Hello blog friends.
Priorhouse is still in the middle of a long overdue blog pause. Even though I miss my wordpressing time so much, we all know that breaks (or fasts) are very important.
However, it is time for a quick check-in and to do that, I am linking up to Paula’s Traces of the Past/Sunday Black & White challenge.
When we first moved to Virginia in spring of 2003, the first gift of a plant I received was a small Azalea shrub – our church gave them away.
I later added a few more to my garden, but took them out for various reasons (some plants did not make it, because this shrub needs a certain acidic soil – or I moved them out so I could have a summer bloomer in its place). Earlier today, I picked off one little bloom to bring in the house and placed it in this little saki cup. I told my son the history of the shrub and it was a nice mini chat about the past.
(Here is the same azalea a week later:
Well today is also the final day of the Masters.
As I came in and out, I was able to catch a few of the highlights and I was able to see some of their famous Azalea blooms.
For those that don’t know, the Masters Golf Tournament is noted for their blooming Azaleas (and flowering Dogwood trees) and here is some info about the past of this prestigious event.
I was also reminded of my past blogging days.
Back in 2014 – here – I posted a photo of Rory’s golf shot from the Azaleas….
And that reminded me of Tina’s past comment (and Tina’s recent photography as art post has some wonderful flowers – here):
But getting back to today (4-9-2017)
Do you know what is more beautiful than Azaleas in bloom?
Generosity and kindness!
And today – when pro-golfer Matt Kuchar made a hole in one – he grabbed the ball from the hole, signed it, and walked over to give it away to a young child on the sideline. Very cool.
Here is a collage I put together to show you the fun moment.
Well that is it for my Traces of the Past post.
Oh wait, two more things to mention:
If you have never seen a “shaming cage” before – Paula has shared an image of a 16th Century cage from Levoča HERE, which is where you can also find other entries for April’s Traces of the Past.
And after much pondering, I have decided to finish the 365 Days of Art project over on Prior Blogspot – here. I have been chipping away at some of the posts there on and off and tomorrow marks the start of week 19.
I hope everyone is having a nice start to Spring in your slice of the world.
I hope you enjoy today and also make time to reflect on the past.
Be back sometime in May for another check in.