Sunday, May 30, 2010

Moody Monday

picture taken by Emily Bailet-Stoner, manipulated by Roxane Stoner

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy events

Spring is for happy events. The birds and the bees are aware and so are humans. It seems that when we are starting to shed our winter clothing other mysteries unfold in other domains. jLove is floating around like a palpable insect. The air smells sweeter as the love spreads around. So here are some of the tender moments of this Spring of 2010:
Emily and Travis got engaged,
Liam turned One Year Old,
Arthur and Charlotte are pregnant, they are having a boy,
Jessica and Mark are pregnant and just found out that their baby is going to be a girl
Dan and Ashley had their Wedding ceremony yesterday.
On another note the temperature has improved so much the last three days that I actually sunbathed in a bathing suit on the balcony. Unbelievable! My shoulders feel a bit sunburned: a strange welcomed 'sunsation". (I made me do it...).

Sunday, May 23, 2010

While packing, the sky is blue

I have started to pack seriously in the last week or so. No buyer yet but I will be gone by June 30th. My new life is waiting in Tacoma. Such nice things to look forward to will help the seperation from Alaska. I have yet to cut the strings and remove the roots that I have anchored in the last 15 years. As I will I will let some fall and remain in the ground.

What an interesting life I have had here. Never dreamed even in a nightmare to live so long in such a strange place. That love and hate relationship, nothing new just strange how it develops.

I have been happy here even if this is not the place for me to be. The best was the friendship that I have developed. Those strong intelligent independent women that have been a constant joy and salvation. They have stimulated my being and kept me whole. They are family.

Anyway, once more, my little treasures are being tucked away and moved. Where and when they get to be freed is one of my numerous questions. We are looking for a place to rent in Tacoma. Something small and urban where I can walk to the park and the coffee shop, the bookstore and read my book by the water (under my umbrella, probably). No bear spray is involved in my wandering mind.

Few fun events before I go, a wedding and a trip to Homer, then a long 4 days drive to Tacoma. A road trip to commemorate the Alaskan Chapter of my life. I will remember turning 50, it has been quite a shift.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

High Drama In Eagle River

I don't know about you but the Full Moon affects my family and myself so I do expect high drama around that time each month. More or less, it depends. Well this last one was in the highest of my life and amazingly enough the sky was acting strange too. Big dark clouds, white fluffy ones playing with Sunshine and Shadows over our little corner of the World was matching the intensity of my life. I had to capture this all scene in order to never forget how strong it makes you feel alive.