Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WHERE WE HAVE BEEN


We are back from the most wonderful long weekend ever.

We got together with both of our sons in Oregon.

They planned the whole thing and all Dave and I had to do was just go and enjoy ourselves.

I won't post all of the photos we took but this is more for my journal than anything.




We are on our way...A very long 11 hour drive but great car companions to be with.




We went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn. Oregon.

The most amazing colors and sky that day.



My Hubby and I..the wind was gentle and no rain for this day!



Since we were at the Wooden Shoe farm we had to be Dutch for the day.


Our two sons, Steve and Mark.



Finally got to meet 2 of our granddaughters...  we make one big happy family...


Son Mark and his daughter Samantha.

Today is her 16th birthday.



Love this shot of the girls.




I never saw such neon colored tulips before... jaw-dropping...




Gorgeous...God is the Master Artist.

To be continued....



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

WISDOM WEDNESDAY



It's Wisdom Wednesday again.

Short and Sweet...




For those of you that were asking about Papples...here are a few photos  from past years.






I really like the humor of this shot.




Have a great day....



Tuesday, April 09, 2019

PAPPLE BLOSSOMS


Our Papple tree is in full bloom.

What's a Papple?

We were told it is a cross between an Asian pear and an Asian Apple.




It was heavily pruned this year so we are hoping there will be some tasty fruit to pick.


Happy Tuesday...

Saturday, April 06, 2019

SELF PORTRAIT


I know this is a bit cheeky of me,

But

I really like this photo my son took of me.

I am posting this mostly for my yearly book that I have printed.




Taken Oct. 30, 2018

Just a few weeks before my 75th birthday.

Life is good !!


Thursday, April 04, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY


I am thinking about all of my grandkids today.

Here is one from 2008.

Granddaughter #2 and her Papa.

Learning to skip rocks.




Special times together.



Wednesday, April 03, 2019

WEDNESDAY WISDOM


I can't believe it's Wednesday already.

Here's my bit of wisdom for the day.





Good words to live by.




Even when the storm clouds roll in

Be Wise...



Monday, April 01, 2019

SPRING TIME NEW LIFE


Yesterday was such a warm and bright shiny day.

I sat out on our patio and read for a bit.

The first "Sit" of the year....



As I gazed up into the trees around me

I saw so much new life...in many different shades of green.

What a restful, gorgeous day....

Today....

Gray and the weatherman says rain by this afternoon.

I'm so glad I could enjoy the sun while it lasted.



Sunday, March 31, 2019

A SUNDAY DIVE BACK INTO THE ARCHIVES


It's a pretty day today but I haven't been out taking any photos,

So

It's a dive back into the archives.




Light and shadows

Salem, Oregon



Thursday, March 28, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY


While sorting through some things in our computer room

My hubby found this photo from 35 years ago.

Our family trip to Hawaii, circa 1984.




Great memories...


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WEDNESDAY WISDOM


I saw this quote on FaceBook this morning and thought it was a perfect Wisdom Wednesday thought for the day.






When Life gets tangled...




Have a good day....



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SOMETHING CHEERY AND SPRINGY


Well the rain and gray blah is back again.

I yearn for the sun and not having to wear my sweater in the house.

So,

Here are a few Spring-time flowers to brighten the day.




Our Wisteria is beginning to show its lovely lavender blooms to the world.




We have moss growing on our retaining wall.

I love the hairy sprigs of moss.

Enlarge the photo to get the full effect.




I'm not sure what this flower is.

I haven't seen any in our yard for several seasons.

It's dainty and I love the color.

Hope your day is full of sunshine happiness.



Sunday, March 24, 2019

SPRING IS POPPING OUT ALL OVER


Our Asian Apple or Asian Pear...what we call a Papple tree

is beginning to pop with buds.

I love this time of year, with all of its new life.




Happy Sunday......



Friday, March 22, 2019

TASTY LEFTOVERS


I had bits of this and that in the fridge.

Time to be creative.

So some yummy Chicken Pot Pie happened.

Our tummies were happy.




Makes me hungry just looking at this.



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

WEDNESDAY WISDOM


Some wisdom for the middle of the week.







Enjoy your day.



Saturday, March 16, 2019

THE BEST NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS


A few days ago our next door neighbor needed to come into our backyard.

He had been trimming his tree and the branches fell in our yard.

Mike and Dave worked to clean things up and then our neighbor Mike said,

Lets trim some of your trees and bushes in your front yard.




So Mike went at it

and worked so hard....

And now we have some much needed trim and clean up done.




When his wife came home she said ,

Here, let me help you make things neat and tidy.

We worked for about 2 hours chatting and enjoying the sunshine....

While cleaning up the mess.

What can I say?

We have awesome next door neighbors!!!



Thursday, March 14, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY


Today I decided to do THROWBACK THURSDAY.

The photo is of my husband's Mom and Dad.

It was taken in about 1935  ..... unfortunately , no date on the picture.

The place is Nicaragua.

Dave's Mom was there as a private duty nurse of a Downs Syndrome child.

Dave's Dad was an Army Engineer doing a survey to see whether a canal could

be done through Nicaragua.

The government decided to put the canal through Panama instead.




These two met at a church in Nicaragua, fell in love and were married down there.

In fact they were married 3 times,

Once before the Nicaraguan government, once before the American government

and once before the church congregation.

I would say they were married for good!



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WISDOM WEDNESDAY



WISDOM WEDNESDAY

Something to think about:







Have a beautiful day.



Monday, March 11, 2019

SPRING HAS SPRUNG


Hi everyone...

I hope all of you in the U.S. 

Except a few states, survived the time change to Daylight Savings Time.

I have to admit that I feel rather Rummy today.

How about a bright little daffodil to help your day along?




I saw this pretty Daffy on our walk a few days ago.

Now I feel better...

How about you?


Saturday, March 09, 2019

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME



This says it all.....




Enjoy...



Thursday, March 07, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY


I thought I would share a few photos from the year 2005.

My Hubby and I were working a Trade Show in New York City.

The City is such a fabulous place to photograph.

Here are a few from that year.

THROWBACK THURSDAY




Across from the Ed Sullivan Theater.




Fascinating architecture and fire escapes where ever one looks.




Reflections everywhere.....people everywhere...




This is one of my all time favorites.

Such a great advertisement on the wall of a building.

It's always fun to dive back into the archives.






Wednesday, March 06, 2019

WISDOM WEDNESDAY


Another interesting thought for the day...

I am again calling this post Wisdom Wednesday.







Let's try to rethink our motives and begin to sprout a new fresh attitude like these buds.

Have a great day everyone.



Monday, March 04, 2019

THIS MADE MY WEEKEND


Our oldest granddaughter was "home" for the weekend.

She and her sister invited Hubby and I out for lunch yesterday.

What a fun and precious time we had.

It was great to catch up on life.

We hadn't seen Lauren since Christmas, so there was a lot of gabbing going on.




Love these girls with all my heart.,

And I love that they want to be with us too.






Saturday, March 02, 2019

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS


WEEKEND REFLECTIONS


There seems to be never ending rain in our neck of the woods.

This photo is from yesterday, when the sun peaked out for a while....




Today it's just gray and wet....

Gonna build me an Ark!!



Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WISDOM WEDNESDAY


First of all...

Thank you everyone for your kind posts of care and love

on the passing of my friend Josefina.

My heart is full and grateful for friends like you.


I'm calling this post  WISDOM WEDNESDAY...







It's good advice for all of us.



Saturday, February 23, 2019

CHANGE OF PACE


I just learned 1 hour ago that my dear friend Josefina just passed away.

My heart is aching.

She leaves behind a lovely daughter Kaylene and a Downs syndrome son

Isai, and her husband Miguel.

Continued prayers for the family.

Josefina loved the Lord and we know she is safe in the arms of the Lord.





I thought I would post a few photos of our Almond tree blossoms.

It means Spring is on the way

Even when it doesn't feel like it!











Hope springs eternal

Through the harbinger of blossoms.

Don't forget to enlarge the photos,

they looks so pretty full sized.