275: Family

Blades of grass of all ages mingling together by the pond.

The family.  We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo. borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.

~ Erma Bombeck

A family of day lilies blooming together on a summer day

This is the promised scheduled post to help me meet part of my commitment.  The outdoor part will be easy.  There is a zoo outing planned as well as some fun around the pond (fishing, swimming, and barbecuing).  I stocked up on chalk for driveway drawing and bubbles for making magic appear with one little breath.  There are balls (including the Big Red Ball that the wind brought to us one stormy day) and rubber duckies to throw into the pond.  And there are all sorts of magical worlds to explore in the garden, the meadows, and the woods.

Wishing you a Saturday filled with magic and childlike fun.

22 Comments on “275: Family”

  1. anhinga says:

    What a beautiful grasses photo, precisely illustrative of the theme.

  2. Eden says:

    The color in that first one is really nice Robin 🙂

  3. Judith says:

    My Saturday was filled with work around the patio. But it’s looking good.
    Have a great and fun filled weekend.

    • Robin says:

      I spent a good part of last summer filled with work around the patio, Judith. Ultimately, it was fun and it ended up looking good. Glad to hear yours is looking good too. 🙂

  4. Very pretty colors. You are fortunate to have such a great place to live and explore!

  5. starbear says:

    Love the grassphoto – and the Erma quote! Hope the bubbles were sparkling!

  6. penpusherpen says:

    Saturday here was wet ‘n’ windy, Robin, but today, Sunday, is hot and the sun is blazing down. LOVELY!! , have a magical family get together. xPenx

  7. Kel says:

    chalk AND bubbles
    you are the coolest grandma


  8. That sounds like such a fun week-end with sooo many photo ops! Can’t wait to see and read all about it 🙂

  9. Kathy says:

    What is the common thread that holds the family together? Such an interesting quote. And it gets even more interesting pondering what holds the larger family of humanity together. I am glad you are finding a rhythm in preparing some of these blogs beforehand. Must make it a little easier.

    • Robin says:

      Ah, Kathy. I wondered that too when I read this quote. Summer tends to make me think in the grand scheme of things rather than in smaller batches. Summer is such an extrovert, whereas winter wants to withdraw. Not that I don’t occasionally want to withdraw during the summer months, but it seems that summer always has other plans for me. Those times when I can slow down or stop and find the rhythm are precious. 🙂

  10. Karma says:

    I hope Saturday’s weather cooperated for your family plans. We had a few lovely hours yesterday afternoon before the rain came back. I hope there are pictures of the rubber duckies in your pond!

    • Robin says:

      It was beautiful, Karma. A little overcast and cooler than usual, but that made it perfect for a zoo visit. Some of the animals were a little more active as a result.

      We didn’t get around to putting the rubber duckies in the pond. With so much else going on, the rubber duckies will have to wait for another visit from my grandchildren. I have some floating candles too… 🙂

  11. Marcie says:

    Love the Erma Bombeck quote. So very true..and absolutely perfect!

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