Thursday, August 28, 2008


Happy Weekend.

JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

12 comments:

Julie said...

Back at ya, Jbelle. I hope you have a good weekend too. It's raining here! This makes the weekend even better.

MarmiteToasty said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend JBelle......

I spy a white picket fence in that beautiful old photo :)

x

The Fool said...

Same to you. Please, tell me about the pics in the pic.

soul pumpkin said...

...a wonderful weekend to all...insofar as i am a musician type, i will be up to my ears in work, as it should be, making sounds for the rest of the world to relax to...
...oh...and very beautiful pix, JBelle...

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

I could sit in that room and watch the rain outside for hours.

Tea.

Happy weekend m'belle!!!!

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love the pictures on the photo rail. In reference to the comments on my blog... yes I have my new blouses and have sharpened my pencils and I always bring in fresh flowers for my desk and the office staff also! Thanks for the kind comment... I would have loved to have taught your children.

JBelle said...

hi Julie, we're back after three days of camping in a remote area of North Idaho. It rained and it was cold. sigh. But we had fun anyway. Picked huckleberries even!

JBelle said...

Mel, you have such an eye. That is a turn of the century white picket fence somewhere south of Monterey, CA and north of Los Angeles, CA. We had Labor Day here and we took off for the woods. brrrrr it was cold. We slept on the ground.

JBelle said...

Hello Anything-But-Foolish: that is my great grandmother Annie and her sister Nell. They are holding Nell's twin granddaughters. They are somewhere in California. I could and might make an educated guess exactly where but I am just about certain my cousin would appear and correct me. ;) Who says you always have to stay role-appropriate?

The next picture is of Annie's oldest daughter, Edith. Edith took off for the Congo shortly after she graduated from high school. She was a Christian missionary in African her entire life. In that picture, she stands in white gauze dress and lace picture hat, 18 years old, in the middle of the jungle on the banks of a muddy river? with the bare chested natives and the kill: a white rhino. Her colleague, another young Victorian-era woman, holds the rhino's horn. How flipping amazing is all of that?

JBelle said...

heeeey Soul Man, I would have loved to have been there for the gig! Bet it was a real party with Labor Day and all. Was it hot? The pictures sit on a ledge behind my desk at work. Got a few others up there with them--the women in my family. Remind me of who I am and where I came from.

JBelle said...

hey Princess, Hope you weekend was wonderful and celebratory in some sense. Hope you didn't have to work? I love to sit in that room, too. It has a high concentration of the things that I really like and that are really meaningful. It's a very weird color but somehow, for me? it works. It works.

JBelle said...

Happy Labor Day Mrs. Roosevelt, Those pictures are pretty cool and mean a great deal to me. Funny thing, though, is that they sit on a shelf BEHIND my desk and I only see them when I come into my office. They do a good job of remining me that there is a strong tradition in my family of tough, visionary, pioneering women doing important work. I expect as well, they were and are sassy, all. :)