Friday, September 24, 2010

Drive By Blogging . . .

There is a lot in my head today. Foremost, I'm really glad it's Friday this week.

This is a picture of me on Cape Cod. I took it of myself. I'm sitting on a wall at the edge of Merkle Beach. It was a windy day (obviously). I have no makeup on at all - just some sunscreen. Every ruddy red patch of my Irish skin . . . the half a dimple that never grew in . . . every wrinkle and freckle and line on my face . . . and my blue and yellow eyes . . . and my mother's nose . . . and my father's bone structure . . . and that goofy smile that everyone in my family smiles . . . and that look on my face that says how lucky I am.

My whole life is there in my face. All of it. Right there. Not nipped. Not tucked. Not erased.

THIS is what life looks like. I invite you to click to biggify and enjoy the roadmap of my life.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

There's No Place Like Home . . .

It just rises up off the plains, and it thrills me every time I see it.

I confess that I digitally altered the color and contrast in this photo a bit because it was a hazy day today as I came back from Cape Cod. But do click to biggify - you won't be disappointed.

More later, but I had an awesome vacation - so relaxing that I feel like I was away for a month instead of 10 days. :-)

p.s. to the commentor who asked (on an old post) if I had more information about Dennis Rattin. I'm sorry, but I do not. The links in that post will take you to the information I found. I think it's awesome that you are writing about your family, and I wish you the best of luck in your search for more information.