Monday, July 16, 2012

Graduation 2012

We Had the gardens looking good and Decorated up the yard for a simple Family party the day after Graduation

Banner I made for our small party

An Asian theme with Cherry Blossom lanterns to accompany the Sushi

Technology always at hand in this generation!

Almost there!!!

We did it!!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer Garden Mid- July

I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.  ~Terri Guillemets

Monday, July 9, 2012

People, Wonderful People

I work with public daily.  I meet close to a dozen new people daily plus or minus.  It never ceases to amaze me the wide variety of people out there.   There are those that are a pure delight  to meet and work with on a regular basis and then there are others that really try ones patience.   Those that make you laugh , those that clearly need lots of help, those that you wonder what life has been like for them, those that have been to Nepal and other great reaches of the Earth, and those that have never left the town they live in much less the state or country.  I was thinking about the Barbara Streisand song, "People who need People . . . .are the luckiest people in the world . . . "   I was also thinking about How little we truly know of others and the journeys that they may be on.  Are they safe?  Do they have enough food and drink, a house over their head?  What do we really know?  Then I hope and wonder that I have raised my children to be kind to others no matter what?  The people we meet and the relationships we build are the cornerstones of Life.  Some will become passing friendships and some will be for life and beyond.  I like what John Mayer has to say below. I will be musing on that for the week.  Are you a box of 64 or a box of 8?  I need inchworm green,electric lime, and dandelion yellow, What colors do you need?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekend wanderings

Where did your weekend take you?   What is their about the weekend?  We look forward to it all week, we savor Friday because we know that on Saturday we can take it a little slower, fit in a nap, linger over coffee, Tea, the paper and maybe catch up on a few long overdue chores.  Although I will be the first to say that the chores are not high on my list, it does feel great to get something of significance accomplished. It seems that our weekends are always jam packed but now and then we can have a day at home or a long leisurely Morning.  this weekend we went out Saturday night to check on a sailboat and afterward we went to see the sunset and it was spectacular.  Sunday we walked a new stretch of trail that has been up graded to a multiuse trail.  There were many Turtle nests on the edges, lots of wildflowers and berries growing on the waysides. A very beautiful stretch of trail.  Fresh Blueberry muffins, homemade Pizza and Blueberry Buckle among the many treats to cross our palates.  Home projects were wide ranging.

Friday, July 6, 2012

4th of July 2012

 A very windy day at first - then dead stifling humid heat
 All the gardens are looking good thanks to my husband for watering and lots of weeding and planting things that died off over the winter
 cool solar lights we have this year!!
Thanks for our freedoms of Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness!
Happy 4th of July!!!

The 4th of July has always been a time of quiet celebration for us. A picnic, sparklers, firefly's and Homemade Ice Cream.  Time to reflect on this great - Land of the Free!  How do you celebrate the 4th?