This is not really the best picture to show the purpose of these flowers.
And these last two pictures were taken with my cell phone.
Also, in other news, I had the opportunity to attend the Allison Cornell Mustard Seed EP Release Show at Dino's. It was nothing short of amazing. She practically had a full orchestra with her: cello, upright base, violin, banjo, harmonica, keyboard, drums, acoustic guitar. So glad for her! What a blessing! The lighting in that place is difficult to figure out, so this is my halfway decent photograph from the event.
Oh and in between all of these shenanigans, I laugh and play with first graders [while they learn to read and write]. These tiny human beings are incredibly gracious and forgiving. I am reminded of this daily. They also have a capacity to love without hindrance. I have noticed that as "we" get older, "we" become more guarded with our hearts and emotions. First graders don't do that; they lay it all on the line: good, bad & ugly. I think sometimes we become so consumed with guarding ourselves that we lose sight of the fact that we were created to share ourselves, hurt and all. I read this book recently and I think you should too.