Thursday, August 28, 2014

The August Break 2014 - something new


The "something new" theme for today rather stymied me for a moment.
Then I remembered that yesterday I bought new shoes to wear for working out at the gym.
I love Nike Free shoes, they are soooooo comfortable
and with each pair they improve.
This pair has great extra protection on the big toe right where I usually wear them out.
They are so light, it is almost like walking barefoot.

So there you have it, that is my "something new" for today.
I didn't even have to try them on at the store, I just knew they would be perfect.
In the photo is the first time trying them on.

If you had to choose something new today, what would it be?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The August Break 2014 - line

 There are lines in structures.
 But the line that came to my mind was a line I am familiar with every week
when I do the laundry.
The clothes line.
Once the clothes or in this case a large sheet is put there,
it is no longer a straight line.
It curves and sways with the breeze.
Almost every week my sheets are hung to dry right here on this line.
What line comes first and foremost to your mind?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The August Break 2014 - morning

 Just outside my office door sunshine coming into the yard early morning.
 Time for tea.
 My morning toast must always be cut in half.
My mother would do that for me when I was sick;
so it brings comfort each morning and a remembrance.
A plum cut up from our tree just outside the front door.
Two cute little green plums given to me by a friend.
Morning has it's ritual.
Do you have a morning ritual?
or do you like to shake it up a bit?

Monday, August 25, 2014

The August Break 2014 - little

I love miniature violets, but how do you display?
I put them in a large teacup, a simple cup;
but just enjoy the contrast so much.
Don't you just love those little flowers with the freckles?

“My breathe would catch at the sight of violets-so common in the woods at home, so surprising in the mountains. The violet's message was "Keep up your courage, stay true to what you believe in."

~Jessica Stern, Denial: A Memoir of Terror

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The August Break 2014 - memory

After just reading an article in the Sunday newspaper on dementia
I had to smile when I saw the word was "memory" for today.
Thank goodness I have this wall of memories in my dining room.
Lest we never forget memories of family with JOY.
Each of our memories is individual to ourselves.
Treasure them,
Share them with those you love.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The August Break 2014 - shadow

They called the little one Shadow,
for he followed us everywhere.
We tied him at the curb to wait,
but still his shadow trailed along.
Do you see the ring he is tied to?
These rings are historic to Portland, Oregon.
Someone has attached miniature horses throughout the city
and when you least expect it there they are.
I took them some tea, but they had traveled on to another ring
somewhere in the city.
Farewell my little friend,
I always liked the spotted ones the best.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The August Break 2014 - treasures


When I thought of the word for today, treasures, I thought
of showing my grandfather's china with violets and daisies,
a pearl necklace once owned by my mom,
my wedding rings,
a beautiful teacup or teapot;
but I decided my family was my treasures.
So here we are, plus two pretty girls, in Hawaii.