Monthly Archives: May 2008

A little guitar inspiration

A group of videos I’ve come across on Youtube that have been particularly enjoyable to dip into are selections from a series called Transatlantic Sessions, which brought together American and British Isles folk musicians and filmed them enjoying music together … Continue reading

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Last game of the season

They lost 7-6 in a really exciting game. Well played, boys–all of us in the crowd could not have been more proud and impressed.

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Daybreaker

Daybreaker is a new rose from the group of roses I got with a gift certificate my father in law gave me to S&W Greenhouse. It IS a dandy! People had been raving about it on the rose forum, and … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and Music

Well, it’s been a really crummy few days. I have such bad laryngitis that I truly cannot do other than whisper, and have been sleeping poorly between the discomfort from my illness and frustration about a couple of website projects. … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Birthday

My husband turned 50 this week and we had a fun, small family party for him. Middlest son brought a wonderful bottle of wine from his vacation in Napa Valley, and we grilled filet mignon, and set a pretty table … Continue reading

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Time for Some Pink!

The lovely Eden Climber. Above is Eden again, and below is The Herbalist, an Austin Rose, one that is a little less common. Below that we have Heritage.  Very beautiful and refined bloom form, lovely honey-rose fragrance.  The blooms only … Continue reading

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Baseball update

For those following the excitement of the district tournament, we lost 3-2 to the top-ranked team (their win/loss record is 23-4 or something like that), after fighting hard to finally even up the score in the 6th inning. Very exciting!!! … Continue reading

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Clearing Away Clutter for God

On another page here I have a humongous list of links to Anglican bloggers. There is no way I can keep up with them all and I don’t try. But when I decide it’s time to check ’em out, one … Continue reading

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A little more bragging ahead

We forgot to bring our camera (the photo is from Saturday) but Ds17 started at shortstop on varsity again tonight in the district tournament! They won against their cross-town rivals in front of a big crowd. Ds17 played shortstop but … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Babe

A new greeting card from my friend Barb captures the poignancy, tenderness and awkwardness of being a new father: Enjoy!  Here’s the link to her shop:  Sweetb.etsy.com Barb’s expecting her first grandchild, which makes me excited to think of the … Continue reading

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Worship and Prayer

I hope you are having a nice day out there wherever you are. It is incredibly beautiful today where I am. We had a wonderful time worshiping the One whose idea it was to make the world beautiful and not … Continue reading

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Days of Baseball and Roses – Update!

Ds17 played great last night! Made some great plays at shortstop and hit 3 out of 4 times at bat. The other time he grounded out but advanced the runner. He was having a super night. It was great to … Continue reading

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Roses after Rain

It has rained a lot here in the past 72 hours and the roses are looking a little soggy and beaten down. But I went out and took some pictures this morning because when the spring flush is over, there … Continue reading

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Today in the garden

Ok, they are all my favorites, but some are more favorite than others, and this is one of my “more favorites,” with an unpronounceable name: Gruss an Aachen. I believe it is categorized as an early floribunda, bred in 1909. … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Mother’s Day

I hope all you moms were properly honored and feted on Mother’s Day! I had one of the best Mother’s Days that I can remember. DS#2 brought over a half-dozen red roses from his new home, DS17 gave me a … Continue reading

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More flower blogging

Brigadoon is almost too perfect in her blooms and coloration. It’s almost fake. But it’s real, so how can I hold that perfectness against her? Marilyn Monroe’s first bloom of the season. I love her subtle coloration, including the green … Continue reading

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Talking to two Karens

Today I had long talks on the phones with two Karens.  One an old, and dearly beloved friend, and the other an enjoyable new client.  But I probably haven’t been on the phone for so long since I was a … Continue reading

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Parenting with mercy Part 1

New commenter, Mel, was writing on her blog about the pull on new parents of rote, by-the-book solutions to the common “tear-your-hair-out” parenting issues. She is SO not alone in that. One nice thing about having raised some children is … Continue reading

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Golden Celebration and Zepherine Drouhin

These two roses are finally settling into my yard and are covered with buds this year. Last year they each teased me with one or two blooms. This is Zepherine Drouhin’s 4th or 5th summer in my yard, I think, … Continue reading

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Pondering the Infinite

You see that pondering the infinite runs in our family.

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