Monday, July 16, 2018

It's Nice To Be Back

It's been awhile since I posted, but it sure is nice to be here again.  I think the girls did a pretty good job filling in, don't you think?  I want to thank you for all the e-mails you sent me while I was away.  It kept me connected with you, and I appreciate that very much.  Even though I was taking a break, I still took lots of pictures.  And now, I'll share with you some of the happenings that went on during the year.
Cold foggy Winter days.  There is a stray cat that always hangs around at the Rose Garden.  She has the prettiest eyes.  I often lit the white candle that my son-in-law gave me on those dreary Winter days and nights.  I love it!
This was a cold month - so cold that frost appeared on the plants and lawn making it look like a thin blanket of snow.  This little white flower was the first sign of Spring.
Rain!  After the rain, the skies looked beautiful, and the white fluffy clouds were so lovely.  My son made another pot of Jambalaya.  It's his third time making it, and it seems to taste better each time.  The geese always make their way to the pond at the library, which is a pleasant sight.  And Francesca caught the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  : )

More rain!  The roses started to bloom at the rose garden this month.   I had fun making an Easter basket for Francesca.  Jess tells me that bunny ball  is her favorite stuffed animal.  Do you know that I made Easter baskets for my kids until they were in their 30's?  So, you can imagine how much fun it was creating one for this precious baby.  Nel baked some bunny cinnamon rolls, which I thought were very clever.
May is always a busy month, and this one birthday month, a fundraiser for children, a baby get together for Nel with the family, Francesca's Baptism.  I met my friend, Mea, on my birthday, and it always feels like we are still in grade school when we get together....
good friends.

Not a lot of happenings in June.  It starts to get warm in California, even at the beginning of Summer, and much of it is trying to stay cool inside.   I went to a purse/jewelry party at my friend, Vickie's house.  The purse I bought was handmade with a soft material, and the strap was sewn with pearls.  It's an evening bag, and I may or may not give it to one of the girls. ; )
Thanks for bearing with me on this long post.  It's so nice to be back here again with all of you.



Red Rose Alley said...

Welcome back mom! I think everyone will agree, it's wonderful to see the world through your posts again.

Love you!


The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, it's lovely to see you here again at Red Rose Alley! I agree your daughters did a wonderful job holding down the fort. I enjoyed their posts very much. It's nice to see what has been happening in your corner while you were on a break. Your photos are stunning! I enjoyed each one. Francesca is a darling wee one--such a sweet photo of her celebrating St. Patrick's Day! I'm looking forward to seeing Nel's baby photos. It looks like it won't be long now. Have a wonderful day, sweet friend. ♥

Dewena said...

Sheri, it was wonderful to learn that you're back! Your daughters are fascinating, and no wonder about that because we know who they got that from, but the mother rose makes it complete again.

Darling little Francesca! She IS the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Your pictures are exquisite! You are a true photo journalist, revealing the heart and passions of the one taking these gorgeous pictures. I'm going back now to look at them again. Were those ice crystals on aloe plants?

Kelly-Anne ♥ The Diary of a Country Girl said...

Welcome back, Sheri!
Ah, I enjoyed all your lovely pictures over coffee this afternoon.
I am glad you had a good break!
Little Francesca is too sweet...and how exciting that you have another sweet grandbaby on the way!
Sending hugs your way!

RaeAbigael said...

welcome back sheri! :) Taking a break is actually helpful and I'm glad you had a good one! enjoy and i'm happy to read your posts again :D

xoxo, rae



it's nice to see you back. love the pictures. that kitty cat is beautiful, indeed. and baby Francesca is too cute for words.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh Sheri! I'm thrilled to read this post and catch up on your news. I've enjoyed the girls posts too though...they did a great job! I wish I could hug you all and say thank you! You're all so loved here in blogland. I love your pretty header and will go back and read more of this post! I looked at the pics and read some...but now I have a cup of coffee to get caught up with you! Hugs and hugs, Diane

Louca por porcelana said...

Adorable pictures!Best wishes!

Carla from The River said...

I am so happy you are back. This was a fun post to read. So much fun to see what you have been taking photos of in the past months. Do you get frost often in the area of California that you reside? WOW, I was shocked to see it. Your photos of it are amazing.
Lots of Love,

Karen said...

Hi Sheri, Welcome back. I loved seeing your beautiful photos for the different months!

Pam said... are back. I have missed you. Girls did a great job while you were out. Thanks for coming by and letting me know you were back at it!!! Great post.

DUTA said...

Welcome back!
The most beautiful flower pictures are to be found on your blog. You're good! The pictures of the fog, the cat, the ducks, the baby - are also memorable. Whatever your subject, it comes out good in your picture.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

It's nice to know that you are back. Sheri. I have taken a bit of a break too. I LOVE your photos, and all of the details of each month. Beautiful . Francesca is adorable . I hope that you had a lovely Birthday in May. Welcome back Sheri!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheri,great to have you back,i thoroughly enjoyed reading your post,thankyou for sharing xx

Susie said...

Sheri, I am so happy you are back. I have missed you. Yes your girls did a great job with their posts. Your babies are grown up and look at that new baby Francesca how she is growing so fast !! Sheri, I love the fog pictures so much. You got such a frost, that would look like snow to you girl. I liked the flowers in all your floral pictures. I think it's great your son likes to cook. I think every person should have a dish they can make well and that everyone wants them to make for all occasions. Blessings to all of you, love you sweet girl, xoxo, Susie

Chatty Crone said...

Welcome back, Sheri! Gosh I was going to comment on January, then February, and then March and so forth. Each month was unique, but the photos got prettier and prettier. More colors - more flowers - your life through pictures.

Love, sandie

Merlesworld said...

Welcome back.

LoveT. said...

What a gorgeous Post, i love the Pictures Sheri :)

lovely Greetings <3

Ann said...

I love your pics
and the stories you share
about you and your family.
Cold days are coming...
but I like cold days
and nights for that matter
because I feel like I can enjoy
my alone time more
because I stay home more.
I read, craft, and cook more.

Your cat looks lovely...
I love furry things and creatures but unfortunately
I can't own a cat or dog
because I have asthma... but we have dogs
in our backyard, I just do not touch them.

Welcome back ♥


roughterrain crane said...

Welcome back!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod morning sweetest Sheri! What a grand comeback, with an array of very artistic and fine photos! I can tell you have a passion for the quiet art of photography; my favorite being the foggy street with the street light. May this calendar of quiet moments be the beginning for future have a gift!

Patricia said...

Dear Sheri, Welcome bag to the World of Blogs! I have missed your posts and your lovely photos. It was fun to watch the seasons over the past six months, and I think I love the frosty pictures best. So pretty. All the best to you and the family my friend. xo

It's me said...

Welcome back !!Sheri 💕...the girls did a Great job while youwhere from me Ria x ☀️☀️☀️

Jeanie said...

Welcome back, dear Sheri! It's so, SO good to see your posts again and also to check up and catch up on your year. It's fun following the seasons and your life through this series of photos. Francesca is adorable and I love that basket! The sunrise (or sunset?), the frosty leaves, your neighborhood cat. All slices of a life well lived!

Pilar said...

Welcome back Sheri! Love all the pictures! Francesca is so adorable! The ladies did an amazing job with blogging while you were gone!

Draffin Bears said...

Welcome back Sheri and so good to see what you have been up to and enjoyed your photos.
So lovely to see sweet Francesca. The frosty and moody photos of the trees are lovely and cute cat.
Happy week

Red Rose Alley said...

I loved your post, Mom! Your photos are absolutely beautiful. My favorites have to be the foggy pics and the one with the clouds and sparkles.


Sherry said...

welcome back sheri!
your daughter's carried on in splendid
fashion .. and little francesca is darling!!!

Marilyn Miller said...

It is nice to see you back here. What a wonderful review. I loved all the seasonal pictures of foggy days, icy frost, your little one, Oh Easter - I use to love doing Easter and still decorate a little bit. No baskets with candy, but fill plastic eggs with trinkets for my little guy. And now how exciting to be waiting for your second little one. Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart.

Holly said...

Glad your back, I enjoyed your half year montage.

Carola Bartz said...

Hey Sheri, it's nice to read what you have been up to this year. That baby is such a cutie. My favorite photo is the one of the Killdeer, great capture of this beautiful bird!

Susan said...

Oh Sheri.....I MISSED you. So glad you are back. Lovely photos today. I was so sorry when it came to June because I wanted to see MORE. Hope your had a nice blog break. Mine was very short but still good. Love your posts and love your visits. Susan

NanaDiana said...

It is really nice to see you posting again, Sheri. I have missed you. Hope you have a good night and a great week ahead of you! xo Diana

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

I came across your blog just first time. I love your blog and glad you have come back after a long time. Hope you will be regular now.
Keep in touch.
Have a very very happy Monday <3

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Sheri,

Such a wonderful strand of photographs. That frost covered lawn is quite striking.
It looks like your family has many things to celebrate, especially the babies and near born. So happy for you all! Lovely summer nights and days to you!

Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to read and see your post here Sheri … welcome back.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you all for welcoming me back. I appreciate that so much. : )

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Welcome back sweet Sheri! You’ve been missed, but breaks are good for the soul.

Few bloggers capture nature as well as you and it’s always a treat to see your beautiful photos.