Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In the Wind - Good Fences

What's that flying in the wind?

"Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life." - Marcel Proust
No matter how fierce the wind blows.
Or how hard it bites against our face, with -25 wind chills, this week.



This something seems to be hanging on a rope.


Could it be a message on a rope?


Wait for it, here it comes again.




I just had to hang such a sweet Valentine from our 5 year old grand-delight-daughter, Lyra.


She made it just for us.


The giving of love is our truest gift.

"Let us be grateful to the people that make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust

37 comments:

Karen S. said...

Lyra's quite proud of how she can write her name in cursive, but she admitted that "I don't like Kindergarten because, I just can't read cursive letters."

eileeninmd said...

I love the cute Valentine, your granddaughter must be a sweetheart.. And what a great quote, wonderful fence shots. Stay warm and enjoy your day!

Susan said...

Aw, now that is just beautiful :D)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Killroy says, "Grandkids rock. Fences, meh."

;O)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Oh, I love this! How sweet! What a beautiful name she has, too.

NatureFootstep said...

"grandkids rock" yes! :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aww, how sweet!! Grands are the bestest!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

aww, that is just too precious. what a great note. a keeper for sure. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

just too sweet, karen!

Debbie said...

love and happiness, they always hold hands!!

this is soooo sweet!!!!

carolann said...

Grandchildren are as close as our hearts alright. They are precious. Mine are all grown up but they still remain close to my heart. That never is a miss.

Love your pictures. Heartwarming.

Carletta said...

Precious times!
I never thought how wonderful being a grandparent could be until it happened. "I made this for you Grandma" - sweetest words ever heard. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Totally adorable Karen.. oh yay I still have this to look forward to.. I better make sure I'm a good Gigi!

Cranberry Morning said...

In my book, you win top fence of the day, Karen. Love this. Such sweet Valentines! Yes, it's cold here, minus 22 this morning, but I bet it was about that at your place too this morning - after all, we're kinda neighbors. :-)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So sweet, you lucky grandparents!
~

sage said...

I like the Proust quote and can tell you are a favorite with grandkids!

Andrea Priebe said...

Grandchildren are such a joy ... and your little Lyra stole the show. I had to go back to look at your fence ... didn't even notice it while looking at your valentine:) She is just a little impatient ... she wants to read cursive now ... but when she does learn it, she will appreciate it that much more because she has worked so hard at it. Lovely post, Karen ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Knipsa Passtscho said...

What a lovely message! I would've given it a nice place too on the beautifully weathered fence :))
btw, I CAN'T sit today, it's not that I just refuse :D
Have a happy day
【ツ】Knipsa

Cloudia said...

Your blog is a Proustian delight!




You are blessed with love. . . which you sort of launched with how you treated your kids



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3




Ida said...

Those are the best kind of messages and it looks great hanging off your fence.

Breathtaking said...

How adorable!:)It was a nice idea to hang your granddaughter's card on the fence, and share your love with us.

JJ said...

Beautiful Lyra can write cursive. She is now tied for first with two of my college students. Keep it going!

RedPat said...

Very sweet!

Shug said...

Very special and so thoughtful...I think it's adorable...
Many Blessings,
shug

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How very precious. But, I do hope you brought it in to save in a book of memories!!!

Hey...25 below zero? That's insane!!!!!!!!!!

Frank said...

So sweet. What a lovely gift.

Grace said...

That's a very sweet note, smiles ~

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Karen, this is the sweetest Valentine and what a keepsake to have.
It deserved to be displayed on the fence.
Blessings, CM

Lois said...

That is so sweet and I love her name! I have a 6 year old granddaughter, so I know how you feel. I also have two grandsons 10 and 2. There is nothing as wonderful as grandkids!

Felicia said...

what a sweet valentine for grandma and grandpa.

DeniseinVA said...

Awesome gift, and so sweet. Great quote also.

Margaret Adamson said...

How that is special and a lovely fence post.

Ileana said...

Adorable!:) This is a precious treasure.

Bob Scotney said...

Great message on your fence. I'm highly impressed that she knows what cursive writing is - we only ever learnt it was joined up!

4RRanch said...

Precious, guard it well.

Carola Bartz said...

How very sweet! Make sure that the chilly wind doesn't blow it away.

EG CameraGirl said...

Graandkids are the BEST! This so cute!