28 March 2009

Touched by the Sun

Yes.  I hauled this shoe home from Holland.
Our Holland tulips came back!
The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell, 
And life would all be Spring.

Emily Dickinson


Another Mother attends to what is important.
(Double click to see the twig in her mouth.)
We have our own birdhouse


I think I'll try defying gravity.
It worked for her!

Fire of Flowers

I can't decide which is lovelier...the rock, 
or the poppies!
Between the fires in Yosemite a few years ago 
which cleared the underbrush,
and the good water received this year,
there was a spectacular show.
~With a little help from Our Maker~
With Marie's parent's.

Show me a small and shriveled seed,
discarded as a worthless thing:
smile if you will,
that I should kneel in worship
~there'll be Spring!~

Ruth Bell Graham
(Kris' photos)

Meeting Myself

I met a lot of people in Europe.
I even encountered myself.

James Baldwin


Sometimes being a brother is even better
than being a superhero.

Marc Brown

A Great Ride

Definitely Father and Son
There they go.  Twenty-two miles this day.  Turlock to Merced.
(Chase is cycling, too...in and around Salt Lake)
California snow is gorgeous.

Don't wait to make your son a great man.
Make him a great boy.


Ty staying ahead of the bees in their hives.
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons.
And if you treat them like sons they'll turn
out to be heroes, even if it's just
in your own eyes.

Walter M. Schirru

26 March 2009

Live For the Ones You Love

Kris' Mother and family.  His mom is the 
inspiration behind the gatherings.
Marie's parents host another wonderful holiday.

Live for the ones you love,
Love as no one ever loved,
Give, asking nothing in return.

Richard Cocciante
Luc Plamandon
Will Jennings

25 March 2009

My Love

~~My Love Has Long Been Yours~~
Ruth Bell Graham

Time Flies on Wings of Lightning

Ty and Call
Anne Marie

Improve the Shining Moments, don't let them pass you by.
Time Flies on Wings of Lightning!
It comes, then passes forward along its onward track.
Life is quick in passing~~Tis as a single day.

Robert B. Baird

24 March 2009

Atop Half Dome

One may go a long way after one is tired.
~French Proverb

Courage!  Yes, yes!  It's the mind of
a fool who cares not to leave level ground
but one with the courage to forsake all others
for the meaningful things in life
rises above the imagining
and lands in a beautiful place!

Helen Howell

Our Beautiful Valley

The skies can't keep their secret!
They tell it to the hills~~
The hills just tell the orchards
And they~~the daffodils

Emily Dickinson

My Heart Leaps Up

My Heart Leaps Up...

...when I behold a rainbow in the sky;
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man.
So be it when I shall grow old, or let me die!
The child is father of the man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each 
by natural piety.

William Wordsworth

We create this blog to share things we find beautiful,
some of our thoughts, and a few 
happenings of the Hyer family.
We do this with a prayer in our heart
that these reflections will indeed bind
our family ever stronger
'each to each.'