Thursday, July 31, 2014


today's work scene

today's work scene...
karma keeping me on task
so that I finished my article! ha!

my weekend starts tonight
and tomorrow I am off to spend two weeks
at elvis's house!

I am told that DC is having
beautiful, not the usual ugly,
summer days!

hope they hold for me!
see you there....

[psst...maybe I should have deleted some of the exclamations!]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

work day


it was a day of work...
not much to say about that, except
the day's tasks were completed.

spent some of the day with mom...
she always has a smile for me
and all who come to see her.

she told me the young women
(even the older ones are young to her)
are very nice and caring.

we always have classical music playing for her...
it makes her room feel calm,
and alive too.

then I returned
to the breezes of the jetty...

and home!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

rainy day


it was still hot, but the rains and the clouds were welcome
as was the strong wind off the gulf.


though I did not return to the beach in the evening,
the surf and air of our morning walk stayed with me all day.

Monday, July 28, 2014

the jetty

snowy egret

I needed to escape the a/c tonight
so I walked out to the end of the south jetty....

there are always interesting people,
birds, and fish

tonight we were treated to dolphin antics,
along with the usual gorgeous sunset

south jetty

south jetty

south jetty

south jetty

Sunday, July 27, 2014

rainbow clouds, hair, and dishes

morning clouds and bits of rainbows

first, the day's clouds
with bits of rainbow
(morning walk with miss K)

refreshed hair, nothing dramatic!
feels good
(most especially the massage)


new dishes from TJMaxx
Italian and Portuguese that seemed just right together
(mix and match theme)


Friday, July 25, 2014



the perfect ending
to a long week

deadline met a day early
my good man kept me fed
mom quiet this week
new hair this morning
indulged myself, bought some fun dishes

my daughter is growing a BAbY

Thursday, July 24, 2014

year five begins

happy 4th wedding day to my lovely daughter and her man....
off they go soon to Barcelona and Paris,
where they will explore and dine
in the way they do so well....


Wednesday, July 23, 2014







when the sky
the light
and the birds

are all poetry

Monday, July 21, 2014

walking karma


she is so patient in the morning...
if I get up early, she's ready
if I get up late, she waits

our morning ritual is calming and predictable...

yet each morning is different too,
the light, the ones fishing,
the birds, the boats at the docks

walking karma

Sunday, July 20, 2014



a quiet day....

early morning outside with Karma
(the usual noisy crows weren't noisy this morning)

breakfast outside on the patio
already quite warm, but breezy

some internet tasks,
then random searching

a bit of work, not too much
to ensure I meet my Wed deadline

a nap
a shower
another Karma walk
while E made us food
just a few photos

ice cream on the patio
still quite warm, but very breezy now

nourishing quiet
just what I needed

Saturday, July 19, 2014


where the breeze is

I like words...
maybe that's why I write

I also like how a culture is reflected in its language...
or perhaps it's the other way around

this quote came to me this week
in a work-related email I get on word usage

The Spanish abound and delight in words of many syllables and where the English expresseth himself in one syllable, he doth in 5 or 6, as thoughts "pensamientos," "fray levantamiento," etc., which is held a part of wisdom, for while they speak they take time to consider of the matter.

          ~ James Howell, New English Grammar 40 (1662).

Friday, July 18, 2014

sunrise and a dance

sunrise dance

oh, the beauty I miss in the early morning....
this day I walked Karma earlier than usual
and was so rewarded

by this snowy egret dance

sunrise dance

sunrise dance

sunrise dance

sunrise dance

and this magnificent liftoff


Wednesday, July 16, 2014






art repeat


other repeats....
lots of clouds
lots and lots of rain


Monday, July 14, 2014

sea turtles and a heron

sea turtle nests

we have over fifty sea turtle nests on our beach....
the counters and observers come early every morning to mark the new ones

sea turtle tracks

the morning's expert told me that this particular turtle attempted to nest
but was not successful....the pink flag marks the farthest point the mama crawled from the water's edge

sea turtle tracks

the baby turtles will hatch about 60 days after the eggs are laid....
our neighbors have watched a hatch in the past

we hope we will too this year

yellow-crowned night heron

this is a yellow crowned night heron....
usually only seen in the early morning

Saturday, July 12, 2014



work in the morning,
a little shopping trip to upgrade a light,
a canvas begged for a home,
a visit with mom,
a dinner with my man....

it was a good day!

new art

Friday, July 11, 2014


friday night

this morning, in my inbox

Sometimes I will stay put in my room for a day trying to get two sentences that will flow, that will seem as if they were always there. ~ Maya Angelou, in Conversations with Maya Angelou 59 (Jeffrey M. Elliot ed., 1989)

this evening, the calm of the beach

Thursday, July 10, 2014


little things

this little collection of sea things
caught my eye


this is my sundress
blowing in the wind
(for this week's "fabric" prompt)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

clouds fantastic

clouds fantastic!

just when I think I have captured the most fantastic cloud formations,
another day arrives with another variation.....


tonight we walked the beach
and watched the enormous bank of black clouds approach
definitely bringing a deluge, we thought

(and the crows were noisily flying about,
making us feel like we were in a Hitchcock movie)

ha! the storm rolled over us
without a drop
as the sun disappeared for the day


Sunday, July 6, 2014

rainbow morning

morning rainbow

we woke this morning
to the sounds of thunder,
lots of gray clouds
and a beautiful rainbow over the gulf

rain was predicted
but it only sprinkled now and then....

in the afternoon, we helped celebrate
a 90th birthday, and of course,
the stories flowed
along with the wine

morning storms

Saturday, July 5, 2014

under the pines

under the pines

under the pines....
the words conjure up northern woods
where I grew up

but here at the jetty,
we have a small stand of majestic pines,
and, mixed with the breezes off the gulf,
they are a refuge from the midday heat....

under the pines

under the pines

under the pines

under the pines