Friday, July 1, 2016

Patio Reflections

For a few minutes,
thanks to technology,
my Hawaii-living-brother
was hanging out on the patio with Dad and me.
For just a few minutes.

We were enjoying a beautiful day.
We were on the deck.
under the magnolia tree that grows
outside my brother's childhood window.

It is in this place, under this tree,
 that I feel,
more than in any other place,
connected to my roots.
To the family that,
for better or worse,
shaped the deepest parts of my being.

Joining James for


  1. It's like a magic window on the table. Great reflections! Sorry about Linky. It should be working now.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. cool table...great reflections!

  3. The photo on your tablet is a great complement to the reflections on your glass table top. Love the photos.

  4. Internet, blessing or curse. You chose blessing. Wonderful memories for your family; past and present.

  5. A lovely screen reflection shot. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Beautiful. And ohhhh do I miss our magnolia tree!!!!