Circuses and Monkeys

Have you ever been in a situation where you find yourself caught up in someone else’s drama?  I imagine the answer to that question is “Well, of course I have, Reggie!”  Haven’t we all?  And haven’t we tried to “fix” it or intervene somehow, thinking we should?

When I saw this picture the other day on my friend’s social media feed, not only did I laugh my butt off, it made me think of all the times I really could have used this, and believe me, there are too many to count.  Just wanted to share this with you.  You can be sure I’ll be using this in my life more often 🙂

I’ll be getting back to posting some images when we’re back from our vacation.  See you then!  Namaste’

Not my circus Not my monkeys

 

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Tres Amigos

You know how sometimes friends move away and there’s a geographical divide as a result?  Not some short distance, but a long one.  One that’s not drive-able over a weekend?  And yet you get together again and it feels like no time has passed.

Well, that’s the case with these three lovely people.  They moved a while back from Tucson to the beautiful (but cold) state of Minnesota.  And we’ve missed them.

Last week they came for a vacation back to Tucson and we were able to get together at one of our favorite restaurants – El Charro – the oldest Mexican restaurant in southern Arizona.  The original one is downtown and opened in 1922.   We had a fabulous time and talked more than we ate, a first for me 🙂  These guys are really smart … they picked the best time and weather to come to southern Arizona.  It was beautiful.

As we were taking pics that evening, one of the waiters obligingly placed the sombrero on mom’s head to make it a fun picture indeed.  Please come back soon, you guys!  We love you!  Namaste’

Mi Amigos

Uh-Oh, She’s Back

My trip to CA was simply great. We managed to pull off a surprise birthday party for our dear friend, Linda.  And I got to visit with my daughter and grandkids.  Spent some time in Palm Springs with more dear friends.  That’s where I met up with Marilyn again (see below).  This time I got her picture in daylight and had some fun with a couple of special effects.

It feels like I’ve been gone a long time.  So it’s nice to be back and I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.  More updates later.  I hope all of you, my faithful readers, are doing very well.  Namaste’

Marilyn

 

 

The Boys of Vegas

From the archives today, I found this shot of “The Boys of Vegas.”  Well, technically, they all live in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas.

I sure enjoyed photographing them when hubby and I visited his twin sister, Carryl, and her husband a couple of years ago.  She’s a pet sitter and all of these guys were in her charge while we were there.  From left to right, there’s Jazz, Jake (her dog who passed away recently), Buddy and Deuce.

When we lived in close proximity to Carryl several years ago, our dogs would get so excited when we said, “Auntie Carryl is coming over.”  They would run to the front door and wag their tails until she arrived.  If I was a canine, I would want Auntie Carryl to take care of me for sure 🙂

I think the “Boys of Vegas” is the perfect description for them.  Namaste’

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Forever Marilyn

I found this to be one of the most amazing things that I saw on my trip.  A 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe.  As you can see by the people at her legs, she’s pretty tall. She was sculpted by J. Seward Johnson and has been in Chicago until May of this year when it was loaned to Palm Springs, CA.  Apparently she is dismantled in pieces in order to be trucked to new locations.  Take a look at the shadow on the right of the first picture.  It’s her skirt, but looks a lot like a polar bear to me.  Things that make you go hmmmm …  Namaste’

Car #496

Another image from my trip.  These are so much fun to ride, especially when you have sore feet from walking along all the piers and Fisherman’s Wharf.  Namaste’

Two Pea Wees

I just had to post these and hope my friend (in the first photo) will not disown me.  I love you, Pat!  This was all just fun on our road trip.  Yep, that’s me in the bottom shot.

Hope all is well with all of you.  Namaste’