Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I love this photo of Norm and his sister, Lucy. They hadn't seen each other in
quite a while and Lucy couldn't seem to keep her eyes off Norm for the first half hour.
They're the last of the siblings of their generation.......both keeping a good sense of
humor in spite of having experienced many of life's trials. Lucy says "You have to
laugh because otherwise you'd cry all the time." Basic, honest and salt of the earth
people. Look at Lucy's eyes......don't you see a peaceful acceptance reflected?
I do. Something for me to work towards.
Monday, July 27, 2009
after I 'accidentally' kept dropping food out on our deck. She was starving but very skiddish
and would run off whenever she saw us open the door. One day she saw me outside and
was alert and ready to run. I said a few words to her...she answered.....I said something.....she
answered. Well, within 2 minutes that cat was not only over to me, but climbed up on my
shoulders and meowed and meowed her delight. She has not been an easy house pet and
has an ornery streak that has tested my patience more than once....my husbands gave out
a long time ago. But because she was someone's throw-away and her miserable disposition
has me caring for her because there doesn't seem to be too many others......at least not for the
long term. Now she's getting very old, quieting down, and only sometimes biting.....lucky me.
She has her health problems and nothing does she love more then to sit up on my lap in the morning
when I'm at the computer, and snooze.........but if she could talk she'd probably say that dinner
time would rate much higher than that 'touchy-feely' stuff.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
We sure have some talented garden artists around our town! Above is the lovely
fishpond at the Johnson place. There were VERY large koi and beautiful lilies
that were just beginning to open. Great place to just sit and be still.
Friday, July 24, 2009
to look to the right and there were these two, heads down and just studying
me intensely. They might have thought (hoped!) I had some kind of hand-out
for them cause they stayed in this position long enough for a number of photo shots. I had
goats at one time and really enjoyed them. The kids.....well, the adults goats too,
they are such characters! The antics and games they play are a lot of fun to watch.
I even managed to milk the does and make up some batches of cheese too. Yum!
But that was another lifetime ago when I was playing the farmer-ette.
Monday, July 20, 2009
lovely soft shade of light blue. It was so smooth and flat, with barely a ripple. A very calming picture of a beautiful
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This gentleman was on one of the many floats and he set such an interesting scene with his cigar and that neat looking hat. The surrounding red, white and blue just set the scene.
Friday, July 3, 2009