Memories to Heirlooms
Memories to Heirlooms
Two Sundays before Easter, Mom and I were witnesses to part of Amy Holland’s spiritual journey. Her church selected her to be the artist to create the visual tiles for the outdoor Stations of the Cross at Saint James Church in Lititz. She researched, designed, carved, prayed, and cried over each piece, creating a masterpiece that will serve countless people for generations. Each piece evokes emotion because of the images she portrayed, the simple medium she used, but mostly because she put her heart and soul in each piece. You can experience it for yourself anytime.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons. Here is why:
Five blue bird eggs in our box! (I bought this picture so as not to disturb the birds, there really are five!)
PJM Rhododendron is in bloom and drawing bees!
Hoping for Orioles thanks to my nephew Jed's feeder!
Birds are plentiful, varied and entertaining!
The lawn is in bloom - beautiful (and edible)!
I have space to grow a meadow garden!
Nature is resilient (or so I hope)!
Jake is coming to visit! Woo Hoo!
Keiki (pronounced Kee-Lee) is Hawaiian for "the little one." This is my first orchid to produced a baby! It seems the way of things as the mother blossoms (see the small bud on bottom right) while putting her offspring's needs first (in full bloom). It will not be long before the little one is out in the world in its own pot.
Flowers bring me joy. I stopped buying cut flowers and started buying Moth/Phalaenopsis orchids years ago. They bloom for months, are easy to grow, and Murry, my cat, does not eat them. When they are not blooming, I buy a new one from the grocery store or let rebloomer shine. Non-blooming orchids live outside in the shade in the summer and bathroom in the winter. Watching this Keiki grow has been so much fun.
When I discovered two of these pods while cleaning up the hedgerow, I asked, friend or foe? Frances, at Lancaster Penn State extension, says friend, a Cecropia moth. One of the largest moths in North America, endangered and beautiful. Friend, it is! Oh, and it is a silk moth! "Sew" exciting! (hee, hee) I will keep you posted.
Jean is the owner and designer for Remember When Studio.