Saturday, August 27, 2011

An Afternoon of Grace

Fresh & Roasted

Sometimes it is not only necessary to slow down and enjoy the little pleasures of life, but honorable to do so.  When my mom in law called to ask if we would like to take a short drive to Avila Beach to the Avila Barn... to go get some fresh roasted corn, we took the time.
Funny how difficult that is to do sometimes.  But I am becoming more aware of the fragile balance of life as time continues as the sand in an hourglass.  So, of course, camera in one hand and an ear of corn in the other, we took time.
Here are a few of the snaps...
The first to greet us hanging out on top of the goat pen was Penny Pigeon...

   The fresh produce is always good looking, as well as the fresh baked pies & other pastries.

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 They have a Zinnia garden this year...last year it was Sunflowers.

Gift Shop Goodies  
A welcome reprieve on a Saturday...go check them out someday.

Remember to take time ... sometimes that's all someone really needs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


A Garden of Sunny Smiles

Ah, Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime,
Where the traveller's journal done;
Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!


William Blake



I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn't come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers."
~ Vincent Van Gogh

 A Special Sunflower to greet me every day.

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do."
~ Helen Keller

"Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows."
~ Jean Paul Richter

"Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
Who gazest ever true and tender
On the sun's revolving splendour."
~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca,

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A Walk at Sunset

The days have been busy, in fact, I told myself I would sign off at 9:30 pm, how did it get to be 10 pm?  I grabbed my camera, as I had been promising myself to get out for a walk around the neighborhood before the sun spilled completely out for the day.  So here are a few captures of my walk.  And then, I promise, I am out of here.  Morning breaks early around here lately.

I Got My Very Own

Curious Neighbors

Almost Ready

Blue Belly Barn

As promised, shutting down and signing off...ttfn