Monday, March 24, 2014


Winter barely happened here in the desert making Spring unremarkable.

There was once a strong force of three. Mom, myself, and daughter. Mom's brain has faded too much for me to care for her needs; she's now in a Board and Care home where I know she's being well cared for, but a part of me feels like I've given her up for adoption.

Since Dad's transition fourteen years ago, and Roger's four years ago today March has been a time for reflection. But this year there have been pleasant distractions in the reflection pond. The studio is up and running and I've turned my bedroom into more of a sanctuary than messy studio.

Sometimes being puffy with satisfaction is all one needs.

There are always blue skies ahead . ..

(except for the ducks in the pond, all images were photographed in and from my backyard.)


Caterina Giglio said...

gorgeous photos! you have such an eye for beauty and good for you that your bedroom is now your sanctuary!! and you are SO right... there are always blue skies ahead!! xx

Julie said...

It's good to see you thinking positively (and it is allowed!). The photo of the ducks is beautiful with all the reflected colours. The bird in your first photograph looks a bit like a Fieldfare but its beak looks like a finch. An attractive bird. Thank you for your get well wishes, I'm working on it ;-)

PAMO said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Lovely words too. I'm glad you are taking care of yourself and have given yourself a sanctuary. You've done so much and so well. I commend you on your strength. You are loved.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Such beautiful photos--may we all be puffy with satisfaction. I, too, felt that I was abandoning a child when I too my mother to assisted living; then a nursing home. There was no alternative; I had tried everything else. It's never easy and we'd tell our children to do the same to us when necessary.