Friendship

Friendship is the theme for this month’s blog if we want to stick to it.  I thought well I’ll see what I can come up with in the forms of friendships I have bonded to through the years.  download Two of my best friends are both retired school teachers who play scrabble with me on line.  They allow me to win once in awhile.  It’s kinda a love/hate relationship, depending who is ahead.

Another group of friends are my critique partners.   That too  is compromised by how much red ink splotches my manuscript pages.  However, what would I do without them.  A true friend is one who suffers with you and reading my rough drafts are painful.
critique (2) My life is complete with my golfing buddies.  We have such fun, however that too depends on who wins the quarters.  Here we are sharing a drink of Fountain of Youth water I brought back from a trip to Florida.  We are so much younger after the swallow.

Bottoms Up (2)

After (2)

Then there is first friendship.  This is my great grandson and his first true friend.

Brycen & Claire (2)

Protect your friendships with laughter and love.

Marie

Spring Forward

crocus

Spring to me has arrived when my small batch of crocus open their faces to welcome the sunshine on the south side of my house. They are my measure that the seasons have not deserted us, even when a few times each spring, their faces will hold a covering of snow. I suppose there is something profound in equating the end of winter with snowy white little faces, but I choose to ignore deep thinking and just enjoy them as I clean spring debris from the flower beds and clean my golf clubs for the new season.
989135 This was taken one spring in the 1990’s.