Sunday, August 25, 2013

postcards from paradise ~ through magnolia eyes




 magnolia looking up reaching for the sky




constitution in heart and soul





 climbing vines love  magnolia shade



  
cherub watches over the land we live on




vines hugging magnolia trunk


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pictures of my beloved magnolia tree

i bought this as a tiny sapling

now it's branches seem like they can touch the clouds

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linking up with recuerda mi corazon

postcards from paradise






Sunday, August 18, 2013

postcards from paradise


the view of our pool

water so calm and still

not for long once friends and family arrive

a peaceful moment before the fun and energy begin


the first little fish

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beautiful sundays
postcards from paradise
with recuerda mi corazon


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fabric ~ Five Sentence Fiction



Cut from the Same Cloth


I watch Gramma Sophie raise the sweat soaked cocktail to her red-stained clown lips, wondering to myself how she continues to have the desire or energy to replay this scene over and over.

Humming a melody she watches me through slit eyes, fear and excitement clouding her delicate features.

Gramma Sophie leans back in her chair, the hint of a smile on her lips savoring the knowledge that Earl has come back, just like she knew he would.

Winking at me she whispers, "Earl, you've always known this is my favorite song, shall we dance"?

I rake my fingers through my hair and wonder if she'll ever remember who I really am.




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What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.
The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: FABRIC


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Old School Blogging ~ August

Well kids, we are changing things up here a bit this month and asking for pictures (and words, if you like) of your FRIDGE.  What is on that bad boy?  You got pictures?  Lists?  Kid art that is just TOO fabulous to toss?  Christmas cards from two years ago?  Birth announcements of kids that are eight years old now??  

 Now if you are one of those crazy people who keeps their fridge CLEAR, first of all I bow down to you, second of all, show us what is inside your fridge or even your purse or medicine cabinet instead.  SOMEthing that let's us know more about you!    ~  From The Miss Elaine-ous Life    ~

My fridge has vinyl panels and so I am unable to hang stuff up on it...much to my dismay.  SO, I decided to take some pictures of my bulletin board.  I pin up all sorts of things as the mood strikes me.  The bulletin board is currently sitting on the floor in my "Quiet" room.  Recently I moved my computer and desk to another room in the house.  Yay me!!!  Unfortunately the bulletin board still sits on the floor, oh well...








Pictures of My Loves




Memories from Christmas past, a hand-painted ornament by my love along with a Christmas picture.  My hanging Diva of Love




These are two of my hand-made Valentine's Day cards.  On our very first Valentine's Day he made me a card because he said he couldn't find one that said what he wanted to say.  So he created his own.  It was more special to me than a store bought card for obvious reasons.  This tradition has continued for the past seven Valentine's Days.  I've kept each card and rotate them out.




These are my lady friends.  I love each one.  Especially Marilyn Monroe, she was a healthy Size 12 in this photo...overweight and fat by our standards today.  Marilyn reminds me that sex appeal and attractiveness is all about confidence!!!




My Gramie was Polish and for as long as I can remember she referred to St. Anthony as her boy.  No matter what troubles crossed her path, whether her own or someone in the family, you could count on Gramie to pray to St. Anthony.  This belief has carried through the generations to my Mom, my siblings and my children.  It's all about faith.




Two Goddess Angels of Love and Queen-her-ship.  Also an origami elephant My Love made for me.




Quotes I love.  The quote on the index card reads "Sometimes divine revelation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart already knows."




These are My St. Jude Kids.  I donate monthly to this wonderful cause and in return I receive a picture along with a synopsis of that child's medical treatment.  I call them My Kids and I love knowing that I can make a difference no matter how small. 




This picture was taken almost 3 years ago, I can hardly believe it.  We were at the Pumpkin Patch.



This has been so much fun and also a sentimental trip down memory lane. 

 Hopefully, now you know a little more about me.  

Thanks The Miss Elaine-ous Life for thinking outside the box.