August Break 2017 Day 26 Window

I work at a University and this is one of my favorite, cozy windows on campus.  I love campuses with ivy and brick and old windows.  File May 25, 10 46 49 PM

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August Break Day 13 “I Crave”

I wasn’t sure what to post for this word prompt but then realized this photo I took of this old quilt was perfect.  Because it symbolizes that I Crave simplicity, order, comfort and time to reflect on country days.  I’ve been thinking of taking up sewing again.  I’ll make smaller quilts – baby quilts or lap quilts for elderly people.  Nice simple blocks – no fancy designs but a cozy flannel with cotton squares.  I’ll donate them to those who need them.  My Mom spent many happy hours quilting at church and it is wonderful to still see all the beautiful quilts they make for charity.   She taught me the beauty and value of simplicity and elegance in how she lived her life.

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August Break 2017 Day 9 Postcards

I love to receive and give postcards but I need to do more of this.  In this day of Facebook and Texting – it is a rare thing to receive a random letter or postcard in the mail. My friend Elizabeth sent me this postcard one time and I really liked the photo – I keep it on my desk at work to remind me of her thoughtfulness and enjoy the photo.  These tangible items are precious.  My Mom was a great letter writer – wrote to friends and family for years and years – sending photos to keep them updated on the family.  I still try and write to some of her friends as she is gone now and they love to remember her.  So do I.  I’ll start sending postcards this week.

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Day 1 Morning – August Break 2017

One of my favorite morning spots. I like to drive over to Vadnais Heights Lake and look at these trees. They are tall and grand yet their small leaves rustle so delicately in the breeze. Somehow it gives me comfort and perspective to know these trees have been here long before I was born and they’ll be here long after I pass. #augustbreak2017 #trees #vadnaislakesn — at Vadnais Lake.File Aug 04, 6 30 55 PM