Thursday, March 27, 2008
A harbinger to Spring... and all that is new.
My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance.
that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
It's Easter tomorrow. Spring has arrived here in LA. It was so hot today...I miss bundling up and breathing in the crisp air. But spring has it's advantages...like this beautiful vision I saw yesterday on a walk through Descanso Gardens. Upon entering the Japanese Gardens the cherry blossoms were in bloom and they looked like butterflies shifting in the breeze. It took my breathe away it was so beautiful. They were the whitest white...and the palest pink. It was magical...
When we wandered through the gardens the daffidils and tulips were in all their glory...
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And she truly does...
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
May those who love us,
And those who do not love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.
Go bhfana í ngrá linn,
Iad siúd atá í ngrá linn.
Iad siúd nach bhfuil,
Go gcasa Dia a gcroíthe.
Agus muna gcasann Sé a gcroíthe
Go gcasa Sé caol na coise acu
Go n-aithneoimid iad as a mbacadaíl.
This is one of my very favorite photographs...it was shoot with the self timer on my camera that I balanced on my camera bag on the rocky beach in Doolin, Ireland. I wanted a family picture of us to use as a holiday card...I think this picture rocks...It's the cover of our next CD...just kidding!
Happy St. Patricks Day...
The cliffs of Dooneen Take a view o’er the mountains, fine sights you’ll see there,
You may travel far far from your own native home,
Far away o’er the mountains, far away o’er the foam,
But of all the fine places that I’ve ever been
Sure there’s none can compare with the cliffs off Dooneen.
You’ll see the high rocky mountains o’er the west coast of Clare;
Oh the towns of Kilkee and Kilrush can be seen
From the high rocky slopes round the cliffs of Dooneen.
traditional irish song
Take a view o’er the mountains, fine sights you’ll see there,
Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nó go luath,
Nach raibh ach áthas agat
Ón lá seo amach.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
quick to make friends,
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
So this March 17th don't forget to wear green...just because...it's a cool color...
May the most you wish for
be the least you get.
May the best times you've ever had
be the worst you will ever see.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Julia, the daughter of our dear old family friends Jim and Judy, is getting married to Jordan later this year...and we just went to their Engagement Party.
It was wonderful...but it was also sentimental...
Here's a portrait I took of the bride to be what... some 23 years ago...
remember the past....
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I gotta say I had a few belly laughs watching Linda's Giant and Linda's Locket. They are funny.... I was on this show for 7 seasons...and all these memories are tied up in these shows and it is a treat to watch them again. Five discs and 32 episodes with Guest Stars like Lucillle Ball, Jack Benny and Dinah Shore to name a few. It also has extras which include never before seen interviews Marjorie Lord, Sid Melton and moi.
The set is a steal at Amazon.com or you can buy it at the S'mores site.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
won . drous adj. Remarkable or extraordinary, wonderful
This is the Glass wing butterfly. Isn't it amazing? No I didn't find it in my backyard, but I wish I had.
Greta oto is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the clearwing clade; its wings are transparent. Its most common English name is glasswing, and its Spanish name is espejitos, which means "little mirrors." Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. It is one of the more abundant clearwing species in its home range, which extends throughout Central America and into Mexico. The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color. Its wingspan is between 5.5 and 6 cm. They also exhibit some pretty interesting behaviors like lekking among males.
What's this? It's a fabulous flower under water... While visiting a friend for a cup of tea the other day...I was offered a cup of Art Tea. It begins as a flower pod and when you pour boiling water over it...it blossoms into a flower right before your eyes.
It doesn't taste very good...but it sure is wondrous to watch...
And then passing by a window facing south the other day, the sun was was drawing on my walls with the most amazing palette of primary colors...I am still having my affair with shadows and cannot deny they speak to me in the most dramatic way...
So with Spring tentatively creeping into the calender...I return from my moments of wonder to get back to the reality of the computer and a pile on my desk. sigh...
A pretty cool site to check out so you can learn important things about yourself is this one: Things like my Native American Zodiac sign is a Bear and my age is the equivalent of a dog that is 7.93033268101761 years old. You know...things you really want to know about yourself.
I shall return...