Today while organizing my photos, I came across this one I’d taken last week at the Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas.
Later I found this photo which I’d taken in a Mission Viejo park.
After finding several more photos of stairs, I began thinking about my fascination with stairs. Continue reading
This is my mom. She’s an amazing lady. Continue reading
In early October 2014, I took part in a photography class field trip to San Diego. We spent the day exploring and taking photographs. My favorite part of the city that day was Old Town. Continue reading
This photo shows a lighted decoration that sits on our friends’ kitchen counter. It’s one of my favorites and I enjoy seeing it every year. I always plan to make one for myself, but so far haven’t. Maybe next year I’ll finally get around to that project!
Later in the day we went to Mom’s in Seal Beach. She loves to cook and entertain, and Christmas dinner at Mom and Dad’s house has long been a tradition. I mentioned in a previous post that we lost Dad earlier this year. This was our first Christmas without him, although I’m sure he was watching over us and smiling. Mom’s table was beautiful and this gorgeous centerpiece was a Christmas gift to her from our son and daughter-in-law who live in Austin, Texas. The ham dinner and accompanying side dishes were delicious. Everyone had a wonderful time and left for home thankful for this very special day.
Now that we are retired, people sometimes ask if we get to travel. The answer is yes, to visit our three kids.We then get that poor you look from those who don’t really know where our children live. Those who do, know our children live in beautiful places well worth visiting. This photo of Tiare Iti (Little Flower in Polynesia) belongs to our younger daughter, who lives in New Zealand. It is spring there, and as we await winter, they look forward to their summer. Nicole sent these photos to us this morning and I could not resist sharing them. She is readying her boat for the summer sailing season.
New Zealand is a lovely country and we are very fortunate to have a great reason to visit often.
I am looking forward, to sharing with you, in future posts, the beautiful places where our two other children live.