Easter Sunday, I brought this lively bunch of store-bought tulips to my 91 year old mother, who now lives in a nursing home just a couple of blocks from where I live.  I wrote about my mom here on the blog when she turned 90 almost two years ago, but what I didn't mention was that she has Alzheimer's.  Maybe you have experience with this - maybe you have a loved one who suffers from this debilitating disease.  If you've visited my blog in the past, you may have noticed my absence for periods of time.  In the near future, I plan on talking more about that, and sharing stories of how our family dealt with my mother's condition; for now, I am still processing everything that has happened, and dealing with the day to day issues connected with being the family member responsible for watching over mom. 

So, for today, this is my way of saying hello, again, and getting back into the swing of blogging.  In my next post, I will be sharing whats happening in my spring garden.  As always, thanks for visiting!

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