Friday, June 25, 2010

Something to Enjoy

I never get tired of seeing creativity let loose on this building in San Francisco.

Thought you'd get a kick out of it too...
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer by the Sidewalk

Saw this in someone's yard while riding through town the other day. Rode by the week before too when it was a fresh mound of topsoil. Now it's a mountain being excavated. I love kids.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

About Eating Crow...

I told you I've been busy with family stuff... I'm in the the chicken-with-head-cut off stage what with all my comings and goings. En route, later in the morning, I even had to call my daughter (yes, hands free) to hear her voice and find a bit of normalcy in it. It worked.

But I have to tell you what happened before that.

During our breakfast routine (it's just my husband and me in the house - golden years), I was checking the fridge for my cream cheese while he was making coffee (we don't mess with each other's rituals). As I ran into the tomatoes, I chided him:

"I told you tomatoes don't go in the fridge, they'll turn mealy." He began to eat crow since he immediately remembered having been told that yesterday. We're both stretched thin I thought. I took them out and resumed my hunt for the cream cheese. It was nowhere to be found, I even pulled out a chair and sat (life over 50) to see the back of each shelf (next fridge will have freezer on the bottom). As a last resort I checked the freezer. Ah, man... Have you ever seen frozen cream cheese? The man of my life did a little jig and said "blog this."

I sat down for toast cream cheese and crow. Pretty good actually if you add jam...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waiting for a Baby

Posted by PicasaI told you I was busy with family things so I'm not home and thought I'd post one of my older watercolors. I actually really like this one.
In some ways, paintings are like children in that you really cannot control them or really predict how they'll turn out. You can only do your best. But that's where the analogy ends. I painted many duds but had no dud children. ;)

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Miniature

This little watercolor is very small (about 3"x4"). Just scanned it for the first time and thought I'd share it with you here. It's actualy sharper in real life but hoped you might enjoy it anyway. I did this a while ago, inspired by a postcard my sister in law sent me. The little people are purely imaginary...
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Gorgeous Day


I've been so busy with family things, I've sorely neglected you, gentle reader, that's what my husband now calls you. I just took this picture in my back yard. The most beautiful flowers there are volunteers and the brown dirt, sorry the loam, is becoming grass.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Do you think I need more seeds?

Never get tired of the wonder of even humble grass growing. The new shoots seem so tender but they take walking on like champs. There's got to be a lesson in there somewhere...

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wonders Never Cease

These beauties, Foxglove I believe (do not eat), just volunteered by our garden shed... Jana, I'm going to take an close up to inspire you!!

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

By Request

A solution to my wrapping paper conundrum! There are no drawers wide enough (I feel a song coming on, Dana, this one's for you) ain't no shelves that are long enough to keep these from rolling around!!

Laundry hamper. Works great. Looks great (says I). Problem solved. Aye, I feel good, just like I knew that I would! Oh, no, here goes again! Danaaaaaaaaaa!...

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I posted this a couple of weeks ago. We had just scattered grass seeds over it.

It took a while, some popped up before the others around the corner.

Ta-daaaaaaaaaaaaaa, here it is today: