Sunday, March 25, 2012


It was a lovely weekend here at LTHS.  On Friday evening, we went out in the kayaks for the first time this year.  It was the earliest we've ever been out in them since we moved in nearly 5 years ago, and although the water temps were still quite chilly, the air temps were just too good to pass up.

Saturday, our daughter Angelfish and her dear friend "S" came for a quick visit and we had lunch at a favorite restaurant.  It was wonderful to have everyone together for lunch, including our son. 

After our daughter and her friend headed back up the road, our son Bugs decided he and a friend would spend the night at our cabin, so Mr. Tide and I settled in for a quiet evening alone with a movie and big bowls of soup.

If you knew me in real life you would say, "what, you ate soup?!"  You see I sort of hate soup, but as the day wore on it got colder and it was rainy, so soup sounded good to me...a rarity. 

The movie we watched was not for the fainthearted as the subject matter is about the atrocities of WWII, but it was so well done and well worth watching, I highly recommend it!  It, stars Kristin Scott Thomas (such a wonderful actress) and it is called Sarah's Key.   HERE is a link to the trailer for the movie and just be forewarned that you will want a few tissues close by when you watch it.

Today was somewhat dreary, with showers off and on and much lower temps than we've had the past few weeks, but I won't complain, we've been very fortunate to have had incredible weather for this time of year.

And that weather has given us so many beautiful flowers, including this lone Iris that Mr. Tide cut and brought in for me to photograph.  I wish you could smell it, the scent is beyond amazing.  

I hope you each have a wonderful week, and if you do watch Sarah's Key, I'd love to hear what you think of it.


  1. We have irises just beginning to bloom, too. In March! That's about two months early for us. What a wonderful, wonderful spring. I love winter, but this year, early summertime is such a gift. Lovely photos. And thank you for "following" at Whimsy by the Sea. You are most welcome there.

  2. p.s. I have to share my favorite kayak poem with you.

    The Kayak
    (author unknown)

    Over the briny wave I go,
    In spite of the weather, in spite of the snow;
    What cares the hardy Eskimo?
    In my little skiff, with paddle and lance,
    I glide where the foaming billows dance.

    Round me the sea-birds slip and soar;
    Like me, they love the ocean's roar.
    Sometimes a floating iceberg gleams
    Above me with its melting streams;
    Sometimes a rushing wave will fall
    Down on my skiff and cover it all.

    But what care I for a wave's attack?
    With my paddle I right my little kayak,
    And then its weight I speedily trim,
    And over the water away I skim.

    A wonderful week to you, as well.

  3. What beautiful iris photos, Kat! The blue is amazing! I can't wait until we have some flowers blooming here, and I don't have to go buy them!

  4. Oh your irises are lovely. I found my iris bloom this afternoon. Your day sound wonderful. Bonnie

  5. Those irises are gorgeous!

    After next week is over and we get past the funeral service I will go find a couple of frames for those beautiful pieces of artwork and do a post about them. Hugs- xo Diana

  6. Your photos of the iris are just gorgeous!! The iris' are blooming here in Charlotte too-just beautiful!!

  7. Actually your weekend sounded quite nice, even the soup! I am a soup lover though, so works for me! Love your iris photos. We have a few of the early varieties blooming here in TN too. The kyaking would be the cats meow; con only imagine what an early season treat that was for you.

  8. Hi Kat...the deep colors of that iris are stunning...your photos amazing! We will have to wait a while for ours to bloom...but everything in its time! Hope the week ahead is a good one for you...take care, Laura

  9. I hate soup too. Oh that Iris is glorious. A-M xx

  10. It sounds like the perfect weekend, crowned by the iris.

    I have always thought that soup was woman's food - until now, with both you and A-M hating it! Maybe you haven't met the right soup?

  11. It sounds like you had a perfect weekend Kat. I have been contemplating about looking into getting a kayak. We have great little inlets to explore and I always love seeing your adventures.
    The iris is gorgeous as are your photos. Enjoy your week and I hope to give you a call later in the week.

  12. Kat that sounds like my kind of evening! And you got a visit from the kids! Heaven! Beautiful intense Iris'.

  13. The iris is splendid. I just finished a true heart wrenching bio of someone Hitler murdered and I cried and cried.

  14. The irises really pop right off the screen Kat! Sharing family time after the kids have left the nest is just all the more special isn't it?! Hey, I could live off of soup...maybe because it's always so cold here. haha! xo ~Lili

  15. Wonderful pictures of an iris Kat!! I hope you feel we enjoy some wonderful spring days!

    Hugs, Ingrid


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