Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 143 - May 23

Kennedy's Birthday Party.

Day 142 - May 22

The incredible Beth Moore live at Van Andel.

Day 141 - May 21

Grand Rapids at night.

Day 140 - May 20

Downtown Grand Rapids from my hotel room.

Monday, May 24, 2010



One of my photos was selected as the Shutter Sister's 365 Image of the Day for Fri. May 21st. If you follow the above web address - you can see it. There are almost 1300 women who participate in this - so I am hugely honored.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 139 - May 19

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

Day 138 - May 18

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~Author Unknown

Happy 7th Birthday Kennedy!

Day 137 - May 17

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. ~Mary Wortley Montagu

Day 136 - May 16

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Day 135 - May 15

I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile. ~Tom Clark

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 134 - May 14

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my GARDEN, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional. ~Robert Brault

Thursday, May 13, 2010


WOO HOO! I just hit a huge milestone. 1000 views of my photos on flickr. Check them out at


Day 133 - May 13

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, MUSHROOMS and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance. ~Ron Shelton, Bull Durham, 1988

Ok that quote is a stretch but you try to find a quote with the word mushroom in it :)

Day 132 - May 12

This is my 300th post! Hooray!

In my GARDEN there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban

The RACE is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11

This picture was not taken by me (credit where credit is due - thank you Gina for capturing this moment for me - because my daughter kicked my tail and finished way before me). Way to go Madison on an outstanding job during your Girls on the Run practice 5K!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 131 - May 11

Shun idleness. It is a RUST that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals. ~Voltaire

Day 130 - May 10

The mind I love must have wild places, a TANGLED orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind. ~Katherine Mansfield

Day 129 - May 9

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. ~Author Unknown

day 128 - may 8

Happy Mother's Day Sunday to all the lovely moms out there.

My girls went to Hardings today and made me cookies and beautiful flower arrangements.

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

Day 127 - May 7

A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul. ~Author Unknown

Day 126 - May 6

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet

Day 125 - May 5

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. ~Julia Sorel (Rosalyn Drexler), See How She Runs, 1978

I took a chance and entered ArtPrize in Otsego. This was my entry and it was located in Judy's Restaurant lobby.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 124 - May 4

Even nectar is poison if taken to excess. ~Hindu Proverb

Monday, May 3, 2010

Honorable Mention

I was a runner-up again this month for the Jason D. Moore Photo Contest. Follow the link to see the winner and all the honorable mentions.


My photo is the 1st one listed under the honorable mentions. Sepia toned image of rope and wood.

Day 123 - May 3

No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos. ~D.H. Lawrence

Day 122 - May 2

McKinley during her ballet recital.

Day 121 - May 1

My beautiful ballerina.

Blanchard Family.

I had a fun family session with some of my family. We got some good shots after a little bribery. Candy always works :)