Thursday, May 7, 2009

Photo #74 in 2009

Flowers Really Do Grow In LV!

As a birthday gift to me, my backyard gave me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers. 
Wasn't that nice!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Photo #73 in 2009

Budding Beauty And The Beast

It's obvious that I need to weed my UT yard a little more.

 It will have to go pretty soon though, as I want this budding beauty
 to be the real "star" like these are.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Photo #72 in 2009

Two Clean Monkeys

Monkey Boys in the UT tub just before their mom and dad 
came back from an all day trip to Manti.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Photo #71 in 2009

Roxyrola, Our little old lady

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Photo #68 in 2009

The Antique Book

This book of poetry was written by my Great-Grand Aunt Josephine Hancock Logan. Her sister, Flora Ella Hancock, was my Great-Grandmother who has quite a history about her (but, another time for that story.) Josephine's poetry book was published in 1932. I've got to find a lovely little stand for this book which will also display the really cool bookmark from my niece.

I bought this book on Ebay while searching on Google for information on my ancestors. As I read some of Josephine Hancock Logan's poetry, I couldn't help but wonder how she ever got someone to publish it. The poetry is somewhat depressing and though poetry has never been my thing, I don't think this book ever made the best seller list. My sister asked me why I am keeping the book if it isn't uplifting or beautiful. I am not a person to keep EVERYTHING, but I do like to keep things of historical sentiment or value--this is why I keep my hubby in my life. Here are a couple examples of my dear Aunt Josephine's work:


Some people love dogs--
I don't, by the way--
Yet despite distaste I was intrigued
At the approach of one who loves dogs
Three biased toward him
Each holding up eager muzzle
With quivering scarlet tongue
Waiting, panting and alert
Quite jealous for the pat
Or for the spoken word--
All a-tremble--
Though I liked not dogs
I was intrigued.

When I go
Gently drop the curtain
Dim the lights;
Just know a breath has ceased;
A heart no longer beats
After that--no one knows--
No one.
So if my intimate family
Holds for a moment a silent tribute--
Not grieving--
Just knowing that I was beloved
And that I...knew--

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Photo #7 in 2009

Lucky me to have lunch at Red Robin with my son!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Photo #6 in 2009

The Cemetery Goose

I'm not sure why my car thought I should stop at the cemetery today as it isn't one of my favorite places to visit. Maybe it was to see that my parents had no flowers in their vases or maybe just to be reminded that life is short so I need to take time to appreciate things that surround me. I'm not really sure what it was and I felt very sad as I walked back to my car. As I started to drive away, I noticed several geese walking among the grave sites. They didn't care who's grave they were walking on--they were just looking for food. I stopped the car and got out to watch them. One in particular caught my eye--it became my photo for today.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photo #5 in 2009

The Hubby and I had a mini-date: The bank and Dairy Queen. 
I know, pretty wild, huh! We are quite the fun couple when we let loose like this. 
We even brought home a box of Dilly Bars for the kids and grandkids. 
My grandfather (we called him Bopie) used to treat my sisters and me to Dilly Bars when 
I was just a little kid. I loved to bite the little curl off before I ate the rest of the bar. 
Dairy Queen has been around since 1938--I'm not even that old, really!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Photo #4 in 2009

The recent commercial showing a family sitting down to dinner and the mom serving baked potatoes, each with their own stick of butter, it reminded me of the sugar sandwich I liked to eat when I was a kid. 

I would spread that butter nice and thick across a slice of old fashioned white bread and then sprinkle 
it with white sugar. Yum! When I made the demo for the above photo, my son-in-law said he ate them when he was a kid, too. He didn't want me wasting perfectly good bread, butter and sugar, so.....

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Photo #3 in 2009

Monkey Boy 1 has suddenly become a willing model for me when I'm in the mood to take
 pictures of him. Monkey Boy 2 on the other hand jumps or leaps every time I try to capture 
him on camera. This was the best picture out of seven that I took today and I love it, though 
you can see Monkey Boy 2 is not in the picture! This photo captures what I love about this 
boy--his beautiful brown eyes, his happy face, and his playful nature.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Photo #2 in 2009

He usually looks worried about everything, but I think he was tired 
of me taking his picture so he just looks a little annoyed.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Photo #1 in 2009

My mother-in-law likes to buy me an amaryllis bulb at Christmas.
I managed to keep it alive long enough for it to bloom.

Photo A Day...365 Days Of Pictures

I don't know if I can do this or not, but I read a post about taking one picture every day for a year. I'm going to try it, no promises to myself that I will be successful, but I'm up for the challenge. This isn't one of my double-dare's, but are you up for it? The photos can be of anything as long as it isn't obscene or gross (like vomit or .....)  LOL

This is a camera that I used to take lots of pictures in the olden days, all of them black and white.
I still have this camera!