Sunday, December 7, 2014

Merry Christmas...

to any and all who stumble across this blog :)

my photo manipulated






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Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving...

       my final post
(perhaps, possibly, probably, who knows?)

i will be leaving the blog up,
but, as usual, will rarely post anything

it does provide me a way to link to blogs
that interest me
so here it'll sit till "blogger" terminates it

I do wish one and all, who celebrate the occasion,
Happy Thanksgiving!

Theanne and Baron

all content
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy (or is that scary)...

Halloween :D :D :D

ho ho, he he

are you scared of me?

have fun, be safe!

Theanne and Baron

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Sunday, October 26, 2014


Party !!!

some of these are sized for Facebook headers :)

granddaughter in Strawberry Shortcake costume her aunt made for her :)

the kids made Halloween decorations with the help of crafty Aunt Cindy

more Halloween happiness coming up...


Theanne and Baron

© yaya snaps 2009-2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014


around us

immerse yourself 

in the color

imagine the smells

the textures

the shapes

naturally yours,

Theanne and Baron

© yaya snaps 2009-2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014



not in an airplane, but like the difference between an automobile (where you're closed in) and a motorcycle (where you can get bugs in your teeth and feel the air in your face).

while I've never tried it, from what I've read and been told, I believe "sky diving" must come the closest.  Or maybe "hang gliding."

for now, I'll stick with drawing folks in the air :-)


Theanne and Baron

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday doodle...

he has such a resolute look on his face...definitely not someone to mess around with :)

Enjoy your Sunday everyone, especially you Grace!

Theanne and Baron

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Friday, September 26, 2014

a doodle a day...

keeps the doctor away...or something like that :)  probably eating an apple is better for you :)

I often wonder what a psychiatrist or psychologist would make of my doodles.  Is it like dreams where images may have ties to memories dredged up from the depths of the mind in the darkness of the night and spewed forth into the light of day?

So I looked up "what does it mean when I doodle hearts" and found!

And I quote, "Hearts The doodler has love on the brain."

OK, I'll buy that, I do have love on the brain...I think everyday about the love Don had for me, the love I had and still have for him.  I express this often in my doodles.

But the birdhouses then, why do I doodle them?  A topic for another day, perhaps...

so, from "yaya snaps"


© yaya snaps 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

for a bit of a change...

some of my doodles (also seen here at Out Of My Mind Images)!

Calling your attention to the words in the lower left hand corner, which refer to a 1964 episode of Twilight Zone.  The episode is entitled "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"!  I watched it recently on Netflix.  I also watched it in 1964 (50 years ago) when it first aired, it's immensely intriguing! Read about it here on Wikipedia.

Hi Grace, I'm posting these especially for you, I have more so stay tuned!

we remain,

Theanne and Baron

© yaya snaps 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014


when I think of fall I think


reds, oranges, yellows, browns

a palette, eye grabbing, breath taking

life changing

for almost 3 quarters of a century fall has
been a time when major changes occurred in my life

a person met
a baby born
a new abode
a death

so I do not go calmly into fall
I grasp the colors in my heart and wait for
the quiet peace of 


Theanne and Baron

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© out of my mind images 2009-2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


whoops...that's a really bad thing for me to do.

thinking has gotten me into trouble more than once
during my lifetime :)

BUT could I really commit myself to taking one
photo a day during the year 2015?

perhaps not,
we'll see :)

having said that,
what in the world will I post up here today?

did these with one of my Kindle apps,
simple and so fun!

the first one makes me think of

take care,

Theanne and Baron

P.S.  surprise, surprise Baron has an allergy
on his abdomen...itchy, itchy
two visits to vet, hoping this last
go round with medication will actually help him!

© yaya snaps 2009-2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

a little sparkle...

my granddaughter sparkled her old pair of shoes for a project at school
back in March.

She and her Mom came over to my house to use my
sparkle paint, so I got to take some photos!

Also back in March, Mom, granddaughter, grandson and I
went to the movies.  Love the shadows :) 

happy weekend from,

Theanne and Baron

© yaya snaps 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

summer is almost over...

kid sitting is over...granddaughter is back in school!!  And DIL just had a birthday

I love the candle reflection in her glasses :)

Fall is coming, my favorite time of the year!

Theanne and Baron

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

summer kid sitting...

snaps at the school where I pick her up

happy weekend,

love from,

Theanne and Baron

(today would be Don's 89th birthday)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

summer kid sitting...and...Yaya snaps :)

make the sound

hear the sound

feel the sound

Day one of the summer "kid sitting" gig, Yaya and g'daughter go to the park!!

Great fun!!

:) from,
Theanne and Baron

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

grandson graduates, yaya snaps...

looking good JB!!!

JB and JC...son and father :)

love ya kid :)
I know you're ready to take on the world!

rest assured, your Yaya will be snapping away
as long as she can,


© yayasnaps 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

feeling froggy...

taken at the grocery store - January 2014

Frogs are fascinating critters and it's alarming to learn that their populations are dwindling (as are bees and probably lots of other things I haven't heard about yet)!  

I follow Save the Frogs on Facebook
 and try to keep up with what this organization is doing to help save frogs.

My dilemma...
there's a BUFO toad living in my backyard...and they're poisonous.
Enter my overly curious dachshund and we have a to Save the Toad
and keep my K9 alive.

After searching for information about the Bufo Toad online, the solution that was repeated 
most often was to catch the toad (WARNING: what they excrete is also toxic to humans),
place in a box and put in the freezer for 3 days.  Try looking them up and see what you
find...I'd love to hear a better solution.

Meanwhile my K9 counterpart Baron has already had one run in with the BUFO, this was
in the dark, after a rain and he apparently had it in his mouth before I even 
realized there was something there.

I saw him shaking his head back and forth and thought maybe he'd caught a lizard,
brought him in and feed him and he threw doubt that saved his life.
Because I, in my ignorance, didn't have a clue UNTIL I looked up frogs on the internet
and finally discovered the poisonous toad. 

So now he stays on the leash all the time and I carry a flashlight after dark,
try this when it's raining...lurching dachshund on leash, flashlight, umbrella...yikes!

Bufo Toad

The one I saw in the yard recently was similar in shape to this one
only darker.

This is Baron...
we wouldn't want anything to happen to that sweet face would we :)

Save the Frogs
a good thing
it's a 

happy weekend from,

Theanne and Baron

Note:  the Bufo Toad photo was found at Wikipedia and is in the Public Domain

the photograph of frog image on car and Baron are 
© Out Of My Mind Images and yayasnaps 2014 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

seeds ready to fly...

soon...all over the yard 

Baron and I do love our backyard...all the headaches that go with owning a house fade away when we're in the backyard!

dachshunds are born to bark...(at anything) :)

age comes to us all...and we throw up our arms and shriek...for all the good it does :)

enjoy your weekend,

Theanne and Baron

© yayasnaps 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

snapping frangipani...

the plumeria/frangipani in a previous post is from a friends yard, the above is from my yard (he shared a piece and I have it growing in a flower pot)

caught it one day after a rain :)

click to enlarge, so you can see the raindrops

Thursday, May 15, 2014

snapped 15 May 2014

Mom's Day flowers from the family!
plus the 2 salt and pepper dachshunds
 to the right of flowers :)

the "AUGUSTA BLOCK" and the flowers, etc. that follow
are from a trip to my hair stylist at The Hair Jungle :)

Plumeria aka Frangipani

happy Thursday,

Theanne and Baron

© yaya snaps 2014