Spring is moving along into summer. The azaleas are passing.
I noticed this unusual tree while bike riding.
It's sweetly aromatic.
I have no idea what it's called. It looks like puffy clouds.
The irises are glowing in sunlight.
Geraniums are bold and happy by the marina.
I'm making market bags in different colors now -- here's a red one, and I've made a cream one too.
It's good to grow and vary one's goods.
It's the same cotton yarn I use for washcloths and soap pouches.
Julia's art education is progressing nicely. She's learned so much in her weekly art class with the "old people." She enjoys their company, and they encourage her so sweetly. She's wanted to improve her portrait painting skills, so she tried a version of John Singer Sargent's "Madame X."
I like the face -- not a beautiful woman necessarily, but a real one. I mean that you can read her expression, her attitude, in her face.
Here's the face portion of Sargent's portrait of the famous Parisian woman:
Adam's making progress in is recovery also. He's up on crutches now, trying to do without his walker or wheelchair unless he really needs them. For the first time today he successfully got into the shower (in a chair) and bathed himself. He says you don't realize how nice moisture is on the skin until you have to do without it for a few weeks! Baby wipes get old, and having your hair washed in a basin or sink. His physical therapy visit yesterday was encouraging and helpful; he learned more exercises to do to help strength and mobility, and he bent his knee 30º -- not much, but a start. The doctor's order is to be very cautious because the injury was severe.