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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Set Free" by Shelly Miller

The following photo has been circulating around Facebook the past couple of days.  When my friend Shelly saw it, she was reminded of a poem that she had written last year and posted it on her Facebook page under the photo.  I love Shelly's poem, and asked her if I could share it with you on my blog.  Here it is:




"Set Free"
  by Shelly Miller c. 2012

Sand sifts through fingers
Suns rays filter through clouds

I am shimmering tears
threatening to overflow
I am the heart
breaking into pieces
I am the lonely one
longing for hugs

Sand sifts through fingers
Suns rays filter through clouds
Wind blows ever changing directions

I love children
the joy we share
I love learning
through experiences
I love watching ocean waves
and smelling the salty sea air

Sand sifts through fingers
Suns rays filter through clouds
Wind blows ever changing directions

I am many puzzle pieces together
the picture is almost visible
I am secrets
safe inside me
I am a tree
standing tall

I am hope
I am brave
I am peace
I am strong
I am laughter

Now I am free


Me and Shelly a couple of years ago.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Just-A-Note: Some Winnie-the-Pooh and More

    Artist:  Nita Leger Casey

This is installment seven of Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy's weekly art feature.  I have been scanning greeting cards, adding a frame and then linking them up to the artists when possible.  Hope that they bring you a bit of joy today!

A couple of days ago, I was going through old letters that one of my high school BFF's, Dana, sent to me in the mid-seventies.  The first two were cards were from Dana:

"G.D. Lesle, R.A., 1887 ... Click here!"

"Wikipedia Article on John Constable"



Dana and I had lost touch with each other for years prior to reconnecting through Facebook.  I had a book that her grandmother had given her when she was small, a 1957 copy of Winnie-the-Pooh.  I am mailing it back to her tomorrow, but couldn't resist scanning the delightful color illustrations to show you guys.  I'm also sending her back her letters (I am making copies of them for me.)  That way, she can read about what she was thinking and doing nearly 40 years ago.












And here is Dana's graduation photo. She still is just as beautiful now as she was back then:



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Through the Glass: Goblets and Purses


Last night, we were watching the Academy Awards, in between re-runs of NCIS.  I didn't enjoy the awards show, except for the part about Jennifer Lawrence winning for her portrayal in Silver Linings Playbook.

There was not a huge selection of commercials during the Academy Awards program, but there was one for Ice Fine Jewlers in Bend. Maybe the movie stars like to shop there. 

I kept looking at the pictures that they were showing, and remembered that I had taken pictures of their window display in June 2011.  Here they are:
 









The purses were pretty too:







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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Memories of a Warm Day in Bend:

Here is something to perk you up ... some bright and colorful photos of a summer day in Bend:
















 



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