When I started this blog in May 2013, I wanted to try to post at least three times per month. And now I've gone and only posted once in April, and not even once in May. "Tsk, tsk, for shame," as my mother would say (she'd say it slowly, in a low voice, and she'd add a stink eye so you'd know you were really in for it).
I can only offer up these (fairly valid) excuses. My youngest is in the last bits of high school and making plans for moving onto a college campus. That business takes thought and planning, plus all the "stuff" that happens end-of-year for high school seniors. I know I'm no mother of the year, but I like to be around for as much of that as I can.
Maybe bigger is that I started a new job at the beginning of May, and not to put a glowing, golden-rosy hue on it but it really is the job of my dreams. The company is growing, values the input of its people, and is run by smart, talented people. I work closely with a great guy--a former co-worker with whom I already had an unmatched working relationship. Yep, almost a month after my start date I'm still pinching myself. It's that terrific.
Beyond all that goodness, because of the rough winter and too many things going on, we didn't get to open our beloved Cedar Suite until mid-May. The first visit of the season there felt like, as usual, a homecoming.
Of course, because of that other project I've tasked myself with and that I'm really sticking to, I'm out every day at whatever time I can squeeze in with my camera. So while I'm forgetting sometimes to document with words, I'm documenting with images. It's something. I'll take it.
So here are some photos from Cedar Suite just last weekend, and happy birthday to this blog!
|First beach walk, my daughter's feet on blackened sand|
|The dune grasses, starting to green up|
|Not happy about posing, as usual|
|From the deck|
|Neighbor's cool driftwood, my selective-focus lens|
|Coloring session, my daughter and the neighbor|
|My dancing daughter|
|My two, plus one|
|Sunset kendama session|
|Faffing in the meadow|
|The "Keep Out!" house still stands! Barely.|
|Because I'm never sick of sunset shots|