Monday, July 26, 2010

Quiet Day

It's a quiet day here at the camper compared to our July vacation when the whole family was gathered. I am sitting up at the campground dining hall where I can access the internet. More than a gentle breeze is cooling things down today. My granddaughter and I played a game of scrabble this morning where I promptly beat her. Of course, she whipped me soundly last night. i'm a morning person, for sure. Hunger pangs are telling me it's time for lunch. Just checking in.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lavender Surprises

Life went on fast forward after we returned from our trip to New Mexico in May. I didn't have a chance to post some of the great pics I took, including this one. This delightful little shop is tucked away in a corner of a little town in the mountains. The welcoming lavender door made it love at first sight. Every nook and cranny is filled with various treasures. I certainly did not emerge empty-handed. I found the most gorgeous purse at a decent price and carefully packed it in my suitcase to be used this fall.
I read something yesterday about everyday holding a surprise for us. This photo reminds me to believe and watch for my surprise today.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010


The view from Mt. Cadillac on a clear day is stunning. I never tire of Acadia National Park and its endless beauty. This is one of the places we visited on vacation.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hope Comes in Blue

We returned home from vacation last night after 10 days of incredible weather camping with our children, spouses, grandchildren, and pet dog (not mine). Our grandson purchased a birdfeeder for my husband, but I was the one who fell in love with it right away.
While sitting on the deck early one morning, seven blue jays appeared- 3 on the feeder and 4 on the ground beneath.
Bluejays have always been a sign of hope and new beginnings for me. One would have been a treat, but 7 became a sign. As a mom and grandmother and wife, the "just for me" things are rare when we are together. Others in my family saw one or two, but the seven never returned after that morning.
Thank you , Lord.