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About cascadecountry

I am finding that being grateful makes what you have more than enough!!!! I am grateful for my husband of 39 years, my grown children and their spouses, my eight grandchildren, all the great people who bless my life, and for the undeserved redemption that is mine in Jesus! Hubster and I live in a small mountain village in the heart of Idaho and are so grateful for the beauty that surrounds us. Oh! I am grateful for my two doggies too!!!

Humble Beginnings!


This morning I walked around my yard and tried to capture the tiny moments of joy that came as I saw the beginning of my flowers starting to poke out!  It has been a long cold winter and spring so everything is behind a little!  I know they will still make quite a showing before summer is over!


I can’t remember the name of these darling little pink flowers but I love them!


Elderberry Flowers


Old Fashioned Lilacs


Choke Cherry Blossoms


Lily of the Valley

Johnny Jump Ups


New Growth on Little Pine Tree

I read this sentence out of the Victoria Magazine, April/May issue, page 15:  “To have humility,” observed Dag Hammarskjold, “is to experience reality, not in relation to ourselves but in its sacred independence.”

I thought long and hard about that.  In other words:  “The world doesn’t revolve around me!”  And “I am not responsible for everyone’s happiness.”  Or maybe the world is bigger and better than I can imagine.  I also thought that it is too bad that often when I am talking to someone I am too busy thinking about what I want to say to listen to what they are saying.

Here’s to trying to get perspective on life.  Wanting to be humble and at peace.  Hoping that for you as well!!!