Monday, April 30, 2012
This above photo is of Norm building a surprise for one of the newest family additions. I can't print here what it is just yet, since that would give away the surprise. Some of you might be able to guess though...........
I've been at spring cleaning the past few days.....so many old magazines and books that I'm never going to read again. It's time for them to go~make room for the new with promises to not hoard again. I'll see if I can control that tendency to keep everything that passes under my nose........I grew up hearing a lot about the horrors of The Great Depression, as it was told to me by my older relatives. I'm sure a lot of you reading this had similar 'teachings'. On second thought.......IF the Great Depression comes visiting again, I can always use the supply of magazines and books to keep us warm and cook by using them in the fireplace. Hmmmm...........Oh, wait now. The Library can use them a lot more than I can by passing them on to others. So! The Great Defeat of The Great Depression wins hands down.
I did get the window washers out last week as I said I would.........What a glorious and bright move THAT was! Even after a few days of rain, they're shining and spotless. I feel like I've been given a number more light blubs beaming in the house!! And the goldfinches have returned.......a pair of junco's remain as well as the chickadees. A couple of purple house finch also come visiting towards dinner time and always the jays. I try to appreciate them too, but it's hard. They're such big bullies! One redeaming feature is that they're related to crows and ravens and those I really do like.......but the jays are just so crude and rude!
Is anyone besides us watching the TV program "Touch"?? It stars Kiefer Sutherland. It always gives me happy shivers at the end........but it's message is one that is refreshing in todays world.......of how we all do touch each other's lives and our impact can sometimes travel the world to people and places we'd never be aware of. It might help to remember that absolutely everything influences others.
Hope everyone has a great week...........and THINK SUN!!
Posted by Snap-Smith Photography at 4:41 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012
For those of you who follow my step-son, Lance's, progress.........He seemed to be doing so well that the doctor's took him off the ventilator the other day and maybe a move out of ICU. But.....not in the cards just yet. So back on the ventilator but he's moving along in all other ways. We continue to pray and our hope for his recovery is stronger each day.......Thanks again to everyone who is sending prayers and support. You're amazing!
Hope you all have a great week ahead~and keep the sun shining!
OH........The top photo is of my neighbor's beautiful full red rhoddy.........It's really spectacular. The second is the new leaves on my pieris andromeda. They've been extra colorful this year. Next is the Empress tree.......it's just full of buds that will be opening in purple soon. Next posts photo.
Posted by Snap-Smith Photography at 7:49 PM
Friday, April 13, 2012
The beauty is in the skies these days. We, hopefully, have passed on the soaking and flooding rains of the past few weeks. These days it's chance of showers with possible thundershowers. That always means great big puffer-belly clouds. So dramatic! This first photo is from down at our Port Orford dock. Love the bright tourquoise color of the little building. The reflections on the wet sand is what drew me but the sky was what kept me lifting the camera.
This shot was taken about a week or more ago down at the Bandon jetty. I was told by someone commenting on another photo that the name is not the Bandon Lighthouse, it's the Coquille River lighthouse......so that's what you see over across the river. And look at those glorious clouds!!!
In the past couple of weeks it's been pretty intense around our house...........Norm is sick with a bad cold, his son (my step-son) had to have a leg amputated and then suffered a heart attack while in surgery. Each day brings new reports of the different up's and down's. His sister, girlfriend, and now one of my grandsons are there keeping watch over in Reno. The prayers and well-wishes that we've received from people has been almost overwhelming and so very much appreciated.
I've been concentrating on my furniture re-do's. It's time consuming but I'm enjoying it. Lots of experimenting.
And there's the cruise to Alaska to look forward to........Karen and I were laughing how we don't even have this one started yet and we're thinking about Ireland! Got that travel 'bug', I guess.
So.......plenty going on with more coming........as soon as the sun stays out for awhile.
Have a great weekend!
Posted by Snap-Smith Photography at 8:16 PM