How Flowers Got Their Color by Lillian Darnell

April 4 2018:

How Flowers Got Their Color

Once long ago, there lived a tree called Magic Olaf and in that tree was tons of flower colors that Magic didn’t know what to do with. One day, Rose said, “Do you mind if I grab 2 colors for the game?”. Magic said, “Sure, you can. I was just trying to figure out what I should do with these colors. ” …. Visit the link below to read further …

How Flowers Got Their Color

Fear Alchemized by Camilla Downs

April 2 2018:

Fear Alchemized – Who Will Love Them Unconditionally?

As she took in the message that family means much more than those whom she was born amongst, she felt deep sadness within for having not a close relationship with those whom, by blood, she is connected. A deep sadness also for having not friends or community that are like family.

A sadness that sank and spread to include sadness that her kids know not a close knit relationship with those whom one traditionally calls family …. Go below to read further …

Fear Alchemized – Who Will Love Them Unconditionally?

Movie Night: Coco

March 31 2018:

Team TLC Movie Night: Lillian’s choice – “Coco” …. I put this on hold in December at the library. It was finally our turn!!!

Lillian says, “Good, amazing, great, cool, liked most of the songs, 100% recommend … especially around Halloween … and my favorite character was Mama Coco.”

I say, “Wonderful story of forgiveness, customs, beliefs, passion, and purpose.”

Thomas says, “It could have been better. I liked the idea. By the end of it the music was kind of getting annoying. I think it’s really interesting that if you’re forgotten you die again.”

Coco Movie 3.31.18

There’s Nothing Wrong Here and Salsa and Twigs and Branches

March 27 2018:

Uh-oh! What?

This is how I found Ms. Yonce this afternoon when getting her for a walk. She was like, “YAY!! You’re here! Let’s go walk. There’s nothing wrong here.”

Then she grabbed that gigantic blue ball and held it in her mouth for the entire walk! She is so darn cute!!

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March 28 2018:

This was incredibly delicious!! Cucumber and tomato salsa. Tomato, English cucumber, sweet onion, orange pepper, jalapeño, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. Heaping spoonfuls on top of a vegan burger with sautéed sweet onions and crimini mushrooms. Yum, yum, yum!!!

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March 31 2018:

Miss Yonce has a thing for twigs and branches. She’s kinda crazy and different. And, well. I kinda love that!!! So blessed I get to walk her for her humans!!

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The Space Within by Camilla Downs

There is a space within
A space occupied, it was.

Occupied with judgment
Occupied with harshness
Occupied with unkind thoughts
towards others.

There is a space within
where the darkness
of judgment used to live.

Judgment lives
here no more.
Evicted.
It has been.

There is a space within.

A soft space of love
of compassion
of empathy
of understanding.

For a journey
of a thousand miles has …. Go below to read further …

Poetry and Photography: The Space Within

Fun and Pinecones and Windy and Beautiful and Quiet and Egret and Shadows and a Crow and Blossoms

March 25 2018:

Lillian and I had a fun walk this afternoon. Kicked pinecones for half of the walk … that’s a workout!! It was a wee bit windy, yet beautiful and quiet.

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March 26 2018:

Solo walk this morning …. The egrets are back! YaY!!! Just adore the variety of visitors to the lake. He posed for me too. Good job handsome! It was a cold, yet beautiful walk.

Solo Walk Vintage Lake Egret March 2018

March 29 2018:

Solo walk this morning. Shadows, a crow, and blossoms. That’s definitely a story and I’m in the midst of it. Nature speaks loudly of silence and Knowing.

Solo Walk Vintage Lake Cherry Blossoms Shadows 3.29.18 #1 Solo Walk Vintage Lake Cherry Blossoms Shadows 3.29.18 #2 Solo Walk Vintage Lake Cherry Blossoms Shadows 3.29.18 #3 Solo Walk Vintage Lake Cherry Blossoms Shadows 3.29.18 #4 Solo Walk Vintage Lake Cherry Blossoms Shadows 3.29.18 #5

Movie Night: Harvey

March 30 2018:

Team TLC Extra Movie Night – Easter weekend 4 or 5 years ago Thomas and Lillian wanted to watch something with rabbits.

On such short notice this is what I came up with and we’ve watched it every year since! A 6 foot pooka in the form of a rabbit counts right??? Plus, Josephine Hull and James Stewart are phenomenal in this.

Quotes from Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) …. “Every day is a perfect day.”

“I always have a wonderful time wherever I am and whoever I’m with.”

“In this world you must be oh so smart or oh so kind. For years I was smart. I recommend kind.”

Thomas says, “I like it a lot and I like watching it every year!”

Lillian skipped watching this year.

Harvey Movie 3.30.18