Friday, September 18, 2009

Summertime Strawberries




This was a summer of strawberries .... my son Sean was home from school ... and now he has gone back to school....  



9 comments:

Ryan said...

I'll bake with strawberries next time I am home, I can make a mean strawberry - rhubarb pie!

Laure Ferlita said...

These things are always bittersweet, aren't they?

Pat said...

I think having your son leaving is the hard part of the end of summer. Your beautiful sketch book is going to be a wonderful keep sake when he reads the part about the strawberries to his children one day.

Claire M said...

Bittersweet - thats it!! Thanks Laure for finding the perfect word.

Pat - yes it is sad to see him go off back to college, but I am glad to have my sketchbook memories to look back through. The surprise strawberries of this summer remind me that small everyday things often become some of my most treasured memories!!!

Kelly said...

Oh....your painted journals are so beautiful. I think Laure's term "bittersweet" is perfect. I really enjoyed reading your post on the night-blooming flower. Very cool the date in your grandmother's calendar matching yours...serendipity...it's like she's talking to you! :-)

Mary Paquet said...

Claire, your sketchbook is a real family treasure. Thanks for sharing all the small pieces of your life that are so important. These memories are the essence of a good life. I love visiting your blog -- your sketches always trigger some wonderful memory in my life.

Kathy said...

I love this, what a nice way to journal. At least the strawberries will live in your heart forever...and Sean: )

Jolene said...

Claire..
hello, we should cabitz and arrange a paint out day or sketch day ... give me a buzz

Krista Meister said...

Yum!