I think of these images when sitting in the chair at the dentist.
I am not very calm when I am at the dentist, especially when having my teeth drilled and prepped for new crowns...for an hour and a half!
I tense up.
My dentist is a kind and gentle practitioner...he works efficiently and talks me through any procedure.
Thankfully today my visit was short as the permanent crowns were put on and I hope that this will be the last major work that I will need...at least for a long while!
My jaw is sore and the crowns are feeling rather sensitive right now,
so writing a blog post should be a tonic and help take my mind off the discomfort.
An absolutely stunning view looking across Juan De Fuca Strait towards Washington State.
I could sit and stare at this vista for hours
watching the light on the ocean and the changes in the tide.
Deep blood red Hollyhock blooming in a garden nearby our Humble Bungalow.
I would love to have a few of these tall plants in our garden
they don't seem to thrive where I have tried planting them...
or maybe our soil is not to their liking.
This pretty pink flower caught my eye...
I am not too sure what type of plant this is so I will settle on "beautiful!"
Ross Bay Cemetery
a great place to wander
Emily Carr is buried here and people come by to adorn her grave with flowers and natural offerings.
She was a very prolific artist and quite the eccentric character...
she led a very interesting life and has written books as well as her paintings and pottery.
You can read more about Emily Carr here.
She was an amazing woman and one who was quite independent at a time when women were expected to lead traditional lives that consisted of marriage, motherhood and domesticity.
In my bridge group there are several amazing "older" women...
one woman in particular stands out
I am going to call her M.
M is head and shoulders above most women her age that I have met.
M is 94 years old.
(maybe I should say 94 years young!)
M plays an excellent hand of bridge,
she counts and keeps track of ALL the cards that are laid and played.
M will critique a bid or a response if she knows it was not the best choice.
M freely compliments when a great play is made or a contract is bid and made and especially when making over tricks!
M dresses in classic clothes and wears beautiful vintage gold jewelry.
M wears several diamond rings on her left hand...
they glitter as she plays.
M sits tall in her chair, has great posture and walks gracefully.
M's eyes sparkle and twinkle and when she smiles her wrinkles all crinkle together!
M shares funny and cute jokes and tells us about her past.
I have a lot of time for M and am eager to learn more about her.
M is a wonderful and gracious example of how women of a certain age can be
vibrant, energetic and intelligent.
Do you know any amazing older women?
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