Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Friends & Flowers

While I have been here on the river, I've been trying to visit with as many friends and family as possible.  Well, I did kind of make an oopsie with my family in that I didn't tell my brothers that I would be here, so we are not able to coordinate visiting on this trip; you know I will be sure to let them know of my travels in the future...but I will be seeing my sister and dad!  I shared a little about a day with friends a few days ago.  I thought I'd share about a few more visits; once again, I have been so caught up in the warm and engaging conversations, I didn't take pictures.  But I do have a few photos of beautiful flowers, and my friends are like beautiful flowers in my life.

This is a beautiful double hibiscus I saw while walking along the river with my friend Pam and her dog Luna.
They came for a mini vacation on the river, only one overnight, but a mini vacation nonetheless. They came up from Palm Beach County because she won't be home when I go there to see the girls and for Liam's birthday.  We had a wonderful time, learned a little more about each other (we've been friends for about 14 years or so, it is always fun to discover new things about each other!), prepared pasta primavera with a fresh tomato, cucumber and avocado salad together, drank wine, walked with Luna and talked a lot.  We enjoyed Pam's mini vacation together!

This is Luna, out on the dock, enjoying the evening breeze with us; the periodic jumping fish really intrigued her! 

A couple days ago, I had a lovely morning with my friend Cheryl, (besides being my friend she gives the best pedicures ever...though I did have to tell her that my mountain life doesn't include pedicures...).  She just got married, CONGRATULATIONS NEWLYWED:), so we had lots of catching up to do about how life has changed for her.  It was a great morning!

I feel fortunate to have so many good friends.  Warms my soul.  I am going to be spending this evening with my river friends Dominique and Brucie...really looking forward to that!

This beautiful flower is a canna lily, we have them in our yard.  A bright splotch of color when they bloom!

Beautiful friends, beautiful flowers:)

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Susie Swanson said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying your visit.. Family is golden, we need all the time we can get with them..Love the flowers...Take care.

Lise said...

I am so sorry to read about the recent tragedy your brother has experienced, I am sure your heart is aching for him. My thoughts are with you all as you work through this time, and you are right, family, and I will add friends, are golden.

You take care, hugs to you.