Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy Spring

The grass is green, the Gold Finch are getting their summer colors, and the skies are dramatic.



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There are no flowers blooming yet.  The trees are just starting to get buds, but spring is here.  Now if the weather would just warm up.  Life has been busy.  I had my appointment at Mayo Clinic and saw a wonderful doctor.  He spent over 2 hours with me and my girls.  My thyroid cancer is back and I will be going back to Mayo for more tests and treatment.  I had a free afternoon while there so my girls and I went to Lanesboro, a quaint little town in the river valley. We had a fun time!  But that's for another day.

Linking to Skywatch Friday
Viewing Nature with Eileen for Saturdays Critters

Thanks for stopping by.  I have been visiting you, just not commenting
Have a wonderful weekend,
See you next time
Barb


53 comments:

✿ chica said...

Linda primavera!Lindas fotos! bjs,chica

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous spring shots!

Beth said...

Prayers for you Barb!! HUGS!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice photos! I'm always so glad to see the goldfinches get their summer colors. Praying for you, Barb. So glad had a good time with your daughters after the Dr. appt.

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful Captures :)

TexWisGirl said...

i am so sorry for the cancer return! i hope they will get you started on treatment, soon! glad you liked your doctor. bless you, barb!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Pretty spring photos! I hope you find the answers to your health at the Mayo Clinic - prayers to you :-)

Vee said...

Now for the greening up! I am glad that you had a great doctor and now am believing that whatever treatment needs to happen will be accomplished without too much anxiety or difficulty. Saying a prayer before I leave and as often as you come to mind.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hey friend. i am glad you are here. i have been thinking about ya. i love your sky shot. gorgeous!!

i saw a really pretty bird this morning but he flew away before i could capture his picture. silly dude. maybe next time. ( :

Amy Burzese said...

Glad you are finally getting some spring. I will be thinking of you and sending prayers for you. Hang in there.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Glad spring has arrived and I am sending prayers up for remission on your cancer. I am glad you have a good doctor- those are rare.

Olive said...

The goldfinches are beautiful. I wish you some blooms. My roses are starting to bloom. xo, olive

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Barb, Love the photo of the gorgeous Gold Finch. I know soon enough you will enjoy fresh new blooms. Looks like a sweet little town to visit and so glad you got time with your girls. I am so sorry to read your thyroid cancer is back. MY prayers and thoughts are with you on this journey and I know God will be with you every step of the way.
Sending BIG HUGS!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Keeping you in my prayers, Barb! The sun is finally out this morning...I'm looking for those goldfinches, but haven't spotted them here yet. Lanesboro sounds like a wonderful way to spend time with your daughters!

Mari said...

Beautiful pictures! Sorry to hear about the cancer coming back. Praying for some good treatment options.

Joyful said...

Very nice scenes.

I'm sorry to hear about the cancer. I'm glad you have some daughters around to help support you through it. Blessings and good thoughts sent for your health.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm so sorry to hear your cancer is back, Barb, but am glad that you have such confidence in the wonderful doctor you met. You sound like you're taking things in your stride and that's remarkable!

All the best to you,
Karen

maryaustria said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots of the birds and a wonderful sky too! All my best wishes for you!

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Barb, I always enjoy your pictures. Continuing to remember you in prayer. God bless your weekend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

My little angel is on the sideboard - whenever I see her I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts. Do keep us posted.

Wonderful to see spring coming along.

Our photos said...

Nice photos !

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Isn't this a wonderful time of year- full of anticipation! Love the rainbow picture!
Sorry to see that your thyroid cancer is back. Glad to know you went to the Mayo Clinic. We spent a lot of time there in the 90's with our daughter. They have the best of the best there. XO Liz

Deanna said...

Many prayers coming your way that Mayo will help in your healing. God bless you Barb

Pondside said...

What gorgeous photos of the sky and the golden bird!
Best wishes as you undergo treatment.
Hugs!

Linda said...

Lovely skies! I wish you the best of luck as you heal.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your skies and your rainbow, and your birds. Sorry to hear about your health problems.

Debbie said...

awww Barb, gorgeous close ups of your goldfinches. Your boys look just like mine right now, a little patchy but almost there!!

That rainbow has a special meaning for you. I am keeping you in my thoughts and sending you a big warm hug from the jersey shore!!

ps...you are stronger then you think!!

Debbie said...

And I forgot to say how good it was to see you today!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Sounds like you are getting excellent care. Thanks for posting this beautiful sky and rainbow!

Judy said...

Awe Barb, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm glad you found a good doctor.

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely spring photos. We saw the first rainbow of the season tonight. I'm so sorry your thyroid cancer is back so I'll be praying for you for healing and strength as you go through treatment. God bless you Barb! Hugs. Pam

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you have a good physician. So important. Sending prayers, hugs, and good vibes your way.

Light and Voices said...

Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I love those spring images.
JM Illinois

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

You got some beautiful Spring shots! I'm sorry to hear about your thyroid cancer, but am happy that you're being treated at Mayo - they are supposed to be wonderful. I'm sending positive thoughts your way!

Sara Chapman said...

So sorry to hear of your health challenges. Life ain't for sissies. Your photos are lovely, and I like the soft feather effect, especially on the top image. Beautiful.

Liz said...

Gorgeous Spring images.

Arija said...

Love the birds and your wonderful sky.
I'm a grandma too, living on a small farm and have 6 grandees.

Gail Dixon said...

Your sky shot is phenomenal! Love the goldfinches dressed in their breeding finery.

I am so sorry about the thyroid cancer the doctors discovered. Praying you will be made whole and well soon!

Small City Scenes said...

Thinking good thoughts for you.
glad you and the girls were there together.
Love the Goldfinches---they are back here too.
MB

Chel C said...

Amazing photos. I love the rainbow in the distance! Sending my prayers to you xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello Barb, love your pretty Goldfinches.. And the sky shots are beautiful. Always a treat to see a rainbow.. Sending my prayers your way. Enjoy your weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Barb Hope you get well soon. Great shots in this post and I like the way you have edited them.

Gunilla Bรคck said...

The finches are gorgeous.

Ela said...

Beautiful photos !

EG CameraGirl said...

The goldfinch is such a lovely yellow that he's almost a flower. ;))

Brian King said...

Great shots of the goldfinch! The sky is gorgeous!

Prims By The Water said...

What a lovely rainbow. I have not seen our gold finches back here yet. Do have buds on our flowering pear tree now. Janice

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the rainbow! All your photos are so pretty. I'll be praying for you and hope the new treatment will be just the thing to kick that cancer to the curb! I know there are wonderful doctors at Mayo Clinic.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful photos and you'll be in my prayers...hugs

Rose said...

I have been in California for a month...just got home a week ago. I am so glad to be home and spring be here....it was actually almost hot here today...Well,husband did consider it hot. I just thought it felt wonderful.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh beautiful bird. Aren't they so interesting that their feathers stay that deep yellow. wow.

Thank you for you visits and comments and YES it feels great to be back. Chemo is every 21 day until mid August. (ick) but it is basically one week sick and two weeks not. I get it again not tomorrow but the following Friday. C'est le vie! Well, where bc is concerned. lol ♥,Renae

Lynn said...

well you kind of snuck that news in there so we almost don't see it, I am sorry. Hugs and prayers, I've always read the Mayo Clinic is one of the best places to be treated for almost anything...you captured these little creatures beautifully...

Far Side of Fifty said...

So sorry to read that your cancer is back, but if you are going to Mayo then you are in the best place:)