Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk

We have a family of red tailed hawks in our neighborhood.  

Sunday, I happened to notice Dad Hawk in one of the trees shading my backyard.  

Can you spot him?

The best I can do is say look on the broken off limb just to the left of center of the picture...

Once he scoped the yard out, he dropped down to the ground and hung out. I was mystified.    Then after about 5 minutes of that, he hopped up - literally - on the fence and stared at me for a few minutes.

Then he was gone.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Folk Fest Art

Finally!  See what I caught with my iPhone or camera...I was enamored with the creations of metal pieces like you can see in several images below.  Hope you enjoy these too.  It's just a small sample of the show.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

More Style

I left this one out...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Travel in Syle

Every year the weekend after my birthday Folk Fest is held north of Atlanta.  I used to live near the facility and could visit every day.  In recent years, I've had to miss the event.  

Not this year!

I went today.  And I could show photos of some of the wonderful, imaginative art.  And maybe I will tomorrow.  

But today, I want to share that some of the artists travel in style!

I just love Folk Fest!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tone on Tone

I was going around the house, checking that doors were locked, turning off lights, getting a last drink of water.  And I turned and saw this.  It was beautiful.  I took several shots trying to capture it, and this comes closest.  It reminds me that if I'm looking, everyday gives me some beautiful images.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011


"Repeat daily as needed", Gus says.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I have to admit it: I love the photos of the Lego mini-figs that are posted on LegoADay blog.  He just finished a second year of daily Lego figure photographs and is running a contest.  Just for fun, I took of photo of my Explorer (not sure what his name really is) examining the contest post.

When we were small, my brother loved Legos, and now his boys and girl all play with them.

I couldn't resist, I had to get a few.

I have 3 - Robot, Explorer and one of the green army men from Toy Story (one of my nephews wants to be an Army Man).

Wishing you a bit of whimsy every day.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Life with Gus

"Oh, hi.  Didn't hear you."


"it was good while it lasted"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Heart You

It's not everyday that your breakfast is also your model...

Thursday, August 4, 2011


When I got home tonight I let the dogs and got my camera because I needed some artsy/creative to offset the last few days.

Look.  I found the first leaf of Fall.  It's a promise that my favorite season is coming.  There will be a break from this heat and humidity.

I, for one, can't wait.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Everyday Walk

We go for a walk everyday.  Sometimes I take my iPhone and try to catch different perspectives on my favorite models.  This is one of those times I wish I'd had the big girl camera because the dogs were watching an albino squirrel that was playing in the driveway.  But I did get this great angle on Gus and Cotton.

Monday, August 1, 2011


I just read a post by Jon Katz...he was talking about how he was becoming very selective about what he puts in his head.

Amen, brother.

I made that decision some time ago, and unfortunately for the local tv news, it generally means no local tv news.  I am tired of the sensationalism of senseless, cruel behavior.  Oh, I keep up with what's important, like the local Atlanta Public Schools debacle. Or the misreading of the water meters.

But does one really want to know that there are teens twisted enough to torture animals, and how, just before bedtime?

The 24/7 news cycle has pushed news organizations to try to drum up interest.  That's why every weather event now has a name and a logo.

Whatever side of the aisle in Washington, DC you favor, think about whether the media helped or hurt this latest Capitol Hill issue.

No, thanks.

No manufactured hysteria for me.

For me, less is definitely more.

P.S. I am sure I am the last person in Atlanta to read The Help.  Oh em gee.  The first time I picked it up it wasn't for me.  This weekend I tried it again.  What an amazing book.  I'll be thinking about it for quite a while.


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