June 27, 2010
June 27, 2010 Candace Morris 5 Comments
Light forcing its way to my eye...a determination beyond me.
Bowing in reverenge to the real age of things.
Blinking back tears at the neediness of nature,
straining my neck backwards to glimpse her great magnitude and nobility.
(Wishing and knowing she would want to be here.
She'd say something simple and profound about it over coffee
and again later with her paintbrush.
I still look around for her when I know she needs to see something,
as if she were walking there behind me with her backpack and hiking boots.
I'd rely on her eyes to help me see...
Although nature assures me that it is good and right to have relied upon her vision for a small time,
I have to learn to see through my own eyes )
Watching us all grow and discover new sights, even with tired eyes...
Sunday morning brought delicious breakfast, naps, and a trip to the parents for our weekly sunday night dinners where we watched my two newest nieces size each other up. Warning, CUTE OVERLOAD ahead.
(it's only right to tell you that quite a few of these pictures were taken by my sister...)
Take me out to the ballgame
June 25, 2010
June 25, 2010 Candace Morris 1 Comments
On the way home, we rolled down the windows and blasted Heart's greatest hits. Though we were completely hoarse by the time we arrived home, we were light as feathers and happy as clams. Thank you, Cliff Lee. Thank you, Full Sail Amber Ale. Thank you, jumbo dog with mustard and onions (mustard and relish in her case). Thank you, Ann Wilson. Thank you, weather.
June 23, 2010
June 23, 2010 Candace Morris 2 Comments
The last two days have FINALLY felt like summer in Seattle, and I tell you, it's been impossible to stay inside or sit still. So, I didn't even try. Yesterday, Teresa and I went to our local nursery and overdosed on the beauty that is chloroplasts and photosynthesis (and other science-y words). I needed the mood boost in a bad way.
I purchased a wonderful hanging basket of Begonias in the most energizing shade of orange.
I purchased a wonderful arrangement of snapdragons in honor of Kelly's upcoming (2nd, blerg) surgery (they are her favorites).
I purchased arugula.
I purchased zucchini.
(but have not, as yet, mastered the spelling thereof)
I purchased a raspberry start.
I purchased another succulent for my growing collection.
I repotted my Wandering Jew, which had been in a bad way for some time.
I am in love with my granny gardening hat.
It feels so good to get my hands dirty once in a while.
After a productive afternoon I whipped up a rosemary (organic) chicken, potatoes, spinach salad, and herbed carrots. We topped the meal off with a bottle of Pinot Grigio and enjoyed the lazy summer night.
the long road home: 11 hours to Seattle
Once we reached northern California, we were able to see my brother and his family as well as two of my best friends, Jackie and her kids as well as Kelly and Brad. It was so amazing to see them all and have a good rest before we cruised the 11 hours home. We've been home a week, and I already miss the open road. Maybe we'll take a "getting lost" drive this weekend.
June 22, 2010
June 22, 2010 Candace Morris 5 Comments
Bonjour & welcome
Saint Theresa newly adorns my green room. I'm in love with a new muscle T-shirt I found second-hand. I showed them to her last week wh...
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