Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Good Bye to Mornings on the Highline Canal Trail

In Denver all month, we walked the Highline Canal Trail every morning to catch the sun rise.
Flossy really liked spending a bit of time off leash, chasing squirrels and visiting with the ducks who shared the path and the mornings with us.
 Grasses blowing in the cool beneath the giant old cotton wood trees made shifting patterns as I thought about the day ahead, and asked for direction; for comfort sometimes.
Tomorrow we will be heading north and west, leaving Colorado - perhaps for the rest of our lives.
And although we are excited for the drive - who doesn't love a great summer road trip? - we are going to be sad, too.  My Father, born here, and my Mother, who raised our family, five miles from this neighborhood. 

Who ever thought we would be this old? 
Who ever knew we would travel so far?
And thank God...
we can't know these things.
We probably couldn't bear it.
I will be taking a little blog break now, but will be posting to my Instagram place as we travel, as well as visiting around Blogland in the interim.  Flossy and I wish all a beautiful end of May and hope to see you in early June when we get back to Seattle and whatever the future may bring.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Memory DC

  He said:

talks about

So we did:

How it can
Set you down
In a vanished landscape

Where you were
Happy once


How scent
Triggers it:

Mown grass
Burning leaves
A thunderstorm
Cigar smoke
Hot tar
The ocean

How it transforms
Making richer
Every experience
As every experience moves
Into memory.

(happily playing around with Diana.  Thanks to Kristen for this scintillating drawing challenge.  Go to her place for more on the subject of memory).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

In Denver with Seattle Blues - roy g Biv

The color of the month for the Roy G Biv challenge is BLUE.  Knowing I would be away from home on the third Thursday, I captured mine before leaving Seattle. 

I don't know what this little ground-cover flower is but it is ubiquitous in Seattle rockeries.

Snappy blue sports car: let's go!

My friend Ruth always said 'Blue cries for Orange'.

This sky-blue ceramic planter is a real eye-catcher.

A wonderful, faded-denim blue flower pot graces a garden.

The old street names in my Ballard neighborhood can still be seen in sidewalk tiles on some blocks.

Many more blue views can be enjoyed over through links over at Jennifer's place.
I will be back here on Sunday with Kristen's 'memory' drawing challenge.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

We woke to drizzle and a dropping temperature in Denver this Mother's Day morning, but Flossy and I collected lots of spring sunshine on our first walk yesterday.  
Hope you enjoy this bright collection, Razt, my Mother's Day card to you.

With lots of love from Pogo, too!

Wishing all Gentle Readers a glorious Sunday, and a happy new week ahead.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

drawing challenge: food

Here at my Mother and Father's house, breakfast is always eaten together as a leisurely meal and the food is nearly always the same:
Childhood memory:
breakfast one morning in summer during our vacation from school
Mother offering us Rice Crispies with fruit ice rather than milk

Patrice was the host for this challenge. Please drop 'round her fascinating blog for more visions of food from artists around the world.


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