Tuesday, May 31

somebody's world was made today

May 17
Patterson and Parham
Crazy storms one second and sunny skies the next. We win with a double rainbow. (You can't see the double part very well.)

May 18
I helped stack that pile behind me and now I will help split the wood for the next one. You can see my aim is on but my strength is not.

May 19
An example of what credit card points can redeem. If you can't afford a plane ticket to Belgium at least you can eat their waffles at home!

May 20
Meadow at Lewis Ginter
My last day of contributing sticks to the monster sculpture.

May 21
Meadow at Lewis Ginter
After the toast to the volunteers and Patrick (the artist) I saw this cute sight and it reminded me of that movie I'm always trying to think of, but might not ever be able to. (And it's not Fly Away Home if you were going to suggest that.)

May 22
office window
Z's new favorite spot. I like it, too, because when I work she keeps me company.

May 23
That wood pile behind me that I helped stack.

May 24
Saguaro National Park
Okay, so this may be a cheater. I did not actually take this photo today (but it would have been cool if I had been able to go to Tucson for a minute that Tuesday), but I did apply this invert when messing around on my PhotoShop. I like the colors and it reminded me of one heck of a good day back in September.

May 25
my chair at the Scuba Center
Reading a book (Sailing Around the World Alone) that my uncle let me borrow while wearing a skirt that my aunt (his wife) gave me.

May 26
Lewis Ginter
Nanci Griffith on stage, lots of strangers in the grass.

May 27
The conclusion to a date-filled day.

May 28
the rivah (that's how the locals say it)
Relaxing in my (for the moment) hammock while Sam watches the greens on the grill.

May 29
a different rivah (Potomac to be more exact)
My first experience with picking crabs. After watching a few rounds I tried it out for myself. Not eating, just picking. I made a nice pile of meat for Andy.

May 30
Old Stump Road (I think)
Halfway through my bike ride with Elisabeth. Not too shabby for a Memorial Day morning.

May 31
my phone
If you can read that, it is the frequent updates on the arrival of MAP (that's Margaret Alice Parrish)! What a way to end the month!

Tuesday, May 17

two weeks. i blinked. they went.

May 3
kitchen counter
Cigar boxes make great baked goods transporters.

May 4
some property in Hanover County
I've been helping with a project at the garden called Meadowmorphosis. This was in the beginning stages and we were harvesting sweet gum and maple saplings. I'll also say that it rained chilly rain ninety percent of the time and by the end my jeans were ready to fall off from being so weighty with soakedness.

May 5
Carver's living room
Baxter sitting on the couch with us after potluck.

May 6
The Conservatory peaks over the wild flower hill.

May 7
I worked on the scaffolding and weaved sticks to make a wall.

May 8
church parking lot
These church people are funny!

May 9
dining room
Andy's sick eyes. Literally, he had a really nasty infection.

May 10
Again, I helped weave sticks into the walls.

May 11
living room wall
My parents are on a sailboat right now in the pretty blue ocean. How is this related? I got it on the island of St. Kitt's when I was on a sailboating trip with them. I was thinking about them, missing them, and hoping they are having a wonderful time.

May 12
my neighborhood
Kristin and I traded face time for walk and talk. Not only did I get to start the day talking to a dear friend, but I got to watch things wake up. I saw five bunny rabbits!

May 13
off River Road
A guy comes into the dive shop and says, "I need to rent someone in a wetsuit for fifteen minutes..." So I changed the drain cover on this residential pool.

May 14
Scuba Center counter
I guess work on a Saturday could be worse. I was secretly glad that it was raining off and on all day since I was stuck inside.

May 15
We tried to enter a contest to win tons of money to redo the backyard. Clearly it needs it. I don't remember if I mentioned this previously, but I learned how to chop wood with an ax!

May 16
I told you I was spending more time at the garden helping with this.

Monday, May 2

bogos, ritas, and the beatles

April 25
Scuba Center
Confession: I actually took this picture on the 26th. But the fish bowl was found empty on the 25th. Where was the fish? It apparently jumped out of his bowl in search of a better life only to learn he couldn't survive.

April 26
Office Chair
Another confession: what you cannot see happening is the Friday Night Lights I am watching and did watch for an embarrassing amount of time that night.

April 27
Side Yard
Tornado warnings, but nothing ever happened.

April 28
The Sky
That's Atlanta in the distance.

April 29
Our first trip to the sand and water. That's Beefers.

April 30
Downtown Galveston
New plan: handstands all the time. How did we not start doing this sooner?

May 1
We were down there seconds before. Only the boy scouts were young (and silly) enough to stay.

May 2
Telephone pole in driveway
We used to paint those guys at Diamond Head. Lucky for this one I don't have any supplies here.

I was in Galveston this past weekend for a wedding of a dear friend I've had since kindergarten. That means I have known her for 23 years. I can't believe I'm old enough to know people that long.

It was such a spectacular weekend that spectacular doesn't even capture it. It's just worth noting. Here's the rest.