Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Exctinng Three Days

A storm moved in as you can see on the above photo on the right.

Are you tired of my nagging you to take action?  I think you must be, so for a change of pace here are a few of my recent photos. 

Now you know what I have been up to.  On a Saturday I had out of town company.  It was such an exciting weekend because  I reconnected with my cousin's youngest daughter, Sandy.  I had not seen her for approximately 30 years and it was such a delight to meet her again and discover what a wonderful person she is.  My regular followers will recall that her older sister, Judy, visited me earlier in the year.  Sandy brought her artist friend, David, and he was just delightful.  You can see their pictures with me at the bottom of this post.
David gave me a charcoal drawing that I just love.  The photo of my Indian Chief is at the top of the post.  (When I tried to move the pictures around Blog Spot would delete another photo so I gave up and am leaving them the way they were downloaded.)

Then after Sandy and David left I had an exciting afternoon with my blog friend, Rain, (Who writes the blog, Rainy Day Thoughts) and her husband, Paul, at their charming Tucson house.  They treated me to a delicious lunch.  We were on their patio where we could watch the birds come and go.  It was quite a floor show.  The rest of the photos were taken there. 

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Darlene said...

To all who have viewed this post I must add that I don't have a clue as to why the picture of Sandy and me was duplicated. I really did not plan it - honestly !!! But the more I try to fix the post the worst it gets. I have given up.

Looking to the Stars said...

I LOVE the photos! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with everyone :)

What a talented artist, I love the chief!

You never have told me what date your birthday is just that its this month. So, a Happy Birthday all month long :)

Darlene said...

*Looking to the Stars - Thank you. I am trying to think of a name for the Chief. Maybe Chief Lived a Lot.

Joy Des Jardins said...

These photos are just wonderful Darlene....and I love seeing you with Sandy. After 30 years it must have been a really warm reunion. Rain and her husband look great. You were very busy....so nice. That is a beautiful picture of The Chief. Thanks for letting us know what you've been up to. ~Joy

naomi dagen bloom said...

Darlene, Enjoyed the visit to your part of the country and your visitors. By the way, you're looking good! Yes, we all need a break from the craziness of US politics.

Darlene said...

*Naomi Dagen Bloom - Why thank you Maam for the lovely compliment.

Hattie said...

You are all so sweet! I wish I could come and visit you.
It looks pretty exciting down there, too, with the storms and birds and all.

Kay Dennison said...

I'm so glad you've had so much fun!!!! I especially envy your getting to meet Rain who I consider one of my best friends on the planet! And your photos are mahvelous dahling!!!

Ugich Konitari said...


Great seeing all the photos and hearing about all the fun you are having meeting various folks !

The photo of the Indian Chief brought back an old memory. Some where in 1970's Time Magazine had a full page ad in its magazine, showing a similar chief, and had a comment below saying, "The only Indian America ever cared about".

(Maybe they had honored someone in Congress or something. ) But I had cut that out and mounted the page on a nice background, and put it up in my living room at the Univ apartment in Irvine, Ca.

All my US friends used to have a huge laugh over it !

Darlene said...

*Hattie - I wish you could come visit, too. Next time you are on the mainland why don't you hop a plane and do just that?

"Kay - Rain is just lovely, isn't she? Actually I didn't just meet her; this is the third time we have gotten together in Tucson.

*Ugich Konitari - That is so funny. I am sure the 'Indian' title confuses lots of people. I don't know why the native Americans were called Indians. I guess I need to do some research.

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