Friday, January 30, 2009


Park Bench - Nikon D40

This week has been so busy that I am writing this post to say I am too busy to write a proper post. My creativity is stunning, isn't it? I'm going to call it a day and go watch Battlestar Galactica. Be back soon with real content. Promise!

Monday, January 26, 2009

So Glad This One Found Me

Last Year's Birthday Roses - Nikon D40

I discovered this quote on Ali Edward's blog and I hope she doesn't mind that I borrowed it. It's just that good.

"The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed." ~ Maya Angelou

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Gorgeous Morning

Oyster Creek Park -(taken with camera phone)

The air temperature was 65 degrees, perfect for a park walk in the sun. Apologies to my friends to the north enduring sub-artic temperatures, but I just had to acknowledge mother nature's hard work. Lord knows I bitch about the weather enough, I owe the Old Girl props when she gets it right.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Lemon Bay Park

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dip Your Wings

So it's about nine-thirty in the morning and I hear these planes flying low over my house. I recognize the sound of old military planes, so I run outside to see who's strafing my cul-de-sac. To my delight I see what I can only assume is a vintage airplane club flying patterns over the coast. So I grab my digital SLR, quickly but carefully attach the telephoto, and rush back outside, hoping they haven't left yet. They stayed for another fifteen minutes allowing me to take some fantastic shots, my favorites of which you see here. The sky was that perfect shade of blue and the air so clear, as if I had ordered it up that way. (These photos have not been retouched at all.) As they flew out of the area they headed north, directly over my house at about three thousand feet.

I have loved military planes since I was a kid, when my father took me to the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa for their annual air show. So, something like this, so unexpected and so cool, just made my day.

Friday, January 9, 2009

No Words

I am a girl who loves words - but sometimes it's better to remain silent.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Two of My Favorite Things

A giveaway and jewelry! What could be better? This is an enchanting way to start the new year.

Click on the graphic above to see Sharon Henry's site. Or click here to see her gorgeous pieces first hand. I might not be able to wait to see if I win the giveaway. I may have to buy something now!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Favorite color combinations:

:: Black and ballet pink
:: Fuchsia and navy blue
:: Midnight blue and black
:: Deep teal and chocolate brown
:: Primary red and black
:: Magenta and tangerine orange
:: Emerald green and royal purple

As you can probably tell, I love deep, strong colors. Earth tones and pastels have their place, but my favorites are the jewel-tones. The application is important, too. I would not want a fuchsia and navy blue sofa, but a fuchsia camisole under a navy blue pantsuit looks very sharp. With five inch heels, of course.