We couldn't decide if we wanted to finish painting the bathroom or take a drive with the top down in the convertible to Jenks for their Annual Herb and Plant Festival. It didn't take a lot of time coming to a decision. Start your engines! We decided to grab the camera as it might prove to be a good day for some photog ops. Even though the festival had several booths with plants, herbs, flowers, vegetables, garden items and outdoor decorations, Toby kept taking pictures of the dogs. We also enjoyed some live music from the local church, visit to the antique stores for a few treasure finds and ended the day chowing down on hot dogs from the local Coney Islander.
Of course, when we arrived home we had add a picture of Abby, Natalie and Kennedy! The day just wouldn't have been complete without a shot of them. Oh, yes, and the paint is for Lisa! :)
Sitting pretty at the various pastel colored chairs and table, seven little angels came together for a Tea Party.
Tea Sandwiches Fresh Fruit Tray - Strawberries, grapes, bananas, organge slices and apples Vegetable Tray - Carrots, pickles, black and green olives Chocolate and vanilla cake with delicate purple and green icing and a 2 celebratory candles Lemonade and tea On The Table Flowers and a muscial tea set Putting on the Ritz The young girls and boys dressed for Tea last Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The girls dressed with gloves, purses, white large brimmed hats and strands of pearls around their necks. The boys looked dashing in their own hats, ties and briefcases/lunch boxes.
Our Route 66 Road Trip ended with a visit to the OKC National Memorial. The place where the Alfred P. Murrah Building once stood now serves as a memorial honoring the victims, survivors, rescuers and many others whose lives were changed forever on April 19, 1995.
The Gates of Time
The twin gates stand tall to respresent time before and after the moment of destruction felt at 9:02 a.m. At 9:01 a.m. the city innocently breathed its last breath prior to the horror and devestation that would be felt at 9:03 a.m. The gently flowing water of the reflecting pool is intended to soothe wounds with calming sounds.
The field of empty chairs serves as a reminder of each life lost on that day.
Below is the beautiful 90 year-old American Elm tree left standing. The tree serves as a symbol of human resilience for all survivors.
May God bless and keep you, each and everyone near and far that this tragedy has touched.
We had a great "time" on our Route 66 Road Trip! Here are a couple more shots that might be worth sharing!
Sometimes when the class is out on a shoot we enlist a "tourist" to be a model for us!
Or we coax fellow classmates to be in a few of the shots for us!
Sometimes you even have to get down and dirty to get the perfect shot! There are probably 120 ways to take every shot but all in all the day was a success. A good time was had by everyone. Well, almost everyone...the moral of the story this weekend was to be sure and slow down to stop and smell the "clover"...