Monday, June 22, 2009

Graduation Day

Where does the time go, seems like yesterday that my own daughters were graduating from school. Now it is my Grand daughter that is graduating. By the numbers, we will have one graduation every year now for the next four years.

What a proud moment to see the loves of your life grow into adults. Looking back, I never had cameras and computers to document my own kids nor for some of the Grandsons. I getting better with age myself and managed to capture a few pictures that I like to share.

Chelsey the second oldest of 3 grand daughters(and my youngest daughter’s girl) had her graduation tonight a day after Fathers Day. What a present.

Sisters, Chelsey and Abby. In another 4 years Abby will graduate.

Cousins Chelsey and Caitlin who graduated 2 years ago.

Proud parents of Chelsey and Abby. Momma is our youngest daughter.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gardening by Color

Summer has finally arrived and the gardens have sprung to life. The warmer nights make all the difference between so, so and lush growth. My garden has lots of color until July and then green takes over until fall.
First in bloom are the daffodils then tulips.

Followed by, garden phlox a low creeper and garden edger

Then the Irises, which I have 50 or so varieties of start to bloom. They are short lived but beautiful. At one time, I started collecting the 100 most popular Irises. All award winners at one time or another. They expand so fast, I decided it was a dumb idea. Who needs more work?

Peonies are in now but about to give way to the Asiatic Lilies.
I had a huge collection of Lillie’s at one time, but weeds have choked out my garden rows.

My pride are the climbing roses and Clematis inner-twineing on a trellis that hides a big old stump. It has taken me 3 or 4 years to get to this point.

The early months of spring we are busy with hanging baskets in the greenhouses. They are now all shipped out.

I should have some quality time to enjoy the rest of the summer, afterall, winter is just around the corner again.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My favorite Dancing Trio

The past week we spent a couple of nights watching our Granddaughters competitive dance group dance their hearts out for a packed theater audience. What spectacular performances by all the kids. They compete in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and in various age groups. At the end of the season they perform for parents, grand-parents relatives and friends, they really strut their stuff or should I say, dance their tootsies off. The fin-ally is the whole competitive team plus Dancing Dads doing a number that wins all the awards. Over a hundred on the stage at any one time. Beautiful.
We are so proud of our grandkids, I can’t help but blow my horn and show them off.

Caitlin our straight 'A' high-school student wants to be in the medical profession.

Chelsey a new teenager likes to explorer the world of bugs and animals. Says she wants to be a scientist.

Abby, baby of the family and this years award winner in Hip Hop. She wants to be a Chef already taking cooking lessons.

The three dance members together.

One thing I do know for sure, they never got their talent from me.