Leap into Life

Today’s photo is of wildflowers that forged their way into life through a crack in the pavement next to a wall. Maybe they “leaped into life.” It seems that today, since it’s Leap Day, would be a good day to describe my leap into life. It’s my personal belief that I chose to incarnate at…

I Wish I Had Some Grass

This life of being a desert dog is extremely hard sometimes.  I imagine dogs that live in places with lawns don’t know how good they have it … really!  I wish I had some grass.  You know, the kind that gets watered regularly and is soft and cool on the pads of my paws. Running…

My Version of Windows

Before I get into today’s post and photo, I’d like to ask all of my readers to send some extra special love and light to the victims and families of today’s high school shooting in Ohio.  I can only imagine how much they need our collective good thoughts and prayers. There’s one student dead and…

The Twins – Circa 1944

Today’s image is of a photo collage I created for my husband and his twin sister, born twenty minutes apart.  They look like little angels, holding hands and all. All of the photos were taken around 1944 (we think) and I just added a touch of whimsy by embellishing with hats and a bow-tie as…

A Little Levity (If You Please)

Tired of trying to lose those extra pounds and inches?  Sick of those “diets of the stars” guaranteed to have you looking anorexic like them in no time?   All you need is this … just spray it on your body … (no ironing needed) and it even has a light fragrance.  OK, just had to…

We’ll Miss You

  Well, the truth is, our tree is going fast.  A few posts back I showed how one side of this lovely tree was dying and the other side was still green.  Sorry to say I don’t see the slightest hint of green anymore.  The photo on the right shows the “sad eye.”  Can you…

Backlit and Bounced

IF WE COULD SEE THE MIRACLE OF A SINGLE FLOWER CLEARLY, OUR WHOLE LIFE WOULD CHANGE ~Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta Today’s photo is a combination of back lighting and bounce flash.  It’s also the last of my roses.  This one just didn’t open up fully, so I put it into a bud vase by itself. …

The Neti Pot

I’ve got a nasty cold and almost didn’t post today, but then realized that unless I’m not in close proximity to my camera and computer, I made a commitment that I have to keep.  A picture a day for all of 2012. Today’s picture is of some of the things I use to fight a…

Even As It Fades

Another victim of our big freeze last year, this poor old tree is dying by degrees.  The right side is clearly drying up while the left is still trying to survive.   Nature knows best but I have to say that I’ll miss the afternoon shade it gave us when the Arizona days become unbearably hot. …

Ode to Jeanne and Her Boat Shoes

Many years ago when I lived in northern CA, I managed a temp service, putting people to work on various assignments.   Sometimes that meant answering the phones, cleaning up, interviewing temporary employees, etc., whatever needed to be done.  One day the incoming lines were ringing non-stop because we had run an ad and were getting…

Flashlight and Other Murphy’s Laws

Why the flashlight photo?  Because I got an email this morning from a friend … thanks, Kay … with some new Murphy’s Law quotes.  One of them was this.  Flashlight: a case that holds dead batteries.  How many times have you needed a flashlight and the batteries are dead? If I had a nickel ……

’57 Bird

I got these shots at a classic car show today of a 1957 Thunderbird.  When I was in high school, my best friend’s mother had one of these and we were able to cruise all over the place with it.  We had such a good time in that car.  I don’t think her mother ever…