Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

Rainbow Joy

Last evening I went to a fun but bittersweet farewell party for good buddy Ellie Covington (who is Texas-bound, Galveston).

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After a torrential downfall forced the party onto the carport, the late-stayers ventured out onto the dock by the marsh and saw this …

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(Do you see the second one to the right?)

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Of course, we all had to get a little silly.

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I quickly texted the pic to my fam and got this response from daughter Emily (mother of grandtwins Madison and Mathew) from the other side of Savannah:

“We can hold it too!”

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The joyful promise of a rainbow!

May the excitement and happiness of children be with us all, especially Ellie as she makes her move to the next successful stage of her life!

Five Friday Happy Bringers — 5/8/15

I love the month of May.  There’s something hopeful, potential, expectant about its very name, “May.”

And here come a few more of my Joy Causers this week:

1.  Granddog Spyro.

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2.  The difficult (for me) but truthful freedom of this declaration:

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3.  Incredible sand art outside one of the classroom buildings at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).

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This is a collaborative class project called “The Art of the Spectacle.”

4.  Loving every moment of Grandson Daniel’s performance in the Savannah Children’s Theatre Dance Program Recital, “Dance Around the World” last weekend.

Can you see D in the lower right hand side of the dance teacher’s selfie?

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(Shouldn’t that really be called an “usie” or a “themsie”?)

5.  Coffee and beignets at Huey’s on River Street this morning.

Okay, I LOVE New Orleans, but our beignets here in Savannah are fritters better than theirs at Café du Monde.

YOU SIMPLY MUST KEEP READING BECAUSE I HAVE A FEW MORE THAN MY USUAL FIVE HAPPY BRINGERS.

6.  Enjoying the simple beauty of the community Trustees Vegetable Garden (across from my place on East Broad Street here in Savannah).

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7.  Daughter Amy’s birthday celebration (with a lil help from grandson Gabriel).

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8.  Robert’s homemade (first time ever) egg rolls.

Yum!

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9.  Rejoicing in the incredible ability to breathe deeply.

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MAY you have many reasons to smile this Mother’s Day weekend!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 4/10/15

“An April Weekend.”  Doesn’t that sound wonderful?  (Although a bit like a Harlequin Romance novel.)

Here are five causers (is that a word?) of my present joy.

1.  A couple more examples of neighborhood nature joy near me in historic district Savannah:

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2.  An incredible Easter.  Here are my four grandies–Twin Madison, Gabriel, Twin Matthew and Daniel.

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More random Easter 2015 pics:

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(Unhappy and Happy)

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3.  Easter afternoon, after church and food stuffing, seeing beautiful deer in daughter Amy’s backyard on Skidaway Island.

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4.  Later, my Easter tradition with Robert of having late Easter evening dessert at a nice restaurant/lounge (The Mansion in Savannah).

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5.  The ability to find good.

A joyful April weekend to you all!

 

Five Friday Happy Bringers — 4/3/15

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Quick explanation.  Why do I, each Friday, post my Five Friday Happy Bringers?

Honest answer:  I’m selfish.

Selfish in that, I truly believe, the more we are appreciative, the more we SPECIFICALLY express our gratitude, the more GOOD flows into our lives.   I’ve seen that principle flow perfectly SO many times.  I keep a daily Thanksgiving Book (some people call it a Gratitude Journal).  It’s a phenomenal practice.

So here’s what I’m THANKFUL FOR this week.

1.  Grandparents’ Day at Savannah Country Day School yesterday.

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So I was to meet Donna at the playground at 8:45 so we could walk in together, but she was running a little late.  I stood there, seeing all these folks walking past me, thinking, “These people look OLD.  My goodness!  It’s SO COOL they recognize the seniors.”

But I said hello to each and every one of the elderly.  And I felt ELATED when I realized they thought I was one of the Official Greeters (and not a senior-something.)  But then Donna arrived, and we walked into the “Media Center” (what’s wrong with “Library”?).

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These people were, well maybe in their 60″s or 70″s!

Wait, I’m there too.  HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

But what fun!  Daniel and some of his friends:

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Daniel, with Nana and Abu:

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The agenda:

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Daniel’s biography research project is on Paul McCartney,

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Daniel shared the closing “Thank You for Coming”:

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What Grandparent Joy!

2.  Next, walking over to younger grandson Gabriel’s Easter Egg Hunt across campus (G is Pre-K.)

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Again, what part of “Smile as if you are normal” don’t they understand.

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.3.  Okay, I’m on a GR (Grandparent Rampage).  Yesterday afternoon took me to Calvary Day School and the egg hunt of grandtwins Matthew and Madison.

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(Nana with twins)

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Enough, enough of grandparenting.

4.  Appreciating Allegra (even as I appreciate Savannah’s springtime).

5.  Enjoying the joy of colorful window flowers.

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FF4

 

Another SSS (Savannah Spring Stroll)

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I LOVE strolling in my Savannah Historic District neighborhood during any season of the year.  But, oh my, Spring!

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(Honest opinion.  Don’t I look a little like an old, white Pharrell?)

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(Yes?  No?)

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(Well?)

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Walk/dance happily this spring!

 

 

 

A Quick Glimpse

A quick glimpse of Savannah springtime beauty on a short walk in my neighborhood today.

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And a Palm Sunday branch from church this morning.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 3/20/15

What a Joyful Week in Savannah.  Here are a few reasons why.

1.  St. Patricking in Irish-laden Savannah.  A few pics from the season:

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(Picture below is from my second-floor window, looking down on the parade.)

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2.  Agreeing with this beautifully true affirmation:

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3.  Loving grandfathering.

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(Daniel and Gabriel up at Lake Oconee earlier today.)

4.  Attending yesterday’s opening concert in the Savannah Music Festival.  An incredible bluegrass group–Balsam Range.

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5.  The recent rain clearing away some of Savannah’s pollen.

Breathe joyfully this weekend!