Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Saturday & Sunday Were Great, Too :)

Ben + Music = wonderful things :)

Here's the world-famous sea captain, maneuvering his forces in battle
(Isn't he an adorable sea captain? :)

Fighting calls for concentration :) :)

Gossamer beauty

"The Beast!" :)

Hard-working Daddy, doing minor (but wonderful) repairs...

That evening, Ben & I performed with the ensemble we are a part of. (By the way, I'm not normally that tall -- I was wearing heels ;)

Justin looks dapper beside the unique table decorations 

A view of the gym-full of people

We actually got a chance to eat, after playing...

And I just had to post this -- it's a plastic spoon, but painted silver to look more fancy! ;)

The fellowship meal on Sunday -- always a blessed time!

Conversations abound...

"What are you looking for, Ruth?"

Alvan the tree-climber

Love the daffodils -- they've popped up everywhere!

If only that white post hadn't been in the way!

Ruth and her new friend Cassidy

Guys with a project :)

I look forward to when these large crape myrtles are in bloom!

And the daffodil one of the girls gave me. How sweet!

And I will close this post with an old illustration that I found simply charming... :)

A Friday Evening with the G. Family!

The irises are beginning to poke up their heads!

Can you spot the first little budding leaves?

Here's a clearer pic of them :)


I don't know if I've ever seen more dandelions in one place! A cheery harbinger of Spring.

The G. family served us a wonderful dinner!

It was a delightful time of visiting, as always!

Deborah and the G. girls.

What are we doing? Watching a slideshow --

-- of the G's fantastic vacation to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks!

The scenery was so stunning!

They were showing us photos of a grizzly that had ambled out of the forest and was 10 feet from their van, when the below shot flashed on the screen:

Deborah had been joking with Hannah a few weeks ago, and said something like, "There won't be a picture of me in your slideshow!" So the G girls Photoshopped Deborah onto on of the bear pics! ;) We got a real laugh out of that!!! :)

Now, where is the office? In the ceiling somewhere?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Of Music And Nature

What a picture -- if only that electric pole wasn't there... ;)

Thin, many-fingered hands held up to the tinted sky...

Art, oak-tree style

The sun was just rising above the eastern treeline, and throwing all these neat shadows as it crept up!

I love the interplay of shade and light

Some tree trunks are already  glowing white, while others, still in shadow, are a dusky gray... :)

Where am I? Sherman Symphony practice!

Ben has been given a great gift, and I am so grateful to God!

Our wonderful teacher (and the extremely talented concertmaster of the SSO) -- Clare Cason.

Next day finds Ben & I practicing with the ensemble we recently joined (just to clarify, I'm not in this pic -- I took it :)

We use the fellowship building of our church -- it works quite well. :)

Rose hips, and their branches' first tender foliage. Ben brought the cuttings indoors when he trimmed the wild roses.

I just like this pic -- so here it is! ;)

These darling little roses are from a potted mini rose Dad gave Deborah. :) I love how Mom puts fresh real flowers in little vases around the house! She's so creative.

"Big Legos," as we have always called them. Stephen has spent hours playing with them in the last few weeks. :)

And here's a smile from Deborah to finish off this post! :) :)