Thursday, May 27, 2010

Proud Mama

Lobby, The Metropolitan
Opened in Boston 1925.

Now the Wang Theatre, this was the site of our daughter's college graduation last week. It is an amazing building.

On stage -- the college president, chairman of the board of trustees, faculty, commencement speaker, honored guests and our daughter, the valedictorian!

Her speech was wonderful! She spoke about the need to make connections and the unexpected treats in store when one does, using examples from her travels. She talked about the creativity of the students at her school and thanked her special friends who supported her in giving the speech. Despite her nervousness about giving the talk, she was even able to adlib a bit. Her goal of under 10 minutes was achieved!

I am extremely proud of her. I think I know, even more than she does, what a big deal this is! We have supported her always in her goal of educational excellence. I read a lot of her papers (I'm good at catching split infinitives and misplaced commas), but in the end, it was her drive to get good grades for herself alone that catapulted her to the top of her class.

I so wanted to take the iconic photo of caps being thrown in the air, but it didn't happen. Instead the graduates all waved the purple alumni T-shirts they were given with their diplomas!

After the ceremony, there was a reception on the Boston Common.
We had absolutely perfect weather.

It was fun to hang out with her friends and their parents.

Mom, Dad, & beautiful girl.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pink Saturday Tea

I was invited to Tea last Thursday.
It's not a group of women I have much in common with, but, as in high school when I would accept a date if it was to the movies, if I am invited to tea, I will say YES!

My destination was less than a mile from my home down a quiet country lane.

Wearing a cheerful spring outfit, I grabbed my camera, laced up my reeboks, and swinging my strappy sandals, I set off.

The walk takes only 10 minutes.
I left 30 minutes early to take advantage
of the beautiful sunny weather.
Along the way I discovered all sorts of pink!

~ in a much nicer color than I have in my yard ~

I took a detour to the beach where these wild roses, with their wonderful rosehips grow.

I love how the water looks with sunlight glinting off it.
I'm afraid the only pink in this picture is the color these vacationers' skin will be at the end of the day!

The hostess made "Pooh Cake," as in Winnie-the-Pooh.
As you can see by the cake stand, that was her theme, and one I love!

It was a lovely afternoon and I'm oh so glad I went.
On the walk home I captured this promise of pink.

In a month of so this split rail fence will be covered in a profusion of glorious pink roses!
Can't wait.

Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting Pink Saturday. Drop by and say Hi and check out her list of 192 participants today!