Monday, March 28, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donald !!
Donald, I got all your family and friends together for a picture of us wishing you the HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!! Wishing life didn't take special people SO far away to live. But memories of birthdays past are putting a smile on my face today. May God bless you with many more years of love and joy!
Sunday, March 27, 2016
The flowers in front of the altar in church this morning were gorgeous. The service was beautiful. Thank you, Father McKay.
I took this from the church parking lot this morning. Overcast, but an uplifting lovely Easter Day!!
Brice, Malory, Casey, and Amanda, enjoying Easter Brunch in McClellanville, SC, after church today. I love seeing their beautiful smiling faces! How cool are the bow ties?
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
We have a FULL MOON once again and she is a beauty!! I took this photo at 10:00 PM tonight from my front yard.
There are 9 names for the full moon this month:
WORM MOON: The ground has thawed and the earthworms are back out.
WINDY MOON: March is the windiest month of the year.
SAP MOON: The sap is flowing so the tapping of the trees is going on.
SUGAR MOON: The full moon closest to the first day of spring is called the sugar moon to celebrate the making of maple sugar.
CRUST MOON: This comes more from the northern states and mountain areas. The snow begins to melt during the daytime and refreezes at night so it gets crusted over.
CROW MOON: The crows sing out about the end of winter.
LENTEN MOON: In many years Lent occurs during all of March. Not this year.
EGG MOON: The full moon closest to Easter is called the egg moon.
CHASTE MOON: New life is emerging from the earth this time of year. March is the month of purity.
I caught this robin in action this morning. It truly is the Worm Moon.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Happy first day of Spring!! Along with the blooming of flowers, for many this is also a time of spiritual renewal. The Spring Equinox is one of the four seasonal astronomical events that impacts earth. The other three are Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox and Winter Solstice.
Whether you are experiencing a beautiful warm day, or a chilly damp day, be thankful for this first day of Spring ~ it is the beginning of beautiful things to come!
Friday, March 18, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Yesterday was the MOST beautiful day. It was warm, sunny, and you could feel Spring in the air. Buds are appearing everywhere overnight. I think we ALL love Spring. It gives us hope for renewal in all things. It is refreshing to see life appear before our eyes. Today, it rained all day, but even that could not ruin my enthusiasm for Spring's arrival. I am SO eager to work in the flower beds ~ preparing them for flowers that will be enjoyed all summer long. I saw many beautiful trees in bloom, but I only photographed this one ~ I thought it would be a nice reminder of things to come.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Therry's Shrine to the Egyptian Goddess Bast
Wally's shrine, Temple of the Unknown God
Audrey's Shrine to Blessed Mother Mary
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There were only 3 members of Living the Creative Life who met at Aurora Gallery last evening. Nonetheless, we really enjoyed working on our first shrines. Above are photos of shrines in progress. I will post photos of these shrines once they are completed.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Our Opening Reception for the photo exhibit last night was a fun night attended by many. It was exciting to be involved. My dear friend, Tricia Scott, who initiated this event, wore herself out preparing this for months. Beth Deel, who (among other things) runs the Aurora Gallery, went above and beyond her duties to help make this exhibit happen. Sponsors and donations played a big part and will help EVERY WOMAN'S LIFE in some small way. There was music, food, Kumbacha Tea, photo sales, and the sound of laughter filled the Gallery.
Tricia and Audrey
One section of wall at the exhibit.
My two submissions to the show: "90 Years of Labor and Love" and "Great-Grandmother Joy"
Beth Deel talking with some of the guests.
Great music by Jazz singer Shawn Spencer, with Tom Floyd!
Mother and Daughter Love: Olivia and Tricia Scott
Making this poster was one of my contributions to the event.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
"90 Years of Labor and Love"
These are the two photographs I've entered in the photo exhibit at Aurora Gallery in downtown Roanoke. The exhibit, titled: Every Woman's Journey: Victories and Reflections of Everyday Life, will hang during the month of March. It is an exhibition and ensemble of photos in 8"x8" format submitted by local photographers. Opening reception is Friday, March 4th. The money from sales will be given to EWL (Every Woman's Life) ~ Founded in 1998, EWL is a Virginia Department of Health program that helps uninsured, low income women gain access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patty !!
This cute little guy is singing the Birthday Song to you since I can't be there to sing it.
Sending BIG wishes for a beautiful fun day. I hope you feel good and get to enjoy your Birthday lunch with Whistlepig.
We'll celebrate "big time" when you two finally get to the mountains!!
Happy Happy Day!!