Banner Haus News and Musings
We have a small, age-blasted pear in the backyard, planted in 1964. It made a cloud of blossoms, as usual. It bears so heavily that we must aggressively cull the baby pears each year. The dogs love these pears and in summer often walk up and gaze at the tree, obviously considering if they are ready to pick.
My family knows I constantly quote from The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and other favorite volumes. Whenever I have snapped at someone, they know this isn't far behind:
"Let Gimli forget my harsh words. I spoke in the trouble of my heart."
~ Celeborn to Gimli the Dwarf, in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
Free Springtime Photos
A vintage postcard of "Love in a Mist," one of my favorite annuals, and a couple of springtime fruit tree blossoms. I believe "Love in a Mist" will enlarge when regular-clicked.