Wordless Wednesday: Morro Bay at Dusk

Watery Wednesday

 Around dusk, my husband and I arrived at Morro Bay. In the upper left corner, you can see the fog beginning to roll in. This huge Morro Rock is so massive and the channel is very peaceful. Morro Bay is a charming town and we enjoyed our stay, a very worthwhile resting place. Have you been there?

There are several children's books I recommend:

"The sounds of crashing or lapping waves and the smell of salt spray are familiar signs of the seashore. The water also helps shape the seashores. Along rocky shores, storms and giant waves crash on cliffs, breaking the rocks apart bit by bit. At sandy beaches mighty currents sweep along the shore. The currents move sand from one place to another. Howling winds build sand dunes and coat everything with salt spray... The shape of the seashore is always changing."

The Seashore: A Saltwater Web of Life (Wonderful Water Biomes)
The Seaside Switch
Outdoor Wednesday
 While walking through the avocado grove, I came across this strange mushroom, fungus arrangement growing on top of an old stump. Have you seen anything this strange before?

Wordless Wednesday
 "Samantha" (my mother-in-law's gorgeous Siamese cat), striking up a pose with her mesmerizing blue eyes!

Both of my grandson's request for the day is their own "Cars" pillowcases. What fun! If you know of a 'little someone' who likes to color, here's some free-coloring-pages-disney cars

Car Magazine Subscription

Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!
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Esperanza Spalding: Apple Blossoms

Pink Saturday is about having fun!
It gives us a chance to meet others in the blogging community and discover lovely pink items.

Flowers on Saturday is hosted by Ewa Kelly. 
You will feast your eyes on gorgeous flowers from all around the world. The entries are always lovely to see.

Quote It Saturday is a weekly meme of famous quotes, poems or song lyrics, etc. Freda is the hostess.

Here's Mine:

Esperanza Spalding - Apple Blossom Lyrics

Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Album: Chamber Music Society

"Mother of the Spring*
Her branches cradle slipping,
Buds, yawning open,
Welcome by an aging man.
He greets them fondly
With memories of when
Her bows were arms that held him as a younger man.
Together, they would marvel at
The birth of Springtime.

Now he stands beneath the apple blossoms

Every year where they used to go walking.
And he tells Her about the summer and the autumn,
The winter in his heart,
And their Apple blossoms.

In summer they would dream

Of being three and smile,
Imagining how round,
As the apples on the ground.

That fall, they loved and waited.

But winter came too soon

Before their seed could bloom.
She wilted from the chill.
And all felt cold and still.

Now he stands beneath the apple blossoms

Every year where they use to go walking.

And he tells Her about the summer and the autumn,
The winter in his heart,
And their Apple blossoms.

As he opened the after, as she fell *****

He prayed heaven would be waiting to meet her.
He kisses her cold cheek goodbye,
But he couldn't surrender the hope of staying solace*****
So in her fallen hands he placed a seed from their favorite tree----
And he laid her to rest beneath the blanket of white
Til they'd meet again in the springtime.

Now he stands beneath the apple blossoms,

Every year where they used to go walking.

And from above she's always watching

But her body lies beneath the apple blossoms.
Apple blossoms.

Mother of the Spring

The slipping bud she cradles,
Slowly, [they] unopen.
'Welcome, by an aging man'
He greets them fondly.
Fondly---- beneath the apple blossoms."

Esperanza's Lyrics

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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Daybreak Skies

Daybreak: LadyD Books

 Sometimes life brings us to place of shadows and valleys. We have many doubts along the journey.

Sun Rays: LadyD Books

The way seems a little bit lighter and we begin to feel as though we can make it through any ordeal.


gray skies with sunbeams

Suddenly, we experience a breakthrough, hope has arrived! A window of blessings opens just for you!

Now it's time for you to share your "Emotion" photos @ Foto Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

West of Everything

 West of everything: The Inner Life of Westerns by Jane Tompkins

"Tompkins, an English professor at Duke university, is a self proclaimed and unabashed lover of Western novels and films. Her book - more series of essays than a connected whole - attempts to understand the contradictions contained in that love: why Westerns are so violent, why animals are mistreated, why the land is so stark, why the men keep their emotions to themselves."
Very interesting read.  This is an idea book, and the nice thing about it is that you don't have to agree with the ideas to enjoy what the author is saying. 

The Friday 56

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your link to The Friday 56

"Her discussion of Western films is also limited by the number of films she assesses, only 42 are listed, and her overly-heavy focus on John Wayne's later work. Nothing is said of the presence in Western's for many years of former cowboys who saw more money in careers as movie extras than in punching cows. Instead, Tompkins is primarily concerned with the issue of male sexuality and how that sexuality has been influenced by male roles in Western films."

West of Everything: The Inner Life of Westerns

I'm participating in the following blog memes today. Hope you'll join me. Remember, as of March 1st, You will no longer be able to follow LadyD Books through GFC. Networked Blogs and Linky, and Google+ are some ways to follow, if you want. Thanks and Happy Friday!

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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Wordless Wednesday: Starfish

Tide Pool Starfish

"Now the tide turns, and water flows back up the beach. Starfish creep from hiding places between the rocks looking for mollusks to eat. Starfish have no heads or tails, so when they move, any arm can lead the way."

For ages 7 and up

From The Ocean Tide Pool by Jeanne Bendick:

"A tide pool is more than just water. It also is home to many animals. Some may live their whole lives here. Others may come and go with the waves. But one thing is certain. The tide pool will never again be exactly as it is right now."
Did you know that starfish are not fish at all? They are echinoderms, spiny-skinned sea creatures. Starfish have hundreds of tiny tube feet beneath their arms. Each foot has a suction cup to grip onto rocks.

Exploring an Ocean Tide Pool (Redfeather Book)

Have you been to an aquarium before? It is a great learning center to discover where the great wonders of the sea come alive. In La Jolla, we have Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Rednesday,  Watery Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday

A surfer catching the waves, West Coast style, on his red surfboard. Temperatures are warming up again here in Southern California. How is it where you are?

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“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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