Sunday, January 30, 2011

Peaceful stream

A scene from the MK Nature Center, a lovely haven that's in the middle of the city.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A little fog and smog

Looking down Capitol Boulevard at the State Capitol where the legislators are currently in session. 

We often have disharmonious weather this time of year.... 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Following curves
round and about
and wondering what's in the

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Winter moon

It's 11:45 pm and the moon's 
a sharp disk casting 
green-silver shadow patterns through
the dining room windows

She rouses him from bed
"Come look!"
And they stand at the windows
awash in green-silver
holding hands
holding the magic for
as long as they can  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


And what is for sale at this hour: coffee, donuts, Egg McMuffs, burritos from the 24-hour quick-stop. Newspapers, gasoline. 
And for lease? Another day?  More coffee please... 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The cat's meow

As seen one day during an outing. 

A few entertaining cat quotes:

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this. 
- Anonymous 

I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted--but his or her entertainment value.  
- Geoffrey Household 

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.  
- Hippolyte Taine 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fun with words

Adjective:  in disguise, unknown, disguised, unrecognized, under an assumed name.
He preferred to travel incognito. She liked to paint incognito. During a trip to the Midwest, she took photos from duck blinds. He always disguised himself, wearing a coat, hat, and Groucho glasses whenever he left the apartment. 
She became bored and began doing bizarre and outrageous things incognito.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Like a drug?

Read an article today that says that as we listen to music we enjoy, our brains release dopamine, which enhances our feelings of pleasure. The same study also found that spending time looking at artwork does the same thing -- releases dopamine which makes us feel good.

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.
~ Unknown

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Some sparkle for a winter's day.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


It's been kind of smoggy out lately with a little sun here and there. So, it's time for some color for the new year.

Here are some thoughts from others about colors.

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?  Can one really explain this?  No.
~Pablo Picasso

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
~G.K. Chesterton

Coloring outside the lines is a fine art.
~Kim Nance