Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Down Stay

Waiting for breakfast to be served.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Faithful Friend

"For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned "Paradise." Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity." (Stanley Coren) 

Our friends, Art and Stephanie, lost their canine friend Noel this past weekend.  She was their faithful companion for 12 years and she will be missed.  

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Late to the party -- Black and White Sunday Blog Roll

Better late than never!


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

{these moments}

{these moments}

a last friday of the month ritual.

photos - no words - capturing moments from the past month.

simple, extraordinary, (or ordinary) moments.  

moments I want to pause, savor and remember.

inspired by Soulemama and Domesticali

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

One Word Wednesday


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013


I've been noticing more shadows both in and outside the house.  I like shadows.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Black and White Sunday Blog Hop

Pumpkin's tri-color paint job is so pretty, but I think she looks good in black and white, too!

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

another {this moment}

I have a good reason for liking the first "this moment" photo for today but, after looking at it again, if you don't know the reason, the photo is less than very unremarkable. So, I decided to add another {this moment.}   And here it is:

{this moment}

this moment.

a friday ritual.

one photo - no words - capturing a moment from the past week

a simple, extraordinary, (or ordinary) moment.

a moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

inspired by Soulemama

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

One Word Wednesday


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday was that kind of day

Everyone has been talking about the crazy weather all over the US lately -- too warm, too cold, too early, too late.

While high temperatures only in the high 50's are not unheard of in April in very southern, Southern California, they are unusual enough that people comment.  And, comment they did yesterday.  "Brrrr!"  "Feels like winter!"  "Wish we had this weather in December!"

Yesterday was one of those days where tulips and a roaring fire -- and a Pumpkin! -- shared the same room.


This is a typical view in the morning when I'm getting ready for the day:

Unless Glenn has left his clothes on the bathroom floor.  Then Pumpkin is here:

(Please excuse crummy i-photos.)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

My first Blog Hop -- Black and White Sunday

Thanks for the idea, Taryn!
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

No rhyme nor reason

Try as I might, I can't come up with a theme to tie all these photos together. But, I liked something about all of them, so here they are in all their mish-moshy glory!

I never get tired of looking at the sky from our backyard.

Some of my mother's paperweights.

The checkout girl asked me what kumquats taste like.  I told her sweet and almost painfully puckery at the same time.

Three weeks in a cone!  Poor Harry!  But, the eosinophilic plaques are MUCH better. 

I like red, white and blue.  And, this portrait of Harry that I hooked.

Darby can -- and often does -- jump up on this bench.  Pumpkin can't -- or at least doesn't!

This chair was painted by Deborah Gile,  a woman who has a developmental disability.  She likes flags, too.  But, she especially likes the Statue of Liberty.
I have two of Ms. Gile's Statue of Liberty paintings in my living room.  In this photo, I look very much like them!
Ms. Gile always paints Lady Liberty wearing a wrist watch and glasses -- just like she does!  (Please ignore the clear plastic tape on the side of the chair.  It is there to keep Harry from scratching.)

I love the cabinet this man made for me to house my cookbooks.  I'm not speaking to him anymore, though. (smile)  He quit taking special orders before I ran out of things I wanted him to make.