Birthdays and Rebirth

Who doesn't love a birthday party? Celebration and gifts. Cake and ice cream. No one loved a birthday party better than my sister, Joan. I vividly remember the day my parents arrived home from the hospital with Joan. Mom got out of the car, and I ran forward, happy to finally see the mother my … Continue reading Birthdays and Rebirth


Blue butterfly day

Yesterday was a day of blue butterflies. We visited Reiman Gardens in Ames, spending nearly all our time in the butterfly wing, taking pictures and reveling in the profusion of fluttering beauty. About 800 butterflies spend their brief lives in this enclosure, delighting viewers who amble through. My husband excelled at catching the large blue butterflies on … Continue reading Blue butterfly day