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i am curious about who bought this plate.

a parent as a gift to a child?

a child as a gift to him/her self?

a spouse?

a sibling?

or….?

interesting message whatever the backstory.

 

 

“i am often asked which picture is my favorite. 

this is like asking a mother

which child she likes the most.”

-phillipe halsman

 

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this is mama.

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dropped off the family entries

to the library’s annual lego building contest

there were so many good ones to see

 elaborate, creative, funny, scary, lovely, colorful, detailed

some were quickly assembled

some took many hours and days to create

some made by children, some by adults,

some made by both working together

but it was the one above that really caught my eye

it was beautiful because

it was clearly made by someone

out of pure love

created by ivy, a preschooler

 her piece’s title

written by someone

who knew how to write their letters

simply read:

‘this is mama.’

 it was magnificent.

“every block of stone has a statue inside it

and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

-michelangelo

it’s universal children’s day. celebrate it every day.

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grandbaby b and i shared the wonder

of the magic snow that came from the ceiling 

at her very first real play,

the grinch.

i think, at a child’s birth,

if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift,

that gift would be curiosity.

– eleanor roosevelt

 

i couldn’t unpeach the peaches. – annie dillard

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sandiegouniontribune.com

august is national peach month

‘peaches’

was my nickname

as a young child

which

 i’ve happily

reclaimed

as a  grandmother.

it feels like a perfect fit.

i’m celebrating

all month

and beyond.

roxy's kitchen.com (1)

Peach Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing.

• 1 cup blueberries
• 2 peaches
• Juice from 1 lime
• 3 Tbsp honey
• Fresh mint leaves

Directions: Wash the blueberries and peaches. Cut the peaches into wedges. Arrange the blueberries and slices of peaches on a platter. Mix the lime juice and honey and drizzle over the fruit. Add fresh mint leaves, sliced thin or whole, and toss everything together. Enjoy.

sunrise paints the sky with pinks

and the sunset with peaches.

Cool to warm.

so is the progression from childhood to old age.

– vera nazarian

 

 

image and recipe credits:

sandiegouniontribune.com, roxyskitchen.com