Friday, October 24, 2014

Saturday PhotoHunt: Funny

I thought it was pretty funny to see a one-man band with no man.  I call it "No-Man Band."

Please visit the Saturday Photohunt for more funny business.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


It's always nice to find new uses for old things.

My little red wagon was a real help in getting the Costco load in the house.

This old wooden Dr. Pepper box makes a great garden supply holder.

On a more complicated level, Handy and the boys made this bird house from old fence boards.

How about you? Have you repurposed anything lately?

Monday, October 20, 2014


Just a few blue photos that have been hanging around my computer.

I've always been fascinated by these VW trucks. This one was so shiny.

The door to our room at the Taos Inn.

Blue bottle tree at Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, Oro Grande, CA.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Glare

Sometimes the bright afternoon sunlight leaves a blinding patch of glare on the floor. If it's in my line of sight for too long, I can develop a headache. Sometimes I throw a dark blanket over the spot.

On this day, Homer just made the glare worse. Even Fifi was glowing.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Over or Under: In Which I End the Debate Once and For All

The experience on my road trip has put to rest the age-old question of whether the toilet paper should go over or under.

Out of the COUNTLESS restrooms I encountered, only THREE had the paper under.  Hotels, restaurants, gas stations, rest stops, attractions: all the rest, if they had paper on a roll, had the paper over.

You can bet that I fixed those 3.

Case closed.

Footnote: There was an astonishing LACK of SEAT COVERS throughout the country, until I got back into California. I think I encountered only one or two restrooms with paper seat covers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Saturday PhotoHunt: Rock

Here is a variety of rocks from our recent road trip.

My son's dorm room doorstop, a perfect wedge-shaped rock.

George Washington's home at Valley Forge, PA.

Evans City Cemetary, PA.  Site of "The Night of the Living Dead" graveyard scene.

Washington's profile at Mt. Rushmore, SD.

Petroglyphs and petrified wood at the Petrified Forest National Park, AZ.

Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thematic Photographic: Patterns

Carmi at Written, Inc. hosts Thematic Photographic.  Stop by there to see more patterns.  Spokalulu has some too, along with haikus

The woodpeckers have been busy making patterns on this tree.