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Saturday, May 19, 2012

how does my garden grow

without pesticides!

Being on two acres with 52 acres behind us of natural grasses, trees and wildflowers……I have a challenge.  mowing 012
Especially when the grasshoppers start to show up!  I decided to start with a couple of tomato and pepper plants close to the house. 



Brandon gave me back the camera he bought for me two years ago ….. since he is now way beyond the Nikon D40. View his photography at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kustomphotography/    I finally have to learn to use this camera instead of my point and shoot!  Starting simple.
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Needing to work on my macro shots without a macro lens. 

Have a beautiful weekend ~Cheryl

Thursday, May 3, 2012

sense of smell

Very few things transport you in time like your sense of smell. It is the oldest, most primal sense and the one most tied to memory.

I opened up the mail today and there was a perfume insert in a small catalog to a local department store.  It was Jennifer Aniston’s perfume.
 To me, it has a hint of Coppertone! 
I was immediately transported back in time.  Back to the 60’s. Back to being at the lake during the summers.  I see my daddy sitting in the fold up lawn chair…the one with the aluminum frame and wide nylon straps woven in and out. Smothered in Coppertone.  So handsome and tan. As handsome as the young Robert Wagner and smelling so good with Coppertone all warmed by the sun on his skin.  My daddy. That’s where I went…..like dreaming…..but so REAL for a brief moment.  A cherished memory.


My "movie star" parents !!  :) The 50's !!!



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