Sunday, May 06, 2012

Time Flies

I've been distracted by a project. A 24"x36" collage poster that I am creating for Roger's mom's memorial service that's being held Memorial Day weekend. I've been going through hundreds of photos, scanning them and then placing them on a virtual canvas. Very time consuming, but so interesting and enlightening. I feel like I'm getting to know Dini (Claudine, Roger's mom) better than I had in these past 23 years. I have found some fantastic photos that surprised and delighted me, so I know the family is going to be so jazzed. I can't post them here yet, because sometimes family members stop by to take a peek at what's happening in our lives. I want to surprise them. (Above photo is Roger's grandmother on a chairlift in Banff, ca 1950s. Not going in the collage, but absolutely needs to be shared!)

Spring is happening in a big way right now. Temps are in the high 70s and low 80s, clear blue skies and every weed seed for a million miles has found its way into our yard. It's interesting trying to save the native good stuff and pull the invasive bad. We do like to let the native grasses go to seed here. In fact, we scattered a pound of native grass and wildflower mix in the area down by the pond. It'll be interesting to see what survives the deer and birds.

We've noticed over the past month or so a young jack rabbit coming in and going out the fenced part of our backyard. We think it's spending a lot of time under the deck. It's pretty safe back there. We haven't noticed it eating anything we've planted YET. So, we're okay with it staying for now. However, if it starts to nibble on our greens, we're going to have to figure out how to get it out and keep it out. It sure is a cute, loping little thing. I haven't been able to photograph it because I only see it when I'm out there working, and I never have the camera when I'm working in the garden.

The lovely Delilah (with her beautiful mommy) came for a visit and had a wonderful little "almost crawl" time with grandpa.
The moon rose full Saturday night and I photographed it with our neighbors-- three of us standing on their very shaky, rickety old deck trying to see who could get the best shot. I won. Hah!

11 comments:

  1. that photo of grandpa and D. is beyond adorable. And great shot of the super moon. I watched it last night driving home around 9 pm, looming above the Sac skyline. Fantastic! If only I could have photographed it!

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  2. There is especially lively energy in this post. Wonderful photos. Thanks so much!

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  3. I love looking at old family photos. Brings back lots of good memories.

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  4. That's a great shot of Delilah and Roger. They both look like they are having a special time!

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  5. Very nice - and Roger is looking healthy ; )

    =Cheers to you both!

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  6. Oh, you won indeed! Beautiful moon shot. And what a great photograph of Delilah and Roger. How thankful I am (and you must be doubly) that things went so well for him.

    That was one fearless grandmother.

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  7. Wonderful peek at Roger and the little person... and great shots of everything else, too. His grandmother was a woman after my heart!

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  8. Well, all of these photos are wonderful. Truly precious captures. :)

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  9. Yep! You won. In so many ways.

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  10. Sometimes, as with this post, life seems good and sure.

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  11. Delilah is doing great! "Almost crawling"! Luka is strong, but not yet doing the crawl. Wonderful picture, anyway.

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