Saturday, May 30, 2009

Las Cruces Trip

The Gold medal. I broke the 2002 record by 2' 51"with a time of 26'58".

This is a journal page dating from august 2007 when I knew that I would not be able to go to the New Mexico Senior Olympics because of injury...I was pretty upset then.

Gray and windy on our way

Threatening skies

Steve took this picture at about 5:30am right before the start

The line up...

From checking the evening before I was ready for a course with a long hill at the beginning, steeper than described!


The finish! Check the huge crowds cheering:)

My fellow competitors in age group 65-69: next to me the silver, then the bronze and the 4th place winner with her ribbon

I passed Lynn at the beginning but later on she passed me and beat me by 55 seconds (her age group 55-59). Very nice young woman.

Esther, 79 years young from Acoma pueblo and in brilliant yellow Inez from Los Alamos

I am not proud:)

Another Senior Olympian, Jeanette, full of life!

In front of our hotel before going home

On our way skies, sunny!

On the way back to Albuquerque we stopped for my reward, a gift from my son David who gave me a McDo certificate...He knew that I had been shamelessly drooling (for 1 year) for fast food (sorry slow-food folks), i.e., French fries and a fish sandwich.
All pictures from the race are by darling hubby Steve! Thank you, dear husband!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thank you

I'm on my way! Las Cruces, New Mexico for the NM Senior Olympics!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Back to Peace in the Garden

A pheasant (pleasant) running away from me in the field across from our house, too bad he is so far. A magnificent creature.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Our Dinner Party

From left , Richard, wife Darcy, Jeff, David and the back of Steve's head


Our one and only Sergio


Jeff and David

From left Em, Sergio and Christine (Jeff's wife)

Yesterday...we laughed a lot!
It was wonderful getting together again with friends Richard and Darcy. They came together from Colorado with Jeff and Christine. FUN!
Photos Emily Barnes

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Girls

The girls are happy campers.....waiting for this treat:
freshly chopped apples, lettuce tidbits...yummy....result: great eggs!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Race Photos

I am her number 1 fan, Mary Kirsling, 86 years young! She ran yesterday, can't remember her time but of course she was 1st in her age group. She is going to the Nationals to run in the 1500meters, the 5K and the 10K....unbelievable. She truly is my inspiration. Her 2 daughters are also runners, both elite runners especially one Colleen.

Back at home...with a cuppa..

At the starting line.

The finishing kick

The recompense
Photos by hubby Steve

Saturday, May 16, 2009

In the Early Evening on the Portal

You 're invited....of course, you know who you are:)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Misc. of Today

First a pic of crazy is heavenly to walk underneath...
Then the table I was refinishing, done now

A pretty little pitcher from Alsace, a gift from my brother years ago, filled with my favorite roses:
Abraham Darby and Evelyn
PS: The table is really not this red as in pic.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Turn



to receive a piece of mail art from my sis in Paris, that is.
Judge for yourself, a beautiful piece indeed from a talented artist. To see more go to her blog here.
I regret that I had to block addresses and therefore mess with the integrity of her work:(

PS: The "crown-like" image is made using one of her preciously- perfect -made- by- hand stamp....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I have neglected the 2 plants in my garden but they are so sweet, so kind to this lazy gardener! And so they offer their magnificent display nevertheless.

The Pond

These pictures are taken at a time when the reflection of the tree branches , orange sunbrella and pink flowers over the pond surface was just perfect...amazing