Monday, May 30, 2011

Thank you...

Time to remember

Those that gave their lives for us

I am so grateful...



Photo: January 15, 2011 during a snow storm

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Serenity

Dog Nose, Boy Ear...SPLASH!!!

yup...every time!



Friday, May 27, 2011

Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin'...


I long to find the
Perfect robin's egg to keep,
Abandoned...of course



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Serenity

A contemplation
Of all things fascinating
Takes time to absorb



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Such a Good Day the 18th is!

It's the 18th of May...
That means my oldest baby is 31!
Happy happy birthday, my dearest Rem-Rem...
(Amazing I had you when I was 10)
You are one of the 3 bestest things in my life.
(Your dad is a close 4th, tho none of you would, nevermind!)

Wednesday also means it's garbage day
And recycling day
Hi ho, hi ho! Off to the curb we go!
(Cleanliness is next to...(a miracle as far as I'm concerned))

And it's almost half-way through the work week day...
That's all kinds of loverly!

Good friend LaLa has walking pneumonia,
and has to go to the Grand Canyon on Saturday, the 21st.
She's the team director/leader for the
Leukemia & Lymphomia Society's
Team in Training Grand Canyon walk
Hope she's well enough to go...but...oh wait...
Sooo...she has nothing to worry about,
But, then, oh, whatEVER
Neither will the rest of us!

Hmmm....what else....

Oh yes, though I'm sure most of you have known about them forever,
I've discovered the band ~Lifehouse~
I'm in ~musician love~ for the first time since...
Sting (and then John Mayer)
And I do love Sting (and then John Mayer)
Best. Musicians. Ever.
(do not disagree with me as I won't be listening)
(And yes, mother of mine, I do love jazz and also heavily like classical music)

Our Farmer's Market is up and running on May 26th
That's also my younger daughter, Brynny's birthday - such a day to celebrate!

Hmmm, what else??
Spent a loverly evening yesterday with good friends playing
a resoundingly disappointing round of bridge
(goodbye pot $$ contribution - next time?? Please??)
And thanks as always to Ms. Jane (aka ~winetipper~)
for the strategy tips, God knows I need them!

Oh, and my brother's iPad has had an ~Incredible Journey~
across the US of A courtesy of Fedex.
Said iPad spent 48 hours parked somewhere in Sacramento.
This was not a predicted nor a desired stop.
(I know hope he'll be sharing said adventures via his blog.)

Lastly spent some time with Ms. Jules
We watched "The Good Wife" - soooo well done!
Then we proceeded to solve all the world's ills...
Matter of fact, the demise of the world on the 21st has been AVERTED!!
Courtesy of the two of us!
Heavy work for one evening.

I must go to
Just exhausted!


always smiling!!


Above is the Heritage Apple Tree in our neighbor's yard.
It must be at least 100 years old.

Photo taken 5/16/11

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cody-Dog of the Big Splash

Cody-dog, my brother and nephew had more fun together than should be ever allowed!
Summer 2008



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Wisteria

As I'm sure you've figured out by now, I love flowers.

Among my favorites is wisteria.

Love the scent as well its wonderful ~shape~.


and you?



Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Rem-Rem's Cherry Tree

This is the cherry tree that has been blooming faithfully each spring for the 30 years we've lived in our home. It's right outside the window of my older daughter Remy's childhood bedroom and she's always considered it her tree!

She asked me the other day if it was blooming this year as she's in Missouri and hasn't been able to see it. Rem, as you can see, your cherry tree is blooming and absolutely gorgeous this year! (Click on the above photo or the photos link to the right to see more cherry tree glory if you're so inclined.) I do believe there'll still be blossoms on it when you arrive this Friday. Can't wait - for you to see your tree, and for me to see you!


your mommy loves you, Remela!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sunday Serenity

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

~ Wendell Berry