Monday, July 7, 2014

Lessons from Mom

This morning I spent some time organizing my writing folder and I stumbled upon something I'd written after my mom's passing three years ago.  I would have liked to have posted it yesterday, the day that would have been her 76th birthday, but I thought I'd share it with you today instead of waiting another year and forgetting about it again. Though all of the words may not be original, they are certainly true.

Since this is supposed to be a photo blog I thought I'd share one of my favourite photographs of my mom.  She's dressed up for one of the many costume parties she enjoyed attending (circa 1960).  Wish I'd inherited those gams!



Things my mother taught me about...

make up:
Don't leave the house without lipstick.

karma:
Someday you'll have kids just like you.

work:
Always do your best.

friendship:
There's nothing like a group of women friends.

gossip:
is mean spirited and unkind.

money:
When you buy cheap, you buy twice.

love:
will never find you if you don't let down your guard.

happiness:
Some of the best times of your life are the simplest and usually include family and friends.

forgiveness:
is essential for happiness.

kindness:
Do things for others and do things for yourself, you're worth it.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Weekend Walkies

Feeling grateful to be able to walk the dogs to this lovely spot not far from our place.  They have room to run and there is almost always a marmot or two to chase.  I felt severely limited by my iPhone camera, but thought I'd share a few wildflowers with you anyway.  My D200 is hooped so I'm trying to decide what to do about a new or newish camera.  I will be visiting the Maritimes soon, with an itinerary that includes a visit to Cape Breton and a tour of the Cabot Trail.  A good camera will be essential!












Saturday, May 10, 2014

The City of Refuge

Just south of Kona Hawaii, lies Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, or The City of Refuge as it often called.  It's a sacred site, and in ancient times if you'd broken the rules you could flee to this spot and escape punishment.  Again, my writing time is spent elsewhere these days but thought I'd post some photos for my family's enjoyment.