Friday, June 7, 2019

Reflections of Daddy's Pond

This is a picture of Dad's pond.  He built it for my Mother.  I remember hearing about the dream when we were small--Mom and Dad would talk about what they wanted to do--it was a little pond which collected water in winter, dried up in summertime.

It is so lovely.  Before he flew away to heaven, Dad loved to sit beside the pond with Mumsie. 

I miss you, Daddy. 


Friday, May 24, 2019

Grimm was Here!

It is fun to watch the episode of Grimm featured in this building.  My parents lived right across the street.  It was a great shock to turn into the driveway and note two of the stars of that show standing at the end of my uncle's driveway a few yards away.

It was raining the evening the series was filming in the Abandon's Common.  There were flashes of light, a huge boom shining a great light on to the area from several stories high.  One could hear gunshots, yelling and howling!

It was great fun to watch from the driveway.  Nostalgic.

Daddy was in the VA Hospital.  He smiled over our stories of Grimm's film shoot.  A few weeks later, Dad flew away to heaven.

This weekend my family and I will be going to visit him at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. We all miss him very much.

Blessings and peace to all those who fought for freedom.  We honor them this Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mom's Whimsical Forest

I love to visit Mumsie--Not only do I walk where I once played as a child, but there's a magical quality about that little bit of land. 

After the new owners logged the forests of my childhood, Mom's place became an oasis for animals, especially the birds.  It is a microcosm of what once was.  And it is beautiful to my eyes.

Have a lovely day, dear Friends.  Keep watching for the sparkles God has placed in the world.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Garden Mailbox

This old mailbox perches atop the trunk of the little old cherry tree.  It's fragrant blossoms graced my childhood.  In my mind's eye, I often saw fairies there--and would play games and dream of their life in Mumsie's Garden.

I think this is a wonderful use of that old tree.  I fancy if I open that mail box I would find those lovely childhood memories waiting there...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mysterious Tunnels of The Abandoned

Before it was demolished, one could find several entrances to various tunnels running beneath The Abandoned.  Sometimes I wonder if there are still vestiges of them left below the swanky new homes which now occupy that same land.

What a find it would be, to discover such a place beneath one's home!  One can always dream this might be so. 

Happy Holidays, sweet Friends.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mama's Garden

Now that the chill of winter is here, I've chosen to share a picture of Mumsie's beautiful garden.  She is like Mother Nature--the flowers and plants love her and grow for her.

I love Mom's Garden--I hope you like it too!

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Great Fire Pit

I have been gone from this blog for quite some time.  The area where this grand old fireplace once stood is filled with fancy houses, sidewalks and street lamps.

I know it is progress and what's happening now is a good thing.  However, I still feel nostalgic for the mystery of The Abandoned.  Sometimes, when I look across the street at all the new houses--I wonder if the past doesn't sometimes waver into the present.

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet Friends.