Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dana Cemetery

Northern Trip

On a recent weekend trip, Sam and I drove further north, winding our way through little town after little town and ended up staying overnight in Shasta, California. We found some amazing pioneer cemeteries, peacefully nestled in the pines and redwoods, silent witness to our California heritage. They are a small slice of history, a memorial to the people who came to California during the gold rush. There are no clear obvious markers for the native peoples who were here before time and the Californiano’s who came next, but these monuments mark this time, this change, and in that way tell a silent story. 

Fallen Wooden Cross

Dunsmuir Cemetery


Tehama Cemetery

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wealth and Well-Being

May 20, 2009

For our 20th wedding anniversary, Sam and I received the first copies of a book we wrote together entitled: Wealth and Well-Being: How Therapists, Counselors, and Helping Professionals Can Assist Clients through the Emotional Barriers to Financial Independence. http://www.wealth-wellbeing.com, It has been a labor of love, in more ways than one. We began writing it over three years ago, and it will be published and ready for purchase in the beginning of June. Who knew that when we met over 40 years ago as teenagers, that we would end up creating this book and the the lives we are now blessed to live full of true wealth and well-being. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some "North State" Photography

  “North State”

Photography Exhibition

by Suzanne Lorenz

 May 7, 2009- June 3, 2009

South Feather Water and Power Lobby

2310 Oro-Quincy Hwy.

Oroville, California 95966

8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. 

(530) 533-4578 option 1   www.southfeather.com 


Chico Art Center, “Contemporary Women 2009"

May 2-31, 2009  


All photographs for sale. Contact the artist


South Feather Power, Oroville Exhibit

Mother's Day Mom at 90

Birthday Brunch with Sam, Esther and Jack

Murphy Barn with Poppies


I had a great birthday and mother's day weekend. I got to drive in beautiful places, which I like, and see and hear from people I love. I felt very loved and acknowledged this year.  For that I am grateful. Birthday’s are always a chance for me to reflect,  assessing my life’s intentions and goals.  Are my values and my life’s actions lined up? Am I doing what I intend? How do I want my life to be now? I’m entering into my sixth decade, which has with it the knowledge that I don’t have unlimited amounts of time left. I’m more reminded than ever that time and the people in my life are precious, and what I value.  This year I gave myself the gift of being with family and friends, giving and receiving love from my children, funding my art, and showing my photography in two public places, and always the gift of being married to Sam.  I am thankful.