Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Heart of Summer

We're in the heart
of summer here
in California,


and here's a
few pictures to see
what it looks like.

 
This little guy is
feeding on the bugs
from the sky.

 
Is that a raindrop I see?

 
Cool....it's raining!

 
But only for a
few minutes.
The sun is coming
through again.

 
We have three July
birthdays in my
family.
 

I see alot of these
around here.

 
There's something
about red flowers that
gets me ever time.


What do you think
about the new quotes
on the Starbucks
cups lately?

 
~Sheri
 


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Open

Sending some shutter love your way


on this colorful Sunday. 



May your shutters be open 


to the summer breeze 


and new possibilities. 


~Jess

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sheri's Thoughts

I was at the park yesterday sipping on my morning coffee listening to the birds sing, watching the summer breeze shake the trees, when all of a sudden a woman pulled up in the space next to me.  She was crying and looked very upset, and before I had a chance to ask her if she was ok, she lit up a cigarette, paused for a few moments, and was on her way.  I felt bad for her and thought to myself,  "why does this world have to be so complicated sometimes?"  I wish we could make life simple for others, I wish people didn't have havoc in their lives, and I wish we would exude kindness to the broken-hearted people of the world.


~Sheri

Monday, July 14, 2014

Young At Heart

A few pictures of
Nel's birthday.
 
 
When I found this
bracelet for her,
I thought it was so
vintage looking.
 
 
Some French chocolates.
 
 
I loved this necklace
she was wearing.
 
 
Later on,
we went to the deer
park.  We call it that
because we have been
seeing many deers
there lately.
 
 
Nel and her brother
swinging on the
swings.  Some things
never change.

 
 
 
Have a good week.
 
~Sheri

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Lovely Fair Maiden

Once upon a time,
long ago,
a young woman who 
lived in an enchanted forest 
gave birth to a sweet
baby girl.
 
 
She named her Danelle.
 
 
She grew up to be a joyful
child loved by all.
Even the creatures of the 
sea adored her.
 
 
 
The animals in the forest
loved her as well,
 
 
and the trees came alive when
she sat underneath them.
 
 
 
She was so smart that
nothing got in the way of
her dreams, and she
soon became the teacher
of the woods.
 
 
The people of the forest
made her their
princess.
 
 
She worked all the time,
and gave so much of herself
to help others.
Her mother insisted that
she have a day of rest with a
celebration on the day
she was born.
 
Danelle  knew how
much she meant to her
family and friends.
  She came to
the celebration to find
presents, laughter, and fun,
but she found much more.
She received the
greatest gift of all...
the gift of love.
 
 
Happy Birthday
Nel.

~Sheri


Monday, July 7, 2014

Sweet Weekday Morning

During the summer months, I have the pleasure of working from home one day a week, which I absolutely love!



I make sure to indulge a little on these weekday mornings with a cup of steaming coffee out of my favorite over-sized mug...



a sweet treat like this jam-filled crepe...


and my favorite section of the paper. 


Good days tend to begin with slow and peaceful mornings, don't you think? Wishing you a bright and cheery start to your day!

~Nel~