Last Wednesday at the farmers' market I met a little girl with an infectious smile, she ordered a customized pendant with the letter "e," for Ema (it's even spelled adorably to match her adorableness). I thought it would look just right with a personalized tag to go with it.
in the morning light, my feet touching the floor for the first time today, petting three kitty heads while serving them breakfast, the rustic fence I passed while walking, pink flowers, sun flare, Hermie's stretch, and the day begins.
...maybe a dinner party with spider friends is planned for this evening, an interesting and unusually pleasing pattern of caught insects hanging among the gardenias in a rainbow shaped web, just something I noticed while having some watermelon on the swing.
7.23...These party monster and zombie pendants are on their way to Kerry from papermoongallery. Kerry and I met at the Spring Unique show and worked out a collaboration. If you'd like one, a limited amount will be sold in her etsy shop and some future shows. Her felt creations are like nothing I have ever seen...enchanting, magical and original in every way, always with a touch of glitter, I love them!!
7.22....The sky was actually pink, as if powdered strawberry nesquik had been stirred right in. If you are a cloud appreciater (I am!) you might like to visit here.
.... likes a chocolate cake with blue frosting for his birthday (because that's how it was when he was little), shares his apple on Sundays with Hermie, had a pet crow named John, slept under the stars with his brother, grew up in Pennsylvania, loves to fish, wears a shady brady while building beautiful fireplaces and walls with bricks and stone, wrote letters to Mom from his navy ship during the Vietnam war, enjoys evenings playing poker or toasting marshmallows out back, will come at a moment's notice no matter the time of day, wears blue to match his blue eyes, shares the number 21 with me, sings a funny chicken song, and is the very best dad in the world, has always been gentle and loving and supportive with all of his girls, thank you, Dad. xoxo
Today we celebrated my older sister, Pam's, birthday. An evening of Mom's homemade chili, a german chocolate cake from scratch, gifts, and family.
She is a blueberry buckle baker, caretaker, shares all she's got and more, lover of green tea (long before it was the drink to drink), my older sister and best friend, she gives me advice late into the night, is always up for jacuzzi, thinks of others before they think of themselves, she remembers our past when I forget, delights in unusual chocolate bars, has the most beautiful handwriting and distinctive laugh, I love her, I was born and she was there... to hold my hand, support me, show me and love me. Here we are many moons later, and I don't know a life without her and wouldn't want to even imagine it.
While photographing my best friend's children's cuteness, I said "touch noses," so they did. We all laughed very hard at the literal interpretation of what I'd said, it makes me laugh now to think how quickly they did it, though it was a strange request for picture taking.
After hugs, silliness, galosh wearing (in case of critters), jumping, and giggling...
...they touched noses in perfect sweetness.
Photographing these two is one of my favorite things to do, to capture the love, grumpiness, smiles, frowns, and happiness of their childhoodness.
7.06......To see Hermie soaking up the sun go here, but be prepared for ultimate cuteness!
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7.05......Friends in high places . . . Case got an email from his childhood friend, Tyson, that he would be flying over our city on Sunday. He made sure to fly by and wave hello on his way to Los Angeles, I loved seeing both the Coast Guard helicopter circle above us and Case's face as he waved hello to his dear friend.
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7.04......A cozy fourth with family, missing Pam as she was off on a trip the eve before and luckily saw an early fireworks show from the airport before flying off.
May your weekend find you in sunshine, eating berries, taking a dip, smelling the aroma of outdoor summer cooking, at the edge of your seat watching Jaws or singing along with Yankee Doodle Dandy, and taking in the brilliant sparkles booming into the night sky . . .