Friday, November 28, 2008

No matter where they are - Pooh is close by. I just sent him through a wash/dry cycle, as they gum him and he gets kinda stinky... but for the most part - they both find him comforting and are either snuggled up with him or resting their chins on him. He serves as both pal and prop for both Sam and Cassie.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Have you ever started to view 'machines' as almost human and worried?
I know most of us have a fine line between humans and pets - but... a 'time machine' that is placed each night so that it can communicate with the Great Time Clock... and check the accuracy of its settings!

What I'm talking about is more commonly known as a WATCH! This demanding little thing has to be placed, nightly, so that it has a direct line of communication to access some sort of information beams outside - it updates itself & checks timekeeping accuracy with some link out there that tells it what time is 'right'.

I come to expect to see it hanging in between the slats of the blinds... craning its 'neck' to reach out to this invisible beam. When it travels with him, I miss its presence, and take some comfort when it comes home to roost. Does saying goodnight to it make me odd?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I think it was mentioned that although droplets on the flowers are cool - web inspired droplets are just so much cooler!
OK, this is not your average web, nor expected average web droplets - this was on a odd web - with a long chute/tunnel that the spider would retreat down. So - these droplets are hanging down underneath the web... click the pic and see what I mean.

do these rate?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

SO - today - after driving by this for about 1 1/2 years, I FINALLY had my other camera - the pocket Canon Power Shot with me. (yes... it's another blasted Canon camera... ((she ducks)).
This photo proves to me that there is always another solution to every problem.

The tree had grown around the wire - so rather than risk cutting the live electrical wire from the tree... they simply cut down the tree - leaving the enclosing segment to 'dangle' from the wire. I just have to laugh everytime I see this... : )

No picture to back it up - but I filled up the car today for $1.73 gal - can you believe it?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

This evening we went to see the new James Bond movie - and as the tickets were being purchased I wandered into the lobby. The theater is relatively new and as I was walking in - I was taken by the pattern on the floor - much like you'd expect to find under some grand rotunda in a government building. This one had a rather stylized bullseye and I was drawn right to the center - when I reached it, I looked up to meet the eyes of another woman who was sitting at a small table on the edge of the lobby. She said something to me - I couldn't hear her clearly - so went over. She said that she'd been watching people for awhile now - and although she'd seen many kids use the graphics on the floor - walking in the 'lanes' of the bullseye etc. I was the first adult.

It was one of those huh... moments. Feeling triumphant in a funny sort of way - as I felt almost as if I hadn't had a choice in my actions. More of being magnetically drawn to the center... but on the other hand, feeling a bit embarassed that I got 'caught' doing it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

This single solitary rose caught my eye this morning in the early light. Such perfection - in packaging, design and execution. I changed it from a photograph of a rose into a 'virtual painting' with Photoshop's Dry Brush effect.

Even with the change - I bow to thee, Mother Nature.