Oh no, I really have disappeared from the blogosphere! I have stumbled into that trap--fall behind your posts and you might never catch up. I have an immense backlog of photos that continues to pile up and remind me of all the wonderful things I would like to share with you. But for now, let me post this shot of Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture that helps, at least in part, to explain my recent absence: a very last-minute trip to NYC where my west coast based immediate family converged with my extended east coast family and I found my heartstrings could not be left out of this one. So my son and I crossed the Atlantic for 9 days of jet lagged fun. It was totally worth it and we were so lucky to be able to make it home with no delays despite the cloud of volcanic ash that covered so much of Europe. This sculpture really does sum up my sentiments for the Big Apple -NYC, I really do love you!