Category Archives: Joy

Joy | Last Rose of Winter

Joy | Last Rose of Winter

It’s that time of year! Here in Southern California, we have to prune the roses waaaaaay back each Winter to simulate the actual cold of Winter roses usually get. They say it should be done by Valentine’s Day, so hubby has been chipping away at them this week. I snapped a few pix of the… Continue Reading

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A Happy Friday!

A Happy Friday!

I got to email the two winners from my birthday giveaway today! First, Debbie H. was number 35 on my list of newsletter subscribers: And then the 12th commentor on the post was Helen who said: I’m glad to hear that (at least some) folks like to hear about my son’s acheivements, because I certainly… Continue Reading

Proud Mom Moment | Liam’s in the Newspaper Again

Proud Mom Moment | Liam’s in the Newspaper Again

Liam has been home from the NAfME All National Honors Orchestra for 10 days. He was contacted by Penny Schwartz, a reporter for the Riverside Press Enterprise when he got home, she and David Bauman, (a photographer) came by the house last Tuesday. This morning we found this awesome article with a really stunning picture… Continue Reading

One Moment | Liam’s Off to NAfME

One Moment | Liam’s Off to NAfME

I’ve been recording my older son Liam’s journey as he grows as a musician here on the blog, mostly for me to help remember these occasions, but also I know that at least of few readers find this interesting…not everybody raises a classical trombonist, it is an interesting road for sure! 😉 He is a… Continue Reading

A Goal is a Dream with a Plan

A Goal is a Dream with a Plan

Long term blog readers will probably know that I post monthly goals here – although it started as place to keep track of all the different things I want to make an do as an artist, it also because a way to encourage me to follow through with those plans. I also began to start… Continue Reading

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Liam posted this (fuzzy) picture on Facebook yesterday: with the caption “So this is what happens when you practice”. I know I’ve been blogging a lot about Liam lately; I promise I won’t post about each of the 8 concerts the NYO-USA plays on this concert tour that started Sunday, but I had to share… Continue Reading

22 Years and Counting

22 Years and Counting

Andrew and I have been married for 22 years now! I finally took some time to photograph a few more pictures from our wedding album to share here on the blog: The Annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar that he organizes and hosts at the UoR School of Music doesn’t start until tomorrow, so the 2 of us are headed… Continue Reading

Inspiration Found in Other People’s Gardens

Inspiration Found in Other People’s Gardens

A few weeks ago I attended a meeting at someone’s house here in Redlands, she is an awesome gardener! I was only able to snap a couple of pictures before the meeting started, I wish I’d had more time to prowl around! I’m not sure what this first flower is, it reminds me of Nigella:… Continue Reading

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