Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2015 SOLSC 10/31: Filled to the Brim with Joy!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
                                                      and for nurturing our writing lives. 

One week ago today.  A walk I’ll never forget and yet I still haven’t written about it.  Does this happen to you?  Something you really want to slice about keeps getting pushed to the back burner because you want more time to capture the moment.  I don’t have more time today, but I’m afraid that this memory will fade away if I don’t make the attempt.  So here’s my imperfect stab at sharing a splendid slice of my life.

When Coleen is in town, we always try to squeeze in a walk.  I called Jan, texted Coleen, and waited for her to name the time . . . 10:00 a.m.  Yikes, it was cooler than it’s been recently, but I was willing to make the sacrifice for her (even though our afternoon promised to be much warmer).  Besides, Coleen lives in Canada now, and forty degrees is a virtual heat wave for her. 

We met on the lid and headed down the hill.  My good friends indulged my frequent stops for pictures.  We didn’t win any awards for speed or calories burned, but oh the pleasures of this stroll with two dear friends!  Words can't describe our walk, so please scroll along with us and enjoy my amateur attempts to capture a morning of splendor. 


  1. Love it! Such beautiful pictures & dear friends! What a lovely morning!

    1. Can't wait for your visit next month and time to walk with you!

  2. Very pretty! My favorite picture is the sixth.

  3. Love the pictures. So great that you have friends who are willing to stop so you can take them..t would have been a shame to miss these sights.

  4. Jealous - blue skies, greenery, blossoms. it will be a while before we see all three together in my part of the world!

  5. A stroll with two good friends.....How glorious Ramona! I feel hopeful that we'll get somewhere close to that beautiful in Michigan.

  6. What great memories! And, the pictures in your post are just what I needed to see to remind me that spring is right around the corner, hopefully!

  7. I will never stop loving your pictures, Ramona. But the best part of this slice is your love for your friends. Lucky you are!

  8. I love your pictures! I can't wait for spring now. Thank you!

  9. The only green in my world is the envy I am feeling. What spectacular photos of blooming! And then the bald eagles, oh my! Wonderful Ramona!

  10. Love that pic of the old wooden gate Ramona. Looks like a beautiful day, and all those flowers! Your post captured the moment beautifully. :)