Sunday, July 22, 2012

...sunflower love...

...wow...so much enjoyment from just five gorgeous sunflowers...
...a bouquet purchased at Trader Joe's...
...the best bargain in the store...

“The sunflower is mine, in a way.” 
~ Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, July 19, 2012

...apt apps...what will they think of next...

No matter how old I am, I have always liked to create things...
then I could say:  "see what I made today?"
The camera on my new iPad is quite amazing ...but those apps..oh, my...


...I can't really paint, but this app makes it look like I can...



...even paint in several different styles...


...it is possible to even create my own textures...and like magic...the photo is changed once again...


...what a fun way to keep cool during these hot days...
...just go to your app store...there are many photography apps to choose from...
...some are even free...

“It is better to play than do nothing”
 Confucius

Saturday, July 14, 2012

...happiness in my cupboard...


"The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters."
 ~Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, July 12, 2012

...playing with my little ironstone butter pats...such simple delight...


"White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black...God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white."
 -- G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

...how to survive a hot summer day...lessons from Alex...

...shhh...someone is napping!...

...we are trying really hard to make Alex feel at home...

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." 
 ~Sam Keen

Friday, July 6, 2012

...there's something about a small town fourth of July parade...


Life is short...
 break the rules...
forgive quickly...
kiss slowly...
love truly...
laugh uncontrollable...and...
never regret anything that made you smile...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

...independence, freedom and that beautiful flag...

...in memory of our loving Gram...
Chloe Fix James Galbraith
born on the 4th of July, 1894


"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
 ~Erma Bombeck