Playtime….This week’s P52 Photo Challenge.
I’ve missed my deadline again for the P52 Challenge. My only excuse is that life has been more about spending time with people this past week than about making pictures (although I did do plenty of that) or more accurately about the challenge itself or blogging about it. I’m pretty sure I’m okay with that.
I didn’t take this picture but doesn’t it illustrate the challenge perfectly?
Who knows more about playing than a Lab? Xavier’s joy is complete when someone is playing with him.
My thanks to my husband for texting this picture to me this afternoon.
And yes, we text each other even when we’re at home together,
Favorite Things….this week’s P52 Photo Challenge
I’m being literal with this week’s challenge. My first inclination was to post pictures of my grandsons.
However, they aren’t things.
Flowers are things. And this time of year I get such pleasure in watching them grow and thrive.
These are flower shots taken in Louisiana this past week.
I hope they make you smile as much as watching them grow and blossom makes me smile.
Still Life….this weeks P52 Photo Challenge
There is definitely not enough “still” in my life.
After almost three weeks of being in DC visiting my oldest son I’m pretty sure I’ve not paused to be still since returning home.
In my younger days I didn’t appreciate stillness. I had places to be and people to see. I had a life to live.
These days I love being still.
In the museums I visited in DC I stopped to study a few still life paintings and felt as if I was “seeing” them for the first time.
I used to think that particular genre was stiff and uninteresting. I was an art major. I was way too “edgy” to be enamored with paintings of fruit or flowers. As I have mellowed into the middle years of my life I now find them to be restful and marvel at the artist’s ability to capture the light and the essence of that which is still. Still does not equal stagnant. How is it that it has taken me over 50 years of living to understand that?
This is my still life from my days in DC. Dare I admit that I really enjoyed being away from the fray and the bustle of being a command spouse? Of course I can. A lot of you will understand completely. When was the last time you had the chance to peel an orange and then really see the way the light streaming through the kitchen door illuminated that glorious fruit?
Fiesta or Siesta….this week’s P52 Photo Challenge
No one “siestas” better than a cat.
“Why do cats sleep so much? Perhaps they’ve been trusted with some major cosmic task, an essential law of physics – such as: if there are less than 5 million cats sleeping at any one time the world will stop spinning.
So that when you look at them and think, “what a lazy, good-for-nothing animal,” they are, in fact, working very, very hard.”
― Kate Atkinson
Are you REALLY daring to disturb my siesta?!?
Green….this week’s P52 Photo Challenge
I’m on a roll with childhood memories lately. Perhaps being away from my home for two weeks has spurred that on.
This caught my eye as I walked down Mt. Vernon Avenue a few days ago. Although the clothes are on hangars they reminded me of the backyard clotheslines of my youth.
My mom hung the clothes out to dry long after she obtained a dryer. It was no simple task as the baskets of wet clothes had to be hauled up a flight of basement stairs, through the kitchen and then down the back steps to the yard. I’m sure it was lot easier to toss them in the dryer but Mom loved the smell of clothes and sheets that dried in the fresh air and sunshine.
Me, I love the smell of fabric softener instead. Maybe it’s because I’ve never had to go down into a dark, unfinished basement to do my laundry.
This is what I buy and use clothespins for:
Mom also ironed and I do as little of that as possible. In some respects I am not my mother’s daughter.
I suppose Mom was green many decades before “being green” was popular.
Details….this week’s P52 Photo Challenge
These were the details of my life on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
A phone call at 5:01 a.m. that woke me out of a sound sleep.
384 miles in the car in just over 6 hours with 3 pit stops.
2 hours later, 100% effaced and 10 centimeters dilated.
3 pushes and a birth at 5:21 p.m.
5 weeks early.
6 lbs. 3 ozs.
18 inches long.
Xander is born…our second grandson!
Sometimes life is all about the details.
This week’s P52 Photo Challenge is “hunger.”
I’ve been hungry many times in my life. More times than I’d like to admit I’ve said I “was starving.” In reality I’ve never even been remotely close to starving.
I have never known hunger.
For that I am thankful.