A Flowery Adieu

A Flowery Adieu

Yesterday was a lovely, spring day. Today? Not so much. Anyway, yesterday was lovely, sunny, and warm. Bursting with enthusiasm, I went to Lowe’s and, oh my goodness! I kind of went hog wild. I came back home with lots of flowers, a few plants, and two packets of seeds. Spring was definitely in the […]

March Madness Murders

The book could have been called March Madness Murders and that would have fit. Instead, the title is Moonstruck and Murderous which is a good description too. But, what, exactly is “moonstruck”? Another word for moon is luna. And, from that comes lunatic. So, you get the idea. Moonstruck is a somewhat lesser way of […]

Happy March!

March birthday people: your flower is the daffodil and your stone is the aquamarine. To me, daffodils signal springtime and hope and returning life. And, the aquamarine is a lovely stone! Lots of things to celebrate this month? Among them are St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring.¬† March abounds with weather lore, […]

Green, Misty Classroom

Green, Misty Classroom

“God needed laughter in the world, So he made the Irish race, For they can meet life with a smile And turn a happy face.” –from The Book of Irish Blessings, author unknown. A green mist seemed to shimmer in the sunlight that streamed through the window as I walked into my kindergarten classroom on […]

Daffodils and Gemstones

Daffodils and Gemstones

Daffodils are the flower for March! If you were born this month, you are, by nature, as hopeful and joyful as the first flowers in spring and your gemstone is the aquamarine. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the daffodil represents unequaled love. Wow! And, the wind! March winds are fabled. Gusty, strong, unpredictable–they could […]

Sisters Are Forever

When the jonquils bloom in the spring, I think of her–my sister Helen. Maybe it’s because of her March birthday, maybe it’s because those first flowers are so welcome after winter¬†and are such a cheerful sight. My sister was a cheerful, upbeat, lovely person. Some people make the world a better place simply by being. […]

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