Sunday, February 28, 2010

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

"Cause if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it"
Beyonce Knowles 1981-

They liked it so they dida.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fur and Ruffles

“The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go.
Life is too short to blend in."
Paris Hilton 1981-

I found this fashion statement in Thailand. It was very warm and she was way overdressed. A bikini would have been enough.

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Better Way to Kiss

“People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.”
Bob Hope 1903-2003

And often indiscriminant. These two were just married so accuracy was paramount.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Smiles May Be

“Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship.”
H.M. Tomlinson 1873-1958

Two fishing boats from Bodega Bay head out to work.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Secret of Youth

"If you carry with you your childhood, you never become older."
Abraham Sutzkever 1913-2010

I think this is at least partially true. Is there anything more delightful than the sense of wonder of a child?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Squiggly Sign

“I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter."
Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997

First you go down, then you go up, then veer right (as you go down again), then make a left, then right and you’re good to go.

Monday, February 22, 2010


“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.”
Vicki Baum 1888-1960

And a conga line is a short-cut to dancing.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Golden Age

“The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining
how yellow everything looks”
Randall Jarrell 1914-1965

Are we in a golden age now? Just might be.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Average Man

“The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him
than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.”
Marlene Dietrich 1901-1992

Not that there’s anything wrong with a beautiful leg.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Butter Dish

"Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past."
Old Dutch proverb

And then drop dead of a heart attack.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Early to Rise

“Rise early. It is the early bird that catches the worm. Don't be fooled by this absurd saw; I once knew a man who tried it. He got up at sunrise and a horse bit him.”
Mark Twain 1835-1910

I got up early and the early bird did get the worm. The early worm should have slept in.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Become One

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. ”
Hal Borland 1900-1978

Sit down, wait a while and you too will become one with nature.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

“kisses are a better fate
than wisdom”
e.e. cummings 1894-1962

While walking through the woods, I found this wee little guidebook at my feet.
I didn’t inspect any further. I never read instructions.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Still Standing

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

But half a house can. This optimistic viewpoint was taken in beautiful Scotland.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Unseen

"Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen."
Anaxagoras 500 BC- 428 BC

Here’s a pastel portrait of the Point Reyes Lighthouse in northern California.
This is a great spot for whale watching this time of year but there are no whales in this picture. They’re keeping it on the down low.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

There's Something

"There's something in a flying horse,
There's something in a huge balloon."
William Wordsworth 1770-1850

This balloon landing in the Napa hills was hard to ignore. So I didn't.

Friday, February 5, 2010


“The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.”
Ken Kesey 1935-2001

Super is so over the top.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Bit o' Sun

“These things I warmly wish for you -Someone to love, some work to do, A bit o' sun, a bit o' cheer, And a guardian angel always near”
Irish Blessing

You’re not supposed to cut your picture in half with a vertical line right down the middle but I think it works here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Making A Splash

"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."
William Wordsworth 1770-1850

I was looking to do a semi-abstract shot of land and ocean here.
This fifty feet high mass of water helped me out.