Saturday, July 16, 2011

On the Twenty-Sixth Day of Summer

Pizza again

~all ready for the oven~  Malachi put some of his favorites on the small one

walked just outside the front door and picked the basil

Three and one small waiting when there is room

Today was a cool rainy day amidst the unusually hot days for the mountains. I took advantage of the cool day to use the oven for pizza.

Friday, July 15, 2011

On the Twenty-Fifth Day of Summer

Visit with my parents and aunt and uncle. A little mountain adventure.

I took a couple of posed pictures of them around the table but liked the not posed best

A posed picture happened just after this one of the great grandparents, grandson and wife and great grand daughter.Once again I liked the not posed.

Malachi enjoyed carrying his own umbrella

We went in the church to see the frescoes

A scene from the fresco and I did not use a flash `good thing since I saw a sign on the way out that said no flash pictures allowed

Cousins studying the scriptures together...

It's raining ,come over here Selah
The elders taking care. Great grand pa, Papa, Dad/Uncle

Thursday, July 14, 2011

On the Twenty-Fourth Day of Summer

 stages of ripeness

Papa and grandson serious berry pickin'

the final pick

pay on the honor system as you leave

love how someone left a bouquet by the pay door

Caught a glimpse of the last pour into our containers

Back home. David and I switched gears and went out for the evening. We were blessed with tickets, a neighbor wasn't able to use, to a dance company performing at the university.
ready with my date

ready to go

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

On the Twenty-Third Day of Summer

Mom and Dad are out of town. Papa and Oma get play time. Best of all! Today my eldest grandson said... "Oma, I love you" all on his own. No one telling him to tell me I love you. My soul exploded leaking through my tear ducts.

Belly laughs

So silly Papa!
Cuddle Buggin' after nap time...Oma lovin' every moment

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

On the Twenty-Second Day of Summer

We have experienced twenty five summers in this home. Most homes in our area of the Blue Ridge are not or should I say were not air conditioned. Even the town department stores only recently added air conditioning. A few still don't have ac. The small town mall was built with ac in the early 1980's. That was a rarity. Are we getting softer, older, or are summers warmer with higher temperatures for longer stretches than normal? Talking to some old timers seventy years and older, I ask if they have air conditioning. Even though most still don't a common answer is "we bought a little unit for the bedroom last year"  Or,"I don't remember heat this high this long up here." I don't know if it's the maladies of a mid 50 year old woman with constant HEAT WAVES, or if it's just hotter up here in these mountains. Either way, I came home to this surprise in our bedroom window.

something strange in our bedroom window it makes a low hum and emits cold air

I am writing this in our living area with windows open wide and the sound of white noise from the window fans. It is pleasant. A wonderful blessing to live in the south where, for the most part, the summer days can get really warm and humid but can cool as the sun goes down.

Yes...We will DEFINITELY enjoy our new window air conditioner on those humid summer nights.

Monday, July 11, 2011

On the Twenty-First Day of Summer

Greed. Our society is full of it. Something happened at work today that got me thinking about greed. Greed is so closely linked to injustice. I looked up the word and found it interesting the example is what happened today.

Greed, greediness denote an excessive, extreme desire for something, often more than one's proper share. Greed means avid desire for gain or wealth (unless some other application is indicated) and is definitely uncomplimentary in implication: His greed drove him to exploit his workers.

I am part of this American society. Am I greedy? I don't want to be.

I like this
He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God ?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

On the Twentieth Day of Summer

waiting for breakfast

pass the peaches

coffee and juice
Sunday morning and the living is easy

Sunday morning rest

all from the gardens