It's Random 5 Friday.
This and That time!
Can I hear a big YEEHAW?!!!
Looks like Spring has finally sprung.
More tulips for you.
This is a postcard of tulips at Tulip Town, Mount Vernon, Washington.
The photo for this postcard was taken by Jon Gnass and was published in
Tulips of the Northwest: A Postcard Book.
Many thanks to the lovely Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.
Several of you have asked about the EARTH PRAYERS book that has
been showing up in my photos.
I've had this little gem for over 20 years (copyright date of 1991 and its first printing).
It was edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon.
It contains 365 prayers, poems, and invocations for honoring the earth from authors like:
Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Margaret Atwood, Robert Frost, Annie Besant, May Sarton,
Dylan Thomas, Starhawk, D.H. Lawrence, Thich Nhat Hanh, Black Elk --
you get the idea!
It is divided into sections: Ecology, a Sacred Place, Passion of the Earth, Healing the Whole,
The Elements, Blessing and Invocations, Praise and Thanksgiving, Benediction for the Animals,
Cycles of Life, The Daily Round, Meditations.
There is a calendar at the back of the book with suggested readings.
Did you know that today is the birthday of John James Audubon?
"It is neither spring nor summer: it is Always,
With towhees, finches, chickadees, California
quail, wood doves.
With wrens, sparrows, juncos, cedar waxwings,
With Baltimore orioles, Michigan bobolinks,
And those birds forever dead,
The Passenger pigeon, the great auk, the
All birds remembered, O never forgotten!
All in my yard, of a perpetual Sunday,
All morning! All morning!"
Speaking of books -- do you like cookbooks?
Do you have a favorite?
I've been going through all my cookbooks.
Making a stack of those that I love and can't part with -- yet -- and all the others.
by Grace Young is one of my favorites.
Lovely photos, great recipes and wonderful family stories.
I also have
by Grace Young.
Looks like our nice cool spring is over.
It is heating up and the humidity is rising.
It can't be perfect all the time!
Horticulture tour at the zoo tomorrow!
Wishing YOU well and much joy!