30 June 2014

My Locks for Love

Four years ago I made the decision to grow out my locks for love.


My hair has not been this long since I was a little girl.  I have loved having it long again, but now it's time for someone else to "love" it.  I have ten inches to give away and am cutting these wavy strands tomorrow to send in a care package to Locks of Love.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Locks of Love, it is a non-profit organization that uses donated hair to create high quality wigs for financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada.  Most, but not all, of the children who benefit from the donations have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, for which there is no known cause or cure.


It is my hope that a child will regain his or her self-esteem, confidence, and feel beautiful wearing a wig made with some of my hair.

I am ready to have a new "do" too!

Thanks for your visit.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

27 June 2014

A Walk on the Wild Side...



...of blackberries.


The other evening after dinner, and after our familiar late summer afternoon thundershower, the sun was glowing as it set, but before it did we went for a short walk.  Across the street towards the railroad tracks, entangled in kudzu and wisteria vines, are masses of wild blackberries.


With colanders in our hands we plucked the ripe wild blackberries off their vines and came home with enough to share.


They are the tiniest berries, and a little tart, but I am sure they will be scrumptious smothered in fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.


I think that this may become a habit.


{I'm so pleased with how these photographs turned out. I used a slightly different setting on my camera then I usually do and...allora, snap, just right - no retouching necessary!}

Thank you for your visit.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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