Jinx and Valerie

There’s an absolutely wonderful lady named Valerie who does some of my print processing.  She really knows how to make my photos look their best and I love her for that.

Valerie is also a fellow dog lover who rescued a deaf Great Dane named Jinx, whom I got to meet today for the first time.  He’s only seven months old and already dwarfs Valerie (as you can see) when she’s sitting down.  She says he’s truly a gentle giant and thinks he’s a lap dog.  Yikes!

Not being able to hear commands, she has taught him hand signals so that he will be safe. I got my share of Jinx doggie kisses and took lots of fun pictures.  Here are just a few.  What a lover dog!  Namaste’

Light Play

While out and about today, I parked next to some Oleander bushes and the morning light was playing with their pretty pink blooms.  I’ve heard that Oleander can be poisonous if ingested by animals.  Is it the same for people?  I’m not going to test it 🙂  I’ll stick to photographing it and then adding some special effects.  One of the shots I took of this is now my new header.  You know me … I like to change things up once in a while.

I decided to put a similar version of this one up for sale at my gallery: http://imagesbyregina.artistwebsites.com/featured/light-play-regina-arnold.html

Be well and stay blessed.  Namaste’

Shining Through

When I woke up this morning there was not a cloud that I could see.  Since about 10:30 a.m. we’ve had some pretty hefty thunderstorms.  I probably won’t complain about not having any rain for a while 🙂

WS loves bright blue skies and sunshine and I do, too, but some days I just like to have this for a change.  I think it provides a nice contrast and isn’t that what life’s about sometimes?Namaste’

Break in the Storm Clouds


The Last of Them

Last week I bought a bouquet of flowers and this one is the last of the blooms.  I decided to make it black and white and I like the way it turned out.  We’re having another rain, thunder and lightning storm right now so I’ll be brief.  Might be shutting down my computer soon.  Namaste’

Beauty in Black and White

Meet WS

OK, by now you all know who WS is, right?  Wonderful Spouse of mine, of course.  Here he is in all the get-up he uses to trim this one particular tree.  It does look really nice but it’s so stinkin’ hot outside, I wish he would wait until it cools off.  But nooooooooo.  Is it me or are men just plain stubborn when it comes to this stuff?  Click photos to enlarge.

Hope you’re having a glorious Friday.  We’re all set up to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics tonight.  It might be hard to top the ones that took place in Beijing four years ago but I’m looking forward to seeing whatever it is.  I’ve heard that there’s going to be a WOW moment in the first 15 minutes tonight.  Starts at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time.  Namaste’

Leaving My Mark

How many times have we heard a saying that stuck with us for a long, long time?  Some of my favorites are:

  • Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results ~ Einstein
  • You must be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
  • The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco ~ Mark Twain
  • Come to the edge, he said. They said, we are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They said, we are afraid. They came. He pushed them … and they flew. ~ Anonymous
  • What you think of me is none of my business ~ ?????
  • I want to go through life leaving my mark, but never leaving a scar. ~ Anonymous

Today’s photo reminded me of the last quote. As I was making the bed, I noticed my hand print on the blanket. So I smoothed it out, put both my hands on it, made my mark and then crazy me took a picture of it 🙂 Enough said.  Namaste’


Today’s photo is of a barrel cactus (I think) that may have mutated.  Huh?  Anyway, here it is.  Actually it has some really cool textures.  Look but don’t touch!!

Hope you all are having or have had a great day.  Namaste’

A River Runs Through Us

OK, well maybe it’s not a river but it looked like it was going to get there.  Another day of thunderstorms and some more glorious rain.  WS (Wonderful Spouse) doesn’t like the fact that when it has rained lately, it comes down so hard and so fast that it rearranges the landscape.  I encouraged him to just let it be until the summer storms are over.

When I noticed the new “river” flowing through the property, I also noticed the misty Tortolita mountains in the background.  When there’s bright sun, you can’t see the different levels of them.  Tucson is surrounded by mountains and I love mountains!  Now I just wish I could send some of this wonderful rain to parts of the world where they are needing it so much.  Namaste’

High-Drama Sunset Again

Just had to get out there with my camera after this evening’s storm.  Lots of thunder, lightning, and tons of rain, but just after it started clearing, I got this.  Straight from the camera.  All I did was add the frame. You can see the ribbon of water still standing on the lower left. Thank you, Mother Nature.  Namaste’

Cherry Monday

Does anyone like RAINIER CHERRIES as much as I do?  I think I could make myself sick eating these unless someone stops me.  I found these today for $3.99/lb.  I’ve seen them as high as $6.99/lb. so color me happy!  Life is just a bowl of cherries … Rainier cherries!

I’ll try not to eat all of them today – LOL!  If I did, a stomach ache would be sure to ensue.  Namaste’

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