Universal Show

Quinlan and Lorelei won’t be here over the Fourth, so we had a tiny show tonight…

A little unsure at times…

Q fourthLoving it at others…

Q yayIt was a good little show…

fireworksThen the Universe was very nice and put on its own show!  The view from my studio tonight… Venus and Jupiter in conjunction.

Venus, Jupiter

Natural

Today was payday.  The yearling steers we sold last week were shipped to the buyer today.  We are all there, plus our “rep” or salesman, the brand inspector, the vet, the truck drivers.

We run them across our scales first, getting weights on groups of 10 or so, and averaging them.

steers

Then they’re loaded on the semi’s…

semiAt one point, Daniel has a helper…

LaceeShe’s a natural… but it was hot work!

LaceeLacee

Heavens

wildflowerHeavens… too much work and not enough sleep…

Let’s catch up tomorrow, shall we?

Last Girl Scout

My mom’s memorial garden walk was today, and I made the difficult decision not to attend.  You see, back in The Day, when so much of my world was filled with Girl Scouts… (I’ve held every position a leader could, I had been a troop leader for every level at one time or another, I had been a counselor at Girl Scout National Center West and other camps, I was an adult trainer as well, with hopes of further training at Edith Macy Conference Center in New York State, when, all of a sudden… BOOM.  I was told to take my volunteering elsewhere.)  Well, pooh! I had one girl determined to stay in Scouts through her senior year of high school, and I was going to help.  She did.  I did.  My lifetime membership is still active, but I no longer volunteer in Girl Scouting.

Today, that lovely young woman got married.  I was there, as was my best friend, who I met where?  Oh, yeah… National Center West.  She was K.’s official troop leader.  In fact, four of the other attendees had been one of “my girls” when they were young as well.

kelseyK. and her maid of honor… yes, both Girl Scouts back in The Day.

The flower girls reminded me so much of the Flower Fairy event I put on for Brownies…

flower girlsIt was a beautiful setting.  In case it looks familiar to some of you, yes, this is where my Victoria got married as well.

partyweddingcrosssmileThat smile tells us a lot!  We are so proud of you K.!  Of the woman you have become, of the woman we know you will be!  Congratulations to K. and D. J.!

trioAnd, Mom, I miss you and I missed your Memorial Garden Walk… but I was here for a sweet, young lady… and I think you understand.