12.10.2010

bit of holiday
















o tannenbaum on the mantle. 

12.02.2010

lights in the village


the quiet adobe where we sleep.
















walking to the theater in the early evening,
took a few pictures of the light in Taos.

it was quiet, chilly, dark & pretty.

colorful on a dark street.

on the plaza.

11.21.2010

morning kitchen

















first morning light in my kitchen. was almost too sleepy to find my camera.
it is cheerful to see now that the nights become dark so early.

11.16.2010























some light found while walking around during my last Chicago trip.

11.09.2010

pest
















it is my little brother's birthday.
i've been lucky to have this entertaining, protective & caring best friend for 36 years.

11.07.2010

finally five




















his requests were to have the party at my house, to have a rainbow cake & a pinata.
eventually my house was full of people.
and a five-year old's glee.

















we had a good afternoon.

11.03.2010

image courtesy of Ansel Adams

















took a trip. and enjoyed myself so much that I completely forgot about my camera.
even though there were plenty of views to capture.
but, I'm going to go back again.
and sometimes, it is better to leave the camera behind anyways.

10.24.2010

a butterfly & the bumblebee
















a visit today from a pink butterfly. and her brother, the bumblebee.
we sat around the kitchen table and ate snacks.

10.17.2010

great things list #18





















listening to records on a sunny afternoon.

10.12.2010

picture moment






















dad in a western hat & boots. it's a rare moment, & one of my favorites.

10.04.2010

party, since fall is falling

















a Fall party in my backyard. with a fire, string lights, torches & candles.



















we ate chili with cornbread & biscuits. lots of cookies. & drank beer or irish whiskey.
it was super to have so many friends with me.

















the night was cool enough that we all needed our jackets.
and the fire was just big enough to keep our feet warm.

it was so lovely, that I think I'll do it again next year.

9.25.2010

doorstep

















fall is about to show up. though so far, it has still been warm enough to wear flip-flops.
loving the idea of Fall.
but I hope winter is very far away & very short.

9.22.2010

fitzgerald















my wonderful little furry companion for over 18 years.
we said goodbye today. and now everything is quiet.

9.13.2010

a.word.a.day -- arborescent

arborescent


MEANING:
Having the size, form, or characteristics of a tree; treelike.

ETYMOLOGY:
[Latin arborescens, arborescent-, present participle of arborescere, to grow to be a tree, from arbor, tree.]

9.10.2010

hollow

















tomorrow we set up camp. it will be our only moment of quiet in the hollow.

and then we have fun, for a week. am looking forward to feeling relaxed, taking naps under the walnut trees, and laughing. lots of laughing.
always good for the soul.
this annual camping therapy.
last year's was difficult for me, so plan on making up for it this year. 

time for winfield.

9.02.2010

soon

















late night strolls in a smoky campground.

















large circles of friends.

















calling tent city in the walnut valley, home for awhile.



and enjoyment with friends. family. bourbon. and bluegrass.

8.30.2010

kitten

















libby, the kitten.
there is a lot of playing with anything that moves, or that might move.
and periods of intense napping.
her purr is bigger than she is.
the senior citizen cat is tolerating. mostly by avoidance and an occasional pissed-off growl.



8.16.2010




8.05.2010

august

Orchestra at square dance in McIntosh County, Okla. (Library of Congress)

 
I don't have a lot to say about August.


I do like this picture though. And I'd liked to have spent an evening listening to those two play.


7.29.2010

gloaming

































twilight. dusk. a.k.a. when the fireflies come out & the cicadas are in full chorus.

7.26.2010

activities


















this weekend, a 4-hr float trip down Cedar Creek with beer & innertubes. and then our 3rd annual bicycling tour of gardens. with this year, many new friends attending.

all very fun. and a sign that summer's end is near.

7.22.2010

a.word.a.day gloaming

gloaming 

 


PRONUNCIATION:
(GLO-ming)

MEANING:
noun: Twilight; dusk.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English gloming, from Old English glomung, from glom (dusk). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghel- (to shine), which is also the source of words such as yellow, gold, glimmer, glimpse, glass, arsenic, melancholy, and cholera.



 

7.06.2010

7.04.2010

america



























the holiday weekend a very wet & cloudy one. but rain or shine, fireworks have been exploding all over for days.

6.26.2010

picked

















my first tomato. picked & eaten. another taste of summertime.

last night, happy visiting with friends in town to see family. tonight, birthday party fun for a bourbon-drinking friend I couldn't live in this town without.

6.25.2010

ticket
















a present came in the mail today. so far away, yet so close too.

6.21.2010

summer
















the smell of basil. definitely summer.

6.20.2010

dad





















you have always been there. thanks for being one of the great ones.
happy father's day.

6.18.2010

















there, for just a moment.

6.15.2010

finding shade
















though the senior citizen is content to keep cool by napping on a shady back porch, I'm quite happy to have air conditioning again.

6.11.2010

week past

















 this lily bloomed. my mother gave it to me awhile ago. and it finally decided this was the summer to bloom.

















it rained some.

















I tried to take a picture of the lightning bugs. it didn't work. but, they were out there. quietly blinking as they floated about.

the a/c will be installed next week.  I look forward to having someplace cool to sleep again.

it is summer here. even the nights are warm.