Downtown Walk

When Hubby and I were downtown a couple of weeks ago, we took a little detour off Main Street to discover a whole new world of fun things to see.  Downtown Tucson has some very cool old buildings, of which I plan to photograph some day when I have more time (and it’s cooler weather)….

Fat Flush Water

I found this recipe on Facebook for something called Fat Flush Water.  I tried it the other day and personally, unless you are absolutely crazy about mint, I would eliminate it.  So today I made it without the mint and it tastes great.  If you like it sweeter, just add a packet of Stevia to your…

My Scenery

Most people think of southern Arizona as a dry desert with hardly any green at all.  But that’s if you haven’t been here.  There are a lot of things that make it green in places.  Like the monsoon rains that we have in the summer.  They’re now over, but the plants and trees are still…

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

This week’s photo challenge is just what the title says … from lines to patterns.  Almost everything we see around us has some kind of pattern or lines.  That is, if you look closely enough.  Here’s a few that I have taken in the past that I think fit the bill. Hubby and I are…

Do You Think She’s Ticked Off?

I got this message today from a dear friend.  One, who like me and millions of other Americans, has paid into a system that is now being threatened.  Please read on … I couldn’t have said it better myself … however, I did change the curse words she used but you’ll get the idea ……

Missing My Brother

Dear Mike, You left us this day three years ago but time hasn’t dulled the memories I have of you.  I miss you. I’m grateful for the good times we had, so I’m sure you can understand why I swear at you sometimes for checking out so soon.  Namaste’

San Augustin Presidio

I mentioned in a previous post that I would publish some of the images I got from the San Augustin Presidio so here they are.  I really like the contrast in the first image of then and now.  A new parking structure sits in the background of the old presidio.  The image below that is a collage…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This weeks photo challenge is inside.  The image below is one of many that I took at the San Augustin Presidio, built in 1775, here in Tucson. I believe it exemplifies the light that we all have inside us.  As you look through the “bars” on the window, you can see the light shining from within. Maybe it’s…

Balancing Act

This image was taken at the same place where I took Eyes of the Future. Whoever balanced these stones must have had some help. ‘Ya think?  Each stone is at least one foot high, some higher.  Wish I had been there when this was done. Namaste’

The Eyes of the Future

I’ve been trying to get a shot of this stone statue for quite a while but each time I want to stop, there’s usually a lot of cars behind me.  (Busy road).  No place to pull off. So yesterday, I set out from home with the intention of getting a shot.  I specifically put it…

It’s Good to Be Queen (well, sort of)

Do you ever wonder what your name means?  The energy behind it?  Do you wonder why your parents named you what they did?  Did you ever ask?  Well, now you can find out. Go do a Google search for “what your name means.”  You might just be amazed and delighted. When I asked my mom why…

Paul Sheldon

While visiting with my mom yesterday, I noticed this painting in the hallway at the assisted living facility where she lives.  It’s a piece by Paul Sheldon whose work I really admire.  And when I saw that it was featuring donkeys … well … I just had to snap it with my phone. Maybe in my…