Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt I

So I start this adventure with anticipation of fun and enthusiasm.  Why not come along for the journey?

#4 Mom and Phil playing dominos.  She was very good.

#5 Barrington Halll
Roswell, GA

#7 Our friendly turtle.  We found him when we were mowing the lawn.


 1. A bouquet of flowers
 2. An ornate door knocker
3. A person walking a dog (or other animal)
 4. People playing a board game or card game
5. Architectural columns
 6. A metal bridge
7. A turtle
 8. Someone "plugged in" to social media
 9. A tent
10. A college or university
11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish
12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet
13. A merry-go-round or carousel
14. A traffic signal
15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it
16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air
17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms
18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle
19. A ticket booth
20. A natural body of water
21. A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt".

Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for any one item on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: People eating outside
Alternative B: Someone holding an umbrella
Alternative C:  Rocking Chair


I'll have my picture later, but today just join in and have fun!!!

Thanks be to God!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday in Newburgh

Ron and I had a glorious walk this morning.  When we walked down by the river there was a cool breeze and as if on cue the barges were on parade.  Then on the way home we stopped by Ben and Penny's and the flowers were just beautiful.  My it's grand to live in a river town.


Found this toad stool on the walk home.  Flat as a table just waiting to be set for tea by the fairies.  It's a grand day for tea in the garden.  

Thanks be to God!!


Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday

I will also be joining Laura at I Heart Macro to day too.  Why not stop by and enjoy!

Shine the Divine

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Going Home

Loyce Mae Lowry McGlone
May 11, 1925 to May 26, 2015

The Lowry Clan
Mom was the 4th of five children.  She told me once she was so glad when Aunt Clara was born.  She was no longer the "baby"!  Her dad died when she was just 18 years old.  And then the years passed and Mom was the last of the Lowry clan.  Her Mother, two sisters and two brothers had all Gone Home.  I asked her one day how it felt to be the last of her family to be living.  She said it was lonely but then she always had us.  "Who can be too lonely when so many who are here care about me."

Mom's Senior Picture
Janesville, Wisconsin

Mom and Dad were married on March 1, 1946 at St. Catherine of Siene Church in Denver, Colorado.  Mom joined two other families who loved here dearly.  She became a McGlone and joined the Catholic Church.  Daddy's mother had died when he was 13 years old and his dad died just 6 months after I was born in June of 1947.  But there were The Folks.  Aunts Mary, Rose and Ida and cousin Pat.  She dearly loved these ladies as they did her.  And growing up we all experienced the love they contributed to our family.

Mom and Dad just before my arrival
Summer, 1946

Daddy died in June, 1995 just before his 80th birthday.  Since Mom no longer had any family living near her we, her children, suggested she move near on of her children...not to be confused with living with one of her children as she never would have stood for that.  She moved to Versailles, MO.  Where she lived for 5 years before finally settling down in Billings, MT.  There she lived, happy in her Mission Ridge Community for 15 years.  Her friends were countless and her generosity and humor were renowned.  

Four Generations
 Mother, Daughter, 
Granddaughter and Great Granddaughter
Summer, 1999

And then just two weeks after her 90th birthday Mom went home to be with other family and friends.  I miss you, Mom, but I envy you the reunion you are having.

Home to the Father
A grand reunion begun
Celebrating life.

The consolation
Death becomes a whole new life
It's eternal JOY!

Thanks be to God!!


I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!

Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!!