Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Face

“Do be do be do.”
Frank Sinatra 1915-1998

You’re not Frankie are you? I found this sidewalk communication in a retirement community right around the bend from here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Very Long Trip

“Living on earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the sun.”

So we are always traveling-even when we are standing still.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have
to live than other things do."
Willa Cather 1873-1947

And I like this tree because it is resigning so gracefully.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Steps of Color

“The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers; but they rise
behind her steps, not before them”
John Ruskin 1819-1900

Not so fast John- in this case they are before them. These steps can be
found in the Cotswolds, England.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Cow and a Sheep

“This precious stone set in the silver sea,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”
William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616 "King Richard II"

Another view of The Lake District.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


“To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders...It is only shallow people
who do not judge by appearances.”
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

One of the beautiful places - the Lake District of northern England.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kitchen Color

“I hate flowers. I only paint them because they're cheaper than models
and they don't move.”
Georgia O'Keeffe 1887-1986

I don’t hate flowers but they are very cooperative. The daffodils agreed to
pose in our kitchen.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Red Umbrella

“I wouldn’t touch a superlative again with an umbrella”
Dorothy Parker 1893-1967

My beautiful, adorable wife and her gorgeous multitalented sister are reopening the most fantastic, delightful, fun consignment store west of the Mississippi. It’s called Red Umbrella and it’s reopening today at its new location-120A Kentucky Street in downtown Petaluma, CA. They sell fabulous women’s fashions, unique furniture and amazing accessories. I think maybe you should check it out. Oh, the outrageous and almost unbearable joy to be had!

Here's a sneak peek

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Gang of Four

“Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.”
Steve Bluestone

I was in Monterey this week admiring the scenery when this crowded car stopped for a peek. I don’t know if they were enjoying nature’s beauty or if they just needed some oxygen. Anyway, I couldn’t resist getting a shot.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Where is the Sky?

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
James Broughton 1913-1999

If you’re looking for the sky or the limit this building might help.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

One Good Reason

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason”
Jerry Seinfeld 1954-

Maybe it’s less traveled because it’s located in Death Valley.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Shot on the Road

"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age."
Victor Hugo 1802-1885

Bullet holes are a sign that things are taking a turn for the hearse.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Natural Question

“Adopt the pace of nature.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

OK- so what is the pace of nature? Is it the fleeting wave on the ocean or the motionless waves of rock on the shore?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Dog Time

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.”
Albert Einstein 1879-1955

This is a 20 second time exposure of the California coast after sundown. The rocks are steady, the ocean is a blur and to the right you can see a double image of a dog watching the surf. The dog stared at the ocean for about ten seconds, ran to the second position and stared for a few moments more.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Stop and Think

“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”
Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887

Who says bicyclists don’t stop at stop signs?