Saturday, April 18, 2015

Follow The Whispers

I had a fun day with my son on Thursday.  I thought I'd take a drive to Folsom and spend the afternoon there.  First, we stopped for lunch at a pizza place, which prepares their own dough and pastas.  Then, I did some shopping in old town, which I love.  I'll show you what I bought later.

I always have to stop for red flowers.

Then, we decided to go to the zoo because it's been awhile since I've visited. (this zoo takes in injured animals and nurses them back to health).

I'm in awe every time I see the spectacular peacock.  She is graceful and elegant, but her honk is loud.

The lion was taking a nap, so it was hard to get a good view of him.

Here's what I bought at the charming shop in old town.  I love what it says.  We all have something that is calling us, and one of my pleasures is simply taking pictures of this wondrous world and seeing all the colors dance around me while I take it all in.



handmade by amalia said...

What a fun day, Sheri! I love your new poster and that peacock is amazing.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Folsom? Wow the water in the lake must be down to nothing!
I haven't ever been to old town Folsom....we once lived in Placerville (about 30+ yrs ago)...
The peacock is lovely, are there any peahens for him to display to??
Anyway, fun to hear about Folsom...

Susie said...

Sheri, Glad you had a fun day with your son. I loved your pictures. Those roses are beautiful. Once a peacock spread his feathers for my daughter and me and I told her he was saying"Oh this old thing, I only wear it when I don't care how I look. " LOL That's a line from , It's A Wonderful Life. ...the old Christmas movie. I like that like collage painting you chose to bring home. It must have whispered to you. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Attic Clutter said...

oh love that Sheri
Follow the whispers..(:)
looks like a fun day.. I always feel sad to see animals caged up though ..(:(

Dee said...

Hi Sheri. I haven't been to the zoo in a long time, too and your beautiful pictures make me realize what I've been missing out on. That peacock is stunning and I've always loved watching the big cats.

I love the picture you found at that quaint little shop. The colors are beautiful and it really makes you stop and think... :)


I love the Zoo. Haven't been since I lived in Chicago. Loved all your sweet pics of the animals. Your pretty angel pic with the inspirational quote touches my heart. LOVE it. Just what I needed to hear today.

CraveCute said...

Hi Sheri! I love your post! When I lived in CA, I worked over in Folsom at a cute little gift shop, Dandelion something. I don't think it's there anymore. I love that town so pretty! I remember driving over the bridge over the river in the fog, was quite scary! Thanks for the memories!

It's me said...

So lovely post....happy Ria ..x!

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm happy I found your blog! What a great post! Have not been to the zoo is quite along time, I'm sure your son loved it! What colorful photographs, they are delightful!


Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Sheri, it sounds like you had a wonderful day with your son, having lunch, shopping and going to the zoo. That shop would be calling my name, too! Love what you found - such a lovely message! Those big cats have such mesmerizing eyes, don't they? Hope you have a lovely weekend, my Dear. Hugs xo Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

Sheri -what lovely pictures and that peacock's colours are just stunning.It is so nice to spend time with the children ..... son's / daughters, time makes special memories.

I do like what you bought.

Take Care

All the best Jan said...

Hi Sheri,
What a fun day you had with your sun.
The peacock is stunning. They are very noisy and cheeky.
I am glad that the animals are brought back to health again.
such a beautiful show of red geraniums.
happy weekend ..
love to you dear friend... val xx

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a wonderful day to spend with your son. pizza, visiting the zoo and shopping. Now that's what I call a special day. The peacock sure was strutting his stuff wasn't he. The red flowers look so good. Are the roses?
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Dewena said...

That is so great! Makes me realize I haven't had a mother son day out in a long time. You've inspired me!

My granddaughter would have loved your zoo trip. Isn't there something especially magical about peacocks? I do love them. My parents used to live in a neighborhood where there were flocks of them and they certainly could disturb your sleep at night, but what a sight!

Thank you for the reminder to pay attention to what is calling us!

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Looks like a great day for you, Sheri! That peacock is gorgeous!

Carla from The River said...

The boys enjoyed the post. The Tiger was Atticus favorite. The Peacock was Sam's.
Your photos of the peacock are beautiful. You really captured the beauty of the peacock.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fun day! I like the idea of a zoo that cares for injured animals.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Sheri, your photos are just PERFECT! And this is quite a magical day. Red roses, animals, your son? What more would you want right now?

The donkey, the PEACOCK! Brilliant colors you have captured my friend!

We too had a perfect Saturday. My husband bought me my Ramblin' Red rose climber and we're planting it on the south side of our brick house. I cannot wait! We are getting rain today with colder temps coming tomorrow, but our spring will return.

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday, Anita

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, it sounds like you had a perfect day with your son, what fun! Happy Sunday!

Antee Gurung said...

seems like u had a quality time!!! such a sweet post
Have a lovely week
Stay in touch

P.s New post in my blog

Jody and Stan said...

Sheri, What a wonderful fun day with your son! Love all the photos of the zoo! Thanks for sharing.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Great day!

Lovely piece of art!

Lucky you, all round...


LoveT. said...

Wonderful Post Sheri <3
Especially love the last Picture ,it´s adorable!

lovely Greetings ,kisses

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
Nothing better than to spend time with family. What a great day at the zoo.
I love what you picked up in old town..
You are really a great photographer, Sheri..

Patricia said...

Wow, Sheri, that peacock is amazing; what a large and brilliant tail he has! Love all the animal pictures, and of course, the red roses. xx

Stephanie said...

Oh, what a fun and deightful day, dear Sheri. The Peacock pictures took my breath away! I have always liked Peacocks...God added such wondrous detail and beauty to them :)

Enjoy your week, my friend. Hugs!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dearest Sheri,
Oh, such a lovely saying and so artistically interpreted, if it is okay with you I would like to add it to one of my Pinterest boards.
My heart is so happy to know tha tyou and your son had such an enjoyable day at the zoo. You have such a beautiful spirit and tender way of making each day so special.
Have a sweet Monday, dear friend.

Rae said...

Sheri, what lovely photos! I absolutely adore peacocks !!! Thanks for stopping by , I'm posting about once a month now. I'm on Instagram as 22robinroad. If you are on Instagram come by anytime!! Love you bunches💕

Susie Swanson said...

Oh what fun you must have had. Such beautiful pics and i'm partial to red flowers as well. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs and much Love, xo

Susan said...

Sheri, those photos are AWESOME! You should submit them to National Geographic. Seriously. They are beyond stunning. Thanks so much for all your visits. Susan

Beauty Follower said...

Looks like you had a great time ;)
Tigers are my fave animal, love your photos!

Teresa said...

After that Lion - and no I don't need to see a better picture, just the close up of feet and claws are enough to give him a wide berth ahahahah - to see what you bought filled my heart with wonder. You are such a lovely person with so many sides, corners and nooks that's amazing to witness and be inspired by. The Love for big, bold and tough and then all that whimsy it's touching and lovely.
I love it and I love that every time you look at it you'll remember lazy and sweet strolls with big handsome boy.

Rue said...

Sweet picture, Sheri!

I love going to zoos and I think rescue zoos are wonderful. I'm glad you had a great day :)


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Such lovely photos you shared of your day out with your Son and know you must have had a great day.
I love what you bought from the shop.
Hope you are enjoying the week