Saturday, July 18, 2015

Peace and Lavender

A lovely lavender day Saturday, July 11th.  Cathy invited me to go to Kuna with her to attend the Lavender Festival at The Lavender Merchant.  We had so much fun on this cloudy day.  We ate lavender shortcake cookies, took time to smell the "roses" so to speak, tried on hats, looked at art and just had a grand day.

Can you smell the lavender?

 We love to have fun and be silly

After lavender and a little rest  I attended the best concert of my life -- and I've seen the Rolling Stones several times; Santana (near and dear to my heart) and Eric Clapton ----- but I've never been to a concert before that made me cry during every song.  The Horse Spirit Tour, solo performer John Two Hawks, playing the flute.

July 16th,  John and I had a date day.  We headed to the Anne Frank Memorial.  Hard to believe that this was our first time getting there when this opened in 2002. The memorial is so well thought out and a wonderful place to go to reflect on life, freedom and peace.  Highly recommended place to spend a little time.

Beautiful statute of Anne Frank

Old train trestle over Boise River, 1923

I was surprised to see several cairns in the Boise River.

 Many great quotes, I took photos of some of my favorites.

 The Peace Rock Project is a tiny start

 It's not

Wonderful soothing water

I heard her speak at my old college with my mom.  Quite a woman.

This one really gives me the chills.  I remember the first time I read it many years ago.  

 I thank the planners, organizers and contributors for this wonder place.

Love this - "Think about what you saw."

Friday, July 17th my Peace Rock Painting Party.  A breezy but otherwise perfect evening of fellowship, food, wine, and lots and lots of fun and talking.  Thank you dear ladies who came out to paint peace rocks.

This cantaloupe was the sweetest I ever tasted.

 The wine was delicious and from New Mexico

Such happy faces

There was not one rock that looked like another rock

Cathy really got into her work - little blue nose.

Shannon was one messy girl.  Her straw technique was so cool.

Connie's rocks were amazing.  Even an adorable winking shell.

Sue made the cutest turtle and gave it to me.  Thanks.

Vanessa (who I have always called Van-go) did turn out to be a real Van Gogh

Peace, Shalom, Hope, Love

Tree of Life

All the colors of the rainbow

Pretty and precise - nice work Kay

Gena's rocks - I have other talents, LOL

Turtle, by Sue

Thanks John for your help.  I could never do my projects without him.

This is Shannon's cool straw blowing technique

Every rock was unique like people.  We need to embrace our differences if we're every going to live in a peaceful world.  Now let's take our rocks and pass them out to help promote peace.

“You may not be able to move the mountain with one hit, but you can do so by picking up the rocks bit by bit! Stop loading yourself and go bit by bit... You will get there!” 
― Israelmore Ayivor