friends and family

watching a misty mountain sunrise on the blue ridge parkway--6/12/12watching a misty mountain sunrise on the blue ridge parkway–6/12/12

tom is way more of a morning person than i am…as i write this at 7:30 am he is out for his morning run…he’s been up for at least an hour already…it’s not that i don’t like morning, more that i don’t function well before the kick-start of the morning coffee…so while i love to see the sun rise (particularly on the blue ridge parkway in north carolina) i need tom to encourage me to roll my sleepy self out the door and into the car…i’m so glad he did on this morning last week because unlike our last visit, the carolina mountains were misty and glowing…the view was somewhat surreal and changed from fog to a wash of golden haze as we twisted and turned our way down the parkway searching for the perfect spot…once we found it the light was sweet and i got some beautiful images…this is one of my favorites, my husband looking at the misty golden sunrise…happy father’s day, honey…thanks for making me wake up and share this sunrise with you…xo

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friends and family

running on the causeway 5/12running on the causeway 5/12

“are you going running?” i asked him, as i lay in my bed this morning trying to wake up…he was walking about the bedroom, collecting his running clothes and gearing up to go out…but when he saw i was awake, he sat on the edge of the bed for a bit…he said, “what i’d really like to do is go back to sleep for a bit”…but he didn’t…he got up and got ready…he said, “i think i’ll go over to the causeway this morning…i want to go out to get the sunday paper, anyway”…and off he went for his daily run, as i lay in my bed this morning, trying to wake up…he is so much more disciplined than i am when it comes to this…i admire him for it, among other things…

at the beach

take t hese - 18just a day at the beach–@cocoa beach, fl 9/09

we decided that we wouldn’t spend money this valentine’s day on cards or candies, deciding instead to try to focus on each other rather than the ‘stuff’…my husband has a gift for always doing the most perfect thing…on a quick trip out to run some errands, he surprised me with a detour to the beach…we sat on the sand staring at the beautiful blue surf and watching the shore birdies for twenty minutes or so before having to get back to our day…truly, the best gift he could have given me today…since it was a surprise, i didn’t have my camera with me…so instead, i’m posting one of my favorite images of two of my favorite people at one of my favorite places…happy valentine’s day xo

at the beach

frisbee at sunset--sanibel islandfrisbee at sunset–sanibel island

i am thankful for so many things, on thanksgiving day and always…one of my many blessings is living in a place with so much natural beauty…another is sharing this world I live in with my husband and my son…this image of them playing frisbee as the sun set behind them during a visit to beautiful sanibel island is one of my favorite memories…