Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is a favorite in our house. This time, we saw it from a boat, and learned a lot of about its construction. I also like all bridges leading to Manhattan. I like little bridges, and big bridges. Bridges bridge bridges. No? I bridge, do you?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Let there be light

Although I am very comfortable in the dark, the sparks of a magnificent light fixture, fill my soul. These are a few I saw recently.
La Jolla, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

San Francisco, CA

La Jolla, CA

Friday, July 27, 2007

En Mexico

Restaurant greeter

An alley way - looking up

A family selling bracelets

Street performers


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Taste buds on vacation

Danish pastries

Chinese food in The City

For breakfast

Bean soup en Mexico

Catch of the day by the ocean

Monday, July 23, 2007

California beauties

Santa Barbara, CA, a gardener's paradise. Oh, the things that grow there.

The oasis in the desert - Las Vegas

New York, New york, inside.

The New York, New York.

New York, New York, poolside.

The strip

The Excalibur

My definition of sensible shoes always leaves me with a blister or two. One really has to wear those shock absorbing sneakers if walking around the strip is on one's to do list.

On the border...

... of Arizona and Nevada

A National Historic Landmark you can't miss as you drive to Las Vegas, NV.

The intake towers.

The Winged Figures of the Republic, is the work of Norwegian-born, naturalized American Oskar J.W. Hansen.

The dam worker.

One of many massive grids. Hoover Dam powers up its surrounding area.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Heroes and sidekicks

Materials and tools

One set of characters

A friend

The assignment was to create a character based on someone you knew or create one using your imagination.

I always hope that being allowed to create and having room in one's life to imagine will have the effect of building open minded beings... Did you have room to imagine and dream?

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Making cards can be a massive production that includes having handy one's cutting board, the inks, the stamps, the scissors, a boat load of paper, stamp cleaning pad, and the book of ideas. The hardest part is creating the card, not copying what someone else has already done. I can name 2 instances when I was fully pleased with my creations. The above are ok. What would you do if you received a hand made card? Would you trash it, or place it in a box of treasures?

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Elizabeth of NJ

Warinanco Park
The Court House

My teenage stomping grounds. It screems with history. I'm missing it today.

Places around the world

Kabul, Afghanistan

Big Sur, CA

A slum in India

Crystal Lake, Vermont US

Baobad trees in Madagascar

Saturday, July 07, 2007

What to do on a 116 degree summer day...

Lets go see that exhibit I read about in the paper... Yes, it will be one more item off the To Do list... Wait, we have to do the gold thing outside? Gasp... can I sit somewhere and just ponder how you young people find panning for gold on a 116 degree day fascinating...?
From the courtyard in the back.
Can you see the muscles work?

Indian housing.

Panning for gold

A rear view of the dinosaur