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Monday, May 21, 2012

Endless Weekend





(AP photo)
This was our weekend for the annular eclipse. A perfect view in Albuquerque. "Annular" refers to a perfect ring. And everything about the event was perfect.


Our family gathering for a graduation weekend culminated in the spectacular event on the last day. Just before sundown. Young and old, faces to the sky in anticipation. We made our filters like kids doing a third grade project, and then oooh-ed and aaaw-ed together.



It was the perfect endless weekend for kicking off an endless summer.



One of the new youngsters in the family tried to climb a large tree and fell back awkwardly onto the lawn. I let out a good laugh. The nine year old turned to me and said, "I've never had a grown-up laugh when I fell out of a tree." I was thinking, "And I've never heard a child your age hear a horse whinny and ask 'what was that?'" Who would guess that these days simply being outside could be an adventure. 




My bunch of roses is from Costco. Sweet small blooms. And I have to use the word perfect again for the weather. Our usual clear skies, and the days a perfect temperature. A cooling breeze wafting in for perfect sleeping weather. . . .



























Today feels more Monday than usual.
 We're exhausted! But in a good way.
I hope your week is off to an awesome and shining start!

Jacqueline




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22 comments:

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline: Totally missed the eclipse. Couldn't even watch the Celebrity Apprentice, we were so tired. But I do enjoy your beautiful pieces of treasures. Thanks for showing me what I missed..Happy Monday..Judy

Helen said...

I just love, love, love the pictures. I had to chuckle also about the child that didn't know about horse sounds... Isn't it a strange day we live in? Hope your Monday is restful.

Olive Cooper said...

Children and their amazing commentary never fail to amaze me.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That pic of the eclipse is amazing!!!!!! WOW!!!

Claudia said...

You're so lucky to have seen the eclipse. East of the Mississippi was apparently not the place to be for eclipse viewing!

xo
Claudia

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

...and I'll use the word perfect too...a perfect post! Filled with beauty in each photo and personal words to inspire us. Thank you! :)

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

So many beautiful flowers for your celebration (both the live ones and on your fabulous china). Looks like you had a special weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad you got to see the eclipse there. It was not visible here in the northeast and I didn't even hear about it! We had the best weather this weekend with wall to wall sunshine from Thursday through today and temperatures in the 80's, which is rare for May here. It's been glorious! However, it must come to an end with showers the next 2 days. Your photos are beautiful as are the roses. Enjoy the week. Pamela

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Everything does look PERFECT...glad the weekend went so well!

Kay said...

Your yard is gorgeous, as are all of your photos! Thanks for the eclipse photo. Of course, here in the Pacific NW, we were under a very thick, dark layer of clouds, as usual, and couldn't see a thing. We had a few days of sun and warmth last week and it was great, but back to wintry conditions. Thanks for your beautiful blog!! Kay

Marilyn said...

Too cloudy here! But I can enjoy all your lovely pictures just fine. No a cloud in sight right now! ♥♫

lynn said...

your pic of the eclipse is amazing, jacqueline! lovely roses and garden pics, too!

Mary said...

Lovely garden wall with roses a bloom.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I had to laugh about what you thought when the nine year old said that:) Everything turned out beautiful for your special day!
We didn't see the eclipse here in Pa. loved the picture of it!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

How fantastic to see the eclipse.. not sure if we could have seen it here. It was just a busy week for me ! family and friends about.
Your photos are wonderful Jacqueline.
How beautiful your setting and your roses.
happy Tuesday
val

Marlis said...

I am in awe of the lovely silver with the acorns.. Also the cups and napkins and your photography. You are such a blessing! Lucky you getting to see the eclipse, we had too many clouds. I should have trekked westward! have a blessed week, xo marlis

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Jacqueline,
What beautiful photos!!~
I missed the eclipse and I'm so sad I did.
Your china is simply lovely, especially the pink teacups with the white flowers.
Hope you have a fabulous day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Linda said...

Hi Jacqueline...
Thanks for the visit...I hope it is OK that I added you to my "fav" blogs...
We didn't get the eclipse here..but a georgeous weekend...
As always....Love your dishes and linens...soooo lovely...envy going on here!!!!

Enjoy the day
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Haworth said...

It sounds (and looks!) like you had a wonderful time, Jacqueline. I'm glad the weather was fair for your special weekend. Such beautiful china, linen and of course those roses! Take care.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a perfect way to kick off summer! I am looking forward to spending more time outdoors and away from my computer and television!

Barbara said...

Oh, I love coming to your blog. Your photos are beautiful and I love seeing how you put together and bits and pieces. We, too, enjoyed the eclipse in AZ. No one else to share it with but our far-away children loved the photo of us in our goggles. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sherry said...

Climbing a tree (and falling) is a "must do" childhood adventure! I used to hang on the maple tree limbs upside down by my knees.LOL
Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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