Mother Nature . . . We are having typical Idaho weather, warm and mild one day, cold and windy the next. I'm not going to complain, because we are doing so much better than some parts of the country. My heart goes out to all who have struggled and lost so much.
On My Mind . . . I have been thinking about all the young people I know who will be graduating from high school this year; they are so much more prepared than I was! Most of them have already been accepted to their college of choice, most of them have scholarships and have already made living arrangements. Today's youth are just outstanding! I hear so many negative things about kids today, and then I look around and see so many who are just amazing. They are strong, bright, giving, trustworthy, service oriented and know what they want out of life. These are not privileged youth, they are just the run of the mill, small town good kids! Some of them are not going straight to college, and some of them are not going to college at all, but they all know what they want out of life, and are determined to find a way to get it, I'm so proud of them!
In My Yard . . . We have some of the garden planted, but it's still too cold to plant seeds. We put the tomatoes in last night and put the, "walls of water" around them, so they don't freeze. We also planted a couple of cabbage and a few peppers. They are both covered with hot caps to keep them cozy and warm, until this cold snap passes!
Something I love to do. . . I love to walk around cemeteries! I know it's not something everyone loves to do, but I have always loved looking at the headstones, pondering on the names, and just feeling that feeling of peace that you can only get in a cemetery . . .
Yesterday we went to the cemetery to put some flowers on my step father's grave. It was so pretty, I thought I would share a few photos.
This is my step-father's headstone.
They have a beautiful Japanese section, I thought this was so pretty.