Happy Milestone Birthday Mary

Wishing the happiest birthdays, with much love, to a wonderful sister who is always there for all of us. I compiled a few collages to help celebrate the day. Thanking you for all you do to make life nice. I’m so glad you can be with David today.

Sending birthday greeting across the miles to you.

With our mother
With Mark
With Mark Matthew and Laura
Fun photos we’ve taken in Ohio NYC Alaska and the Sock Monkey Museum in Rockford,” Illinois
With David and Me
With great nieces and nephews
In between Sharon and me at Anna’s Graduation May 2022 our most recent pic

The Northern Cascades- Guest Blog

My sister is visiting our brother and sent me these photos Washington Pass Overlook
The Northern Cascades

A .5-mile paved loop takes you atop rocky outcroppings that overlook the valley floor far below and give you prime views of the jagged peaks opposite you. It’s one of those dramatic pictuesque scenes you come to love from the North Cascades.”

I’ve been on that winding road and what I remember quite vividly is there are no guard rails but yes, the view is spectacular.

Apple Season

Audrey of Minnesota Prairie Roots wrote a blog post featuring a favorite apple orchard and right now my sister is in Okanogsn Washington visiting our brother and she’s watching the workers bring the bins and pick the apples in the neighboring orchard.

Audrey’s query- do you have a favorite apple orchard? reminded me of one of my favorite photographs which I happened to take in an Ohio Apple Orchard

My DIL is walking between the trees with Anna and Michael. Jack was at home napping. She’s expecting Maura in November. (2008)

I hadn’t started blogging then but since then I’ve posted a lot of apples here’s a link to the tag apple of old blog posts. And even a second page of posts tagged apple you c add non see Cider making and my SIL making an apple pie. There are photos of the orchards in Washington state. And there’s a tag of apples as well with lots of apple cooking

Maura Laura Charlie snd Anna
Lynd Farm in Pataskala Ohio
Me with Anna, Charlie and Maura