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Time in Tahoe


Join Me in S. Lake Tahoe

 

We arrived yesterday at the condo
in S. Lake Tahoe, California.
Great family time and beautiful scenery.

Big job getting ready for this weekend’s wedding.

Our son & daughter-in-law are preparing
the food for the 150 guests
who will join us Saturday
for Faith’s wedding.
Today we shopped.
Look at her planning charts!

Monika’s organizational skills are phenomenal!

Have you ever taken on a task this daunting?

I haven’t!
My son is a great sport!

Here we are at breakfast in our condo this morning.

I hope you had a great day!
Tell me what you did.
I send you my love.

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See ya tomorrow.

Family and Friends


Time with fam-i-ly
What very precious moments
Making memories

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Add friends to the mix
Enrich and share enjoyment
That’s the spice of life!

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Bob enjoying his buddies in La Quinta at the polo field

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Alicia with “Doodles” sharing love at Loleta’s baptism

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Our son and daughter-in-love with our grandson
(He treated them to dinner as a thank you for all their kindness & hospitality this month)

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My nutty husband of 57 years, Bob, on the occasion of our last California dinner,
for now…

It’s been a wonderful break
from the Montana snow and cold.
Today we head back home.
Stay tuned for more love shared
between family and friends,
… and more fun!

What have you done with family and friends this January?

Disciples in the Desert


Walking On the Sand

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Today I am putting on
a purple shirt of majesty.
I am walking through the desert
As a queen in her sand castle.

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Walk with me!
Enjoy the desert beauty.

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The clear blue sky is my ceiling.
The palm trees stand like
guardian statues on the path –
Majestic and serene.

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Shadows fall from the sun
setting behind the graceful fronds.
I will examine the trees’ trunks,
seeing a text of eternity.

I’ll consider the roadrunners
as students of our January summer.
I will scour the sky for signs
as if my future were written upon it.

I will walk with my best friend
in mutual silence;
Disciples in the desert,
in praise of its mysteries.

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Time to go.

I’ll be back.

Do You Know Polo?


Do you know polo?
We watched a game on Sunday.
A beautiful day!

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2 polo horses
Looks gray, but that’s just poor photography. It was really a bright blue sky!

Amazing horses
Beautiful, fast, and graceful –
Failed on the race track!

Most polo horses
Were intended as racers,
But didn’t make it.

They are thoroughbreds –
Quick and lean, agile and smart.
Marvelous creatures!

See their potential –
Successful polo ponies…
Purchased, groomed, and loved!

Across the driveway
El Dorado Polo Lake
Home to duck family

They swim unaware
Of the drama in the air:
Score tied five to five.

Celebrating crowds
Cheer their horses and riders
On to victory!

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If you get a chance,
Try to watch a polo match.
Love that horse finesse!

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We returned to the polo area in La Quinta, CA today and watched the groomer shave this beautiful thoroughbred, getting him ready for next weekend’s game.
Bob, my husband, talked to one of the horse trainers.
Bob had a million questions.
So much to learn!
Always curious.

Do you love horses?
What do you know about Polo?

Don’t Pretend


I’ve never been good
At pretending or faking
I give it away

Whatever it is
You can read it in my eyes
Eyes never tell lies

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Genuinely love
Don’t pretend your affection
Sincerity wins

Love with a clean heart
Hold tightly to your loved ones
They are your pure joy!

 

Here we are today with our dear friend, holding tightly to one another, appreciating the pure joy of being together. Enjoying the opportunity to see them in their new home. Lovely, isn’t it? It was a beautiful day in southern California… the kind of blue sky, sunshiny day that drew us here. And the friendships maintained are true bonuses. No pretending necessary.

 

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Who do you love with a genuine affection? How do you delight and honor one another?

Happy Weekend!


A day at Back Bay, Newport Beach,
with dear friends, Janet and Charley …
Mudslides are threatening some lovely homes on the cliffs.
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We traveled from Redlands, CA through Irvine to Newport Beach.
Clouds parted and lovely blue skies greeted us.
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We stopped at the most amazing “H Mart” –
a phenomenal Korean grocery store
in Tustin, CA
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Oh my! I have never seen such gorgeous fruits and vegetables!
(Not even in Italy at the outdoor market
or in Spain at the Barthelona Farmer’s Mkt!)
img_5905 I hope you had a day that was as much fun as ours.
Happy Weekend, dear friends.
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What did you do today?

Seaside


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Serenity is

Calm rhythm of the seaside

It soothes my spirit

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