Sunday, May 9, 2021

This Mother's Day

 We headed out for a short drive. Being Mother's Day, the radio station was playing old 1960-1970's hits with "advice from mama".

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

Grateful Dead doing Merle Haggard's Mama Tried

Percy Sledge's Take Time to Know Her

The Shirelles: Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Shop Around


Randy Newman's version of Mama Told Me Not to Come

I've added the Three Dog Night version here, because this is the version I remember so well.


We headed over to East Walker Ranch area, where we've recently gone on some hikes.

But, today was not a hiking day (air quality not so good).

So, we found a spot we've never been, took our twenty dollar chairs and sat a spell.

There was meandering around in the over-grown, no longer used parking lot. There was sun sitting, then shade sitting...there was bird watching and observing the changes in the hills across the road (where we've hiked before). The breeze was calming and the conversation just right. There were even some sage blooms. On the way home, we picked up Mexican food from a favorite place, one we've not been to in over a year. Yum!

I hope this day was just right for you too.


Photographs by NAE ©2021