Saturday, February 06, 2016

Sunny Moments



When the sun came out this afternoon, I slipped into my shoes and headed out the door. Mild air surrounded me as I wandered around the garden, camera in hand. Roses are beginning to leaf out; pruning will happen when the forsythia blooms.


A heart-shaped patch of moss caught my eye. 


Mint grows in a sheltered spot and is beginning to show signs of new growth, illuminated by the welcome sunlight. 


The sunniest moment, for me, was watching these two small faces respond to the story being read by their grandpa. I love the way each girl cuddles her soft stuffed toy while looking intently at the illustrations. How quickly they grow up. 

Linking with Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden. 

31 comments:

Deanna Rabe said...

Every bit of your garden and family photos are delightful!

happywonderer.com said...

Oh my the photo of grandpa and the girls is so precious! Love it. You captured some fabulous sunlit shots! I tried to link-up and it says I'm linked up but I don't see a link...oh well.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Promising signs that Spring is but a breath away Lorrie!
I loved seeing your girls - such a tender moment with their Grandpa.
Memories to treasure forever.
I live by my photos of such precious moments.
Shane

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the signs of spring - and especially like the photo of reading together - such sweet memories.

Lovella ♥ said...

Wasn't that sunshine a gift today? I was outside planting some primroses and just felt so happy for the sunshine!

Love your photos and your signs of spring.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your photography is beautiful, Lorrie...I so enjoy pictures of nature. Sadly, nothing green around here! And wonderful family pics. Life is good for you I can see!

Jane

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Such a beautiful sunlit post and lovely signs of spring, Lorrie!
Yet, it's easy to believe that the brightest sunny moments are those with the grandchildren.
Happy Sunday!

Pondside said...

It was, indeed, a beautiful day. Until the deer ate them on Wednesday night I still had geraniums blooming beside the house. Most of my plants in pots have made it through the winter - amazing!
I love the grandfather-granddaughters photo. That sort of shot is a treasure for years to come.

aimee said...

Your photo of the grands with.their grandpa is wonderful! So happy to see the first signs of spring :-)
Blessings,
Aimee

mamasmercantile said...

Spring is happening in my garden too, a little earlier than usual. Beautiful moments of Grandpa and the children.

Barbara Lilian said...

What joy new leaf buds on trees and shrubs give us, signs of the forthcoming spring. We have so many shrubs with lots of leaf buds , I'm a little apprehensive, as looking back on my photos from February in previous years, we often get heavy frost which nips the buds and turns them black. So fingers crossed. Lovely picture of your granddaughters with their grandpa, such lovely memories to treasure for ever, as they grow up so quickly and will discard their cuddly toys, but I'm sure will always want to sit by grandpa..

Elizabethd said...

I used to love the Babar books as a child. I can see that your two are enjoying the tale too.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

It looks like a perfect weekend - signs of spring and a visit from two beautiful granddaughters. It doesn't get much better than that. We received 10" of heavy,wet snow which was hard to move but beautiful to look at as it sat sculptured on every tree and bush. Have a good week. :-)

Lady of the Manor said...

I'm looking forward to those signs of spring in our backyard, too. The photo of Grandpa and this girls is precious!!

eclectichomelife said...

Just perfect, they do grow up quickly don't they x

Dewena said...

That picture of Grandpa reading tugs at my heart so much! That is my most favorite thing in life, only it would be me reading to our two little granddaughters, not my husband! I want that honor all to myself!

Isn't the jade green of moss gorgeous this time of year?

Friko said...

Little sweeties. And a very nice grandpa.

I am unable to stroll around the garden because it’s still raining. All these lost days. It’s so sad. Could I borrow grandpa to come and read me a story?

Vee said...

Precious photo of Granddad and his granddaughters. Frame-worthy, too! Roses already? Oh my.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Your grandgirls are that big already! Oh my! Such a precious pose.

Enjoyed your bit of sunshine today -- it's lovely these parts too.

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places...
Brenda
xox

Margie said...

Love the sweet book-reading scene!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love patches of moss; I always feel there must be fairies nearby! The story-reading picture is so sweet. We had sunshine today; a nice change from our usually cloudy days. Looks like spring is on the way there. yay!

Cranberry Morning said...

The grandpa and grandchild relationship is so precious! What a sweet photo.

Mary said...

Love the photo of grandpa and the pretty girls - that's a real keeper Lorrie.

The moss heart is lovely, can you use if for a Valentine decoration perhaps?
I pruned my butterfly bush this weekend and noticed buds on several other shrubs, and the fig trees!
Hugs - Mary

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Reading to children really is so rewarding. So sweet to see them so intent. Hope your week is filled with more sunshine moments.

Happy@Home said...

It's always so nice to see those first signs of spring in the garden. The heart shaped moss is really pretty and timely too.
Grandpa reading to the granddaughters is a very precious photo. I have a feeling that one will soon be in a frame.

Cheryl said...

Oh, that last photo is a heart-melter for sure!!
Love the heart-shaped moss!

Carole Reid said...

Can you believe it sunshine again today!
Your little Misses sure are growing like spring weeds…. sorry I couldn't resist.
Here's to more growing and sprouting and sunshine.
Happy Family Day to you.

ann said...

Grandpa must be a good story teller for the girls are listening with such intent. While the lilacs here may be slowly waking up, the roses are sleeping soundly under a blanket of snow. We are still weeks and weeks away from seeing them bud out.

Marilyn Miller said...

Ahhhh! First signs of springtime and hugging their squishy animals while being read to by grandpa are the very best things.

Heather Robinson said...

So lovely, all of this. Thank you for this lot of beauty.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The little ones are growing quickly. How lucky they are to have their grandparents nearby, close enough for stories and snuggles. A few brave bits of green have started to emerge here, but I hope they reconsider that plan as the sunshiny cold winter days have returned.

Karen