Sunday, April 13, 2008

There and Back again


I am home!!! We left Denver in a snowstorm on Thursday, to arrive in Joshua Tree in the evening. There is nothing like your own bed. I was so happy to see my husband! Happier still, I feel relieved that my Mom is at home, and she seems to be gaining strength every day. It was hard to leave her, but I really DID need to get back home to my husband and my life. (and Mr. Pono, too of course!)

What a switch, leaving the snow of Denver to walk the next morning in the desert. Now the cactus are beginning to bloom, and it is spectacular!!! I had no idea these cactus flowers were so vivacious. The beavertail were budding before I left, and now they are really beginning to startle my eyes with their vibrant fuscia flowers. I love them!!! So I have been running around, taking as many photos as possible.

It was over 80 degrees Farenheit today in the desert. My friend Pamela is visiting from Hawaii. (She came to Colorado and helped me immensely with my mother.) We are enjoying the sunshine, enjoying the fact that we aren't going to the hospital every day. Life is good right now, and I hope to return to my blog in a more regular manner. I missed you all, dear readers. I truly did.

5 comments:

lee said...

welcome back, and glad to hear your mom is back home....

priya said...

we missed you too karine. and the cactus flowers are a perfect picture to announce your return.
:-)

Padgett said...

great news!
hope to talk to you soon, my dear friend!

High Desert Diva said...

Welcome back to the desert!

I know how hard it must have been to leave your mom...so glad to hear she's doing better and is at home.

The cacti photos are spectacular! Wonder if they would do well here...

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Karine!
Welcome home! I am so glad to hear that your mom is doing better and is stabalizing. The ups and downs really do feel like a rollercoaster, but you are so good at grounding your self in the present moment and focusing in on the beauty around you. Thank you for sharing it through your words and photos. You always inspire me. No worries about not getting to see each other. It was not a visiting kind of trip. I will be in San Diego at the pug party on sat, may 3rd. maybe we will get to meet in person surrounded by pugs!
I am glad you are home!
:) Melissa