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controlled burn 125/365

controlled burn 125/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

I had some errands to run today, so I stopped for a walk at Rock Cut State Park. They were doing a controlled burn. It smelled nice. The campground was partially open. Yay!

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summer squash sprouting 124/365

summer squash sprouting 124/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

The summer squash came up in just a couple days. The seed shells haven’t fallen off yet, and it looks like they are wearing little hats. Just like me. It’s light coat and little hat weather for me too.

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jelly beans 123/365

jelly beans 123/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

Of all the holidays, I think Easter has the best candy. Case in point-Wonka Sweet Tart Jelly Beans. They rock!

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india house 121/365

india house 121/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

So many things went wrong with the planned date night with my husband last night, starting with Jack joining us. I meant to take a picture of my delicious vegetables, but they didn’t arrive until after everyone else had finished eating. I was so hungry I just started feeding my face and didn’t take a picture until afterward. It was good food, but terrible service. I don’t think I will ever be tempted to go back.

This also isn’t a very good picture. I hope good weather comes soon, I’m running out of photo ideas.

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National Air and Space Museum 119/365

National Air and Space Museum 119/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

I spent 3 days in Washington DC with my mom and Jack for Spring Break. We spent our last day on the National Mall at the Museums. Jack’s favorite was the Air and Space Museum of course. What little boy (or girl, I don’t want to be sexist here) wouldn’t love the chance to play on an aircraft carrier, touch a moon rock, or fly an airplane.

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Arlington Cemetery 118/365

Arlington Cemetery 118/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

I was glad that we were able to stop and take a short walk around Arlington Cemetery while we were in Washington DC for Jack’s Spring Break. I wasn’t sure if we would have time, but the Capitol tour didn’t take as long as I thought it would. Jack wasn’t interested in the exhibits.

But he really enjoyed Arlington (if it’s OK to enjoy a cemetery) it was like a giant park to him. We even made it to see the last changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before the cemetery closed for the day. He didn’t have many questions about death, but he did want to know how the guards make their heels click so loud.

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daisies 115/365

daisies 115/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

Every year on the first day of Spring John gives me flowers. This year it was a bunch of daisies, tulips and iris? so big I had to put them in 2 vases. My favorite flowers are daisies. I know they’re sort of a weed, but they’re such happy flowers. My second favorite flowers would have to be violets. Violets are kind of mysterious and shy. I like Jack in the Pulpit too, despite the fact that its other common names are bog onion and indian turnip. When I was little I used to like trying to find the Jack in the Pulpit that hid in my mother’s fern garden.

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dragons 114/365

dragons 114/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

Jack brought home this cool dragon drawing book from his school library. He’s been busting out the dragons ever since.

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tiger lilies 113/365

tiger lilies 113/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

The tiger Lilies have a nice sheltered spot in the back of the house. Plenty of sunshine on the south side. They are trying to make an appearance, I just hope the snow doesn’t discourage them to much.

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another test for steffanie

orange mums

John says you can type first and then put the cursor back up at the top to insert the photo there.  You have to enter a blank line or two down then.

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