Saturday, February 21, 2015

Celebrate This Week

Join us each weekend for Celebrate this week with Ruth Ayres.  
 When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build.
  A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!
I discovered this opportunity on Twitter . We are participating in the Middle Grade Novel Bracket.  Picture Book and Young Adult Brackets are also available.  The Pre-Tourney Seeding Form is open, and students may vote anytime until Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. 
I'll be joining the fun with my after school book club.

2.   Sunset at Slater Park 
I drove north begging the sun to stay up for a few more moments.
I arrived just in time to capture this beautiful shot.

3.  Visiting with Joan
My across-the-street neighbor from almost 18 years ago joined her husband for a business trip
to Seattle.  We shopped at Elliott Bay Book Company, lunched at Poquitos, and toured
The Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum.
  The next day we shopped, lunched at Thai Ginger, and talked some more.  
We keep up with each other's lives by phone, but nothing beats getting to chat in person.

4. Walking with a friend

It's taken us all week to get together, but the stars finally
aligned yesterday for Karen and me to enjoy a walk together.
Our walk was a delight for the senses:  we kept stopping to enjoy 
 gorgeous blooms, fragrant smells, and exquisite scenes like this one. 
Have a delightful week with many opportunities to celebrate small joys!


  1. I love that book store in Seattle. We are planning a visit later in March! Beautiful gate! Absolutely gorgeous photos all around. Have a lovely week.

    1. Love that you'll be in my neck of the woods. Let me know if you have time to meet at a bookstore.

  2. Sounds like it was a great week for you! Gorgeous sunset, love the reflection in the water. The Chihuly Gardens and Museum are on my list of must do's the next time I get to Seattle.

  3. Oh my, Ramona, what a nice week you've had. I love the pictures, always those gorgeous sunsets! And that final one is good, too. Plus love that you got to spend lovely time with your neighbor/friend.