Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Smatterings

"The future starts today, not tomorrow." - Pope John Paul II

Spent the day alone (except for the dog, and resolved to put her in doggy day care the next time DH and DD go fishing). I'm terrifically behind in updating my own website and the LASR one, and am also helping a friend with line edits on her WIP. Plus, the weather was lovely and the green, growing things called my name.

In between all that, I watched "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers". I think my mom ended up with "Return of the King" on the move. We had a tendency to buy only one copy of movies we both liked when she lived here, but this is proving to be a real problem now. I'm making a list of the movies I wish I (still) had -- like the original Star Wars series on DVD (funny thing, that -- I have the real original Star Wars series on video, then the updated ones. How many times am I going to have to buy the blasted things?), and now "Return of the King", and the first "Pirates" movie. I'm sure there are more. OH... "Titanic".

Oh well. I'd trade all the movies in the world to have my mom close by again. *sigh*

In any case, I thought I'd share some flowers with you -- photography credits go to DD.

This is some unknown flowering tree I got from the Arbor Society ten years ago:



And the small-leaf rhododendrons are blooming:



Dakota smiles for the camera (I think she's pretending to be a bulldog - she's been hanging out with her English Bulldog friend, Bugsy, too much):



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What Your Blue Outfit Means



You're a classic girl with an impeccable sense of style.

Down to earth you project a loyal and honest persona.

You are sweetly feminine - a strong, tough guy can't resist you.

Designer match: Prada

Signature accessory: Fur lined leather gloves



I chose "blue" cuz I'm normally in jeans, LOL. But, fur-lined gloves? Uh, no. I'm beyond "anti-fur".

9 comments:

Sarita Leone said...

It sounds like all is well in your house. Love the photos!

Our apple trees are all blooming and are just beautiful. I smiled when I read the chainsaw solution; I have witnessed similar things in my own yard, LOL. I hope your tree benefits from all the attention. Oh, thanks so much for the bee link! How interesting--I keep peeking back to see what's up there. I just love our bees. :)

Have a nice weekend.

Dru said...

Love the photos.

I normally wear blue, but I'm wearing yellow

What Your Yellow Outfit Means

You are energetic and adventurous - and your style reflects it.

You'll rush out to buy the latest item you want, even if you can't afford it.

You always make others laugh. No party is complete without you.

Designer match: Vivienne Tam

Signature accessory: Funky boots


Not at all like me.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Your flowers are simply gorgeous, Marianne! I'm so jealous - I stink at gardening.

Dena said...

DD did great with the pictures. Dakota is so cute.

Pink outfit Means;
Unsurprisingly, you are very sweet and cute.
But you're also a bit of a tease - and not that innocent.
Shy but sexy, you're an alluring mix of contradictions.

Designer match: BCBG

Signature accessory: Tortoise shell sunglasses

Tori Lennox said...

What Your Pink Outfit Means

Unsurprisingly, you are very sweet and cute. But you're also a bit of a tease - and not that innocent. Shy but sexy, you're an alluring mix of contradictions.

Designer match: BCBG

Signature accessory: Tortoise shell sunglasses


Well, I'd say the contradictions part is true. Not sure about any of the rest of it. *g*

Jaimie said...

Love the pics! Our trees are done blooming but it was quite a show! One of my favorite times of the year for the garden!

anno said...

I am swooning over your rhododendrons. And that picture of Dakota is wonderful -- DD did a great job with the photos! Enjoy your Sunday!

Amy said...

DD takes very nice photos, Marianne!

Hugs on missing your mom. Mine lives far away, too, and I wish she'd move closer, especially now that she's retiring. But, no. My youngest sister is having a baby in the fall, so she's staying near them for a few more years. But I do so enjoy spending time with her.

Brandy said...

Pretty pictures! The small leaf rhododendron, looks alot like the azaleas that are so prevelant here.
Dakota looks so cute!
AS for my outfit: What Your Black Outfit Means

You're a sophisticated woman with big city taste.
You have a strong creative force - even if you don't wear the boldest clothes.
You tend to intimidate people. But the right guy won't be intimidated by you!

Designer match: Dolce & Gabbana

Signature accessory: Gold framed sunglasses

Um, no. I wear alot of black to disappear. And I am a simple Carolina girl. As for the sunglasses, mine are faux tortoiseshell. *G*

Sounds like a lovely day. I hope your Sunday is peaceful!