Saturday, August 8, 2009

have a beautiful weekend

Some of my favorite recent flower photos.

What are you up to this weekend? Alexi has to work at the hospital all weekend; the kids and I plan to do some biking, and get ready for my sister's visit in a few days.

Alexi and I finished watching Season 5 of Lost last week (we've watched all five seasons since the first of the year via netflix). Any recommendations for another fun series we can watch together?

I found this piece from the New York Times' 'Modern Love' quite moving; it really gets at the heart of marriage, I think.

Enjoy your weekend.

30 comments:

Yiota said...

Lovely pictures! I love flowers. The story was very interesting, too. Makes you think twice before you react in a certain way sometimes.

Farhana Zain said...

Your pictures made my day.Especially the purple flowers!
Thanks for sharing this.

pve design said...

Wonderful photos and a wonderful marriage take lots of watering, weeding and patience to grow. As the years add up, we need to look back at the seed that started it all to blossom.
Seasons change, love fades and then it finds a way to bloom, full of hope. That article was a tear jerker.
happy weekend.

Jess said...

Thanks for the link to that article.
What a brave woman.
and, I love the riot of color in the top photo!

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

Beautiful pictures! I've been working on my photography skills lately and they don't even compare. :( I'll just enjoy ooh-ing and ah-ing over yours.
~lori

nicola said...

beautiful, lecia!
you won't see comments from me for awhile. i am headed offline for a stretch, but mike and i both love snuggling up to the TV show, chuck, together. the perfect mix of action, romance, and humor for us. a friend that knows this recommended the show, weeds. i know nothing about it, but she says it is good!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Purple Flowers said...

Gorgeous photos as usual. And an excellent article; very potent. Thank you for sharing. I am going to pass it forward.

Tammie said...

lovely photos as usual.

im loving Weeds right now.

Cris Siqueira said...

wow
such a pretty colors!!

happy weekend!!

Frau said...

gorgeous photos! have a wonderful weekend.

likeschocolate said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks I will have a good weekend. School starts on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Lecia - we are watching "Mad Men" and love it - if you haven't already seen it I highly recommend it. Loving your posts! Have a great weekend. ~Julie

Anna said...

i am hoping to finally have a relaxing and mellow weekend. go to a barbecue, go to the farmer's market and hang out in my garden. hope you enjoy your weekend!

p.s. lecia, i do hope you'll come enter my 100th post giveaway! you are a great blog friend and i'd love to hear your feedback.

Francesca said...

Very interesting article about coming to terms with midlife, and all that it entails, in our society, where our "personal trajectory" is often confused with the meaning of our life.

Jessica said...

I love reading through the NYT, I always find the most interesting/intriguing articles. I love your flower pictures...I have tried to take more lately when it isn't raining.

Paige said...

Thanks for the link to that article - I thought it was interesting and provocative.
Hubby and I are into Mad Men, you should definitely check it out.

Joanna Goddard said...

such gorgeous flowers. and i loved that piece too, even though it was really sad -- but she was so honest and intelligent, was so interesting xo

Joanna Goddard said...

ps. i'm going to make that pasta dish you posted about (below) tonight!!! thank you!!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Thanks for the link to the article Lecia. Very interesting. The writer had real strength to tough it out through a seriously difficult part of her marriage.

KPiep said...

What beautiful flowers! I've been a bit deprived this summer, and they did just the trick.

kks said...

loved the article, sent a copy to my cousin dudley....beautiful pictures!

isabelle said...

Great shots !!!
I love the purple flowers with the heart shape leaves ...

Joyce said...

I have read this article on another blog and liked it so much I just read it again. There are some lessons in there to be used in all relationships and daily stuff too. Thanks. xoxo

montague said...

you too!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gracious, what gorgeous flowers!!

My weekend? Knitting, cooking, reading and Julie and Julia!

Erika said...

Entourage!!!

Broady said...

We just caught up on seasons 1 & 2 of Mad Men, just in time for the third season to start next week. It's excellent, and the costumes/hair are fantastic! If you haven't seen The Wire yet (HBO's retired series), it is probably the best television I've ever seen: inspiring, heartbreaking, suspenseful and unforgettable characters... downright Shakespearean. There are 5 awesome seasons to watch.

Valerie said...

my husband was on call/duty as well this past weekend -- just when we were hosting our daughter's 10th birthday party (backyard camping weekend ) I was exhausted on Sunday evening !
And a little update : France is starting the season 5 from Aug. 19th on ; )
Have a nice week !

Tami said...

thank you for sharing that article with me, i have been feeling a bit blah lately and it was interesting for me to read

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I've never, ever kept a Modern Love article but I clipped and kept that one. So, so fabulous.