Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend photos

A duck mooning its mate. Is she smiling or disgusted?

Going up or coming down?

(I actually wanted to post this sideways, but I think it straightened itself out when I uploaded. Damn technology.)

Saturday, February 26, 2011


If I made a piece of fiber art - specifically a stuffed amoeba - I would call it Tainted Love.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beauty surrounds us

So, there is so much beauty around here I fear I'm getting immune. I hope I never take it for granted, but it's quite overwhelming. That's why I'm putting so many images here at once - so you can see what I have to deal with! (poor me, ha) I'm not even putting up the really beautiful images (for fear that they are then open to all to take). It's nuts. Even concrete dividers have beauty.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


What do you think of this?

"If you're looking for the quickest road to success, my advice is to fail fast. Find out what you're not good at. Find out that you suck. It's the best information in the world. Now you know what you don't want to do. Now you know what you hate."

At first I thought it was great. But, just because you fail doesn't mean you can't be good at it. Doesn't mean you can't like it. Or does it?

Monday, February 21, 2011

saturday hunt - wind

I'm pretty sure that wind contributes to the height of waves in inland bodies of water. Not sure about the ocean, but I think so. (There's a wave there.)

An hourglass is one type of timekeeping device that you don't have to wind. "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives."

Alien next up!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


driving rain and gray
the wind blows strong and mighty
snow builds in the east

here comes billy boy
say hello, ask for some food
or some attention

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This and That, These and Those

I had a really good title yesterday, but of course I forgot. I've been absent - I'm sure you've missed me horribly. Perhaps I can't focus on work because I've been away so long! I've been thinking about life (it all started when a climbing friend asked what I thought life was all about - he is married with no kids, I have no kids - so what's our purpose here?) and someday I'll likely share what's been on my mind. Overall I've gotten to a pretty decent place. I hope I stay here! (I write that like I have no control over it. I write that with the wavering belief in myself.)

In the meantime, here's a few photos from my ski weekend. I may post more. I had two spectacular falls - thankfully one on each day. The first one I was laughing because I knew I was going to fast and couldn't control myself and went down. Reminds me I have to check for the bruise on my hip. The second was one of those 'good thing I was wearing a helmet' falls. Skis, poles, legs akimbo. I had to sit still for a few minutes to get myself together. And that ended that ski day.

A snowboarder's final resting place. Such a shame to die so young.

A young skier reacts to the death. But is she saying "oh the humanity!" or "praise be to God, one less snowboarder on the earth"?

It was a female mountain. It wanted the hearts.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Valentine's Card for the Disillusioned

Happy Valentine's Day.
I'm glad you're not dead.

How's that? Think it would sell?

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Door is a Jar

As the cars used to say. And Billy's taking advantage of it. He doesn't want to get sunburned.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hummingbird wars

So I spent two hours this morning playing with my new camera (I kept what my family gave me - Lumix TS10 - it helps to have 5 siblings so you get better presents :-) ) and trying to capture the hummingbird wars. It was good to take me away from my frustrations with work and feelings of failure, etc. I still haven't done my exercise though, but that will have to wait.

I'm not sure why some of the photos aren't appearing. Here's one below. A resting hummingbird temporarily in control of the feeder. It's amazing - I stood out there and they are buzzing around really fighting it out. I hear collisions. I stand nearby and they don't even care. I feel bad! Stop fighting! Eat! Can't you all get along?? In any event, now I have to work. Happy weekend all!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

U(sa) be awesome

To balance the universe out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kitty sitting in the sun

Billy's sitting in the sun right now, and I'm listening to WFMU, and thought I'd take a quick break to write.

I had lots of dreams last night. Two I remember.

1) I kept trying to pee, and couldn't. And I was really worried, since I know what that's like - I couldn't pee when I first got herpes, and it's really a horrible feeling. Luckily after a while I woke up, and though I didn't feel so much like I had to pee, I got up and did it just to reassure myself that I could.

2)I have a meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 AM. M's not here and even though I set an alarm, I guess I worried. Because I had a dream I woke up at 9:15. I had missed my meeting! My mom was there and I was crying to her, but then all of a sudden it was that I had missed getting to high school. I tried to figure out what to wear, and time kept going by, and it was raining out, and by the time I was ready and wanted someone to take me to school, it was already lunchtime. My dad showed up for lunch (don't know if he ever did that in real life) and kissed my mom, and went somewhere. So I was convinced there was no point in going to school, though I did miss an art class which I could not make up. Then there were a whole bunch of people around and we sort of had a party.

It was nice to see my dad in a dream. He was his younger self that I have in old photos. What's interesting is that I only remember him kissing my mom once, and so it was kind of weird to see him kissing her in the dream. I remember thinking to myself in the dream, so that's when he kisses her! When he comes home for lunch and I'm at school.

Billy has now moved into the other room in the sun. Just thought you'd want the update.