Thursday, September 22, 2016

celebrating the beginning of fall...

this is the best I could do to find something (among my photos) that even sort of looked fall like :)

the sunflower will always be my favorite flower :)

time to be thinking about a Halloween costume :)

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Monday, September 12, 2016


at the Outback Steakhouse

Largo, Florida

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

remembering the fallen...


11 September 2001

"We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense."  - Barack Obama

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on the back of leaves from Live Oak tree (in backyard)

found after a recent Tropical Storm passed by the gulf coast area where I live

this was the only branch I found that had the growths

if I had mega bucks I'd hire a "tree doctor" to look at the oak

for now we both just live in the minute


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Friday, September 9, 2016

The Sun Comes Up...

in Technicolor

In 1949, when the movie "The Sun Comes Up" was playing in theaters, my Mom took me to see it.  It was a Lassie movie and starred Jeanette MacDonald.  (I actually thought the name of the movie was, "The Sun Comes Up in Technicolor,"  I was only 7 after all).

Little did I know that way down the road, on my life journey I would get to know and love two Lassie dogs...Duke and DJ.

Back to the title of this post, "The Sun Comes Up" and a photo I took which caused me to remember the whole Lassie/Collie thing.

I was also intrigued by the flare at the bottom right of photo...I love it when this kind of thing happens in a photograph I take.  To me it looks like a green bird flying, fantastic!

Happy Friday to one and all...

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

stopping by...

to leave some photos

granddaughter and great granddaughter


ain't life grand?


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

the grands...

grand daughter and great grand daughter 


grand daughter's 21st birthday party

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Saturday, April 16, 2016


or what?

this photo started out its life as a very mundane cement shot


and look what PSP did for it


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

springing into Easter

with grandkids and great grandkid :)

and a cute table bunny :)

Happy Tuesday to one and all :)

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Monday, March 14, 2016

putting on a happy face...

my favorite flower in all the world

the perfection of

the sunflower

bright and cheerful

and they produce edible seeds

acrylic on pre-stretched canvas                                                        tlc 2015

happy Monday, happy week

don't forget St Patrick's Day on Thursday!!!


you're always welcome to visit me at

Monday, March 7, 2016

it's a coming...

St Patrick's Day that is!!!

Searched the yard and I managed to find one little clover blossom :)

~happy day~

join me over at 

Friday, February 26, 2016

great grand daughter...

almost a year ago


I simply cannot imagine being flexible enough to stick my foot in my mouth :)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

love flowers...

hope these brighten your day

they were received by my DIL recently :)

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Saturday, February 20, 2016


of Joseph 

makes me happy and sad

I miss his crazy self :)

hope you see this post Grace

I took this photo of my granddaughter in the backyard of Joseph's hair salon...The Hair Jungle!

and this is Joseph...not to long before his accident

thinking of you Joseph

love and hugs


Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016


is a rescued kitty!

My son's family rescued Gigi and Chase almost a year ago when their human died in a tragic automobile accident.

Since then Chase died too, but the oldest kitty Gigi survives and is doing well.

She has a beautiful kitty soul :)  

"The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat." -Jules Renard