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Homecoming 2012


This post is so late in coming, considering the date of Homecoming was in October. So many varied interruptions poked at me this piece never made it to the world. Never the less, this will see the light of day today.

This post is really for my daughter. It is about my daughter. Truly, it is almost nothing but my daughter.

When you get a look at these pictures you too will understand why it features … my daughter.

I am new to most girly things, being the mother of first three boys and lastly, of a girl. When I was sixteen, I was a tom-boy struggling to be feminine and getting very little help from my mother. As wonderful a person as she is, my mom was not the girly-girl most mothers are. I tend to lean toward her practical and stoic outlook of femininity.

My beautiful daughter, on the other hand, intuitively knows the requirements needed to accomplish the epitome of femininity. She dragged me to all the right places until we found the perfect dress.


After which we found the most stunning pair of shoes.


Hers are the pair on the far left. Studded with rhinestones. This picture does nothing to enhance the wonderful sparkly nature of those heels.

The whole experience swept me away in exuberance. I love shopping and shopping for shiny things is just that much more fun.

Then she found a hair stylist close to home to do her hair. It turned out beautifully.


And then there are more shots of just the girl…




So sorry. She’s my kid and this moment will never be here again.

Then of course we have the young man who is her “date”. We met up with him and his buddies where I also met his very nice mother. We are ever the protective parents, so we have to know everyone who touches our child.


He is a gentleman and made my girl feel elegant. Way to roll Keith!


And…. even more important than the guy… All the girls!!


Aren’t they all so pretty!!


These are the males to the females. All of them are so grown up and they clean up pretty darned well.


One new friend added here.


Had to include this one too.


And I had to get my mug in there with my lovely daughter.


This was so much fun taking the pictures – practice taking head shots and all sorts of people shots and making use of the light in these lovely settings.

This is my little piece of heaven today.


What Are We Wearing?


This little post is only a prelude to the next. I had to address a tiny issue in these pictures.

Can anyone tell me what this child is wearing?

She is carving a pumpkin, yes. But does this task require special attire? Has she taken the goolish season so literally that she must immerse herself into the festivities with such ardent enthusiasm?

A closer look reveals its shinier aspects. It could be fashionable, even.

Perhaps she is developing a ritual costume for pumpkin carving.

Is this her attempt at nouveaux fashion?

She might be trying to impress a friend.

Though he doesn’t require any encouragement.

Maybe she is trying to match his look. Black top.

A plastic sack is as appealing on this child as any other top to her friend.

Oh wait! That IS a plastic sack, isn’t it?

I know. This is her attempt to protect herself from those flying seeds and pumpkin strings released in the process of pumpkin slaughter.

She did a great job. Will show you later.

I love her ingenuity and creative nature and, as her mother, have to brag on it.

She is just my little piece of heaven today.


Back On the Seasonal Flower Trail


At last! I haven’t spent very much time here this week. I haven’t spent much time with my camera either. During this time, however, nature continued along its natural course, growing and maturing and flourishing in the bounty of springs rains. The road to our farm sprouted a few new blooms that caught my eye and I wanted to share them with you.

These are only two of the new brightly colored blooms adorning my trip.

These are another form of honeysuckle; this according flowerman CM. These are gorgeous, though and resemble trumpets to me.

Then there are these beauties. I am flora ignorant so I have no clue what these are, but I love this lavender shade. These are definitely esthetically pleasing.

It’s this the most delicious color?

These sure brightened these pages.

Another little piece of heaven


Beautifully Simple and Simply Beautiful


Today it is my express pleasure to share something created by another one of my aunts. I should clarify my dad is one of eight children, five of which are sisters to him and all of them incredibly creative in their own right. Needless to say, I am exuberantly proud of the originality that emerges from family members and I am compelled to share their beautiful creations with the world.

My Aunt Mary is a painter. She has taught art in the past and may still teach some, but I know for a fact that she paints and draws – it is her love. She has always painted as long as I can remember. As a child I remember being introduced to works of hers hanging on walls of my aunts and uncles homes. She is awesome. Now a days she creates smaller pieces. I wish to feature note cards she has painted and reproduced as prints.

I love their simplicity and the colors and their content. I love they are made by Aunt Mary.

And though I haven’t seen her in years, I can see her face so clearly. I love Aunt Mary.

The colors of spring are all here.

I love flowers.

There are even a couple small animals.

I think they are stunning.

I didn’t post this as an advertisement. My only desire is to share genuine talent with the people I know. I love to show off the accomplishments of the people I love. When I asked her to share these with you, there wasn’t a moments hesitation. Thank you Aunt Mary for the go ahead. I loved every minute of photoshoping these to bring out the detail. I think they are beautiful.

Aunt Mary sells these cards and should you care to purchase them she be reached at this email address:

I love this little piece of heaven today.