Saturday, July 31, 2010

stock up / hang up

L- iphone / T - Nikon

It's been so long since I have been here - it feels a little strange. I'm afraid I have lost friendships because of my neglect. I honestly haven't had a chance to post. But more importantly I haven't had time to visit you. I hope you all have been well and are having a great summer.
Taylor and I had a really nice trip to end the summer with. Many of you may have seen my flickr and figured out that we went to Niagara Falls and into Canada. What a magnificent place to visit. We took so many photos I still have not reviewed them all. But now the summer is basically over and it's time for getting focused and ready for school. The day after we returned from NY Taylor had to go to Athens and move out of her house and into the apartment she will be renting for the next year. Her dad helped her move the big stuff yesterday and I went up there today to help her put up curtains, hang mirrors, shelves, etc.... Oh and of course she needed some things at the store....

Sunday, July 18, 2010


solo post - T, Nikon

84 years full of life,
57 years devoted to his soulmate,
20 years being a loving grandfather.

Forever I love you, Grandpa.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

faded blossom / dusty bloom

solo post - L, Nikon

I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. Mine was very laid back - spending most of the day just relaxing in the hammock with a new book. But the day was set off to a good start by going to church with my parents. There was uplifting patriotic music and the sermon was one of the best I've ever heard in my life. Truly. Such a great way to start the day. The day ended with a blast by lighting a few flowering fireworks at home. I continue to hear them going off throughout the neighborhood. T has gone off to enjoy some more fireworks with her friends.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

simple / pleasure

T- Nikon / L - Nikon

Lips are pursed,
A gentle breath
Gives birth
To another
Gem of wonder -

A Bubble,
A Child’s rainbow globe;
Tenuous, momentary,
But a dream
Of beautiful fragility
That captivates
A sense of wonder.

-Paul Holmes

I switched the order of our photos today because it's the way it occurred.
I came home yesterday and it looked like a child had been at my house. Taylor and her friend apparently had some childhood fun blowing bubbles. / I couldn't help picking up that little yellow pipe myself and blowing some. We're never really too old to enjoy this simple pleasure are we? I hope you let the child in you come out to play this holiday weekend. Happy 4th to all.

Friday, July 2, 2010

mint / brand new

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

Mint ice cream is my favorite - so refreshing on a hot summer's night. / Taylor's getting her table setting together for her new apartment living. The vintage napkins (in "mint" condition) and the bird plates she picked out at an antique mall, the cute yellow plates are from World Market. I wish I was the one getting new dinnerware. I've been using the same plates since 1984. Hmm... something's wrong with this picture.


The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.