Sunday, June 27, 2010

mama mondays: when you gotta go...

...Might as well make it a grassy field in the middle of nowhere.

Yep, our Beth had just gotten her new camera when this beauty of a photo opp came at her.

I wasn't around at the time. I discovered the shot much later, while downloading her first attempts at amateur photography onto my computer. Hmmm. It could be interesting having another photographer in the house with a slightly different vantage point.

Speaking of the little camper, she's back home now. Here she is with one of her friends in front of her cabin, "Phoebe."

To get a glimpse of the energy that spewed forth from camp at the closing program today, watch the short video below. All the birdies are back in the nest. One will be flying away for a bit later this week, and shortly after her return, another will go for a while. We like to keep them rotating in and out during the summertime, so that everyone has a chance to experience life away from home.

I'll be hosting the "Real Presence Live" radio show from 9 to 11 a.m. (Monday). The lineup goes like this:

9 a.m., Author Brian O'Neel will talk on his book, 39 New Saints You Should Know.

9:30 a.m., Roberta Johnson of Moorhead will share bits about her faith from the perspective of a mother and wife who has been battling leukemia for nearly a year now.

10 to 11 a.m., our "From the Catholic View" program will feature Jan George, a former radical feminist who is looking at life from a different lens these days. Our segment, "Feminist and Proud," will discuss the New Feminism, a feminism that is rooted in life and Catholic teaching.

To tune in, go to 1280 AM in Moorhead-Fargo, 1370 AM in Grand Forks, or here (online).

Q 4 U: When were you last one with nature? How so?



Rebecca Ramsey said...

Love the opening photo, Roxane. It made me remember the joys of living in France, where it was perfectly acceptable for little boys to "go peepee in the woods," as my youngest used to say.
You host a radio show? Wow! That's awesome. I will hop over and give a listen!

~Sia McKye~ said...


Love the pic of When you Gotta go...I taught my son to *go* when he was very little. Unfortunately, modesty didn't seem to make into the equation. Here he was a 5 just whipping it out where ever and going. Oh my.

Glad your baby *bird* is home safe and you're right, that is a lot of energy.

One with nature? My walks bring me close always. I love evening walks. Did one with my son a couple of nights ago so we could see the horses in the moonlight. We found a place to sit and talk, we also had fun looking at the sillohettes of trees and *seeing* shapes--over there is a horse rearing, that one looks like a dog, and we do the same with clouds.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Rebecca and Sia, always nice to read your thoughts here. I'm glad to know there are others who have experienced little boys peeing in the woods, the garden, a field, wherever. It's one of the special privileges of being a little boy. :) I love hearing about your nature walks, Sia. Must be a wonderful place to live. Glad you're taking advantage of these summer nights!