Tonight Jonathan and I watched the Pearl Jam Twenty documentary. Before Eddie Vedder joined the band, it showed some footage of him surfing along the California coast. It was PV, where my family made their home when they moved in California in the early '60s. It's funny, because I never lived there or stayed there for more than a few hours, but it has a deep place in my heart. I actually made the top picture the desktop wallpaper for my laptop last night...It is never far from my thoughts. What makes a place home? I have so many places I carry with me in my heart. I guess that's what happens when you have family and roots all over the world.
While I will never live there, I will always go back to this place again and again. My heart is there.
I chose to name my first blog "Painted Pink Roses" because pink roses have had a constant presence in my life since I was a little girl. This blog exists to share the beauty and love of home, family and daily life and to keep beautiful traditions alive. Painted Pink Roses is dedicated to my grandmother and great-grandmother, two glorious women who passed their love of beautiful things to me, my mother and my sister. And yes, roses are my favorite flowers, but I do not discriminate - I have all colors in my garden. I do think the pink ones smell the sweetest though. I hope you enjoy my blog!
In 2013, Painted Pink Roses moved to the Gerald & Joan Blog. To continue following our story, click here.