Saturday, August 24, 2013

a Saturday evening post ...ramblings under the bluest skies...with a little slice of my history!

when i arrived at Mom and Dad's condo to take Mom 

to her birthday lunch, she wasn't quite ready to go!

while waiting, i sat with Dad on their patio,

 and snapped a few pictures. 

i am still getting to know my new little Nikon Cool-pix. 

it's not as friendly as my old one. 

if you are around my age, you may remember Perry Como... 

be still,(little slice of Italian that makes up)my heart.

...singing, "Seattle".  The song was the theme of the 

television show, "Here Come The Brides"!

it ran from 1968 to 1970. i was in high school.

lot's of girls had a crush on Bobby Sherman.

i was still crushing on Paul McCartney and Carl

Yastrzemski at that time! 

i remember hearing it

when i was in Italy in the summer of 1969.

i cried because i was a bit home sick. 


back to the blue!


when i returned home to download my pictures,

i was so thankful that my camera, captured the blue!

isn't it amazing?

with Mom ready to go, we headed to the Windmill Bistro,

 where we found more beautiful under the blue!

we didn't lunch outside today, the crew was busy setting 

the stage for a three o'clock wedding! i thought it was 

so nice that they had ice water set up for them as they

worked under the sun.

the food is very good, and the service is neighborhood

 friendly. next year, i hope to cultivate a small

bed of fresh herbs like the one above. 

we walked through the gardens after lunch.

the last time i was here, i had just broken

my camera, so i couldn't show you this

beautiful place.

the full bloom for the couple's special day.

on our way back to the car...

one last stop...

i hope it's not TMI!

i love to critique ladies rooms!

this room is one of my faves!


...back to blue!

although, i live a city south of Seattle, 

it is the birthplace of my Grandmother, my Mother 

and i me! we were all born in the same hospital.

when i returned Mom home, she gave me

this little photograph of my Grandmother Hazel

(her Mom), at Queen Anne High School!

Mom also graduated from Queen Anne.

it was sweet making memories with

Mom under the bluest skies!

the bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle 
and the hills the greenest green, in Seattle 
like a beautiful child, growing up, free an' wild 
full of hopes an' full of fears, full of laughter, full of tears 
full of dreams to last the years, in Seattle 
. . . in Seattle! 


Friday, August 23, 2013

French bread on Friday! "un gardien de la mémoire bouquet sucré et salé

hello beautiful friends, old and new!

of late...i am loving capturing simple images at first light.

 i can no longer imagine making a bouquet without tucking 

in a fresh herb. i love mixing the natural scents!

(i love playing...French fragrance house!)

yesterday was my Mom's 84th birthday!

as most of you know, Mom's 84th year was a tough

one.  last Fall, she experienced two major health setbacks.

she hasn't had many outings this past year,

due to her risk of falling.

i am writing this as i assemble her a

birthday - thank you - herb bouquet!

( it is my Mom that gifted me my French connection. )

she has been wanting to visit the farmers market in Puyallup.

tomorrow we will do the market and lunch at

the Windmill Bistro to celebrate her birthday and 

our 61 year French connection!

 "un gardien de la mémoire bouquet sucré et salé!"

"a sweet and savory memory keeper bouquet!"

i hope that your weekend brings a sweet or savory memory to keep!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

once in a blue moon!

last night, after work, i made a quick stop at George's produce

stand, before heading home for the evening.

Mr D had taken the day off, as he was recovering from

a bug that hit us over the weekend.  he had a roast cooking on his trusty

rotisserie!  we sat down to dinner and the news!  we rarely watch the

news with dinner. i was so glad that we did, because we saw

this view of the "blue moon" over our majestic Mount Rainier!

the image was taken by Joseph Deblois in Olympia! i immediately

thought...oh my goodness!

in all of the rush, i forgot to take time to view the blue moon!

early this morning, i watched the blue moon float into the west.

then i looked to the left to greet our mountain!

i ran inside, grabbed my point and shoot and headed up the

stairs to our bedroom!

with the song, "Blue Moon", still stuck in my head, i snapped

a few images of her majesty at sunrise!

"...and when i look to the moon tonight...

...i know it will have turned to gold!" 

...just singing and mixing up the words along the way into

this new day!

blue moon
now i'm no longer alone
without a dream in my heart
without a love of my own

and then there suddenly appeared before me
the only one my arms will ever hold
i heard somebody whisper please adore me
and when i looked the moon had turned to gold

did you notice the golden leaf on the tree?

it's ready to FALL!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

basil notes...

when the basil reaches the bottom, of the "top" cupboards...'s time to make pesto!

i am going to try this recipe when i return from

work tonight!  

(my Mom embroidered tea towel, i haven't
used it...too pretty! )

have a great Tuesday!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

sweet Sunday morning deliveries, Legendary and market fresh!

up early this Sunday morn' for 

a visit to Legendary Doughnuts in Tacoma...

first stop?  

the Grands!  

(a little surprise before church.)

Grandpa D picked out a special doughnut for Holland!

her Mama sliced a small wedge, (you can see the missing

 piece in the photo), for Holland to eat.

 (she will NOT be permitted to eat the whole thing!)

last stop?

Mom and Dad's place!

i tucked a Legendary lemon - blueberry fritter into their

savory market fresh bag!

 i'm headed out the door to seize this glorious Sunday!