Monday, January 31, 2011

photo a day...motley walk

i don't know why but oliver, one of my cats, has taken to walking with us (indy, charlie and me) on occasion.  when he feels he can get out of his cushy bed upon my bed, he will walk with us, do his cat stuff, then come home with us. charlie is caboosing it this time.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

photo a day...dessert

                    a beautiful end to a perfectly lovely day. nearly 60˚ under carolina skies of blue.

Friday, January 28, 2011

photo a day...on warm waves

can you tell
that today's clouds were playing
on warm waves?
color me happy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

photo a day...stoned

            today was a creating day...kicked off by a quick stop at the bead store. love at first sight.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

photo a day...what the rain doesn't know

                                                               what the rain doesn't know
                                                                     didn't matter today

Monday, January 24, 2011

photo a day...hanging around

i am not a fan of january.
back in the day when i worked in retail, it was the huge letdown after the awesome hustle and bustle of the holidays.
it is just blah. it is cold. it is gray. it doesn't have the sproutyness of spring. the lushness of summer. the drama of fall.
i'm all for a good nap and i get that ma nature needs a bit of down time but it is harsh on my color loving heart.
so, here is some more gray and brown.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

photo a day...libra 3

i couldn't choose today so you get the libra 3 (anyone who knows a libra knows that decision making is not our forte!)
not all beautiful creations on my work bench are created by me.
my winter surprise.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

photo a day...saturday afternoon

this kind of cold
puts the sat in saturday
as in on the couch
watching movies all afternoon

Friday, January 21, 2011

photo a day...night light

skylight mutes the lights below
clouds spread over blue
like too little butter over bread

Snuggling on the beach...a short but unbelievable video

This was sent to me via email...thanks, Mary.
I had to post it because it is one of the most transcendent moments of connection that I can imagine. 
I think that I will keep this on my desktop and watch it whenever I am feeling out of alignment or lonely. Oh my.
The following is the text that came with video. I do not know who originally took the video. Watch with sound on.

This unique video is of a tourist who sat on the beach to watch the seals and penguins on Gold Harbor, South Georgia.

Unexpectedly, one of the seals is apparently attracted to her and, slowly works his way
over to her.  He seems to 'falls in love' and snuggles and flirts with her.  It is quite an unusual and interesting scene.

The seals are huge (up to 6,000 lbs), yet she never seemed afraid...more amused...while someone shot the video of this incident.
Gold Harbor, South Georgia, is located off the southern tip of South America (sub- arctic). 
It is a small bay five miles S-SW of Cape Charlotte, with Bertrab Glacierat its head, along the east end of Georgia.

The west end of the beach where a glacial stream flows is a breeding ground for various types of penguins and large seals....It is not a frequent destination for tourists.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

photo a day...break time

some hot chocolate and a bit of art surfing... little break from making new goodies!

Monday, January 17, 2011

photo a day...wet afternoon

 walking the mall after seeing 'the king's speech'
great movie
color on a gray january day

Sunday, January 16, 2011

photo a and houseguests

i know, snow
you are nestled in for a long winter's stay
tucked in cracks and crevices
and hiding on the shady side of the street
but beautiful snow, you have stayed too long
don't try to be pretty
with all your come hither glitter
even you can become like fish and houseguests
and nobody wants that
so beautiful snow, at least for now... go

but ps...when i miss you, can you come back for a few days?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

photo a day...take out

they know my voice
when i call to place the order
my aunt wonders if i ever cook
emperor chicken for him
fried rice for me

Friday, January 14, 2011

photo a day...winter afternoon

hard and soft
dark and salmon
day moves as the tree
my desire for spring as the clouds

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

photo a day...glow baby

ice hung in the trees like new spanish moss
the grass frozen in place
inside the crackle of the wood pops and
the smell of gingerbread

Monday, January 10, 2011

photo a day...for a snowy day

for a snowy day
i waited for the snow to fall
like so many times as a kid
but the weatherman said...
sky didn't care
finally one, then two
a few
fine, and icy
what's a girl to do
oatmeal cookies

Saturday, January 8, 2011

photo a day...chance of clear flurries

toss carolina blue skies with quick moving bottom heavy clouds. add cold. serve up moments heavy snowfall followed by perfectly clear skies. repeat. several times. be sure that all snow melts (including the time the snow was tons of tee tiny snowballs) immediately. enjoy!

Friday, January 7, 2011

photo a day fuzz the magic dragon

meet first foray into needle felting. i love it! and the fun part is this little guy is going to be a surprise for someone and she gets him when she mentions that she saw this photo. hehe! she'll know who she is.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

roving possibility photo of the day

the smushy, fuzzy, wooly, wishiness of my growing stash of roving possibility
okay, day four. on day three, i realized that while i take a lot of photos normally, as i am out and about, that taking a photo a day is going to be a real test of commitment. yikes. only 361 more to go.
because of two very, uh, challenging sleep experiences of the past two nights, today's menu went from all sorts of ambitious, look out world, i am back greatness to hours of sitting and having a sleep deprivation headache to sleeping for a few hours this afternoon. and while i seriously considered taking a photo of my pillows, i thought i would instead grab one of my growing stash of wool roving. i started needle felting (read cool thing that you do with raw wool that involves a barbed needle to make it felt together and for me, A LOT of incredibly painful needle stabs) and just got an order of some more yesterday from my favorite supply store of all things craft yummy, Ornamentea! gonna chow down on dinner then start the stab-a-thon! woohoo.

Monday, January 3, 2011

indiana bones

this is one of my little furr babies. indiana bones. he has all the attitude that he looks like he does in the photo. he is adventurous (hence the name) and travels on his exploring feet all day long. he is fluffy, feisty, yippy and the cutest pain in the butt ever! he and his brother, charlie, are constant companions of mine. not surprising that one of them showed up only 3 days into the year.

not the photo of the day BUT very important

I just read an article about the end of days. In case you like to keep up with your appointments...go ahead and save the date...May 21, 2011. In fact, they ( have bumper stickers with 'save the date' and 'noah knew' that you can get for free, in case you would like to advertise.
Apparently the date comes from a careful reading of the scriptures done by Harold Camping, 89. He has said the Bible, which is a cosmic calendar, reveals the date.
While I guess I could be concerned about this for one reason, I am REALLY concerned about it for another. You see, I am afraid now, that my family may be involved in the end of days.
May 21, 2011 is one of my sister's and her husband's anniversary. Hm.
That could be a coincidence so I let it ride.
I kept reading the article ( and they mentioned the most famous end of days dates as predicted by Baptist Leader William Miller. He said it was Oct. 22, 1844. Well, that is kind of distressing. October 22 is my other sister and brother-in-law' anniversary AND my grandparents' anniversary. Now THAT can't be a coincidence.
So it got me thinking that I should perhaps trek out to hear them speak when they are in NC, just to make sure that I am not, in fact, the anti-christ. At this rate, there is no telling.
If it turns out that it is my family that brings about end of days, and you were hoping for a bit longer on this ol' rock, well then I am sorry. Truly.

Saturday, January 1, 2011