The Crocuses are out!

In blue and yellow from its grave
Springs up the crocus fair,
And God shall raise those bright blue eyes,
Those sunny waves of hair.
Not for a fading summer’s morn,
Not for a fleeting hour,
But for an endless age of bliss,
Shall rise our heart’s dear flower

The Crocus (last stanza) by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Exciting Find

The other day we went to the park to play with some friends. The kids were playing hide and seek with a green container (great camouflage) and a bright yellow softball.  It was fun watching them enjoy the game!

I found a neat surprise while we were out.  I discovered two mantis egg cases (called an ootheca)!  I had never seen one until the kids were given one last winter to take care of.  So for me to find two in one day is exciting. I know where they are at the park, so will have fun watching them occasionally.

Now the challenge is to find one in our own yard!



While in Colorado, we saw many things we do not see in Elkhart. One day while playing outside with Adrian, I heard some birds.  We looked up and there was a huge flock of birds! I have seen geese migrating, but I do not remember seeing a huge row like this before. I am not sure what kind of birds these are, I assume some sort of crane.

Matthew 6:26 (NASB)

Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?