Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
surely this first photo indicates we are not in florida today....
we have returned to our home state, michigan,
a funny coincidence in our marriage.
we both grew up here, E in Detroit,
me in a small rural farming community.
we are visiting his brother and sister
in the grand rapids area where his brother has retired.
I started the day with a long walk along memory lane,
the rural landscape so like my childhood.
later, we all piled into his transport vehicle
that can accommodate the sister's wheelchair....
to be introduced to the beautiful
Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
after the tour of the gardens and sculpture
we paused in the cafe, its ceiling alive with Chihuly glass!
of course, the day was full of stories and laughter,
and if you know these brothers, endless puns!!
with my mom in florida, I see my family fairly often,
but it so good to see and be with E enjoying his family.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
oh, what a difference a day makes.
and to all of you, my good friends and family,
thank you so so much for the hugs, and wisdom, and caring words
on yesterday's post.
you have reminded me this is my mom's journey,
and just being and accepting is all that is needed.
it was a beautiful day in so many little ways,
beginning with this lovely light!
Friday, September 12, 2014
feeling the darkness tonight....
some days, it is more difficult sitting with mom,
as she barely stirs to say hi,
often with her eyes closed,
quickly falling back into her contained world....
it's hard to imagine what she experiences day-to-day
I once read a book told by a dying woman,
the words floated around on the page from the past to the present,
bits and pieces, like a puzzle strewn about,
phrases, not sentences....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
just a quick post this morning,
thanks to a fitful comcast last night,
I gave up on attempts to post.
in the past, we've always used a DSL connection
but thought we'd try cable this time.
after several frustrating nights,
we may switch.
to be continued....
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
though more subtle than a midwest fall,
we are feeling the change of season,
with cooler air in the mornings and evenings,
and the sunrise now after 7:00.
I captured this anhinga
just after 7:00, and stood watching it twist
its neck in every direction
to clean its feathers.
then it returned to diving for fish.
in the water, only its head is visible
(and difficult to photograph)
hence it is sometimes called the snake bird.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
as if to remind us that it is still summer
here in florida,
the morning began with high winds and rain....
the sun and heat followed,
but by evening we were again treated
to an amazing night sky, full of storm clouds....
and a delightfully, cooling light rain
as we stood on the beach
taking it all in.
another lovely sunday,
this one shared with my sister
and her man.