Friday, March 17, 2017

Willy-Nilly Patrick

Hope You Are Smiling

Hope Your Day Is Marvelous

Hope You Find A Happy New Adventure

And
A Brand New Thought To Think

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, 
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, 
all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-Leo Buscaglia

love & love,
-g- 



Monday, March 13, 2017

I am reading:

haven't finished - can't give away the ending (yet)
it's a good time to tell you about the reading adventure

It takes place after the Civil War
and we are traveling through Texas
because
A war veteran - retired, gentleman - having lost everything because of the war -
makes a living by reading newspaper stories
to crowds of fascinated people.
His presentations cost a dime per person.
He is worth it.

He has been asked and hired to transport a girl
- who was taken from her original family
and raised by the Kiowa -
to relatives.
The adventure expected to take three weeks going
and three weeks returning.

Written by Paulette Jiles

This book called to me from a shelf in our county library.
Have a library card?
I suggest you might enjoy this book

love & love
-g-

(off to finish the story)

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Just Stuff

A Garden Photo . . . like the bubbling water

found an older version of "my dream" - hmmm


 Wednesday Mornings Begin
with little chairs


tiny pottery home

family outing








Saturday, March 04, 2017

Wisdom & Love Triumph in this True Story

Want to tell you about a feature film I saw called
"A United Kingdom."
The film is gorgeous, the story TRUE -
had me holding my coat like a teddy bear
believing the best
How People, given opportunity, will move together
towards a better world.
Also shows the power of Journalism, used for Good.
It is playing in my favorite theater - 
there were only a handful of people when I attended
So - Giving you the "heads up."




Friday, March 03, 2017

Fountain and Five

Like this picture. 
Central West End, St. Louis.
good camera day . . . giggle

Slightly overwhelmed
tackling changes - one step at a time

Gonna get my hair trimmed this morning
first time in over two years . . . it's long-ish

Haven't been to my favorite theater in a while
might be time for a feature film

Enjoyed a story time, 
filled with teeny people from other nations
Parents held hands around the circle, because they were having so much fun
smiling, watching their children share
using our hearts, laughter is the same in every language.

love & love,
-g-

Sunday, February 26, 2017

tiny scribble

kept this tiny scribble a lot of years
pasted in a scrapbook
telling myself 
a tale of hope

Reminding myself
tore pages out of a study journal
and painted the same story again

love & love,
-g-



Friday, February 24, 2017

High Recommend

Rented from Netflix - but I've noticed there are plenty of other options.
It's beautiful and Uplifting.

There was a concerning destructive act at an old cemetery here.
Countless people from all around the nation moved restore
and provide for protection in the future

A sea of people gathered to hold one another close
chase fear away

Headstones were put right - with the help of big equipment
and trained helpers

Our Vice president arrived and helped rake leaves
Outcome?  Surprising GOOD 


Friday, February 17, 2017

Five in the Garden

 Apple Tree Allee' - Full of Promise
(yes, it's named "allee'" )

 Boxwood Garden waiting for visitors

 Barren butterfly garden shelter - knows it won't be long

 Tea House Shelter - proud of her moss yard

Peaceful Early Morning Garden Visit

love & love,
-g-

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Grateful Willie Nelson has resumed concert tour . . .

From CNN:
The country singer's publicist told CNN on Monday that Nelson will be performing as scheduled at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on February 16, after several canceled concerts.

Though he did not attend the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Nelson won the award for best traditional pop vocal album for "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin." 
The 83-year-old's concert on Thursday will kick off the remainder of his 
"Willie Nelson & Family Tour," which includes 27 upcoming dates.