Friday, May 30, 2008
This is my dress for the wedding. Steve took 20 pictures of me posing in the garden.......yeah..yeah...I know, I'm vain...and this is the one I chose with the least wrinkles and flabby flesh showing..LOL
Check the white trianble where I have no tan yet...check the skinny arms (not worked out in 2 months...)By the way I am a "zero"...in dress size at least:)
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
I love poppies...we only have 2, same color, I want more!!!
I had fun taking this picture of my reflection in the pond saying hello to you...
One of our angels bringing peace to the garden.
3 of the new pond owners (the largest one is a koi)
More pictures of the pond later.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
First let me tell you about these little creatures on the rose bud: they are aphids................... and I HATE them. However they do not head my "enemies of Beauty" list but they are up there...certainly after...SNAILS and SLUGS which are at the very top of the list and you can see pictures of the damage they cause.....up to devouring the whole leaf! Look at the beauty of a "virgin"leaf...
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
FINALLY, it rained last night.....how sweet the sound of those millions of gentle droplets.... I took a break from the "sofa situation" and the carving action to snap a few pictures ...for your eyes only.......? The first leaves of one of our water lily had reached the surface, the water was making soft ripples and the light was perfect....swiftly I snatched this exquisite moment.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Finally here we are...picture from last Sunday. (courtesy Emily) Both of us placed 1st in our respective age group. After the race the soreness in my left hip was a bit worse (surprising, no?).....when it is not one thing.....
I was not super happy with my time but considering that I had a
1- sore hip
2- slight pain in my back
3- a recovering ankle
Could be worse!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
In the plane I read but mostly I kept busy carving new stamps (very simple shapes). As you can see there is some ink left on the stamps in this photo but I cleaned them after. I have some more cleaning to do here and there and then I will proof them again.
Friday, May 2, 2008
We left Monday for Ohio and came back yesterday evening.
We stayed on the tarmac in ABQ for some 90 minutes before leaving....because of traffic jams in Chicago (where we were to take another plane for Columbus, Ohio). A call to Ohio to announce our tardiness brought the news that Jim had died (while we were taxing in ABQ).
So we arrived late in Columbus and after picking up our rental car we still had 1:30 drive to endure (at night and in the rain) to reach Athens....just in time to say goodbye before they took him away.
It was a great consolation to think that he died peacefully at home, his wife at his side and Willie and Autumn (the feline friends) close by.
Jim was a physics professor, a mountain climber, a hiker, a musician.
Jim, we will miss you very much!