Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ink Report

So many of us . . all around the world . . . spending a month drawing in ink
I imagined hearing a mega-voice calling out "Pens Down!"
Like school testing days.
I learned a lot
may learn about new tools and methods
to try again next year.
Every once in a while I'd go back to a drawing and color it in . . . 
(shhh, don't tell)
 Today I picked up a pencil (yay!)
But, i also used a Pitt Artist Pen for the first time (phooey)
perhaps I've gone mad

Okay, I'm off to find "inky" music
Tom's Foto Tunes

Jimmy Durante & Harry James
'Inka Dinka Doo'
'Two Girls and a Sailor'

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The year of "suddenly."

Now it is "Suddenly" chilly
and will rain heavily for a day or so

It's okay.
My pup and i are happy walking trails
wet or dry

Here's a peek from a Fall Garden Visit
Surely this "Suddenly" 
will cause a new season to display

Last visit I found myself interested in pathways
as you can imagine
in a large, world class botanical garden
there are plenty of pathways
i suppose life is a little like that
but - this thought is too big for me today
 I did stop in a new exhibit.
the people were nice
surprised to see me
i was glad to get back outside
(perhaps a story for another day - okay, maybe not 😉)
Thank you for taking time to visit today

see you soon.

love & love.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Cape Albeon

 Several Times a year I get to visit this village.

Everything about the place is lovely

Especially the people.

It seems tucked away
and special

Always reluctant to leave
Look forward to the next invitation.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Your Path - Your Way

Whatever Path You Travel
I Hope You
Sing Loud!

"Sing, Sing, Sing"
Benny Goodman
(song written by Louis Prima) 

Joining Tom's Foto Tunes 

Monday, September 30, 2019


Way back in a corner where the public rarely goes
 is a tiny grove of Dawn Redwood Trees from China

A Peaceful Place 

The Eagles
acoustic - 1994
"Peaceful Easy Feeling"

catching up to Tom's Foto Tunes

Monday, September 23, 2019

"Where Have All The Flowers Gone"

a little color from my sketchbook

"Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
Kingston Trio
written by Pete Seeker

 love & love,

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Finding My Rhythm . . .

I get to work really early 
which is perfect
when no one else is in the room
I work fast

I am NOT a "Morning Person"
But, i learned a long time ago
some stuff goes on automatic
like i can Always Sing

I can Always do my work
even in my sleep

participating in

Gershwin - I Got Rhythm

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Cheesecake and the Japanese Sandman - giggle

Last week I arrived to "work"
(if anyone could call what i do "work" - giggle)

There was a gift bag on my desk
 piece of cheese cake inside
with a little thingy to keep it cool

My awesome sauce boss had one of those
"i-hope-you-like-cheese-cake" smiles on her face.
When I was ready to leave i was singin' LOUD
and smiling - the all-by-itself-happy kind of smile

Just like that
Life got "Good Again."

what a good thing

Artie Shaw
Japanese Sandman

ps: someone used to say, "it's a small thing."
much earlier this year - 
a mean spirited whosie took aim. 
 Lasted days.  
Started to hear
 "don't break the georgy" . . 
I once had a t-shirt that said "mean people suck" . . 


Friday, August 9, 2019

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

Thank you for visiting.
Life has temporarily gotten in the way.

I'll return to blogging soon.
I'm sure of it.
Miss all of you.

love & love,
(name tag - cool, hm?)

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Dancers All

Still hot out
Drawing, painting, studying
being happy

Hope you are, too!
love & love,

Monday, July 8, 2019

New (to me) Music

Golly, life has taken a detour . . . 
This morning I heard new to me music
Nice Way to begin the day . . . 
Tom posted the first group:
then, in learning about the group
other stuff appeared:
NOW I feel like I've "been somewhere"
Got a busy enough day
gonna feel refreshed and happy
knowin' there's a nifty-cool world out there.

alternate discoveries workin' for me,

Monday, June 10, 2019


(in the name of love)
glee - season 2


love & love,

gonna catch up to Foto Tunes

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Garden Song

We are looking forward to garden adventures.

Peter, Paul & Mary
"The Garden Song"
from Peter, Paul & Mommy Too Concert

love & love,

Catching up to Tom's Foto Tunes

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

April Waving to May

 It's the first of May.
While i wait for my shoulder to heal . . Thought I'd allow April to Wave to May.
 Colors where there seemed to be none . . . .
 Beauty Everywhere
Neighbors have a new bench!

Happy May!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Little Darlin'

 It's been a long cold lonely winter . . . 

(waiting for her walk)

(baby red bud tree)

(sun, sun, sun)

(Crabby Appleton)

(time to go)

"Here Comes The Sun"
Paul Simon & George Harrison 
connecting with Foto Tunes
(Hi, Tom!)

Friday, March 15, 2019

we'll sing in the sunshine

Finally, a little bit of sun
time for walking adventures
with good friends.

now, it's time to energize the battery on our camera
so we can share the best parts.

 "We'll Sing In The Sunshine"
 (Gale Garnett)
Hoyt Axton
 and the Sherwood Singers
today the pictures come from a blog from long ago - adventure & exploits.
soon we'll be back on track.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Just Sayin'

It's really somethin' when you step outside in 13 degree weather
and notice how warm it feels.


love & love,

ps - yes, we went for a walk


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sometimes Ice Keeps Us Safely Home . . . (safety video)

But, Sometimes the weather clears and we Enjoy!!!!

Adventures have begun.

love & love,
girl & dog