Saturday, October 12, 2013
Brother Sister Family Time...
Family time is so important. Especially as we are in our sunset years. Living miles apart makes the visiting less frequent. So this past nine days we spent time catching up. Photo above is Cousin Nancy (far left) who drove from Bishop CA to visit and spend three days. Next to Nancy is Joanne (Sisty) who is Mr. C's sister. She and her husband Tom (far right) live in Arkansas. Mr. C is in the blue denims. Sisty and Mr. C are 18 months apart.
Sisty loves to garden and is very involved in her local garden club. So we took her and Tom to my favorite place. High Hand Nursery just down the hill an hour from us. We had a lovely lunch in the Conservatory and then toured the grounds and shops. You can check out the link I included.
Here we are enjoying Fall colors on a drive to Truckee and South Lake Tahoe. The weather was spectacular. Another day of just spending quality time together.
This is a view of Truckee Donner Lake. Breathtaking! There was fresh snow on the higher mountains.
Here is my favorite photo at High Hand. Mr. C didn't know I took this photo which are my favorite kinds. I prefer the natural shots to the staged ones.
Here are brother and sister along with her husband as they reminisce over family photos. You know the old black and whites with very stern faces. Sisty is the family historian. Mr. C isn't much into any of this.
We had a good visit and are thankful to have been able to spend quality time together. Did I mention that we all like to eat? We did a lot of eating and enjoying family, friends and food.
I missed blogging and tried to stay up with a very few I follow and leave comments on. Now I shall have to get caught up without going backwards.
Fall is in full leaves raining down mode. We skim the pond constantly to keep the oak leaves out as they get wet and sink to the bottom and create "black tea" which is nasty smelling and ruins the water clarity and properties. We took our annual Fall Colors drive through the area and saw beautiful trees, vines and bushes. Everything from greens to yellows, oranges, reds and burgundy.
I am seeing lots of Christmas encroaching on Halloween and Thanksgiving. I feel very unprepared for the holiday season. My to do lists are sitting undone. I made out the lists which was a good step for me however I feel overwhelmed with doing nothing towards them. This week I think I shall rest and create. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts and Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts. My Heart will be Happy!
Blissful Creating to All...