Monday, January 25, 2010

The Little Girl

I had the pleasure of my little girl's company today.
She is a busy little thing, but so good.
She asked me if I would like a piano concert
and I got a front row seat.
Such talent at 18 months old!

After the concert she pushed a chair to the window.
She doesn't like to miss any of the action going on around her.
When she takes that "pas" out of her mouth
you get to see those cute little teeth.

Life would be boring without this little midget.


As I was shooting this photo I was struck by how this little girl
is growing up.
Gone is that sweet round face and the toothless grin of yesterday.
Today, when I saw this through the lens, I could see the beautiful
young lady that she is becoming.
Is it possible to be happy-sad?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Project

What is this, you ask?
It is something I found on this very cool blog
One Hundred Photos
I am going to do it.

I don't have a theme yet,
but here is a photo I shot today.Two delightful girls
who served me breakfast in bed
this morning.

Maybe my theme will be
Nice Things
Things that make me happy.
I'll have to sleep on it.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

It's a Lucky Dog's Life

Meet Jackson.
He's is the very pampered pet of my friend, Sandy.
A full sized standard poodle, he stands taller than me
on his two back legs.
He is gentle enough to let her dress him up at will.
Today, it was this very colorful, eclectic knit scarf.
And here is Kip.
He is the other very pampered dog of Sandy's.
Kip will tolerate a bandana,
but no scarf for him.

And here are all three of the pampered pooches,
watching their mamma leave.
Notice Beanie in the lower right window?
He doesn't like anyone near him.
Jackson is on the far left,
standing on the bench with his head
touching the ceiling.
Bye-bye mamma! We'll be waiting for you right here.

Monday, January 11, 2010


My friend, Colleen, is known far and wide for her famous brisket.
I drool when she tells me she is making a brisket.
Her family risks life and limb to grab a piece before it is served.
She made one last week.
Guess who it was for?
I couldn't wait to dig in and savor each bite!
Not only did she send me the brisket,
but a fruit salad with my favorite - blackberries,
the buns, provel cheese,
and a yummy rice casserole!

As I was heating the brisket last night
people started coming over.
What? You're hungry?
That smell? I don't know what you're talking about.

Okay. I had to share, but nobody got to eat anything
until I made this perfect little plate for me
and took a photo of it.

My tribute to Colleen.
Queen of Brisket (and many other things).

Thank you, dear friend.
We enjoyed every single bite.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Big Chill

Isn't this a beautiful sunset?
I took it while illegally parked down along the river.
Across the road there was an open field with over 20 deer grazing.
It was all just breathtaking.
It's hard to imagine that there is beauty to be found
in the frigid temperatures we are having.
Glen found this for me and I went back late yesterday to shoot it.
It is my statement of January.

Tomorrow I will be sharing on of the most thoughtful,
nicest gifts that I received for my birthday.
It came from my very best friend,
who also shares her birthday with me.
Happy belated birthday Colleen.
Hope you enjoy your books as much
as I will enjoy your gift!

Another birthday shout out to my friend, Kayte.
She also shares the same birthday as me.

Go Capricorn girls!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Too Late

Seeing that I wasn't my old self this fall
I was too late
putting my clay pots away for the winter

getting the bird feeders cleaned and repaired

bringing in my little stone statues and furniture cushions

covering the patio furniture and umbrella
(isn't that the most awesome window hanging?
a gift from my best pal, Colleen)

and lastly, getting in my new garden of Spring bulbs.
I wonder what the conditions are of that "guaranteed to grow" promise?

Maybe next year.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Snow Berries

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. ~Alan Alda

My 2010 Word

[noun - movement, passage, or change
from one position, state, stage, subject
concept, etc., to another]

That is my 2010 word.
I have decided to write another chapter in my life.
Step onto a new path.
Finally, finally become dead serious about my passion.

And also, I vow to stay out of Barnes & Noble for a month.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Miles of Memories

Ode to Chloe's Pink Shoes

These little pink shoes, so loved and so cherished
Had to be put to rest as the shine did perish.
Sadly, they no longer fit the little girl who loved them so.
They took her many places, with so many more to go.
One day they were shiny and new
but the miles were hard on those pink shoes.
They traveled to school, on field trips, to church,
shopping, and movies, then home on their perch.
They jumped rope, rode a bike,
fast on a scooter, took many hikes.
They were good sturdy shoes for the girl's little feet
but now it is time
for this little shrine
to be put in the scrapbook of mine.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcome 2010

My mother was sweet enough to notice that I had brought my camera along
when we had to run out to do some errands.
After the errands were done, she asked me if I had wanted to take some photos.
Of course, if she didn't mind driving in the snow. (she's getting pretty brave)
I had this place in mind to shoot the big old tree.
What a bonus it was when she went down a side road, looking for a good
spot to park, that these four beautiful horses were feeding!
As I was aiming my camera out the window, the black one in the
pretty red coat turned, looked straight at me, as if to pose.
It was as if he was saying "Here you go. Take this photo that will get
you really excited. I'm not going to stand here all day like this."

Thank you, black beauty! What a great way to start my 2010 portfolio!

Happy New Year to All.