Thursday, August 9, 2018

Joe & Flowers

Joe had a fondness for marigolds. He said he thinks it came from pictures on Marigold milk containers when he was a child. I haven't been able to find an image from that time period. 
Joe also liked pansies, especially the ones with "faces" on them. He bought this Peggy Karr glass pansy bowl for me at Maple Lee Flowers and Gifts in Worthington

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Glory in the Mystery

Sometimes we find ourselves at a crossroads that are full of opportunities. 

These are good times to ponder, pray, and “glory in the mystery” as Megan Armknecht notes in her article “How to Face Uncertainty with Faith.” 

“When I was choosing where I would go to graduate school, I was faced with many wonderful options. As I weighed the choices in my mind and prayed for direction, I had the overwhelming sense that this decision was up to me; the Lord would ratify any decision I made in this situation.”

A “trusted mentor” listened to her list of pros and cons of her various options. He told her,  “You have two great options here. I don’t think you can mess this choice up. It might seem trite, but ultimately it comes down to the heart wants what the heart wants. So, what do you want?  … I know that these choices can be agonizing … But before you make any decision, just take an hour or two to go outside, walk around, and glory in the mystery that is your future.”

 “…  be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours” (Doctrine & Covenants 78:17–18).

We can better understand and appreciate the mystery if we slow down, ponder and pray more, and glory in that mystery that is the future. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

So Much Love

We have been the recipient of so much love
We have been abundantly blessed in many, many ways

Six young women from our congregation came to visit one evening
They brought love, sparking conversation (my mother's phrase), 
and chocolate chip cookies

Thursday, July 19, 2018

New People in Kirkland

Public art is a wonderful part of Kirkland
This new installation opened July 13
“Pareidolia People,” created by engineer and artist Ed McCarthy, ... The six steel structures explore the relationship between people and their environment. The metal ‘people’ are a family of individuals that are shaped by city objects and nature. The public art exhibition on Park Lane in downtown Kirkland is expected to inspire visitors to reflect on their place in urban dwellings as well as their relationship to each other while navigating the city. The steel structures will remain on Park Lane through July 15, 2019.

According to Wikipedia, Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image of a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. Examples - seeing the man in the moon; seeing animals in cloud formations

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Rose

 The rose gelato tastes just like a rose smells!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Music in the Air

Marina Park is an excellent venue for Kirkland's summer concerts
 CremeTangerine, “Seattle’s premier Beatles tribute band, was playing this evening
Walking home I was entertained by musicians playing at George's. The restaurant's windows are garage doors that open on beautiful evenings like this.