Friday, March 21, 2014

22/31 It Is Always Those Little Things That Bring Smiles

Discover. Play. Build.

       Celebrating the week thanks to Ruth at Discover, Play, Build, and !! It's a pleasure to look forward to Saturday Celebrating!
         Thanks to Tara, Stacey, Anna, Beth, Dana and Betsy for slicing on Day Twenty-Two at Two Writing Teachers, and for all you're doing during the challenge.

     Celebrating pieces of my life, and words that complete them.

after swimming
dinner plans invite smiles
happy evening




full worm moon gleams
through stark branches
fully present
book fair arrival
empty boxes, full tables
choosing challenge


new books fill the eyes
just before the mac 'n cheese
fill the tummies

sunset stopped me
evening temptation fulfilled
one more sky picture

office window view
flicker visiting wakes my dreaming
pecking for breakfast


60 comments:

  1. Love these photographs of these little ones (your gorgeous grandchildren I am assuming) reading books at the table! Love when reading is just a way of life! They are both so engaged.

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    1. Thanks Carrie-yes, they are the grand girls, & love books. This is a new one from the book fair!

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  2. What a lovely walk through your life. Thanks for sharing and reminding me to find the beauty in daily goings-on.

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    1. Thank you! It was a great week of little things.

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  3. Everyday celebrations. Thanks for showing through pictures and words how life can be celebrated and enjoyed!

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    1. You're welcome, Deborah. Hope you had a good week too!

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  4. You had a full week - tables, moon, tummies, eyes, sunset, smiles. Now I wonder. Do you pause and take a picture already knowing you will use it in writing, or do you take many pictures and later, when looking at them, choose what to write?

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    1. I take many, many pictures, Terje, & keep "most" organized in IPhoto, dumping others. Then I go through to decide what to use & how. It was a nice week for the visual! I had the book fair pic because I was going to write a whole post about it, then changed my mind, so just shared one of the books I purchased.

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  5. Linda~
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful celebrations. I noticed the moon several times this week- Stunning! The grand girls take the show!
    Love~
    new books fill the eyes
    just before the mac 'n cheese
    fill the tummies

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    1. Thanks Deb, if I ranked them, I agree that the grand-girls always win! Hope your weekend is good, too!

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  6. I enjoyed your pictures and words today! And yes, it is the little celebrations that bring the biggest smiles! Continue to enjoy all the little and BIG this weekend brings!

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I imagine the weekend will be good, too. Good wishes to you as well!

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  7. What wonderful and beautiful celebrations! I love the look on your granddaughters' faces. That is such a special relationship. I am reading A Snicker of Magic right now and am so in love with the characters and the words. It's going to be my next read aloud.

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    1. At first, the fair didn't even have A Snicker of Magic, & I made sure they got some copies, Julie. So many have said how good it is. I can't wait to read it! Thanks!

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  8. So many reasons to celebrate! Isn't it amazing to step back and note the moments that brought us happiness in the week? Of course my favorite line would be "new books fill the eyes." Keep the celebration going!

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    1. Thanks Elsie-yes, book fair week makes a very good week!

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  9. What a beautiful celebration! Have a fabulous day.

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    1. Thanks Katherine, snow is coming again, but not till late afternoon, maybe the last one? Maybe a walk in the snow? Hope your day is good too!

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  10. I love this celebration post! It is nice to see so many celebrations today!

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    1. The Celebration meme was started a few months ago by Ruth Ayres. See the link above. You're welcome to join in every Saturday! Thank you for coming by!

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  11. Hi, Linda. What wonderful pictures. (Adorable children!) I loved your moon haiku -- being fully present is something I need to work on. The moon is a good reminder of what it means to be present.

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    1. I know what you mean about 'fully present', sometimes I'm in the middle of one thing, but the brain is off somewhere else. Trying! Thanks, Laura!

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  12. Linda,
    Lots to celebrate! I love the way you set up this post. How did you get these to look like "polaroid pictures" with room to write at the bottom? Did you adjust something on your blog or use some type of app to take the pictures? You and I could hang out together. We both would take a moment to stop and notice the sky. We could visit a few bookstores and enjoy some great books. Thanks for sharing your celebration!

    Cathy

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    1. Cathy there is a place in advanced settings-ack-somewhere-where you can choose to have a frame around the pictures, or not. As for the words, click on the photos & options of left/right/large/small, etc. appears, & within that there is the 'caption'-click on that & you can enter text-lots if you want. Yes, I suspect we could have a good time together! Thanks! And have a good weekend!

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  13. I love the pictures!! Thanks for sharing this way.

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  14. Linda,
    Thanks for sharing the window into your world of celebrations this week. I know I can always count on you for reminding me to pay attention and appreciate little details...

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    1. Thanks Amy, hopeful that everyone will look a little farther at the details! They are there, and free!

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  15. I love excitement of book fairs, wet kids all warm after swimming, filling up with food and books, and the sky shots through your day. Great slices and celebrations.

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    1. Thanks Julieanne. It was a fun week, filled with just-right things!

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  16. I loved the unifying pictures and how you told it with poems also...of course I loved the mac and cheese and books the most...missing my girls. xo

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    1. I am lucky to have them here, Nancy. I miss seeing my grandson this often, so know how you feel in that way too. Thanks!

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    2. What a wonderful way to celebrate - with haiku poems and photographs. I like how each one is a simple appreciation for the small, beautiful things in life.

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    3. Thanks Holly, glad you like them.

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  17. Love, love, love that sunset pic. And I took a moon picture this week too. Those grandgirls look mighty happy. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Ha! I knew you would love that picture, Ramona, you with your own lovely ones. Glad you saw it! Thank you-that dinner evening with the girls was much fun!

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  18. Linda, I love this visual poetry as a summary of your week. And to call it Celebration Saturday--beautiful! My favorite one is "Sunset stopped me/evening temptation fulfilled."

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    1. Thanks Susan. I link up with others for our Saturday Celebration. I hope you'll join us!

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  19. It is those sweet special moments you've captured that make our lives wonderful. Lovely photos!

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  20. Ooooh! I'm loving these celebrations..but especially your new arrival books! How fun. On my list for Spring break is a Snicker of Magic. The reviews are so wonderful. Enjoy them Linda!

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    1. Thanks Stella. And you are right, A Snicker of Magic is being talked about in so many places!

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  21. Really love both the creative way of sharing the slice and the words within/behind the slice. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Alyson, happy you enjoyed it all.

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  22. Wonderful pictures! Great way to celebrate!

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  23. What a glorious set of pictures! Your granddaughters are beautiful, Linda! And, as you frequently do, I am reminded to pause and take in life. Thank you for that!

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    1. Thanks Melanie, glad to help you remember to stop once in a while & look around.

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  24. I post pics a lot in my blogs, but I haven't thought to write a poem about them before. Such a cool idea! :)

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    1. Thanks, I actually have done it before too. The caption possibility is appealing.

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  25. What a great creative way to caption pictures. I may have to try that sometime in April! Have a great week, Linda!

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    1. Thanks Earl, glad you like the pics & captions. See you Monday!

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  26. Are those mountains in the background of your office picture? I love mountains!
    Love the pictures with the granddaughters! It is so special to my daughter to spend time with her grandmother. I know those girls appreciate it!

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    1. Yes, there are mountains; I live in Denver, Michele. I have an awesome view. And I feel so lucky to be close to my granddaughters-hang out whenever we can! Thanks!

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  27. Linda, I especially,loved the last photo and haiku.

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    1. Thanks Jone, I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!

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  28. I totally love how you are weaving in life lessons!

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  29. All warm yummy photos. The girls are the cherries on top. You inspire me how you savor each and every single day.

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    1. Thanks Tam. It was a particularly special week!

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