Forward - From the Heartland of Carolina

This is a continuing story of the journey Forward shared by 2 people, Lynne and Tom. Both love to LIVE life to it's fullest, which currently means spending lots of time outdoors, working on various projects from gardens to patios, flowers to vegetables, sunrises and sunsets, birds and woodland critters, and spending time with family. Don't forget to check the monthly archives, and please feel free to leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.

Monday, September 11, 2006

We Pause to Remember...


Catching up now, Celeste and her Mom and Dad were over again towards the end of August, and somehow, Celeste still manages to be the center of attention on these visits. The morning started out with a flush of morning glories down on the purgola, as it had been doing for a couple weeks. The happy family visited with us for the afternoon, and Celeste offered up her usual poses, knowing a camera was around.

We had bought some cabinets that required assembly, and, of course, the cats were happy to oblidge their services. Afterwards, Tinkerbell, Mom's cat, took a well deserved rest on the back railing overlooking the gardens.

I had to climb the ladder and reach with a pole to retrieve an errant gourd up in the pine trees.

Something we don't often see because they fight so often... 2 hummingbirds willing to share the same feeder at the same time.

Color in the gardens isn't always left to the flowers in bloom. Sometimes, the the plant foliage provides what late summer's lack of flowers leave missing.

Here's a picture of what I have left of what's been canned up this summer. 3 jars disappeared over Labor Day to our daughter's house ;-)

Labor Day weekend, and once again the family is over, and as usual, the grandchildren provide the entertainment. The grandsons had brought their pet Guinea Pigs over for their Aunt Jenn to check out, and Celeste seemed to take an interest. She also enjoyed sharing her toys with our youngest grandson John, when not playing on the back porch.

As Lynne posted below, the grill got another workout that day cooking ribs and wings, and once again, everyone provided lots of goodies for a full meal... potato salad, watermelon, salads, beans, chips, pineapple chunks and strawberries, and even apple crisp pie with ice cream!

After the end of her long visit, Celeste reluctantly helps put away her toys, knowing they'll be here for another day.


Cherish every moment; enjoy the little things.

Life, as Summer slowly winds down, continues to be Wonderful, here in the Heartland.


Blogger alli said...

Celeste is getting bigger by the minute. What a little cutie pie. Love the pic with her little purple skirt and top with those kicking shoes. I think there maybe a little diva in the making. Maybe even become a Coach diva like her Aunt Penny. Love the cats guys they always seem to lean a helping hand don't they. Looking at your grandson's gueina pigs remind me of the ones my brother use to raise when we were younger. They were SO much fun? Lordy how MANU citters DO they have living in the house? Poor Tom having to go up a ladder to get a goard out of the tree. That ladder was leaning a little to much for my tastes. Lynne don't you hurt my favorite Duck. The flowers were beautiful as always and the food looked YUMMY. Thanks guys for sharing your wonderful memories.

12/9/06 8:05 PM  
Blogger Eva said...

Hey Guys,

I was thinking about you as I heard the news last night, about the big explosion down there. I hope that it didn't get near you and you didn't have to evacuate!! It's such a sad thing! It looked just awful!
Today we are at a family get together for Glenn and I, as we will be doing the big move next weekend!! I'm sure going to miss Sammie and Arissa, but they are doing so very well on their own.

Know that I think about you often.

Love ya,

7/10/06 8:22 AM  

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