Last week, my dad asked me to take pictures of the trees that were blooming around where they live. It is such a beautiful time of the year as everything is coming alive after being dormant this winter. I am not exactly sure how dormant things were in Central Bucks. We had no measurable snow this winter. It was mostly a mild winter. I know from a climate change perspective, it isn’t good. However, from a 50 year old woman who doesn’t like cold weather, I liked it.

This past weekend, was the funeral for my friend Roger. It was a great mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Doylestown and celebration of his life. I thought I would take photos so we could remember the beautiful daffodils that were blooming in the front.

Since my sister passed away, my parents and I say Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi at our meals that we eat together. I has become one of my favorite traditions. There are signs around me all the time of Nancy and those that I have lost. After visiting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, I walked behind the library. There were cardinals everywhere. I stood there for at least five minutes watching them and felt those that I love surrounding me. I could have stayed there all day.

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Here are some more photos of the beauty on Doylestown.

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