Monday, February 27, 2006
Staying focused is sometimes a challenge. I like this little statue of a a cat focusing on a single little marble. It's sitting on a slice of blue agate. It's not much bigger than a large potato chip in circumference and it sits on my desk at work to remind me to stay focused on whatever I'm working on at the moment. I keep forgetting to do an entry for feline Friday exactly on the day...
see septinx journal entry: http://sepintx.blogspot.com/2006/02/feline-friday_24.html
or his journal: http://sepintx.blogspot.com/ So this week I am a little late or early for next time....enjoy...:)
Friday, February 24, 2006
Hummingbirds! They are quick little creatures. Here are some interesting photos I took at my parent's house over the weekend. The first one from their kitchen window. Stopped in motion, I was so pleased when I saw the result!
The second photo is a mystery to me...
taken from the deck at the west end of their home.
How I got the white light on the bird, I don't know...
maybe it's a GHOST hummingbird..do you think? This last little guy was almost too quick but not quite. He was resting on the feeder one moment and then zoom..... My parents have two feeders and both were very popular that day.
Love those little beauties.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
The Money Tree
It is said if you have one of these magical plants in your home that you will have good success with money....hmmm, I'm wondering when that will be..LOL. I'm just glad I can keep it alive. It reminds me of the tropics and that really makes me smile.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
A Tribute to our Past Presidents on President's Day 2006
A leader has the world in their hands,
A leader makes decisions that last for years,
A leader ages faster than you or me,
A leader has the power to help us all,
Pray that our leaders act wisely.
Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln,
carved in stone, forever etched in our memories
Leaders who paid attention
Leaders who knew about the little things
Leaders who made the big decisions and risked their lives
Let us live to see more like them!
The National Monument website:
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
A walk in the park
Lincoln Park in West Seattle is a beautiful place to take a walk even when it's raining. These two pictures were taken on one of those rainy days....the madrona trees were shiny from the wetness....the park overlooks Puget Sound...more pics later of that!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Just a little note or two about a very neat photographic artist:
and his 'Ashes and Snow' Exhibit at this link:
If you have fast speed internet (cable or DSL) that is the best way to view and hear his internet site..it is truly incredible. If not...just try paging through the photos of the far east, elephants and ethereal people photos in the Basic Experience. His journeys have resulted in some very inspiring out of the box kinds of photos and ideas which I think most will enjoy.
This little gif is only posted here as an example of some of his work..please, do not tag....
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Just a little update on our progress with the South Beach Diet...things have slowed a little. We are in phase 2 but our diet has changed and we are not gaining back our original pounds...however I think exercise may be in order...we are talking about going bowling...ok..don't tell anyone....:)
Monday, February 13, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Welcome wreaths are really great. I began a habit of change involving a little grapevine wreath a couple of years ago. It is somewhat related to Feng Shui in concept. It starts with a plain wreath hung on a wall that is viewed upon entering the house. Each month I look to the theme for the month to change the decoration. This month of course it is Valentines and hearts and ribbons. I work to keep the decorations on the elegant side. It serves a dual purpose: 1) it serves as a welcome inside decoration that might bring a smile to those entering my home and 2) it reminds me that we live with change and not to ignore it.
There you have it!
A little smile, a little change, a little thing..;)