Saturday, July 24, 2010

In heaven

In heaven!
Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
Back from my Oregon vacation that began in Portland, followed by a scenic drive down the beautiful Oregon coast, then over to Eugene and back up to Portland. More photos and blog to follow but special thank you to Cheryl and her dog Cali for their wonderful hospitality this past week. Here I am in heaven...High atop highway 101 @ West Shelter, Cape Perpetua (Day Use) where on a clear day one can see over 70 miles of coastline.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Garden Party

Garden Party
Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
This past weekend, I went to a Garden Party-my own! Another phase in the projects list is done. My house has been transformed again complete with new landscape including bricks, new plants, mulch and more mulch. I went for the exotic look to include bamboo, bird of paradise, pineapple guava, plumeria, and philodendron just to name a few of the many plants added. Thanks again to Dan for his landscape design and three days of backbreaking work in 100+ degree weather in order to make my dream a reality.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Sometimes not often enough,
we reflect upon the good things
and those thoughts always settle around those we love
and I think about those people
who mean so much to me
and for so many years have made me so very happy
and I count the times,
I have forgotten to say "Thank You"
and just how much I love them.
music by the Carpenters.

A very dear co-worker is leaving for her new promotion in Qatar
and we had a little going away party for her today
at work. There were many tears shed by students
and co-workers and so far I've held mine back...until now.
Godspeed Iffat for you will be truly missed
and Thank You for always lending a listening ear.
You are truly one of a kind.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A Soft Place to Fall

One of my favorite songs by Allison Moorer from one of my favorite movies and books.