Thursday, December 11, 2008

Celebrating Leaves of Grass

Today, I visited one of my favorite blogs, Leaves of Grass, only to discover that one of my favorite bloggers, Sonia Mascaro of Sao Paolo, Brazil, is taking an extended, indefinite leave from her fabulous site. Oh No! Sonia's gentle spirit, love of life, keen interest in everything around her, and her sweet dog, Flora (!), have become an essential part of my blogging experience.  I will miss her very much. Join me as I revisit some of Sonia's most beloved photos. So here's to Sonia and Flora -- SALUTE! 
Sonia's house.
Sonia's grandmother 
Flora the wonderpooch!
From Sonia: This is a photo of the wedding of my grandparents, from my mother's family, The Marmo family. (Mascaro is the name of my husband's family.)  
Sonia's mom at Carnival. 
Mora Flora.. 
Brasilia..
Flora in flight..
Flora in contemplation..    

73 comments:

Cyd said...

We love Sonia and Flora! And we are happy if you are happy. We wish you all the best!

Susan said...

Wow, Sonia looks amazingly like my favourite sister. And I'm so sorry I didn't find her blog before, it's wonderful --argh! But I wish her all the best on her next venture. Thank you for the link to Leaves of Grass, and the beautiful photos of Sonia's family and Flora.

altadenahiker said...

How lovely. And Flora in flight, plus the grandmother are dear. Very dear.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is sad to loose a friend like this. Hopefully she will return soon.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Dear Ken Mac, your great post celebrating Leaves of Grass brought tears to my eyes and a big smile on my face in the same time! What a lovely and kind words to me and to my blog! What a beautiful and moving homage! I am without words to express all my gratitude to you and I am very happy more than I can say! I am so glad to meet you and certainly Flora would like to know you personally too! Thank you so much my friend!

Many thanks also to Cyd, Susan, Altadenahiker and Joan for their nice words!

Ken Mac said...

As we say in the US, you go girl! God Bless.

babooshka said...

I agree blogging introduces us to kindred spirits in a world that is becoming so soul less we find them in blogland. Seems like a lovely lady with a wonderful outlook on life.

Laurie said...

I'm sorry I didn't discover Leaves of Grass sooner. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Great tribute, KM.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Many thanks again, Ken Mac! Loved this US expression!

Thanks also to Babooshka for the nice comment!

• Eliane • said...

Aww... :( What a nice tribute.

PJ said...

It's always a surprise when someone closes down their blog, this is a lovely tribute to your friend and the photographs are wonderful.

Marguerite-Marie said...

thank you for showing us this blog too late but I do like theses photos.
and I like also very much your last posts I didnot see last days..all must be kept it's very intersting . I like to take a walk with you in your streets .

Tanya said...

What a sweet tribute. I wish I had known her blog before this. Looks like one I'd have enjoyed. And cute Flora, with your funny captions,lol. Sad when a blogger you like stops isn't it? Like losing a good neighbor.

Hyde DP said...

Been visiting Sonia off and on for well over two years now - great tribute - hope she won't disappear entirely but we all need holidays.

Virginia said...

Sonia, sorry I didn't get to know you, your pooch and your blog. If KM liked it that 's good enough for me. Hope you come back amongst us so we too can get to know you.

KM, I've said it before....you are a good boy.
V

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Ken Mac,
I would like to thanks here the gentle words from Laurie, Eliane, PJ, Marguerite-Marie, Tanya, Gerald and Virginia. It's very nice to know you all!

Lily Hydrangea said...

your beautiful tribute makes me want to go back & read Sonias blog!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Thank you Ken Mac, for the new caption!

Thank you Lily Hydrangea, you are very welcome on Leaves of Grass.

Cris said...

Sonia is such a good friend and I will miss her posts... what a beautiful tribute!

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