Four More Scenes

Here are four more photos from the Mother’s Day outing with my family. The lavender farm is not only a beautiful and serene place to spend some time, but also there are some nostalgic illuminations within the acreage.

To me, this illuminated nostalgia, and I thought it was a lovely setting.

So many plants all around, so little time. Lol. I totally enjoyed all of it.

I loved the image above, with the shed and the old truck. I adored the green shutters against the wood exterior.

The gardens were lovely. This particular setting was a very minute, minuscule portion of the varieties of lavender plants that were on sale, in various sized pots. I liked the sign against the fence posts.

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My father would have loved wandering through the fields. Happy 106th Birthday, dad. I love and miss you. You blessed my life with your short 45-years in this realm.

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Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day. Be well, be safe.

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Five Scenes

My daughter, son-in-law, and two grandies spoiled me for Mother’s Day.

They took me on a scenic drive to a farm, a lavender farm, and as you can see, the lavender was not in bloom.

Who needed the lavender, with such fields of serene beauty.

Before we got to the farm, we had lunch, and walked a bit through the town center that we were in.

Then, we drove to the farm.

If you know me, you realize I like to take captures that might perplex others. It is my way of being.

I see certain qualities in a vision in front of me, and just have to catch the moment.

There is a lot to be said for all of the lovely greenness that surrounded us. That, in itself,

was absolutely amazing, and worth the drive.

Of course, no day trip is complete without purchasing items. I bought English lavender plants, and also French lavender plants. My son-in-law snuck in a beautiful ock, with a lavender painting on it, into a bag of lavender tea cakes, and sachets, that I had purchased.

There were other gifts, that we exchanged at home. But, the greatest gift of all was to be with family members in an outdoor, stunning setting.

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I did finish reading The Hour of the Witch. It was quite the amazing novel. I would rate it four stars out of five stars. The historical information was excellent.

Last night I had dinner at my daughter’s house. We had tacos, for Taco Tuesday. They were delicious. My daughter made a scrumptious Lemon curd pie. Oh my goodness, I am drooling thinking about it.

I hope you are all well and safe. Have a nice rest of the week. Thank you for stopping by.

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Did I Say Books?!

I have neglected my blog the past several days. Between family events, and searching for, and buying a new mattress for my bed, I have been busy. I have also been quite busy reading, reading, and reading. I am reading a few books at once. I alternate between them, as the mood fits.

The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II, is the latest book I am about to set my eyes on, and will begin reading.

I finished reading The Girl Who Escaped From Auschwitz. I give it a four-star rating, with five-stars being the highest.

The Plum Trees by Victoria Shorr, is a book I am in the midst of reading.

Those Who Are Saved, by Alexis Landau, is another book I am currently reading.

The Light of the Midnight Stars, by Rena Rossner, is a book I have just started reading.

Lastly, but not least, I have pre-ordered the Kindle version of The Hour of the Witch, by Chris Bohjalian. I will physically go to the book store, tomorrow, when the book will be physically available to buy, and purchase it. I will read the Kindle version, and keep the hardcover copy for my personal library.

I often do that with books, read the Kindle version, and buy the hardcover to keep on my bookshelves.

Take a step into nature, if you are able to do so. You will not be disappointed.

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Earth Day 2021

Today is Earth Day. Be appreciative and grateful for all that mother nature displays. Do not take anything for granted. The earth is susceptible to mankind’s insensitivity towards it. Be kind to mother nature.

These four photos are an extension of my visit to the park over the weekend. I loved the way these trees were lined up, sentinels guiding the way on the path.

‘X’ certainly did mark the spot, displaying its entrance, doorway, passage, towards the next section to journey upon.

I turned around from the ‘X’ capture, above, to walk back to where we were taking family photos, and this is the view I saw.

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Thank you for visiting. -Lorri

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River, Park, Family

It is always nice to wander through the paths of a new park, situated by the river. I found so much to see, so much to inhale and enjoy.

Trees, as most of you know, are a wonderment to me. I like listening to them, their voices sooth my soul.

It was an absolutely beautiful day, filled with sunlight, shadows, greenness, trees, the river, and my family (daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and grandson). We were actually there for a family photo shoot.

In between my needing to pose for photos, I took some of my own, of the natural surroundings. All in all, it was a wonderful two hours spent with my family, and within the beauty of nature.

For those who might not be aware, Thursday April 22nd, 2021, is Earth Day. Be kind to your mother, Mother Nature.

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Books I am Reading, or About to Read

The screen shot, above, of books, shows what I am in the midst of reading, or about to read.

This weekend will be lovely, for many reasons, but especially the fact that my daughter and family are having their portrait professionally taken, and have included me in the family portrait. I am excited, to say the least.

Other than that, not much is new, here, and I won’t elaborate on anything in order to fill up space, or in order to write a post.

Shabbat Shalom to those who celebrate. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! -Lorri

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