"Nothing else represents the emergence of spring as the beloved yellow daffodil happy and bright after a long winter's nap." (I read this recently from a yoga newsletter sent to me by my mother)...and it's so true. I usually prefer soft colors and pick white or soft pink flowers for my kitchen table. But in the first week or two of spring I love to put a simple glass vase of bright yellow tulips or daffodils. They shout spring against the brown backdrop of my backyard which has yet to emerge and turn green.
Just a couple of weeks ago it occurred to my wife Patty and I that we have a cluster of July birthdays on our Butler's team. So on a recent balmy summer evening we had a Butler's barbecue together at our home and celebrated. What a blessing to gather together with their spouses and children in Patty's rose garden. As I shared that evening, this team is truly an extension of our family and we are so grateful for everything they do to help us and our clients. And now that my oldest daughter Ashley is working with us, it is fun to have another generation (my grandchildren) at the table with us.