Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Last weekend, my daughter Lisa and her daughter Mac,

 along with friends Evelyn and her mom Betsey,

 drove from Nashville Tennessee,down to Auburn University.. 

for the "One last Roll" celebration at Toomer's corners.

The event centers around the cluster of Live Oaks at Toomer's Corner, where Auburnites gather to commemorate life events..wins, losses,graduations, engagements, weddings, farewells..

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The place is considered hallowed sacred ground, a place of honor among those of Auburn. Events are memorialized by tossing rolls of toilet paper into the trees..
Photo: "Our ROOTS run deeper than your Poison!!!!!" WAR DAMN EAGLE!
 Several years back, a disgruntled  fan poisoned the Oaks with a deadly herbicide. Many measures were undertaken to save the demise of the no avail. Today the trees were removed..
The removal Tuesday ended a two plus year attempt by Auburn University to save the trees, which were poisoned in 2010.
Lisa, Mac, Betsey and Evelyn joined thousands of  Auburn fans rolling  the trees for the final time Saturday and Sunday,

who were celebrating the A-Day spring football game and a national championship won by the Auburn Equestrian team.
Upon graduation from High School. Mac plans to attend Auburn..a dream she has nurtured through her entire academic years. Active in her Community, Church, School, and Special Olympics, she is a talented, gifted, well rounded young lady who will do us all proud!
while there,they toured the campus bookstore at Toomer's Drugs, the Jordan-Hare stadium, met with the cheerleaders, several dignitaries..posing for photos along the's a few..
memories in the making...

Please join us as we share more outdoor adventures  with Susan at:
Outdoor Wednesday
Wordless Wednesda

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day observance always falls on April 22.
On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! 
Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather!Earth Day HistoryEver wondered how Earth Day started? 
This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. 
In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration.
McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22.
Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates. The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth Day.
My garden in Denver April 2012

Bees were buzzzing on this beautiful spring day..

A year ago,Brax celebrated  by enjoying a beautiful day in the great outdoors..

And here's big boy enjoying a romp in the park in celebration of Earth Day 2013!Now lets all celebrate Earth Day by getting outdoors and saying hello to Mother Nature..
Joining Sally who's always smiling..|even if it is Blue Monday!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday nite..wee hours of Monday..

Yes..out of the depths of Pheonix..she arises..
or so I feel that is what is happening..
PACKING FOR MOVE! in full progress!
house is in utter chaos..furbabies know something is up..
they each have at various times sniffed the boxes,lifted their tails and sprayed the boxes..and have on several occasions  HISSED at the boxes!
They've discovered new places to hide, and then in complete reversal, cannot let me out of their sight..or have to be in my lap for petting/reassurance that all is well..
less than 4 weeks till we close on the house..

movers are coming Thursday for a better "box count" to more accurately estimate total cost of move..
on another note..Spring has well as pollen and then rains.. so for a day or so..fabulous  weather to be outdoors..
took full advantage..Nikon and I had a blast:
here's proof!
Victorian houses in the North Hill Historical District:
beautifully restored..

A day at the beach..sand between my toes..shells in my pocket..a huge happy grin on my face! 
Those Gulls are called.."Laughing Gulls"!

YOLO Boards,,my favorite color BLUE!

Awesome sunsets views from every direction!..

there you have it..a hint of my world..
I apologize to my followers who may have bailed ship..
I can sympathise..
for the faithful..
truly appreciate your loyalty and longevity..
at present, my blog has to be second in my list of priorities..
in the meantime.. get up and out!
enjoy the day!

joining Sally and the gang..
Blue Monday

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hello April!

Enchanting April...
Lovely lady of spring..

we've long awaited your arrival..
pretty posies are peeking from winter's blanket..
smiling enticingly...
through watercolored tints..

softly hinting of colors yet to come..
ahhh sweet reverie..or spring fever..?

but wait!
first you've just gotta see this!
Yes..That's our Brax..
Can you just imagine how delighted this Gramma was to open her email to this sweet face? with the message to please call..only to hear the sweetest little boy voice saying "Hi Gramma!!!" I'm still all teary eyed..
yes indeed..color me ONE BIG HAPPY GRAMMA!!