Tuesday, June 28, 2011


My sister and my cousins at my 16th birthday party!

Such a long time ago and yet so sweet to see all of us in party clothes honoring the natal day of one of us. We did this for each one, but of course this is the one my Dad recorded and therefore I have the photo.

I'm feeling the presence of the older generation around me these days as I have delved into

many files of letters and photos.

We just held a small get together of some of us.

It was so precious.

Nothing else can substitute for family.

I would wish that everyone had the amazing one I grew up in.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Great Foundations!

My Mother and Father!
Full of mischief and good humor!
Lucky me and lucky sister!
It is a joy to me to see their smiling faces and how much this reminds me of the
best childhood ever.
I'm doing all I can to carry on what they did for me and how huge a difference it makes in
this world to see the fun in things and the pleasure of living.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Look Up (did I say this before?!)

We miss a great deal when we don't look up.
I found this out recently when visiting a museum presenting a retrospective of a
famous artist.
I was intent on the paintings until my son said to me,
Look up!
When I did, I saw marvelous quotes by the artist that had been put on the walls.
They were actually quite far up the tall walls, and without his nudge to look up,
I would have missed some great deep thoughts!

Here's one of my latest cloud shots from looking up.
It's a good summer here for fabulous clouds.
So start doing it!
Look Up!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The company of a cat

As I sit at my desk there is this window to one side of me.
Last year I got a carpeted shelf for my companion to watch the world go by.
Here she is, no doubt having spotted a bird in that luxurious tree.
She likes it and I love seeing her enjoyment.
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