Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Few moments are better than this.


In lieu of the Official Thanksgiving Weekend, they all (save one...Kev's journey home from the far away desert has been delayed) were home this past weekend. The elders, the grands, the lovey lady friends, the newlyweds, the grown up babies of mine...

All the meals generous. in part. from the the abundant harvest off our land this season


gave much credibility
to the very word,
THANKSGIVING.




Monday, November 10, 2014

I am not sure what it is about the Crescent City that keeps luring me back.
It's been my favorite long weekend type getaway place for nearly thirty years.
Perhaps it's the music,

or the food,


  or the strolls though the neighborhoods,



beverage in hand.


Perhaps it the spirit and hospitality of the people who call it home.


or perhaps it's just the ability to simply put everything else aside and go.


I will return as always. Again and again.


Love

I don't have any photos from the first 6 weeks of my oldest's life. 
{my films were lost by the photo processing company}
But as clear as can be I can remember his every expression and movement.
I would stare at him sleeping, stare at him eating or simply stare at him staring at me, 
 both of us trying to figure out our new lives.
The feeling of honor, responsibility and amazement at the ability to create a new little human has never left me.

I vowed to teach him to be kind, to tie his shoes, to persevere, to think of others first, to have good manners, to color between the lines, to keep faith, to run fast, 
and to Love.
I must have at least succeeded on the Love part because 
this happened:


and with that, my family grew by one more.


...and we both continue to figure out our new lives with lots of love to share.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Nashville Fence

The very old,








 new interpretations of the old,


and a few just for fun.






Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nashville

Home to this Love of mine and his beautiful lady.


Where the men have their fun,


and the women to do.

While the rest of us just enjoy the music, the food, the scenery,



and the graciousness of being welcomed to the home of new friends. 


                                                                         Take care all,
                                                                             Joan



Friday, October 10, 2014

Lovely Lynne

Mrs. Irish Garden House is a good as they come.
Poised and full of grace.
Kind and warm.
Beautiful inside and out.


Everything you may already know from reading her lovely blog.
How lucky I am to have met up with this dearest of women on her recent swing through the Nations Capital.
We really could have used much more time.
Blogger Buddies are so much fun.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
~Joan