Saturday, July 02, 2016

This and that, but mainly remembrances...

July 2nd, 2016

Oh dear, - I have to confess to forgetting the White Rabbit as the calendar turned over into July!!!

Too late to do anything about it when my messaging son reminded me of the required obeisance!!

Nothing to do but turn three times, repeating the required imprecations, and hope for the best.....

I went out into the garden to perform,

thinking that might be a place dear to the White Rabbit's heart

where he would be most inclined to bestow the delights of July upon me.....

(my version of an English Garden with faint hints of the jungle!!)

That was yesterday.....

Today I was doing up the breakfast dishes when my eye caught 
the little calendar that sits over the sink..

The second of July, - my dearest Aunt's birthday, 
but alas, she is long gone.

Nevertheless the many wonderful memories I have of her

brought happy moments and
remembrances of times past.
How I used to hang on to her arm when we went shopping on
Saturday afternoons....
the time I spilled iodine on her tortoiseshell 
brush and mirror set, and she was so kind and forgiving....
the beautiful knitted negligee my mother made for her trousseau
and then her fiance turned out to be a cad
and she remained single until the end of her days
but so dearly loved by all her nieces and nephews.

Oh, this first week in July.....
In a few days it will be the anniversary of my sister's birth,
and she has left me too, with dear memories...

I thought about how much I miss her telephone calls;
how my house is blessed with her beautiful needlework
and pottery.......
how much I appreciate the close contact of her children on Facebook..
little messages and glimpses into their lives and those
of her grandchildren.

Well, Time taketh away, but Giveth, too...

Lovely moments to recall and be grateful for.

Things to laugh about, relationships that helped us grow
and were such a dear support.

To these two lovely ladies, my love and thanks....

Those hearts that we have treasured.......

And speaking of birthdays.....

our first born will be seventy this month....


Monday, June 27, 2016


ABC Wednesday
June 29th, 2016

The Letter is Y for Yellow

The pretty pastels of spring have retired from centre stage

and now that summer has arrived

the whole world glows with yellow!!!!|

At least  in my part of the World......

Lovely, - what is better than breakfast out in the morning sun

when all around you the garden  reflects

blue sky and YELLOW flowers and summer, summer, summer.....

Here's a little bonus, - a poem by Oscar Wilde

Symphony in Yellow

An omnibus across the bridge
Crawls like a yellow butterfly,
And, here and there a passer-by
Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay
Are moored against the shadowy wharf,
And like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade
and flutter from the temple elms,
And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.

For more interesting Ys pop over here to ABC Wednesday
with thanks to Roger, Denise and  all who help them.