May is here, and already a week old! The sun is warm, and at last life has awakened from winter's long slumber. The array of color delights both eye and heart with a wondrous variety of green hues, blossoming trees, wild and cultivated. How many flowering shrubs, and a succession of bulbs decorate the recently thawed earth. Grass is growing so high that mowing is scheduled! One of the special features of spring 2014 has been a flock of gold finches- coming 20 at a time to the bird feeder. Sister got a few good photos but not all she wanted. Part of May's agenda is cleaning up, removing 5 trees uprooted by the terrific wind storm of April 30th. A 20 foot wide space on our front lawn, created when a majestic Norwegian spruce was struck by lightning, will be the place for a guest parlor, now under construction. Our present parlor, is too close to the Chapel, whose silence is easily invaded.