love

welcome to my kingdom

Did you know that today is World Read Aloud Day.

No more precious moments than reading aloud to our two beloved granddaughters

joy to the world

PHOTO CHALLENGE

Growth

“Evoke the excitement of entering a new year with a photo that shows growth.”

I can’t think of anything more perfect with which to respond to this first photo challenge of the year from Jen than these two photos of our beautiful granddaughter exactly one year apart enjoying Santa’s gifts on Xmas day.

Xmas Day 2016

Xmas Day 2017

Growth was also seen in our family in 2017 as we celebrated the birth of our second beautiful granddaughter in May who like her cousin gives her parents and grandparents nothing but pure joy.

    

Wishing everyone such joy and happiness in the year ahead.

This week’s finial photo challenge of the year asks us…

“To celebrate the end of the year, share the most meaningful photo you’ve taken in 2017.”

 

 

Without a doubt this was one of my favourite and most meaningful photos of the year,
which I posted for International Women’s Day last March.
 
Take a look back at the UN Women’s web site and use this opportunity to read again their statement “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

WPC: Ascend


 

My beautiful granddaughter fearlessly ascends to great heights every single day.

 
   
 
   
 

❤️❤️❤️

Italy Day Thirteen: Ferrara

Beneath the glow of the sun bathed walls of Castillo Estense these young lovers embrace as this couple of old lovers drinks their health from our hotel window. 
                       

maturday

 

Anniversary Bouquet matted and framed

 

With today’s lovely wedding that I am attending and our three family wedding anniversaries all within two weeks of each other this anniversary bouquet from last year was just asking to be matted and framed. Wishing much Happiness and Joy to the happy couple today and a very Happy Anniversary to us all, but especially to the love of my life for Monday❤️

cornercopia


 
For this week’s Photo Challenge from The Daily Post one of my happiest corners this past week was the corner of my work table in the studio where the real artist in the family, in less than an hour, gave me a lesson in impressionism, abstract expressionism and action painting.
 
      
 
      

Oh, what joy!

With thanks to my daughter for the photo of my beautiful granddaughter and me.