Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Tiltallating T's!

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. Our Host, Mrs. Nesbitt hails from Great Britain. We started with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. We are now in our second year, round 4! This week's letter is, "T".

Taro

A staple food in the Hawaiian and South Pacific Islander diets. Did you know that feeding an infant who does not tolerate their mother’s milk or other formulas can be fed poi? In Hawaii, lactose intolerance is common so many turn to feeding their infants poi (made from the taro root).

Tapestry

Texture

Oh, be still my heart!

Toad

One of the many that live in our yard. I nearly stepped on this guy the other day when I went out to pick roses. We love them because they eat many insects every night all summer long. Who says you can't love a toad?

Tears

This is an excerpt of a painting that I've done for a juried show. I'm only using it here because I needed an image of tears.

Someone that I am very close to is loosing her battle with cancer. This Sunday, she was placed in hospice. This is all happening so rapidly, that those of us close to her are bewildered. Shocked. Stunned. But all the same taking care of what needs to get taken care of in the time that is left. I am doing my best to hold myself together to get through it all. I will collapse when it is all over. In the meantime, the tears are accumulating somewhere within me, waiting for the floodgates to open.

Post Script on Wednesday, June 3rd: My dear friend, Delma Petrullo has passed away. She left us quietly and peacefully this morning at 12:05.

13 comments:

Mara said...

I don't mind toads, but neither do my cats. They play with them and pick them up in their mouths. Which is very bad, because toads secrete something bad and make the cats ill.

Babooshka said...

Terrific tantalizing set of t's.

jay said...

I didn't know that about poi! How interesting! And I love the picture of the toad.

But I'm so sad for you about your friend. Hugs to you. May you find the strength to support her through this, and then may you have love and support yourself when you need it afterwards. It's tough, I know. :(

Carol said...

Great T's here...interesting about the taro and it is pretty too...I love your tears painting...someone very close to me lost a battle with cancer...some of my tears are still in a box....

smith kaich jones said...

Paula - I am so, so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I will add a T word here. Time. Never enough, never enough.

My thoughts & prayers are with you & all those she left behind. Take care.

xoxo
Debi

Leau said...

So sorry about your friend, I know she was a great part of your life and will continue on in so many lives, in so many ways. smooches

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. So sorry.
Your photos are superb and I love your painting.

moongipsies said...

I love toads.

As to the tears... Been there. Let me know if you need anything.

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Paula .. . so sad to hear of the reason for your tears .

Transitions are difficult.

Jjj

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Paula .. . so sad to hear of the reason for your tears .

Transitions are so difficult.

Jjj

Paula said...

I didn't realize things were moving so fast for your friend, I'd heard she was not well. I understand she was a positive force in the community and will be missed. Take care, and I'm around if you want to steal away for coffee.

Paula Scott said...

Thank you all, for such wonderful heart felt comments in regards to my friend's passing.
She was a force to be reckoned with and our community will greatly miss her.
If you were to Google her name and our city, you will find tons o f things that she has done:

Delma Petrullo Rio Rancho

Gosh, I hope I exit this world with at least HALF of her accomplishments!

jessica said...

Paula, That may be the greatest Texture photo I have ever seen. Be still my heart is right!

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and your painting expresses your pain so well. It's beautiful and full of feeling.

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