Saturday, May 17, 2008
I really watch what I eat and ice cream in just not on my list of every day foods. Eating it every night was all my Mom's fault! :) She has been allergic to everything dairy for most of her entire life and never ate or drank milk products. When we went out together Mom would always have sherbert. Then, one day a couple of years ago, she did the forbidden and ate some ice cream and didn't get sick. It turns out that she CAN eat Moose Munch ice cream. Well there you go, she opened Pandora's Box and now has it in her freezer she and my Dad it all the time! And, of course Mom wanted K and I to join her and Dad-what could I say? What would you say when it was presented to you like this? :) The cake was double chocolate-Mmmmmm.
We ate this dessert on a gloriously sunny day on their deck on the river, watching the ships go by. I'm still working off those calories! :)
I changed up the order of the photos, Mr. Beaver below just looked too strange being at the top of this post.
My first real taste of summer came when I was home at my parents who live on the Great Lakes of Michigan. These photos were taken off their front deck. The ships that ride the lakes are magnificent when you see them up this close and I never tire of watching them go by. We've recorded them from all over the world. They make their way up through the various locks from the ocean. When they start running again it means the ice has all melted and it's the signal for spring and summer to begin...then boating and water skiing and just hanging out on the beach- my kind of living!
I ran a little over 4 miles around the East lake this morning. The weather is about 82 now and gorgeous-finally! On my trips around the lake I have been fortunate enough to see a lot wildlife and came upon a beaver twice in the past week. I know the damage they can do but still- you can appreciate these industrious characters when you see one. K and I stalked this one for a little over 1/2 hour so we could get a good photo. He was about 4 1/2 feet in total length, his tail about 2 1/2 of that.
Now I have a big job ahead of me and it's off to plant flowers. The iris' are just starting to open around the yard so I'll be posting photos of them later. Enjoy your Saturday!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Proud and Tall - Mother's Gifts
We recently returned from our trip to Canada and Michigan, where my family spent some very precious time together. It was perfect and I cherished every moment-can't you tell? Every time I look at my sons, a non-stop video plays in my head filled with moments from the time they were born to the present and I am SO proud of the young men they have become. Their wit and charm, love and compassion makes me all teary-eyed and leaves me smiling from ear to ear.
I am the shrimp now, they all tower over me and here I am wearing 2 1/2 inch heels!
Happy Mother's Day to Me- I am so blessed! Happy Mother's Day to you too!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Petals and Rays
Signs of spring! Blossoms of flowering cherry, dogwood and many other varieties I cannot name but I can capture them in my lens. Beautiful aren't they? Oh, and how marvelous they smell!
Tomorrow I am off to shop for flowers for the garden. It is suppose to be cool and rain but I won't let that stop me, no, not with this type of encouragement egging me on.
The sunshine and rays streaming through the clouds; lovely aren't they? My husband said, "capture them please." "Oh yes" I say. God has touched the petals and the rays with his brush of magnificence.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Through My Lens
On the way back from our trip we stopped at a Starbucks in Chicago and noticed that they attached a print out of our order to our cups. I for one still prefer when they indicate my order by check marking the boxes on the side of the cup. I also prefer the original Starbucks logo in green. They've just recently started using this new brown design and it just throws me off a bit. I like the logo design, just not in all brown. Hopefully it is just a spring promo and they'll go back to the original design soon. Green works, so why mess with perfection?
I'll be posting more photos later as time permits.