Thursday, May 18, 2006
Mother's Day in Spokane
On Mother's Day we took my brother's wife, S, to a bakery/mocha place in the morning and all three of their sons went along, with their grand kids and the younger son's girl friend. I took the following photo of grand daughter B at the bakery. She is 3 1/2 and as cute as can be:
After that we all went for a walk through the "woods" near the bakery where I took a photo of a wild sunflower. One of Annie's favorite flowers was the sunflower. These are not as large as the garden variety but are bright and beautiful in their own way. This one has been worked on a bit with Photoshop:
Western Washington State has mostly fir and spruce evergreens, along with cedars. In Eastern WA the predominant evergreen is the Ponderosa Pine with it's long needles. I took the following photo of those needles:
Our Mother's Day dinner was at Applebees. I wanted to go to the Outback Steakhouse, where Annie & I liked to go and did go last Mother's Day, but we had steaks Sat night cooked on L's BBQ and it seemed not a good idea to have them two days in a row.
In looking over my photos from the trip I find that most of them are just family snapshot types, so I really don't have many to post. I enjoyed my mini-vacation. L leaves for work about 06:20 so that was the time I headed out for home on Monday and It was a good time to go. He is a short timer now with less than seven weeks until he retires at the end of June. The temp Monday was to get to 90F in Spokane with highs of around 100 in the desert areas between there and the mountains. I was home before noon so missed all those high temps. I did drive all the way home with the top down and I do have a slight sunburn on my legs, from the bottom of my shorts to my knees, probably mostly from that trip. But, it was fun.
And my Daddy died in Dec. of 2004, and Mama died last April, so we've been through a lot of "firsts" without her and my Dad, too. Sometimes it's really hard, but you have to move on. I sure wish they could have seen Jessica graduate tonight, but hopefully they do see her from where they are, just as Annie is watching over you and your family.
just what you will be sharing and am never disappointed. Sunflowers
happens to be one of my favorites as well I love the way they follow the
sun, so graceful they are.
I hope I now have the problem fixed so you can comment at my place from
now on. Hope you have a nice weekend. :)
I'm loving this heat. I love summer.
She sure is a sweetie , and your pics are great , Nice you took pics of Annies Fav flower on Mother's day,,, sweet . Sounds like you having a blast and sun burn , we are freezing still over here , cannot wait til we can even sit outside for a bit , love the post , hope your having fun finding mochas , rub Huggy's belly for me , take care,drive safe and where are we going next ????? LOL
Ms Vicki, B is a cutie and fun to be around. She is my brother's grand daughter. I seem to be able to comment on your new blog but have to remember to log on first.
Becky, I have often wondered what happened when I clicked on send. Then I worry that I'll end up with two of them when I re-do it! I too like summer and warm weather. That is why I like to go south in the winter as a Snowbird. But when it gets into the 90s it is over what I really like.
Jude, Annie's favorites were sunflowers and roses. And I sure wish she were still here with me in person. The trip was good.
Elizabeth, thank you for your visit. I like the Tri-cities in the spring & fall but come July it definately too hot for me down there. I grew up in E Wash. but have lived west of the mountains so long that I am not used to that much heat. Or cold in the winter.
Greeneyes, thanks for your compliments on the photos. I do enjoy taking them & have been having fun playing with Photoshop. Your good weather should come before too long. I guess that is one of the penalties for getting to live close to the water! Huggy is enjoying being outside more, too.
Deni, I agree with you about B, but she is my brother's GD. I am not sure what that makes me, maybe a Grand Uncle? Sunflowers are great flowers, be they the wild variety like these or the garden type that grow so large.
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