Monday, January 28, 2013

On a winter's evening

So far, this has been "the winter of our discontent" with an overabundance of snow, ice and cold. But the nasty weather outside provides an excellent reason to curl up with a book (and perhaps a cat) inside. 

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. 
~James Bryce 

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. 
~Chinese Saying 

On an additional "book" note, Petrea Burchard, one of my "Blogville" friends (she does Pasadena Daily Photo) has a new novel that came out today -- Camelot & Vine. Congrats to Petrea! 

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There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. 
~Joe Ryan 

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. 
~Attributed to Groucho Marx 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Scenes along the commute, part 2

Yes, sleep is a commodity to be sold now. But you have to shop around for the best deal.

The State Capitol dome in the background, where our legislators are currently busy, creating mischief and mayhem.

Car wash blues....

Waiting for the light to change. (No, I didn't go to Chick-fil-A for breakfast.)

These were taken before the Big Snow hit. Currently, everything is snowy, icy and hazy.  And very cold. More on that in another post.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Odds & Ends

Here are some scenes I came across during 2012. Perhaps this first one is a form of "sign language"? 

Found in a puddle on the street. Apparently it was better when "he" didn't know.

What's the story, Morning Glory; what's the word, Mockingbird? 

The end of aspen gold for another season.