Tuesday, June 25, 2013

From the old front porch...really!

Reclining on the wicker setee on my porch. The weather is balmy. The smell of lilac is heavenly. Grands are running around with bubbles and creating art with sidewalk chalk. I had my nails painted lavender just for fun today.
This is a moment to keep forever in a memory jar. Like marmalade.
Ivy says, "Can you smell it?" Summer is here in our peninsula...at least for today.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Today ...

At the Lake Michigan beach with my Grands from Texas I dressed in sweatshirt and wrapped up in a blanket. They buried each other in sand and swam in frigid water. They enjoy the big lake so much.

I finished reading Defending Jacob. Talk about the other side of a story. My heart ached for the parents of a teen who is so seriously disturbed he destroys another child's life without remorse. We always feel for the victim of a heinous crime but rarely feel sympathy for the family of the perpetrator. This book hurt...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A walk through a garden...

Garden art in a little town in Upper Michigan called Garden. Along a creek running through her yard, Jane, graciously let me enjoy her beautiful flowers and her art created from glass bells, plates and teapots. Just lovely!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

What did you say???

My granddaughter, who by the way has few teeth, said to me today, "Granny, you look just like Peaches!" Peaches is a Golden Retriever. A lugubrious, reddish haired dog with a hangdog look. Peaches has perfected that look. I think that word was coined because of her.
"How?" I ask, " Do I look like your dog?"
"Well, you have the same color hair as she does."
I might not ever get over this one. I will be posting a picture of Peaches as soon as I catch that dog in a good mood...

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Listening on the porch...

I just finished The Orphan Train. My heart hurts but at the same time I feel the hope and connection the two women in the story shared. Reading a book like this makes me wonder about the life stories we all could tell. I will read this again.

I have had a run of good luck in the book choices I have made in the past few months. Another 6/5.