Rise and shine

I opened my eyes this morning and saw this outside my window.

Raindrops on maples are one of my new favorite things.

Especially giant Japanese maples already showing the first blush of spring 8 days too soon.

On a Friday.

Of the week I have a brand new great-nephew!

Welcome sweet little Charlie! Your big brother Oliver loves you!

So does your smaller big brother Elliot!

And, as their mouths reveal, Oliver and Elliott both love soy butter on bagels.

Grandma thinks it’s a very authentic look for the pictures.

But I think they’re cuter a little cleaner.

It’s been a good week.

You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that
have passed, there has never been another child like you.
Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.
You may become a Shakespeare,a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.
You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.
~ Pau (Pablo) Casals