Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Slice of Life

About a 10 days ago Dylan and his friend put soda cans on the hills of the Mojave desert.Later, under Tom's supervision, they used them for target practice. (later they cleaned up all the battle scarred cans) A day in the desert was good for Dylan. On the drive they passed the Jawbone Canyon store, which sits alone in the sagebrush offering refreshments to weary travelers.

About 8 days ago I took a walk in a beautiful park. It felt good to get away for a couple of hours.

About 6 days ago Tom finished his Olympic CD. This included composing...arranging...then recording the music. He used live drums and brass. He has a contract with a music library in Canada.

About 4 days ago my California poppies posed for a photo. They grow wild in the desert...and also grow in our backyard. It's a miracle they bloomed—after Dylan accidently ran the lawn mower over them about a month ago.

About 2 days ago my orange tree still kindly offered me an orange. She is already getting busy for next year, by covering herself in white blossoms.

Today I'm wishing all of you a wonderful day!


Becky Wolfe said...

:) Fun post & a great way to break down the last few days! An orange! How amazing. I've never seen an orange tree up close. Seems we can grown just about any fruit here but the citrus ones. Beautiful poppies! How was target practice for Dylan? Is he a good shot? We used to shoot a lot of pop cans too. First with a BB gun, then pellet guns & eventually I had my own shot gun. I don't do much hunting anymore. Would rather be pointing my camera these days!

Sharon Lynne said...

My word! You scared me! I wasn't even done editing my post and you popped in!

A shot gun? You are full of surprises! I'd love to see a picture of you with that!

JAM said...

Wonderful set of pics. Our orange blossoms have morphed into those cute little green balls, oranges in training.

Love the poppy photo too.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Sounds like you've been a busy girl. It's good to go out there and experience life. More food for thought for us writers... There's a gentle breeze blowing in PA today. Makes me think of the cool nights my hubby and I spent driving the CA coast a few years back. We have a pear tree in our backyard. Must be fun having an orange tree. Are they good for eating? My pear tree is well, I guess it's seen better days. My hubby's grandfather planted it eons ago.

Sharon Lynne said...

Jam--you have such a way with words. "Oranges in training" LOL!!
How did your oranges get ahead of mine?

Susan--Wow! A pear tree! My sons love pears. That's neat that the tree was planted by your grandfather-inl-law.

I love gentle breezes, as they remind me of God's touch.

Yes, writer's need to experience life! Sometimes the experiencing gets so busy it's hard to sit down and write. You seem like you are a disciplined writer, and I admire that!

Beach Girl said...

I love the poppies; they are one of my favorite flowers.


Naomi said...

Lovely photos. You are so lucky to have such a great climate there to grow all those lovely things like orange trees.

On another note, are you interested in playing tag? Hope so! I'd like to officially tag you! If you go to http://diaryfromengland.blogspot.com/2007/04/naomis-been-tagged.html

it gives all the details of what to do. Hope you'll play along!

Sharon Lynne said...

Hey Beach Girl--
Thanks for dropping in! I'm glad you liked the poppies!

Hi Naomi--
Thanks for the TAG! Check your email.