Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Floral Touch

Good afternoon, everyone!  I hope you're all enjoying your Tuesday.  I had attempted to upload photos of my flowers earlier using SMILEBOX without success.  I really enjoy the program, and hope that eventually I will be able to figure out how to share the layouts I've created in my journal.  Till then, I will continue to use the AOL layout, which does allow for a bit of variety.

It's a beautiful day here..  The sun is bright, the sky blue and the breeze gentle and refreshing.  The last couple nights have really cooled down ~ low in the 50s ~ a sure sign that summer has once again flown by with the wind and that fall is just around the corner. 

We spent over an hour out in the yard last evening watching the continuing shower of meteors in the night sky.  The girls had never seen such a wonderous sight ~ so many streaks in short amount of time.  Mailee had never even seen a shooting star, so she was absolutely THRILLED, screeching with delight at each stream of fire across the star-filled sky.  She'd shout, "There's one!" and grab my arm with one hand while pointing with the other..  then snuggle up close to await the next, whispering, "I love you, mommy..."  in my ear.  It was one of the nicest things we've done this summer.

In close, I will share a not so great pic of our blanketed spot in the yard ~ much too dark, but I like the photo's reminder of how sometimes the most beautiful of things in life that seem so out of reach can truly be much closer than we realize, if we only choose to see.

 

 

 

11 comments:

rbrown6172 said...

i love the flowers.  i haven't tried smilebox yet, but i'm going to.  looks like a lot of fun.
gina

radar446 said...

I'm coming up to visit you, this end of summer cool down is a foreign concept to me.  We are expecting over 100 again tomorrow...this is just too hot.  I'm afraid to go out and do any photography...my memory cards might melt.

Greg

rdautumnsage said...

It's been cooling down here in NY at nights too. Finally I can get a decent nights sleep. I know Pickles has been more playful and energetic. What a wonderful , beautiful endearing memory sharing the meteor shower with your daughters. Thanks you for sharing such a special moment with us. Loved the pict. of the flowers. (Hugs) Indigo

barbpinion said...

Hi hon,
Nothing is as wonderful as spending time with our children. This night will be one you'll remember. I've a feeling your daughters will too. I just told my JOhnny this morning that I think Fall is going to come early. We really haven't had much of a summer. August, usually our hottest month has afternoon highs in the high 70's already. It's okay with me though. I love Fall. Have missed stopping by. I'm so far behind with everybody but can just do what I'm able. Take care and know how much you mean to me. ..and I'm sure to all your readers too.
Hugs, love and always my prayers
Barb-http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

chat2missie said...

Yes, sometimes the most precious times we share with our kids, is the time spent together without spending money.  
Missie

tendernoggle said...

Me and Danny watched the meteor show the last time it came around...we layed in the back of his old pickup truck...you are so right...
"the most beautiful of things in life that seem so out of reach can truly be much closer than we realize, if we only choose to see."
so right.
love ya,
carlene


queeniemart said...

How are you feeling? I pray for you daily. I am so glad you and the girls were able to spend time making a memory together!
love,lisa

nhd106 said...

Ah...love the yellow flowers  :::: winking hard :::::::::
And that shooting star scenario?   Priceless...purely priceless.    Makes my heart smile.

Love ya,
Nance

stupidsheetguy said...

Oh I SO know what you mean. Treasure has a name, and it is "family"!

nay0114 said...

I love the flowers and star watching too.
Take care, Chrissie

siennastarr said...

What a beautiful way of describing your time with the girls, and watching the shooting stars! "...sometimes the most beautiful of things in life that seem so out of reach can truly be much closer than we realize, if we only choose to see."

What a way you have with the written word...

Hugs
jackie

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