Five Capodimontes all in a row
soon to adventure by U.S.P.O.
Italian demitasses mailed far away
to five special ladies for this Mothers’ Day
One to my sister, four others to old friends
Two of whom are depicted here on the ends…
That’s Kelly’s Godmother in pajamas on the right
Kelly’s Godfather Mitchell does dazzle in white
Yes, Jim was then and still is so handsome
Quite the carpenter and man — can he dance some!
The littlest dude back then was just three
The shortest gal there — yep, that was me
A toast to the sunrise in North Caroline
Little Dude’s now eighteen and I forty-nine
Five Capodimontes, but a sixth’s on my shelf
Heck yeah, I kept one of those beauties myself!
Will six cups be reunited? I really can’t say.
But I’ll drink and think of those friends every day.
~~ end of poem.
And should you ever like to partake in the pre-breakfast drinking ceremony called “Solar Oops,”
face the sun, put your right foot out, raise your glass in right hand and say…
“Solar oops, ein klaren dag.
annen hinnen mit bingen slag.
oop mitt merken, hanne pa berken.
alle sommen — skool!!”
(Or a reasonable facimile thereof.)
It’s Danish, I think?
It basically means “Life’s good. Let’s drink!”
And this just in… for Jannie this year
An iPad-made card from someone so dear!!
All of you, you Mothers or not… blessings and much laughter today and always.
Funsterment, Photography | Posted by Jannie on 23 April 2013 @ 10:58 PM
In Our Garden…
And in things we bought at yardsales to sell on eBay…
Notes on 3 of the above…
Kelly used an i-Pad ap for her professor look. Then I photoshopped in the books.
The final photo was taken last week. Very tricky photography to stand, trying to balance on my left foot and hold my right up steadily next to the hanging basket.
And the top photo I took yesterday as I posed somewhat comfortably on a stool.
Well, that’s it!! How are y’all doing? What’s your favorite of these 10? Mine’s the seedlings one.
Due to a rash of spams on this post, I am disabling new comments, thanks. But only on THIS post.
(Kelly says I look really weird in that photo. But, hey — sometimes weird happens.)
Did you recognize her? The one on the podium in red, sans warm-up jacket. (yep, that’s her jacket on the floor.)
She’s been promoted to the next level since this photo was taken!!
WE LOVE GYMNASTICS!!!!! Her next meet is in March in Dallas.
There ya go — 10 of my Free Daily Photo personal faves since my last re-cap post.
With love, adoration and general happy feelings to all you sweet l’il dumplins’ out there in Cybertown.
P.S. I have that neon star lamp up for sale now on eBay.
Guys, I hope your weekend is really really superly awesome-great.
Kelly and I are off to Houston very early Saturday to a gymnastics meet. If she does well enough there she will go on to State finals in Dallas next month. It’s all quite exciting. And fun! [Edit on Sunday morning... they took the top 10 girls for State -- and Kelly came in 11th. She is First Alternate, tho. If one of the girls cannot compete for whatever reason, Kelly will take her place.
At any rate, she's has an AWESOME first season!! A newbie who did very very well.]
See you later! I’m off to eBay land now.
Friends, Photography, Poetry | Posted by Jannie on 6 November 2012 @ 2:55 PM
let’s laze in bed
coffee into faerie rings
we’ll dance around
all day and half-past
the marshmallow moon.
let’s sack race down
a curtain of sun to the
land of never-ending
cake baked by butterflies
with sunrise stained-glass
church window wings.
let’s RSVP to the starfish
by text that, yes — we shall
soon waltz at the wedding
of ocean and sky.
and when we’re older,
let’s grand jete up the
aisles of old photographs
smiling at us from baskets
and boxes and cedar chests
on the shelves of our hearts.
~~ end of poem for dVerse Poetry’s Open Link Tuesday.
Photos taken Saturday at my pal Suzie’s.
She designed and made those starfish from cardboard herself!
Still can’t believe I’m this lucky she’s my friend.