Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I'm borrowing a couple of amazing images from the Hubble Telescope to usher in the new year. "Fireworks displays" from the Universe.

Hope 2011 brings many blessings to you!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A little weathered, but...

sturdy and strong. A resilient heart by any design.

If you love someone, put their name in a circle; because hearts can be broken, but circles never end.
~ Anonymous

Monday, December 27, 2010

Stretching it

We've seen the sun in and out for a few days. But the pros say a snow storm is on its way within the next couple of days. I'm already tired of nasty weather and winter has just begun. So, in the words of bluesman Jimmy McCracklin, "Lie, lie, lie lie, lie to me..."
(I'll forgive ya, just the same)

Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.
~ Anonymous

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday spirit

Lights last night downtown Boise.

Good wishes and greetings from family and friends.

Happy holidays, everyone! :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sound of geese...

overhead, call and response,
as they swiftly flew by
and vanished

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday blur

How can time pass by so quickly -- and so slowly -- simultaneously?

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in her own way, by going to the mall of her choice. 
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

At twilight

Pink clouds today around sunset, along with a half moon. Finally a little more color in the sky!

Monday, December 13, 2010

More light play

Tis the season for light and lights.

Other thoughts about light:

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
 ~Aaron Rose

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm and you won't see the dust on the floor.
 ~Irish Proverb

Thursday, December 09, 2010


Can't hardly stand to read the news right now -- too much fishy stuff going on. But I guess it's "the same as it ever was," as the Talking Heads would say.

Here are more fishy observations:

"Carpe Diem" does not mean "fish of the day." 
~Author Unknown

It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. 
~John Steinbeck

May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. 
~Irish Blessing

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A good sign

As seen at a garden earlier this year. Bill must be a real character....

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Three, six, nine

"Cloud Nine", the Temptations
"Revolution 9", the Beatles (actually John and Yoko: "Number 9, number 9....")
Counting by threes
The retired jersey number for several famous athletes
The bottom of the ninth
Symphony No. 9, Beethoven (Ode to Joy) -- and superstitions

And a host of other associations -- what are yours?

Friday, December 03, 2010

Shadow play

Hand me a little sunshine....

to chase away the gray, winter blues....

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Too much winter

The schools rarely close because of the weather. But today, nearly all the schools and colleges were closed due to hazardous roads.

Some people got the day off. But some of us had to drive to work --

At least it was beautiful with the snow clinging to trees and bushes; like a magic snowland.