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Monday, 19 June 2017

19 June

The fun

The boys went into the water for the first time on Sunday

They said it was so cold they could barely feel their legs....

I took their word for it...

The random

Mermaids on the beach at twilight....

perhaps she strayed too close to the seashore,

or stayed too long in the afternoon air

her head was turned round about

when the first beams of moon light reflected off the water

so she stays where she lays till the white foam

of the Atlantic washes her back to her home in the deep

 The good

The Tall Ships sailed by our rather tiny-sort-of-an-island....

It was pretty foggy on Saturday morning and I had to work on Friday

but I did get to see about 6 of them way off the coast

This is not my picture

Friday, 16 June 2017

16 June

I went to the Beacon Hill art walk with my friend from work.

There were so many different types of paintings and artists!

Art displays were set up in all the little crooked alleyways

and tiny courtyards that litter Beacon Hill, Boston.

I walk there often during my lunch break but during the art walk

many of the gated areas were open.

Both my friend and I love this house.

As we were admiring the artwork set up there

we looked upward to see a random rainbow 

that sort of lit the sky for a moment or two and then was gone. 

The weather has finally turned toward summer.

Last weekend had Dog beach filled with kite-surfers.

Joe and I watched one from the porch of a morning.

He had his dog with him and we could see the dog chasing him

in the water as he sailed across the water and into the sky.

After the art walk I stopped into 

King James Church

They were having an evensong for Pentecost Sunday

The Choir was just beautiful

I finally broke down and went to the eye doctor.

I picked out a pair of everyday glasses and a pair of  RX sunglasses.

Such  a good decision on my part....I don't know why I waited so long.

Monday, 12 June 2017

12 June

 the good

a decent selfie....or at least I think it's decent

the random

breakfast for a seagull

lying all willy-nilly on the shore of a morning

the fun

Cutest boy ever!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tuesday Tunes

U is for....up, up and away....into the mystic....

I love to listen to the music of people who have recently passed away.

I've been listening to the Allman Brothers all weekend.

I like to think of their body of work being played all over the world

as a lullaby rocking them up to the stars from down here on earth.

As if they if they could look back and hear the notes of their own music

and all the people easy now.

Monday, 29 May 2017

lest we forget

Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

the random

It is my habit at some point before the Memorial day parades to visit the graveyard.

Here on this rather tiny, sort of an island

we take our Memorial Day pretty seriously. 

Everything is in pristine condition for the start of the high season.

Yesterday as I noticed this pitchfork at the ready

Veteran's graves decorated with flags

I thought of this song....sung, sadly, in a musical round.....

the good
early morning sunlight on my desk...

it hasn't exactly been warm around here

or sunny....or dry....

but we did have a rather nice day yesterday

sandwiched between all the cold rain

the fun

 When the Saints go Marching In

We are traveling in the footsteps
Of those who've gone before
But we'll all be reunited (but if we stand reunited)
On a new and sunlit shore (then a new world is in store)

Oh when the Saints go marching in
When the Saints go marching in
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

And when the sun refuses to shine
And when the sun refuses to shine
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When the moon turns red with blood
When the moon turns red with blood
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

On that hallelujah day
On that hallelujah day
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

O when the trumpet sounds the call
O when the trumpet sounds the call
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

Some say this world of trouble
Is the only one we need
But I'm waiting for that morning
When the new world is revealed

When the revelation comes
When the revelation comes
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When the rich go out and work
When the rich go out and work
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When the air is pure and clean
When the air is pure and clean
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When we all have food to eat
When we all have food to eat
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When our leaders learn to cry
When our leaders learn to cry
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

Louis Armstrong

Sunday, 28 May 2017

morning notes

Sitting on the porch of a morning in my faded old blue jeans

they're worn at the knee old school and the fly is tattered where the buttons are

but I like the way they feel on my my limbs 

like  an old friend you can sit beside 

and brush against 

without talking

 Air's  still a little cold - sunshine seeps in to warm my bare feet

Sky's blue, grass is green and freshly mowed

Waves are rolling over the stones on the beach across the street

Old Allman Brothers drifting out over the beach roses that blossomed yesterday

The music illuminates cracks in the overlapping spaces 

between the seasons of my life

where it's crimped and crooked

like a bend in the road

or my faded blue jeans

ashes to ashes and dust to dust

  all buttons unbuttoned 

all snaps unsnapped

sadness and sorrow

love and joy

and fresh mown grass 

and the wild beach roses 

 You're my blue sky

You're my sunny day

and I breathe

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tunes for a Tuesday

T is

I suppose it happens to us all as we travel through this world....but it is a whole new era for me...

this dying of the poets and musicians.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Chris Cornell's music until last week when he died.

This week I've been listening to him a lot.

Monday, 22 May 2017

22 May

the fun

the weather was nice enough for Bonnie and Dan to take Verne

to his first ever trip to the beach!

He loved it!

the random

I've been listening to Chris Cornell all week.

He took his own life last week.

I've always loved his music and respected the type of

"famous, rock star" that he was.

What a shame. 

the good

I finally got a new pair of glasses on Saturday.

I also ordered a pair of sunglasses....

I can't wait to pick them up in a few weeks.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

17 May

S is for....Summa Cum Laude

which is how my daughter graduated from UMass Lowell last weekend!

I am so very proud of her!

Monday, 15 May 2017

15 May

the good
My daughter, Hannah, graduated from UMass Lowell on Saturday!
She was Summa Cum Laude!

I'm so proud of her!

the fun

We had a gathering at my house to celebrate.

My daughter, Bonnie (Verne's mum), my step-daughter, Kaitlyn, and my daughter, Hannah...

and of course, Verne!

the random

Happy mother's day!

This year is exceptional for me as it's my first year as a grandmother!

Monday, 24 April 2017

24 April

The Fun

Verne's Mamma and Pop went to a wedding 

so I got to spend the afternoon with him.

Serious Nana and Verne time!

Well...maybe not so serious.

the  good

Tulips at Beacon Hill

the random

pine cones dropping

Friday, 24 March 2017

24 March

It's been nice having the light later in the day.

I've been catching the sunset on my way home from work

and it's just beautiful.

The purple Oxalis is blooming on my bedside table.

It looks so pretty in the sunlight through the window.

Tucker has been taking advantage of the rather gloomy days 

we've had for a bit of a cat nap on my bed.

We had the boys last weekend and took advantage of a respite 

from the cold for a walk on the beach....

Jack is surveying the land and the sea

I didn't get a chance to see my grandson Verne this week 

but my daughter sent me this picture on St. Patrick's day.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

23 March

walking on the beach

I gathered this and that

and brought it home in a cotton bag

that my sister-in-law left at my house last year.

upended bag on the rug in my bedroom

Tucker and I shared the sunny spot on the floor in my bedroom

I created a sail on the sea of a stormy afternoon

and hung it in the bedroom doorway

an artist's rendering

K is for Kara

K is for Kara...

Monday, 20 March 2017

20 March

the random

Today is the anniversary of John and Yoko.

One of my very favorite couples ever.

the good

I walked the beach over the weekend and gathered some treasures.

Tucker was pretty happy to sit in the midst of it all.

the fun

I made what I think looks like a sailboat on a big wave...

there are some who think it looks like a strange piece of wood and some rope...

but they have no imagination and shall remain nameless.

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