May flowers always line your path….

Tomorrow, my daughter turns 21. I truly wish her all the things in the Irish Blessing below…..


May flowers always line your path

And sunshine light your day

May songbirds serenade you

Every step along the way

May a rainbow run beside you

In a sky that’s always blue

And may happiness fill your heart

Each day your whole life through

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks

May your heart be as light as a song

May each day bring you bright, happy hours

That stay with you all the year long


shoes in the grass

I was flipping through old photos and found this shot, from September, 2012, which reminds me of the title block for one of my favourite blogs, Raising My Rainbow.

The writer of this blog, Lori Duron, has just been published and her book, of the same name as her blog, is about her son, C.J.,  and, as she says, the “adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son”. I have recommended this blog in the past and I also recommend her book. Although the book is specifically about raising C.J., it is more generally about how to be an amazing human being and parent.


…the thorn bush has roses

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn-bush has roses – German proverb
Backyard rose

Decided to play a bit with this one as I loved the bottom part of the rose, but there was too much light on the top. Not really into processing much….because I don’t really know how to do it…..but didn’t want to discard the shot.