Fading of the Blooms

Well, it’s that time of year again when the mighty saguaro cactus starts to lose it’s crested blooms.  One fell off today that was still pretty much intact, so my husband picked it up and saved it for me to photograph.  It never ceases to amaze me how our scruffy, prickly cacti in southern Arizona…

Catching Up with Pictures

Today I decided to put together some of my favorite pics from our vacation last week.  OK, so maybe I’m cheating just a little but I promised some folks that I’d do this. Picmonkey has a great way to do a quick collage, so I did.  The two cute doggies belong to the lady whose…

The Color of Kindness

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~Dalai Lama Thank you to all my readers who sent good wishes for a nice vacation.  I do appreciate all of you.  I wish I could read all of your blog posts and send my comments.  I’m trying to catch up.  May take a while. Today’s…

The Twins

My husband has a twin sister who is probably one of the sweetest people you’d ever want to know.  Their birthday was last Friday, which is why I wasn’t posting until today.  We spent that special occasion in Nevada where she lives.  Today’s photos speak for themselves.  One was taken when they were approximately four…

On Vacation

I know; I know! No post yesterday.  Decided to take a short vacation and will catch up with my 366 project when I return.  Stay tuned.  Have camera; will travel. Next post will be Monday, 28th.  Hope everyone has a safe and joyful Memorial Day.  Namaste’

It Doesn’t Matter How Pretty the Box Is …

Have you ever felt like you’re living in a box?  I think we’ve all felt that way at one time or another.  It’s a suffocating feeling.  It doesn’t matter how pretty your box is, it’s still a box.  What if we could step out of the box just once this week?  Do one thing ……

Orange and Green

Today’s image is of some delicate little flowers that look like birds to me.  They caught my eye as I was coming out of the bank and I think the contrast of orange and green is quite nice.  Life is just full of contrast, isn’t it?  I’ll bet if we all took one hour of…

Hang It Up

I’ve been wanting to get this picture for a long time but it’s on a road with a lot of traffic and you know me … don’t want to get mowed down by an oncoming vehicle.  What fun would that be?  Besides, I wouldn’t be able to complete my 366 project.  So I waited on…

The Chairs

While visiting my parents today, I walked around the grounds of the facility looking for something to photograph.  The grounds are lush with beautiful plants, flowers and real, living grass, which is rare in southern Arizona.  Mostly we have decorative rock in lieu of lawns in an effort to conserve water in our landscaping.  But…

Filled With Glory

LOOK AT EVERYTHING AS IF YOU WERE SEEING IT FOR THE FIRST OR LAST TIME. THEN YOUR TIME ON EARTH WILL BE FILLED WITH GLORY~ Betty Smith What would change in your life if you looked at things as if seeing them for the very first time?  Or what if you looked at them as…

Those Peas Were Kind of Bitter

Once in a while I like to photograph my food and today I had an especially good lunch in a little out-of-the-way Italian place.  Italian food is one of my favorites (aren’t they all?) so I was particularly happy when I found out that’s where we were going.  The menu wasn’t huge and that also…

Such a Happy Guy

Well, here he is … the guy that sits on the bench (just across the street from the girl with the stop sign from yesterday’s post). I think he’s way too happy about reading that newspaper.  But wait!  Maybe, just maybe he has adopted my mantra:  “There’s good news today.”  Apparently he found some, judging…