Friday, September 5, 2014

FF: One Pace

Welcome to my Friday Fragments!
A big thank you to Mrs. 4444's for hosting a hop where we can all clear our minds of the bits and pieces that didn't make it into our blog this week. 

Half-Past Kissin' Time

RIP Joan Rivers
I was saddened to hear that Joan Rivers passed away this week. Her way of looking at the good, the bad and the ugly of life with humor may have came across cruel or insensitive to some but I for one am very glad that she never ascribed to political correctness. I did not always see the humor in her jabs but when I did it was genuine. At times life is hard and ugly and if we can't laugh at those aspects of life they will consume us with darkness. So at this time we say goodbye to another great comedian, but the laughter must go on because life goes on and what is life without laughter.

Do you ever feel that your life needs a pace maker or maybe a pace car? I sure do. Some weeks I feel like I am in the Indy 500, while other weeks I could swear I am stuck on some abandoned merry-go-round. Although I have to say trying to keep up with this pace car would make life a bit faster than I care to go. I actually had to speed up so my daughter could take this shot with my phone. She said go faster mom, there is a reflection of the Beware of Attack Penguin in the photo. I said 'that is quiet alright I like reflections', and slowed down. But my favorite reflection in the shot is the distorted reflection of the driver side mirror. I won't say how fast I was going, suffice it to say when I slowed down to legal speed the pace car was a black speck on the horizon in less than five minutes. I am appreciative that the driver was kind enough to slow down a bit and move to the right lane to allow me to get along side him for the photo.

My future Daughter-in-law's bridal shower was a lot of fun. The shower was held in a beautiful old Victorian bed and breakfast. I was on my best behavior so the camera only came out when someone suggested we take a picture of the table before she cut the cake. I am sure if I had been there for any other reason I would have been snapping photos left and right. 
Linked to Skywatch Friday

I had a really nice weekend. It was wonderful to see the kids and two of my oldest son's daughters. The weather was beautiful and I even managed to get in a quick trip to my favorite spot in Sioux Falls. Yep, I got to go to Fall's Park! 

That is it for my week! How was yours?


'Tsuki said...

The house's interior feels so cosy... I like this kind of intimacy, it is so resting. The reflection is very surprising : it not often that reflection are captured inside the car... ^^

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of photos ~ great sky shot for SWF and others! Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Fun60 said...

Almost worth getting a speeding ticket for that reflection.

bill lisleman said...

the reflections on the pace car picture seems to give it a sense of speed.
"needs a pace maker or maybe a pace car" - big difference but I like the comparison

Shirley said...

That's a great idea to hold a bridal shower in a Victorian B&B! The park looks amazing! Love the falls!

bettyl-NZ said...

That's an interesting driving moment!

Mrs4444 said...

I love the idea of such a special location for a shower; I'll have to remember that.

I need a pitstop! Of to bed! Thanks for linking up :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots - looks like a lovely week!