Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Garden in Late May 2

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Oops, and Basil and Tarragon

Magic floating flower... on an invisible wire that spins and travels across the yard

One of many lanterns lit by candlelight on summer nights
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Garden in Late May

old french wire baskets of petunias

the peace flags made it thru the winter

my collection of old and found garden gloves trained into gestures...
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Traumatic visit to the zoo...

the goat WAS eating her little brother's hoodie with her little brother's face inside of it, but hey, pet the giant jumping goat honey.
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

THANK YOU to all of those who have served and to all of those who are serving now. THANK YOU to the families for the sacrifices that you made and continue to make.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

For F*'n Sakes!!

I was driving along early in the morning the other day in a great 'here comes a long weekend!' mood and then saw THIS. Downer!
It's later than I think - sheesh. My whole life began zooming thru my mind, which is not good when you're behind the wheel, and I put Five for Fighting's '100 years' on repeat, further adding to the gloom, since I'm closer to 100 than 15..way to ruin a day. It's LATER than I THINK...and it's later than YOU think as well...cripes...and then I remembered something that saved the's TWO WHOLE HOURS earlier in Los Angeles! Think about that one Rev.
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

I was just a little distracted...

and it was difficult for me to have a serious dinnertime conversation last night.
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Fresh from the Garden

I began growing lettuce last summer in a wooden wine crate lined with newspaper and a good potting soil. Of course I planted way too much and was giving away bags of it to the post lady and other friends and perfect strangers walking dogs past the house, and by mid July couldn't look another salad in the face. There is now arugula growing in the wine crate (just two plants) and my lettuce crop, newly rotated is much smaller this season. There's something wonderful about stepping out the back door, colander in hand and picking your own lettuce for salads and sandwiches. And other than for photo ops, it's kept way up high and out of the bunnies reach.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

it ain't over til it's over.....

counting Florida and Michigan, she's got 51,000 more votes than the young Senator from Illinois who did what exactly in the Senate? I just can't remember....she's won all of the large, delegates/shmelegates...should she drop out, and with her tenacity, it's much of that popular vote will swing towards McCain? Forge ON Hillary. What's interesting is that with all of the hype, she's still winning the popular vote, she's still collecting campaign funds, she's still out there being heard.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The no-good, very-bad day with a surprising twist

A treasured friend asked me to hold her hand for a cervical biopsy yesterday. We sat in the room semi-nudie (she not me) for about a half hour waiting for her gynie, reviewing the instruments of torture left out for us to peruse and noticed not a drop of xylocaine. This was both perplexing and dismaying. I did my best to get her to cut and run..that I'd sneak her out a side door and we'd drive and drive and never look back, but to her credit, she wanted this over with. Finally her young dr arrived, questioned her knowledge of the upcoming procedure and allowed us both to watch some true reality tv of her entire cervix in living color. Oh, there'd be no anesthetic...seems it's more painful than the procedure, or he must've read somewhere, not having a cervix of his own to experiment on. And then the miracle...there was nothing to biopsy! There we were holding hands, being nervous, and hoping for a commercial on the tv (me not she), and were told to come back in four months (she not me). It was amazing. All of that anxiety (both of us) and then a happy dance to the parking lot. These were the only non x-rated photos I could take of the day's event.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008 begins innocently enough...

cute little rides with training wheels parked outside of a local Starbucks....

and then hogs, n'vests, n'muscle t's, and looking for first class rides to who-knows-where. Can you check a Harley?
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008


another wonderful safe, come back SOON. xo
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008


a breezy, sunny, warm afternoon in the yard with the people I love the most.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008