April 2012 Archives


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The weeks just whiz along, and I am behind my time on writing entries here.  Each day brings so many tasks - planned and unplanned - that I can hardly believe that 24 hours can pass so quickly!  Better than being bored I guess.

I got a lovely "Red Dawn" Japanese Maple tree, about five feet high, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Spring Plant Sale last Sunday.  It is now planted in the space where we had to have a huge Colorado Spruce cut down last year.  Also in that space are two Black Haw Viburnums that I got for free at the Nora Community give away last Saturday.  Tomorrow starts the plant sale at the student greenhouse at The Indiana State School for the Visually Impaired - Gloria and I will be there at noon when it opens!  And so it goes with the season's outdoor activities for me!

Steve has started P/T for core strengthening in hopes of alleviating some of his back and leg pain.  That is twice a week, and he is also doing daily exercises at home.

April 26 was my Grandma Evenson's birthday.  Alice Amanda Sunde Evenson would be 117 years old, had she lived.  As it was, she blessed us all with 88 years on this earth.  She was truly one of God's most wonderful creations and I cherish the memory of her.

Looking forward to the month of May and all that it will bring!

It's huge!

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Went over to our new church this morning - it is under construction, and scheduled to be finished by the middle of June.  I have to say that it is very impressive, and very large.  The new library is probably 3 times larger than the present one with lots of shelving and room for adding hundreds of books.  We will even have a small workroom with counterspace and cabinet storage. 

Our friend Steve Worth has been church "overseer" on this project and he has done an impressive job.  He not only is well qualified, he is in his glories to be dealing with all things related to construction of a church.

Dedication of this new facility is June 24, and that will be a sad day in a way.  We have 33 years of memories at our present location, and those won't be forgotten any time soon!

..that blue is all in a rush with richness...

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This morning for my ladies devotions group we looked at the life of Gerard Manley and several of his poems.  We had a wonderful discussion time and we all learned alot from sharing our thoughts of his wonderful work.  One of the poems we read and meditated on was "Spring"...

 Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 - 1889

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring -         
   When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;         
   Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush         
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring         
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
   The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush         
   The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush         
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.         

What is all this juice and all this joy?         
   A strain of the earth's sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. - Have, get, before it cloy,         
   Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,         
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,         
   Most, O maid's child, thy choice and worthy the winning.         


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I planted morning glory seeds on April 5, and today they are up and have already formed a split leaf!

Only thing is...there is a freeze warning out for tomorrow night,so the tender little shoots will need a blanket - ha!

Glorious Day

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Matthew posted this on his Facebook wall, and it is a perfect scripture for today...

"By His stripes we are healed."

             Isaiah 53:5

Turkey Run

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We spent several days this week with Delaney and Ella over at Turkey Run State Park.  It was our fifth year in a row to make this Spring Break trip and it was as much fun as ever!  Seeing the ancient hemlocks, deep sandstone canyons, beautiful spring wildflowers and the wonderful variety of birds is always a treat.

The growing season is upon us, a few weeks earlier than usual - and that means plenty of outside time in the flower beds and enjoying the warmer weather!  Turkey Run was a great way to greet spring!

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