Friday, July 25, 2008

Ostriches and Flamingos


We used to joke about ostriches, but I think flamingos are in the same head-dunking boat!
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Little Glass Houses


Well ... ok ... not all the little houses were glass. They were mostly adobe huts, actually. But the one I spent my morning at was all about glass. It was the Spanish Village where everything is all about art. WOW - was it ever a special birthday gift! I learn how to do "torch work" and I made my first glass beads. It was supremely interesting ... I'll have to take pictures of what I did (and what I make with them) later.
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Monday, July 07, 2008

Peaceful Moments

I need to do this more often (except for the circumstances - not feeling well today and trying to do paperwork for a meeting tomorrow). I am suspended in my back yard, intrigued by what I hear from the birds in the tree. I love being outside. It's amazing how it can relax me. This is what I miss about freelancing ... I could work outside!

Just as I say that, our neighbor gives a sharp "Shush!" to my dog. That doesn't make me feel peaceful! LOL - but I don't blame him either. Daisy barked at him when he opened his gate. I am sure my dog does her fair share of disturbing the neighbors when I am not home!

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Hank The Tank


Our new pup is quite the addition to the family! His arrival is part of my effort to keep Miss Daisy from being lonely. But I think this little tankster might come close to driving Miss Daisy crazy! For the most part, though, she loves it. She isn't sad when I leave the house, and that makes me happy! What will make me even happier is when Hank's skunkish-coffee breath is tamed! Actually, I have to admit, it seemed more like Shredded Wheat tonight.
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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Neighborhood Celebrations


Ever since I moved here, I have enjoyed a special event in the summer ... the Fourth of July Celebration. While many head to the big publicized fireworks show, I join my neighbors and look into the sky from my front yard. It's amazing to me that people invest so much in their own shows! Of course, I have my camera in hand. But to capture the bursts of light is a big challenge! They are going on all around us and while I've got my camera pointed in one direction, something spectacular happens to the side or behind me, and when I turn to look, I miss the next one. I think I need to invest in a swivel chair.
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