Friday, August 31, 2012

A Spoonful of Honey

Makes the 'algies go away. It's that time of year again in Middle Tennessee. I woke up Monday with horrid allergies.
Back to a tablespoon of local honey once a day. Fingers' crossed.

Happy Labor Day weekend, y'all!

Ooooh, ooooh, photo was shot with an effect setting on my little Sony, "Miniature." 
Labels: Cameras, Health, Tennessee

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Dad would have been 98 years old today.
Happy Birthday, Blue.
Labels: Dad

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pretty in Pink

I ordered these lilies from last week, and I've already had to make two bouquets out of all of the buds! You should smell the house!

I'm loving that magenta.

In other news . . . I'm officially ready for summer to be over.

Labels: Flowers

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sing Me a Song, Steve Earle, Steve Earle

Thank goodness, I was paying attention. If I had blinked, we woulda missed it. We only had three-days' notice!

Horrid photos--haven't quite figured out the new Sony for live-music shots. 

Despite the faux pas with my little camera, I'm feeling pretty good about hearing and seeing the man play live. I think Jack White has something when he says to leave your cameras and phones at home. Fiddling about with technology definitely takes away from the show. Oh well. Will continue to bring my camera if I'm allowed. It's in the blood. Still, it irks me that I didn't get one good shot. 

 I'm not so happy about seeing this guy showing up at Riverside's front door either. 
Labels: Alabama, Cameras, Hurricanes, Music, Riverside

Saturday, August 25, 2012

All That Remains

Miss ya, Big D!
Labels: Ann, Daniel, Family

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Testing, One-Two-Three

 Brother and I testing out a new Sony Cybershot in the store.

 You know I'm all about the macro, baby.

 My old Cybershot's screen started getting wonky. Too wonky to take a photo.

My new TINY DSC-TX55! I am LOVING it.
Labels: Brother Jim, Cameras

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer Love

Family arriving tomorrow! End-of-summer love.
Labels: Ann, Daniel, Summer, Flowers, Fairhope

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Baby

The kid begins college in less than a week. Where has the time gone?
Labels:  Kid, Teenager

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I used to sing this to the kid each and every morning when he was a mere babe.
Labels: Kid

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012


Ahhhhh, summatime.
Labels: Alabama, Flowers, Riverside

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Return to Your Beloved Sea

During his visit, my brother and I were able to release our father's ashes into the waters that reach into the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

 The hub took us out on a beautiful morn.

 It was absolutely breathtaking.

We brought hydrangea from the yard which I think fascinated the dolphin. It all made my heart dance.

He would have been 98 this month. 

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

--John Masefield
Labels: Brother Jim, Hub, Dad, Mobile Bay

Friday, August 10, 2012


For brother, Jim. 
Labels: Brother Jim, Pensacola, Florida, Summer

Thursday, August 09, 2012


Well hello there, Blue.
Labels:  Darlene, Riverside

Sunday, August 05, 2012

From NYC, with love

Sharing a rainbow cookie.
Labels: NYC



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