Monday, February 16, 2009

A Day of Love






I spent the weekend at my sister Deborah's in Barrington, Rhode Island. She hosted a wonderful Valentine's brunch for our family. My mom, who has Alzheimer's, also lives in Barrington in an assisted living program. Mom's memory is very compromised - she truly lives in the moment - but she still knows us. Don't ask her to tell you our names, but she knows us. Whenever I am with my mom now, I always give her a shoulder and head massage. This is as much for me as it is for her, and she loves it.

It's amazing the difference 150 miles can make. RI has bare ground and spring birds...ah....a welcome reprieve from The Maine Winter. And I even saw this pair of swans on Valentine's Day, swimming along in Barrington Bay. They mate for life, so what a perfect sighting for the Day of Love!

And I heard this bird song yesterday morning - a sound so beautiful and fresh - can you tell me what kind of bird this is??


video

7 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

Mom looks good! Wish I could have been there!! Sounds like a fake bird to me--a cell phone bird.

Martha Miller said...

oh, maybe that explains the guy hiding in the bushes...

we missed you :^(

xxoo

Lauren said...

Ah, I love Barrington. One of my favorite book stores in in Barrington on Rt 114, in a plaza where I believe there is still a Starbucks...it's near the lovely town hall/library, but on the opposite side.

I used to go to RWU in Bristol, and loved driving through Barrington on my way to or from my parent's home in Smithfield.

Martha Miller said...

word verifation:
"blact"

my grandfather grew up in barrington - and his father was a blacksmith- "blact" smith! :^)
the house is still on maple ave. my grandparents and great grandparents are buried in the cemetary across from that plaza...

hey - congrats! i saw that your work made it to the front page of etsy! woo woo - the coveted spot!

claudio said...

I invite you to visit my blog. you can find my last works of art at:

www.claudiotomassini.blogspot.com

yours Claudio Tomassini

Martha Miller said...

thankyou, claudio! i will certainly pay you a visit!

Martha Miller said...

maybe it's a cary grant bird - sounds like it's saying, "judy, judy..."