The grandkids and their camera phones...
You just never know what kind of silly & fun pictures you're going to get from them. This one they sent to Sharon's phone and last night as we were chatting on the phone I asked her to try to send her phone's pictures to my computer, since I am WAY behind the times, and don't have a fancy new camera phone. Sharon managed to figure out how to do it, or maybe Megan just showed her how, I really don't know, but she sent me several pictures. I just thought the picture above was really funny. Sharon also sent me a nice picture of Megan's new laptop which Megan bought with her graduation money. I'm so glad she got one because she'll need it at the university this fall.
This is another cell phone picture that Sharon took while we were riding. I need to take her for more rides with me, although she has her own bike it is nice to have her close like this, where we can have those mother/daughter chats without any distractions from other people. Notice that I'm looking straight ahead at the road. I miss riding in the back as a passenger sometimes because I took a lot of pictures from that vantage point. I managed to sometimes get pictures of wildlife, like deer, elk, bears, moose and once almost a mountain lion that suddenly popped up in front of us...Now I can't do that...I have to litterally stop to take pictures and sometimes that's just too late and my subject has disappeared into the brush or forest. I never did get that picture of that mountain lion though, because I was so shocked to see one that I literally froze and just watched...I could have slapped myself later for missing such a wonderful photo opportunity.
A week ago my youngest daughter, Suzanne, surprised me with a solar butterfly for my garden. In a couple of days she brought me another one...she said the first one needed company, hehehe. They charge up all day and constantly change colors all night long from clear to blue, green, red, purple, magenta. The colors are also mixed at times and are so pretty. You get the picture. The two butterflies are not in sinc with each other so that makes it even more beautiful, and they are very bright. You can see them from way across the yard at night Thank you Suzanne, you are always so sweet and thoughtful and you know mom loves you for all the kind & thoughtful things you do for us. We also enjoy your almost daily visits and your many phone calls throughout the day.
Jimmy also surprised me with this lovely Kentucky Cardinal. He bought it on Monday during our ride and kept it hid until Tuesday when he brought the box out and said, "Honey I bought you a little something I thought you would like." Isn't he sweet!!! That's one good reason NOT to keep such a close eye on your husband while in gift shops. I asked him how he managed to buy it without us seeing him and he said that while the rest of us were at one end of the store he simply walked up to the cash register, paid for it, took it outside & put it away and then returned back into the store. I love "just because" surprises. You expect a gift on your birthday & on some holidays, but it's those unexpected little surprises that mean so much to you and are so special. I also love giving these little "just because I love you and was thinking about you" gifts, don't you? I love the smiles they generate!