After a very rainy winter and spring, the Lupin wildflowers have sprung up all over our Star Valley property – a delight to see.
In the many years we’ve never seen this wildflower before. It may have sprouted from a seed packet we planted a couple of years ago.
For ideas on the many uses, including cooking with, read here on Wikipedia.
Sweet is the feeling I have as a mother of a son freely giving service to others as he seeks to give hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ. After being in South Africa for 5 months, he has grown to feel they are truly like his brothers and sisters. He has been given a Sotho name of “Khotso”, which means Peace. He has also been honored with the gift of the traditional Sotho blanket.
JUST AN HOUR AND A HALF OF TRAVEL
From the desert to the mountains
From cactus and wildflowers to snow and icy waters
From 85 degrees dropping to 55 degrees
When I was a child I thought the desert was hot and ugly until I saw a movie called, “The Living Desert.” My eyes were opened to the amazing creatures and plants of the untamed wilderness. As I grew older, my heart opened to the beauties of these creations and I now hear the songs of the desert singing joyfully in praises to our Lord and King.
This magical moment happened just at dusk as we were trudging tiredly along with the masses who were leaving the Renaissance Festival. For a brief moment, time stopped, noise and confusion ceased, and a little princess was given a jewel by Twig, the fairy. The magical jewel, forgotten and left at my home reminds me of the unforgotten enchantment of the day. Though Dearheart claims he will not go again, I will if I can be with my own sweet treasures – my family!
Just when I am feeling smug about our beautiful winter season in the Valley of the Sun, we received floods caused by 5 days of continuous rain with close to our annual rainfall, and also a tornado warning!! No that is not snow in the citrus, it is hail. Spice did not want to get wet. Since it rained almost continuously, I would run out in the drizzle so she would follow me out and “do her business”, but this time she refused. Spice just does not like rainy days, but I do. One of the days I just curled up with a “chocoholic mystery” by Joanna Carl and a cup of hot chocolate.