Thursday, July 31, 2014
today's work scene...
karma keeping me on task
so that I finished my article! ha!
my weekend starts tonight
and tomorrow I am off to spend two weeks
at elvis's house!
I am told that DC is having
beautiful, not the usual ugly,
hope they hold for me!
see you there....
[psst...maybe I should have deleted some of the exclamations!]
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
it was a day of work...
not much to say about that, except
the day's tasks were completed.
spent some of the day with mom...
she always has a smile for me
and all who come to see her.
she told me the young women
(even the older ones are young to her)
are very nice and caring.
we always have classical music playing for her...
it makes her room feel calm,
and alive too.
then I returned
to the breezes of the jetty...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
first, the day's clouds
with bits of rainbow
(morning walk with miss K)
refreshed hair, nothing dramatic!
(most especially the massage)
new dishes from TJMaxx
Italian and Portuguese that seemed just right together
(mix and match theme)
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
a quiet day....
early morning outside with Karma
(the usual noisy crows weren't noisy this morning)
breakfast outside on the patio
already quite warm, but breezy
some internet tasks,
then random searching
a bit of work, not too much
to ensure I meet my Wed deadline
another Karma walk
while E made us food
just a few photos
ice cream on the patio
still quite warm, but very breezy now
just what I needed
Saturday, July 19, 2014
I like words...
maybe that's why I write
I also like how a culture is reflected in its language...
or perhaps it's the other way around
this quote came to me this week
in a work-related email I get on word usage
The Spanish abound and delight in words of many syllables and where the English expresseth himself in one syllable, he doth in 5 or 6, as thoughts "pensamientos," "fray levantamiento," etc., which is held a part of wisdom, for while they speak they take time to consider of the matter.
~ James Howell, New English Grammar 40 (1662).
Friday, July 18, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
we have over fifty sea turtle nests on our beach....
the counters and observers come early every morning to mark the new ones
the morning's expert told me that this particular turtle attempted to nest
but was not successful....the pink flag marks the farthest point the mama crawled from the water's edge
the baby turtles will hatch about 60 days after the eggs are laid....
our neighbors have watched a hatch in the past
we hope we will too this year
this is a yellow crowned night heron....
usually only seen in the early morning
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
this morning, in my inbox
Sometimes I will stay put in my room for a day trying to get two sentences that will flow, that will seem as if they were always there. ~ Maya Angelou, in Conversations with Maya Angelou 59 (Jeffrey M. Elliot ed., 1989)
this evening, the calm of the beach
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
just when I think I have captured the most fantastic cloud formations,
another day arrives with another variation.....
tonight we walked the beach
and watched the enormous bank of black clouds approach
definitely bringing a deluge, we thought
(and the crows were noisily flying about,
making us feel like we were in a Hitchcock movie)
ha! the storm rolled over us
without a drop
as the sun disappeared for the day
Sunday, July 6, 2014
we woke this morning
to the sounds of thunder,
lots of gray clouds
and a beautiful rainbow over the gulf
rain was predicted
but it only sprinkled now and then....
in the afternoon, we helped celebrate
a 90th birthday, and of course,
the stories flowed
along with the wine