Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Loving life

During this past week I turned 58, and also returned from a retreat in Lake Tahoe with some of the most inspiring, powerfully creative, and fun loving women a gal could ever be so fortunate to meet. We hiked, we biked, we cooked, we swam.....we laughed, talked, and laughed some more. These............are my friends. We wear our scars right out there for everyone to see, but more importunately our smiles and triumphs as well. I am so very privileged to have them in my life, and as I turn this new magical number of 58, I hope with all my heart that they will be there for another, and another, and another, and another.....I think you get the picture, but just in case you didn't...here are a few to share. It was a beautiful week.  

 
 







 


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Shots from the garden

I venture out many mid-summer evenings with a book tucked tightly under my arm, and a cold drink in my hand, to the chair that awaits me in the side garden after a long but rewarding day at the nursery. Last night was one of those magical evenings, when I wished with all my heart that others were there to share it with me. Because I was alone, I lingered awhile in my thoughts before I just HAD to get up and walk into the house, grab the Nikon, and head back out to the patio to try and capture the moment..... if only for me.

The evenings around Fallon are filled with beauty that others don't always get to see. The sunsets...of course...because after all we are in the desert, and second only to the ocean sunsets are the desert beauties. But the true marvels are the rare times when we have CLOUDS! Lots of billowy white puffy things, filled with the possibility of a little bit of moisture and the feel of fresh sheets on a summer day hanging on the line. This was such an evening. And to top it all .......... a RAINBOW! Something I took for granted on 200 out of 365 days in another world...a long time ago, a rainbow...........ahhhhhhhh!


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