So many different emotions pop up today. Last year on Mother’s Day I took my mom to the hospital. She never came home. I am grateful for her love. I’m grateful for all she taught me. I’m also grateful for our three children. Life is fuller because of them. They make me smile. They bring me great joy.They are so talented and fun and we all have a wacky sense of humor that I think is somewhat unique to our little family. (But then who doesn’t think that, I suppose?!)
Brandon, Kelsey and Jameson, I love you so much.
Mom … I miss you.
(Artwork by Kelsey Layos, given to me this Mother’s Day!)
I saw this young artist painting a box and she gave me permission to shoot these. (I gave her my card, hoping she’d fill me in on her info, but I’ve yet to hear from her. Maybe she’ll see these and then comment so I can give her credit!) I’m so grateful that our city now does these “Art Boxes”. I see them on my walks and they make me smile.
While we headed to Yosemite for the dogwood we had to stop when we spotted the lupine! They were incredible.
I suspect I wouldn’t even know what a dogwood is if it weren’t for this guy! I certainly wouldn’t take the these excursions. And it’s rather doubtful that I’d be as into photography as I am.
Yep. Still grateful for Dan!
We went to Yosemite primarily for the dogwood. We were not disappointed! I’d been up once before (back when it was just Dan, Jameson and me) but I’d not seen anything quite like what we saw this time. They were quite stunning, and I shot quite a bit. Here’s one of the earlier shots.
For the next few days (or maybe more) I’ll be posting, in no particular order, shots from our day trip to Yosemite this past Friday. I didn’t really take many “all of it” photos, and this one doesn’t thrill me, to be honest. But still, I had to post a waterfall. This one reminds me of the waterfall trips Dan used to take annually with the kids. I believe I only managed to get to one of them. I’m grateful for a husband who did these sorts of things with the kids, even if he did it all on his own while I couldn’t go.
I am so very grateful for my friend Jacquie. We were at SJSU together, and she and I worked at Books Inc. in San Jose. (Santana Row is now where Town & Country Village was located, which is where we worked.) We both have rather busy lives, but we do our best to get together for lunch once a month. I absolutely relish our time together. I am thankful we reconnected after so many years. Thank you, Jacquie, for your friendship. I means so much to me! (And thank you, too, for giving me permission to post this!)