Welcome to Anybody Home!

Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When Dolls Come to Life

Jesse, the cowgirl doll from Toy Story seems to have REALLY come to life today at my house.

If this picture isn't creepy, I don't know what is!
Here she just seems to be dancing with Hertsje.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

At the Baseball Game

Tonight we went to Jonge's  baseball game.

He is number 10.
Baseball certainly seems to be this boy's game!
Whoever would have thought we would be wrapped in quilts and wearing mittens on the 20th of May?

Oh, we would.  It is Michigan after all.

Best Cousins

 They both won EVERY race!

Feintsje won for the fastest three year old boy, and Hertsje won for the fastest three year old girl!




Hide and Seek


Broeder LOVES to play Hide and Seek.

It is serious fun for him.


Seriously.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Judy and Her Rag Tag Garden

I would like to have a gardener.


Someone with knees that still bend properly.

Every winter I think that I might want to be one, but then by this time of year I reconsider.  
While reading Elizabeth and Her German Garden, by Elizabeth von Arnim I became a bit envious of her.  She WANTED to do the gardening, but it was not allowed.  They had people for that.  No woman in her social position would dare to get down and dirty in a garden.  It just wasn't the done thing.

I'd be fine with that.

Just so you know.

Monday, May 18, 2015

White Choral Bells

It's been awhile since I've tried anything new.

I have so many pictures of my Lilies of the Valley that I thought I should try to do something with some of them.


In both of these pictures I am holding the flowers in one hand while trying to take a picture with the camera in my other hand.

I think I need a plan B.

Anyway, if anyone knows of a song or rhyme about ants crawling all over peony buds, could you let me know? Because I have A LOT of pictures of that.


















Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spring In My Backyard

 Neither of my thumbs are green.

This is just what keeps coming up in our backyard year after year.
I don't do a thing to it.

Wouldn't know how.
This  is a survivor of the Wrath of THGGM.

He does not like dandelions.

I adore them.

The peony buds have ants all over them.  The first year we lived here I went into a panic over that, only to learn that is just the way of the peony.

I admire gardeners.  They are a hardworking bunch.

But I tend to be thrilled just pulling a few weeds here and there and watching what happens.

And what happens is AMAZING.












Thursday, May 14, 2015

Best Wishes

Dandelion fluff makes the best wishes!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In My Own Backyard

 This year the Lilies of the Valley are coming along nicely.
These are one of my favorite flowers.  
Everything about them is amazing.

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