Wednesday, June 25, 2014

So, Is this summer?

"It's like living in a light bulb, with the leaves
Like filaments and the sky a shell of thin,
transparent glass
Enclosing the late heaven of a summer day, a
canopy
of incandescent blue above the dappled
sunlight golden
on the grass..."

From Sally's Hair by  John Koethe

   A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN

 

 




Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft #1 Hit(1972)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Photos of Rhododendrons in Manning Park

This past weekend, we traveled to Manning Provincial Park.in the interior of British Columbia.  It is located between the towns of Princeton at the East and Hope at the West.  The following pictures are of the Rhododendron flats.  These plants grow naturally in the park.  There is a path, that winds its way for about a half  a Kilometer, through these plants natural habitat.  They usually start blooming in the third week of June.  It is certainly worth the drive to see these plants.
Manning Park is very beautiful.  It has many hiking trails, camping, a lodge and a lake.  It is a great place to bring your family for a week or a weekend. 
I have been there, many times, but this is the first time I have been there when the Rhododendrons were blooming.
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Monday, June 16, 2014

LOOKING AFTER OURSELVES

"FIRST, I EAT HEALTHY; IT COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.  IF YOU EAT RIGHT, YOUR SKIN, HAIR, NAILS WILL LOOK GOOD.   THE SAME IF YOU HAVE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS - THEY CAN GIVE YOU A BAD LOOK TOO;  WE REFLECT WHAT WE EAT AND THINK.   BEING HAPPY AND DOING WHAT I LOVE REALLY REFLECTS."
                                                        -----Kate del  Castillo-----


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Saturday, June 14, 2014






                 

"THE THING THAT I THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IS TAKING MOMENTS TO EXPRESS IS YOUR APPRECIATION TO YOUR PARTNER.   A THANK YOU  OR A QUICK KISS CAN GO A LONG WAY TOWARD AFFIRMING YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER.  THAT'S NOT HARD TO DO EVEN WHEN YOU'RE JUGGLING INSANE CAREERS AND THREE KIDS."
                                                      -----Michael Ian Black-----

I came upon this quote...it is sooooo true...
But, it definitely goes both ways!!
How soon we can forget, what is truly important in our lives!


 

The Beatles - Rain HD (Rare Vídeo) [Subtitulado]

Friday, June 13, 2014

RAINY DAY IN SUMMERLAND

"THE WAY I SEE IT, IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW, YOU GOTTA PUT UP WITH THE RAIN"
                                                           -----Dolly Parton---

"THE BEST THING ONE CAN DO WHEN IT'S RAINING IS TO LET IT RAIN."
                                         -----Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-----

"SOME PEOPLE WALK IN THE RAIN, OTHERS JUST GET WET."
                                                            -----Roger Miller-----






 

A little rainy day music.....

We actually really need the rain.  We live in a semi-arid climate here, so it can be very dry...Right now our hills are not totally dry, but they will be in the hottest part of summer.....

 

The CASCADES-Rhythm Of the Rain

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SO WHAT....IF WE ARE GETTING A LITTLE BIT OLDER....

"I AM CONVINCED THAT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT GROW UP...WE MARRY AND DARE TO HAVE CHILDREN AND CALL THAT GROWING UP.  I THINK WHAT WE DO IS MOSTLY GROW OLD.  WE CARRY ACCUMULATION OF YEARS IN OUR BODIES AND IN OUR FACES, BUT GENERALLY OUR REAL SELVES, THE CHILDREN INSIDE, ARE INNOCENT AND SHY AS MAGNOLIAS."
                                             -----Maya Angelou-----

 (In honor of her recent passing)





   


Aging is only what your mind thinks it is.......So....Open up your mind....


PS  Yes, I had a very nice Birthday!  Celebrations with Family and Friends, and a little trip for myself!!)