Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I am so done with being in this cold weather. I want to escape to some place warm and take a nice long stroll on the sandy beach. Or just sit under an umbrella with a cold drink and listening to the surf.... just few more days..........

photo from "the wave" series Isla Mujeres 2009

Monday, January 10, 2011

I love my "DUCKS"

Pep Rally in Arizona, the night before the game

I am so excited that Oregon will play tonight in the BCS championship. Good Luck "Ducks"

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Closed Door

For the last couple of months that my son has been home, it was a habit of mine to check to see if his bedroom door was closed in the morning. But today, I realized that I don't have to do that anymore, at least not until he comes home from college in May....

photo Bo-Kaap, South Africa 2010

Friday, January 7, 2011

"From the Ordinary to the Extra-Ordinary"

Bloomingdale Park District Museum has Juried photo exhibition every year. I always try to enter and this year I have three photographs accepted (Maximum allowed) so I am really excited... I hope you can stop by and see many of the wonderful photographs. We won't know until the night of the reception that who's work has won an award... good luck to everyone....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A horse and a kitty love

Every once in a while you come across a photograph that says "Ahhh....." this is one of them. I love that the horse has he's eye closed, and you can practically hear the kitty's purrrrr...... Credit goes to "Paula"

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Year of the Rabbit - 2011

The year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese calender does not start until Feb.3rd, but in Japan it starts with the calender year of Jan. 1st. So even though some of you may not recognize it I would like to honor my heritage and will start the new year with the bunny. It is said that people born in the Year of the Rabbit are reasonably friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. They are good teachers, counselors and communicators, but also need their own space. My grandmother on my fathers side was born in the year of the Rabbit and she was very friendly and well liked by many. She was also a poet, who wrote many short poems that were published in her later years. But she was not one of those grandmothers who doted over her grandchildren. She was always running around doing her own thing.