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Friday, March 23, 2018

Sepia wedding photos from the Webb family

Pearl Web and Clarence Hammerle's wedding, 1941 San Antonio TX
One of those tiny photos, but the groom looks a bit young.
The bride was 22 years old, and the groom? All of 26.

Such a happy bride, don't you think? Nah. She's terrified, if you ask me.  Sharing some wedding pictures for Sepia Saturday today.

20 Nov 1901 wedding of John Leroy Webb and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hohn Webb.  They are the parents of the bride at the top of this page, Pearl Webb.  John Leroy was 21 and Lizzie just 18 for their wedding portrait.  She looks ready for anything here.  But she had been raised in a family of 10 children, some of whom died before making it to a marriageable age.  I don't particularly like John Leroy's smile however, kind of a sneer if you ask me!

Mr. John Leroy Webb was my great uncle, the brother of my own grandfather who I never knew, Albert Bud Webb...who died when just 28 years old. No, I don't have any wedding photos of his.

And a photo I've posted before, of a young lady dressed in a friend's wedding dress.  She was my ex-husband's ancestor, and I neglected to put her name on it, but I believe it's Miss Faxon.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

It was Wednesday - it must be snowing

Just yesterday, Wednesday we were on the southern edge of another storm that swept across the eastern side of our USA.

March 21, 1:30 PM 2018
 It might have been just at freezing temperature, and the snow flew horizontally in the wind for hours, but it didn't pile up here in my neighborhood in Black Mountain, NC this time.

March 21, 2018
Yes, the new plants came inside over the night before and during Wednesday March 21.

Just a week ago, the Wednesday before it, more snow had fallen. And then spring came back the next day!
March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

March 15, we woke up to enjoy spring's return.

There were canoes out on Lake Tomahawk (for the first time I've seen them!)

March 16, I enjoyed the Quaker Meeting house gardens

March 17 I went plant shopping with a friend at Painter's Nursery in Old Fort, and walked around the greenhouse then came home and potted plants on my porch.

March 18 was warm enough for shorts and sitting out on the balcony reading in sunshine!

This is one of those yo-yo springs. I'm beginning to expect this kind of weather. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Maybe a sign of welcome...or?

Today's Quote:

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. 
Rainer Maria Rilke

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Equinox for Spring in northern hemisphere

Today at 12:15 EDT, while I eat my lunch, the earth's tilt will stop, then start back the other way.

I always think it must have slowed down ever so slowly...maybe the week before, then reached that moment of stop-tilt. But then this is a huge ball of matter (water in those basins of the oceans) with molten magma down inside her tilting one way and then moving to tilt the other, is quite a production.  All the while she spins through a cycle of 24 hours on her axis, and flies around her wonderful sun...and there's a sweet little rock of a moon flirting with her through the days as well.

You have to wonder.  Yes, have wonder.  Be full of the sense of how wonderful this cosmic event is.

Thanks to poets for reminding us. Thanks to artists of depicting some semblance of the connection we all have to nature.  All the life we know depends on this amazing planet continuing to do as it's done for time out of time.

It makes me very humble. 

Quote for today:
Listen to your life...touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.
Frederick Buechner

Steps in a vessel sculpture

Today's Quote:
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou