Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Details



It's all in the details. Have you ever thought about that expression?

I wonder if in today's busy world do we take care of the little details? How easy is it to forget the little things on the way to the big picture?


I spotted a bench in a city park in Mobile, Alabama this spring. Look at all the details included in each tile. Somebody took time to paint each little square in order to create a big picture.

This bench sits in a park where it gets rained on and birds fly over it, yet the artist took care to make it a thing of beauty.

A visitor may rest on this bench or a homeless person may make it his bed for the night.

I'm so glad the artist took care of the details when creating this. I was delighted to discover this piece of art as I walked through downtown Mobile.

I'm going to try to pay attention to the details as I go about my work.

I hope you all have a great week!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Busy summer

I keep thinking we need to slow down, but I find myself doing more.

My great aunt and uncle used to have a yearly 4th of July party. As a child I always enjoyed going to it.

So on Sunday, July 1, I told my husband I was ready to start the tradition back up. I might mention, Tim was driving me to work when I brought this up. And we were having family come from North Carolina on July 3. But he's a trooper and agreed to go along.

We met friends for dinner that night then made a run to get groceries. I've got great friends and family to let us plan this at the last moment and join us.

We had so much fun that I didn't have time to take any pictures. At the end of the night, as we watched fireworks from our back deck we decided we needed to start planning next year's 4th of July party.