Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Texture Tuesday . . .


"It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies
the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently
stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes
a thoroughly warm and comforting impression."

- Johann Wolfgang Geothe


{KK jamal, violet}

Oh, I had planned on something else yellow, with black and white stripes.

Yes, a monarch caterpillar.

But, this month is proving to be, as always, one of the busiest months. Especially
since at the end of last week I went to pick up our daughter from her first year of college.

That. went. by. fast! #wheredidthetimego

The rain held off while we carried all her stuff down the stairs and to the parking lot. For three hours. And oh, it was 96 degrees (without the humidity index). Amen! (for no rain, not the 96 degrees) :) #badhairday

The next morning we got up and did a whirlwind visit to the San Jose Mission, and then the
rain came. It was torrential . . . we had to pull off the side of the highway on the way home it was
so bad. There was zero visibility and for several hours we all drove with the flashers on. It was nearly
double the time it normally takes to get home. #whiteknuckleride

Today, I lost a caterpillar in the house. Ironically I brought it in to keep it safe. Don't let those things
fool ya, they are fast! I just hope it found a safe place to pupate and that if it makes it I find it after
it emerges to let it go outside. #Igotdistracted #oops

Had to take my son to the doctor today, always listen to your intuition. Now that he has spring football, with full pads, he got a staff infection in the acne caused by the steroids from his sinus infection. #thekiddeservesabreak

I'm now due for an upgrade on my phone after two years . . . thank goodness! #phoneprobs

My daughters entire dorm room is all over my formal living room floor . . .  #itsamess

And, my daughter and I are going to Chicago next week for a week to visit with my mom and family.
#somuchtodo #ifeelsobehind

I may not make it back before we go, so if not I'll see ya in two weeks! ;)

And. . . I am over at Focusing On Life today with some thoughts from my front porch.

Love, Kim








30 comments:

Sarah Carletti said...

Oh my Kim! You are busy...and your son, oh I hope and pray he is better soon!

Tamar SB said...

You've been busy! Hope Sam is ok!!

Barb said...

Whew! busy! Love the gorgeous image you gave us today!

Kathryn said...

Crazy busy, it made my head spin. Have a great time in Chicago and I hope the little lost guy finds you again.

Donna Hopkins said...

Kim, Yes, I agree on the mother's intuition. Athletes and staff infections often go hand-in-hand. So glad he got treatment early. Love your yellow photo of the field of flowers. I checked out your post at Focusing on Life, too. So glad you directed me there!

Michelle B said...

Where does the time go? You are busy! Have a great trip.

CarolHart said...

Beautiful image. Love the selective focus with the repeating yellow flowers in the background, and that bokeh! Awesome.

Gail Dixon said...

Wow, I'm exhausted just reading this. Mercy. Hate those torrential rain car rides. I get major panic attacks on those. Love your photo! Have a great week.

Lorena Barrionuevo Grabinski said...
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Lorena Barrionuevo Grabinski said...

ups once again! no idea why I deleted it.
this is so wonderful! everything; subject, color, bokeh, texture....specially texture makes it so special! I love to check all the pics we all share in Kim's website. Thanks for being there almost every week! :)

Lori_Z said...

Very pretty shot! Hope your son is better.

Mitzi said...

You are a busy little bee aren't you. Though it isn't the butterfly, it is a beautiful photo! Good luck with all that you have going on.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Take a breath Kim look after yourself .

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful!

deb said...

so pretty!

Donna said...

Beautiful photo Kim!

Cathy H. said...

My goodness you're busy! Laughing about the caterpillar...you may find a butterfly perched on your nose one morning! Enjoy your trip!

Dotti said...

I love your yellow! And, oh, my yes! How time does fly. Enjoy the summer with Chloe. It, too, will pass quickly.

molly said...

I love that quote... it sums up yellow perfectly

Mollyxxx

Brenda said...

A crazy, wonder-full life! Love your field of yellow.

June Caedmon said...

Have a safe trip, Kim! I assume hubby is flutter-sitting while you're away :) or perhaps no emergence are scheduled. Either way, I'm sure you'll be missed - you definitely will be here.

EarlK said...

Wonderful photo. Love the one in focus and all the others not for a beautiful background.

Sharon said...

The hashtag commentary is adorable. What an exciting time in your life! My daughter has been bringing her laundry home 8 or 9 years, and it got to be a big joke. I really LOVE having her laundry hanging all over the place. So homey and fun. Enjoy every minute of your visit in Chicago!

Sarah Huizenga said...

I can identify with so much of this. The college apartment is spread out over the family room, but it is slowly getting better. Not a fan of 96 degrees dry heat or humid, always a bad hair day. Mallory and I are going to Chicago this weekend for some museum fun and Ikea. And there is seriously no time to blog right now, even though I have two coffee shop chronicles that need to be written. Having little time alone is challenging. Need quiet time to write.

Louise in Devon said...

Beautiful colours, I love all of it!

Kelly Kardos said...

Busy busy busy mama! Lmao on the missing critter in the house. Can't wait to hear where it found a place to hang.love all your hashtags-but I sure wish your little guy gets better quick.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Kim!!! Thanks so much for dropping by! Wow, you are super busy!!! My youngest just graduated from college, the time goes by so very fast! It seems like yesterday that we dropped him off as a freshman (and I cried all the way home.) This past weekend I cried watching him walk across the stage! Ugh...motherhood!!!
About those flowers...isn't it funny that even though you've been somewhere a million times, there's always something new to see? That's the way I was with those gorgeous yellows flowers. They were truly a joy to see! Thanks again for dropping by - have a wonderful rest of your week!
Sharlotte

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosa fotografĂ­a, me encanta la tonalidad y textura muy suave.
Un fuerte abrazo y feliz fin de semana!

Linda R said...

Beautiful flowers indeed. Enjoy your trip. Had to smile at all the Hashtags..

Hugs~

Anita Johnson said...

I just love the colors...so glad winter is over!

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