It's cold and raw here today. Some snow on the ground, but now it's 'snaining'. All-in-all not a pleasant day. So, I thought I'd post two more cheerful photos.
The clivia bloomed a few days ago and has even sent up an additional stalk. Look outside to see the snow on the step.
My mom lives in an Erickson community. Erickson, currently in 12 States across the US, builds these really wonderful places for active seniors to live. I believe there are more than 20 currently existing communities such as my mom's. Hers is a newer community and she was one of the first to move in two years ago. She is able, because of the bridge concept like they have in Minneapolis, to walk about four miles a day without having to suffer the weather. When spring comes, she'll use the outside paths. They have a putting green, gardens for rent, a pool, spa, television station, train garden, dining rooms, a bistro, and no fewer than 85 clubs for the residents to enjoy. I think my mom is in all of them as she's never home when I call!
This is the cornerstone placed above the front entrance of the community; rather telling as to the spirit of this community.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.