Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Our color for this week's SHADES OF INSPIRATION is Gold. I've included this framed photo of my parents taken in the 40's...I think. My mother always dressed to a "T" and managed to coordinate very stylish accessories with her clothing.
A few nights ago I happened to channel surf right to a station that was about to show West Side Story. I have seen this musical many times but this time I felt strangely nostalgic while watching this classic movie with all of its wonderful dancing and singing. I particularly felt sad when Maria and Tony (Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer) were "singing" the moving Tonight on the balcony. I remember really liking Maria's lavender robe/housecoat and wanting one just like it. Of course my mother obliged me and I ended up with what I was sure was an exact duplicate of the robe that Natalie Wood was wearing in those scenes. I wore the robe forever and remembered the song and scenes attached to it. Ironically my 93 year old mother was sitting on her chair watching the movie with me. I glanced at her and said, "Thanks, Mom" but I'm sure she didn't hear me. Oh, the memories of such a warm and content time in my life when I was so naive wrapped in the comfort and security that my parents so selflessly provided! Thanks again, Mom and Dad.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Boston looks so much like the critter in the newspaper.
Here are two photos from the SHADES OF INSPIRATION (BROWN) week. Next week Sara is having us post pictures of combined colors....Hmmm....that could definitely be a challenge. I've enjoyed our solid color theme even if brown was a real challenge for me! View my flickr to see photos of the other colors.I love this picture of Karen's cat, Boston, posing on Joe's lap.