Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can We Talk?

Fruit FYI

You know that song "Here we go round the mulberry bush?" This is what you go round.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Warrior Worries

"Does this battlegear make my butt look too big?"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010


African Baobab trees like this one are leafless for most of the year, and have such huge trunks some people actually live in them (this one is in Florida, though.) Read about Baobab and other spectacular trees from around the world in this neat article over at Webecoist.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I snapped this sunset last night, and made it my latest desktop background. Hoping it will remind me of the beauty to be found in calm, quiet things.

Friday, April 23, 2010

First Rose Blooms

I always let the first rose bloom on the bush to encourage pollination and for good luck. It's not as dark as I thought it would be, but the dense petals and lovely scent are just as enchanting as ever.

The color perplexes me. The cranky old bush used to put out a few blush roses with golden hearts like this every so often and then abruptly stopped for a couple of years. I wonder if a harsh winter has an effect on the color . . .

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sock Monster

Here's the pup looking adorable as usual. You wouldn't know it, but this cute fluffy exterior hides the heart of a monster.

A sock monster.

No, it's true, and here's the proof. No matter what I do, no sock I wear is safe from this creature's vicious, unprovoked attacks.

I wonder if it's because my socks never match, and he's actually a fashion monster . . .

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My daughter trying on her first kimono and getting a new hairstyle from the gorgeous lady who helped us pick it out (in the end we went with a white obi instead of the yellow.)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First Rose of Spring

I thought my notoriously cranky old rose bush was really done for this past winter, as it was very harsh and the ground froze a bunch of times. Even covering her up at night didn't seem like it would work.

But evidently it did, for she's come back to life again, and has produced five buds this week. They're all much darker than last year's roses, but she never produces the same color from year to year. I think this one will be the first to bloom.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tummy Trouble

What every posh fountain needs: a blind, upchucking fish.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bunch of Pansies

I've always wondered why being called a pansy is considered an insult. They're adorable, aren't they?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Deja Vu

During my recent travels I ran into a handsome, princely parrot who looked so familiar I had to snap his picture. It was only when I was uploading the pic from my camera that I realized he might be related to the fellow who posed for the example shot in my FotoSketcher software.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yo, Taxi

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Don't Make Fun of My Neck

Another feathered find -- I think he's some type of heron; I've never seen one this large, though.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Way Back

I put this cover together for the short story I gave away with the proof copy of Dream Called Time. I particularly like the font, which is called "Zekton Free."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Being Koi

Koi are tough to photograph, but so worth it when you do get the shot.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wishing You