Sunday, June 14, 2009

4-H Fair Project #1: Visual Arts: Paper: Card

Here is the card that A is entering in the local county fair this summer. She produced a number of very cluttered prototypes before agreeing that less is better and more elegant. We think it is quite nice and are proud of her effort and enthusiasm!

Front of the card:

Inside of the card:

Front of envelope:

Back of envelope:

Saturday, June 13, 2009


We went strawberry picking. In our backyard! We planted them a couple years ago and have gotten a few strawberries - that were eaten by birds and skunks before they were ripe enough to pick.
This year the plants have spread and grown so tall! We've watered and watched excitedly as they blossomed and developed small strawberries that grew bigger and bigger and gradually turned pink, then red, and completely ripe! More watering (because that's the difference between a beautiful, red, ripe strawberry that tastes like a lemon and a beautiful, red, ripe strawberry that SMELLS like a strawberry when you pick it. So delicious to sink teeth into and savor. Yeah!!!

Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with a great strawberry crop and for hearing my prayers as I held the hose. I will continue to pray for the rest of the garden as it grows as well. Do you pray over your garden?