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Showing posts with label community. Show all posts
Showing posts with label community. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wonderful Classical Music On A Sunday Evening

Following a busy Saturday  and then a busy Sunday with Church and then Brunch we enjoyed a relaxing evening with beautiful music, mostly classical. The vocalist was exceptionally talented. There were many of us sitting in the park with lounge chairs and picnic food. It was such a nice way to start the week.



It was a beautiful evening in the park with lovely views of the sky through the tall trees.

Saturday, was a very full day for us. We drove a friend of mine to a funeral for her nephew. It was held  two hours from here. And, while she was attending the event, we went to visit another friend that I have known for thirty years. She is 82 years old and is living in a senior residential home because she has had several strokes. She is able to talk and can get around with a wheelchair. This is the second time we have been able to visit her and she was very happy that she could see us again. MSM was behind the steering wheel for a total of seven hours. His endurance continues to impress me given his age of 83! And, it was so kind of him to do all of this for me. I am blessed.

There will be more "vacation photos", soon!  

I hope you had a Great Weekend.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Newspaper Said It All

"Gone but not forgotten." Our little town has had a loss of an icon that most towns will never experience.  Tuesday morning, we lost Clarissa, our town burro! She was 27-years-old and was born in the field where she grew to fame and lived a life as a greeter of many who would include her in their morning, afternoon or evening walking route at the west end of town on Main Street.   

Reportedly, in the 1980's the Bureau of Land Management rounded up wild burros from Death Valley because of their large population and sent them to University of California, Davis where they could be adopted. A burro was adopted by some folks who soon had two burros when Cass (Clarissa's mom)  gave birth. The two burros lived quietly, almost anti-social for many years in the field at the end of Main Street. Then Cass passed away and before long Clarissa started becoming friendly to passers-bys.  In no time at all, Clarissa became "Murphys burro". I enjoyed  hearing her friendly bray especially in the morning from my home a couple blocks away. I will miss her.

During a morning walk in February of this year I took this photo of her while she was looking at Lily. 

She usually came to the fence to greet everyone,especially the dogs and many people would feed her carrots.

Clarissa will be missed. R.I.P. We loved you.

I hope you have a Bright and Sunny Day.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Victory Celebration

Yesterday, following church services we enjoyed a great brunch at a favorite restaurant on the golf course. No doubt about it, I am becoming very spoiled.  Then,  - - - - - - -

In the afternoon we attended a lovely Victory Celebration at the Regional Hospital Cancer Center.

My Special Man is a five-year survivor and has done exceptionally well following surgery for a self-contained tumor followed by chemotherapy. Such a blessing!
This little sachet is filled with wildflower "Seeds of Hope" that we will be planting near the dining room window with hopes that they will grow and we can enjoy them from the dining room.

I hope all of you had a nice weekend and cherished your loved ones.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Busy Weekend

The weekend was another event filled time. We walked several laps of the football track during Saturday afternoon and stayed for the closing luminary ceremony. It was a very enjoyable and tremendously inspiring day. We plan to do it again next year. But, we think we would like to go to the opening ceremony in the morning and then return at sun down when the closing ceremony takes place.

This is a 2000 painting by artist P. Buckley Moss. Be sure to check out her website.

Sunday morning we attended church and it was Earth Day Sunday. The gardener in me really enjoyed one of the songs which we sang called - - -

 by David Mallett

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Please bless these seeds I sow
Please keep them safe below
'Till the rain comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones
We are made of dreams and bones
Need a place to call my own
'Cause the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature's chain
Tune my body and my brain
To the music of the land
Plant your rows straight and long
Season with a prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her loving care
An old crow watching from a tree
From his perch in youder tree
In my garden I'm as free
As that feathered thief up there

Almost every Sunday following church services, we join very good friends for Brunch. Following Brunch we stopped by one of the local wineries for a little tasting. About a week ago we met the owners while we were out for dinner and they came over to our table to talk, commenting on how happy we looked.  Believe it or not, this is happening to us a lot!  Living in a little community tends to make people very friendly. It can be very enjoyable.

Hope you had a Fabulous weekend.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This Time It Is the Red Anemone And - - - - - - - - - RELAY FOR LIFE


I think these flowers are so stunning! And, it is a good thing that I took these photos before the most recent snow we had again a few days ago. But, today we are having a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the high 70's expected.  I think there is one more storm forecast  for this coming Wednesday.

At least, we are having a lovely weekend and that is a good thing because today is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. We will be attending this afternoon and staying for the evening luminary ceremony. My Special Man is a five year cancer survivor and we are so blessed that he has not had any further issues with cancer.

I hope you are having and Wonderful and Healthy day.


Some Additional Special Photos


Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2011

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2011

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014