A large manatee in our canal on the Braden River - March, 2017 . . . I am still surprised when I hear manatees splashing or surfacing for air. Another name for manatees is the “Sea Cow”, I think because they are so large. Manatees can weigh . . .Read More
|click for larger photos -enjoy the sky!|
|this moss is still one of my favorite things to look at!|
|The first time Steven has worn jeans since April -it has been too hot!|
yikes!!!!! All of those photos were taken in one day . . . one day! (and i did not even share them all). I am grateful to have such beauty and inspiration. Thanks to you who wrote and said "keep 'em coming!"
xo lenna young andrews - February 24, 2010
While we had an Open House today we drove to Farmington to take a walk with the pups -click on the photo above to see some lovely fall photographs of CT. When we got there, it was then that I remembered that Steven had taken me to this same park and same path, 5 years ago when we were first together . . . . amazing.
I was in florida last week . . .
this plant lives in my parent's yard in Florida . . . it is HUGE!
I remember having something similar as a small houseplant, here in CT, some time ago. My visit to florida this time was brief and cut short by a winter storm warning up North . . . I ended up coming back 24 hrs earlier to avoid a bad snow and ice storm with possible flight cancellations. My parents are about an hour from the Tampa airport and I now rely on a service to pick me up and get me back & forth. But even though this was a short visit, it was a good visit, none the less. My parents are always happy to see me and vice versa!
My dad looks a lot better than he did in December when he was going through chemo for his liver cancer and feeling so poorly. Amazingly, he is in remission now and just dealing with an infected gall bladder -what an incredible man he is, for all he has been through health wise this past year . . . he still has a sense of humor, my mom says! In a couple of weeks he will start Interventional Radiology with Dr. Grubbs to help keep his cancer at bay.
One day while I was there I took a long walk around the neighborhood as I usually do and snapped these photos around my parent's house, first. Click on any photo for more detail.
My dad made this canoe shown below . . . The bayou is right there, next to their home.
So peaceful . . . . My mom is a great gardener and creates beautiful outdoor living spaces.
Can you believe I picked all of these sweet oranges, yummy star fruit, delicious grapefruit and beautiful lemons shown below, right there on their property? I did, yum!
Look at this tree I saw in their neighborhood . . .
wow. I will happily return to visit again, enjoy more sunshine and time with my parents, February 24 -28.
It looks like I need it, don't you think?
happy weekend to you!
Frieda helped me to remember what a lovely time of year it is to take photos for inspiration. You can use these photos for transfers to fabric and paper, or simply as a starting point for your art work. So while walking the dogs one afternoon last week (a ritual with us now), I searched for beautiful colours and patterns in my yard and neighborhood . . . and beautiful creatures! (see below) The leaves are just beginning to turn here in Connecticut, but things will tumble fast and hard now, once the colours have started to pop. In fact, I took these photos 5 days ago and I think the landscape has changed, since then.
Here is Asia wandering in the weeds . . . amazingly there are still some flowers and green leaves, even though it is getting colder and the leaves are turning. We had to turn our heat on the other morning when it was absolutely freezing inside. yuck!
You can find many more of my early Autumn photos here. Perhaps they will be of inspiration to you.
In the meantime, my son Dallas has sent a bunch of photos of his girlfriend Liz and himself visiting Lake Bled in Slovenia this weekend! They are living and working in Trieste, Italy now, and it is very near the Slovenia border. I will share a couple of the photos here below as well. I hope you enjoy!
: ^ ) lenna
Dallas & Liz
happy autumn . . .