Saturday, April 30, 2005
As everyone probably knows I love genealogy, and I've been doing a good bit of research on my Nana's family lately, this is my mom's mother. This was a very interesting family. I've found some wonderful stories about them. This is one of my favorite picture of Nana, it's of her that was taken when my mother was just a little girl. My mother favors her a lot. She was an amazing woman. She could do just about anything. From logrolling, fishing, ceramics, sewing, she made everyone's clothes, I remember her beautiful quilts, she was always doing something, one with nature kind of woman. She had beautiful red hair like I've never seen before, and a beautiful complexion, much like my mother. Fair skin. She loved animals like I've never seen, except maybe my sister Dena, which I'm sure she got from Nana. Her father was an exceptional farmer, who farmed by the stars, they also were gifted in other ways, lets just say they knew things. Her father was also a beekeeper as I've talked about in some of my entries. Maybe this is where I got my love for insects from. Who knows.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
This is some beautiful art by R.J. Hohimer, check out his site at www.hohimer.com
I love the brilliant colors, and the movement you can feel. We saw this guy at the art festival this weekend. I enjoyed all of his work. Can't you just hear the music "Jazz Hot"! It sizzles. This guy was really nice and allowed us to take a picture of his work. Enjoy.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
It was very cold that Febuary when I toured through Venice with David and Rita, and a whole bunch of real estate agents, not many pictures survived from that trip, here are the few ones that I still have, one day I'll learn to back up all my old pictures. Venice was very diffrent for me. Not the cleanest place but not as nasty as I had heard. I was there during "Carnivale" walking through San Marco Square was a madhouse. The gondala ride through Italy was fun. The Basilica blew my mind it was so beautiful and full of history. There were so many people in San Marco Square, and pidgeons flying everywhere. One of my favorite places was the Santa Maria Della Salute, it's the building in the picture. I'm not sure what it was about it. I'm going to have to go through more of my pictures and see if I can find more. Like I said in one of my past entries it was so cold that day, and I had to buy a fro to keep my ears warm. The gondola ride through the canals was my favorite, I saw many beautiful architeture and art. I would love to go back during a warm season. This place was the biggest shopping place I've ever seen. I'll write more on my adventures there later. It was wonderful. There are more pictures in boxes. I used to have them all scanned on my computer, but when it crashed a couple months ago I lost pretty much everything I had saved on the computer. Lesson learned, from now on everything goes on a backup. I found a few more pictures from Italy that I will post later, can't seem to get FTP working for me tonight, must be a lot on there.
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Friday, April 15, 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Saturday, April 9, 2005
What are the most magical creatures on the planet, they've always been horses. something wild but free about them, I love their eyes, almost like looking into a soul. I would love to go back before the white man came here and watch them roam free. Then I think of after we came and some of my ancestors, wonder what they thought of their horses, I mean I know they used them as labor, and transportation, but I wonder if they loved them. Thought I'd dedicate this page to Mosie at, You can tell she loves her horse. http://journals.aol.com/mosie1944/MYCOUNTRYLIFE
Friday, April 8, 2005
Well it's my last day of G's so had to put Ginni in here, Ginni was my last roomate. In this picture she's standing in the tree I played in as a little boy the first time she went to visit my hometown. She sounds like she's entering a new part of her life, and really getting things back together. Way to go Ginny! Short for Virginia, but guess you'll always be Ginni to me. I use a phrase in love and light, I got that from her, she did have a light that she never even knew she had. Hope it's getting even brighter!
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
This one is dedicated to my Aol J-Land buddy Carol at http://journals.aol.com/eynl/HappeningsduringtheairIbreathe/
It was taken in Atlanta years ago, I tried doctoring it up but couldn't seem to capture the beauty of that day, I scanned it but it still just doesn't look as nice as I remember it, I loved all the orchids and waterlilies.
Sunday, April 3, 2005
Saturday, April 2, 2005
Friday, April 1, 2005
The Family Castle by Nancy Rakovszky
Our castle stands atop the hills
And offers strength of spirit
Place your hand little one unto mine
And I shall lead you to it.
The family castle is now your home
The stones grow ever stronger
For the castle's built on love and hope
Alone you are no longer.
Behind these walls that rise up high
Lies a garden lush and green
It's offerings bountiful as the sea
And beauty yet unseen.
Drink the waters that beckon you near
They'll fill your heart with hope
Feast on the knowledge offered here
For that will help you cope.
Our fires will fill your soul with warmth
To cast off the chill outside
Yet stay not here within these walls
They were not built to hide.
Swing wide the gates so you can see
The world lie at your feet
For without what hides beyond
The castle's incomplete.
Mount our stallion strong and true
For he shall be your guide
His legs have carried those of us
Who've ventured far outside.
Fear not what you do not yet know
Lead on and find your star
Fill your pack with experience
That you shall gain afar.
The good times will outnumber bad
Though sometimes you shall fall
It's at that time that you should seek
The strength of the castle wall.
For no matter the path you choose to take
No matter the strength of tides
You need only look inside your heart
For that's where the castle resides.