“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Pink Ribbon Run

 Within 12 hours our weeping crabapple tree went from
this (above) to this.  It was so hot yesterday the blossoms popped.
 Not too bad this morning after the rain we had last night.
 Gary did chores with Karen...
 I picked up donuts and Jackie.  We headed into Rochester for the Pink Ribbon Run and got there by 8:30.  There was a cloud cover that turned into pure sun and heat.
We always set up by this downed tree, which is an amazing natural sculpture.

"Brothers from other mothers."
 The members of Umoja (our drumming group) are the most community minded and generous people I have ever met.  They are more than willing to drum for a cause and perform at countless events.

 As it happened, Jenny and the "Pink Brigade" were there to participate in the run.
They support her as she is a cancer survivor.

(warming up)

 I also saw Barb G., who is in our chorus
 and Mary F., who we have known for decades.
 Sandra Frankel, who is running for county executive, stopped by to chat and ended up drumming with us for an hour.  It was her debut, and she will be sore tomorrow.

 The Genesee river looked gorgeous as we were leaving.
 Home by 11:30.
Remember that rhubarb....
 I picked yesterday?
 it became
 a pie today!
 Shared it with some friends.  SO DELICIOUS!!!!
 Jenny and
 Steph bestowed gifts upon me for mother's day.  We are surrounded by flowers.  Beauties.

 It rained late in the afternoon...pretty hard.  The temperature dropped about 15 degrees and it felt much more comfortable.

Chores at 7.  The sun was back out in force.

 Now who could that filthy pony be?
 Had to scrape the mud off all 4 girls before they got tucked in.  I'm sure they enjoyed their baths before they rolled.
 Gary worked in the gardens until dark.
 Time to rest.
Night all.


  1. Such an awesome community

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    ALOHA from Honolulu,

  2. Pretty in pink and a worthy cause indeed. Hug B

  3. Another great day! Love the downed tree it does look like a sculpture.


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