Friday, April 10, 2009

Two Cloudy Skies

From For Ellipsis

"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed... it feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."

-Richard Bach

From For Ellipsis

I know I have displayed these two photos before, but I found them today in an archived folder and I just really appreciated how it felt to see them again. Both of them were taken on really good days. The first one was done off the Marin County coast, the second from a hotel room in Reno, Nevada. I was on the 17th floor, and a big storm was rolling in. It was stunning!

I am at my happiest with a camera in my hand.


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Blue Skies, Smiling At Me

From For Ellipsis

Blue Skies

By Irving Berlin

I was blue, just as blue as could be
Every day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a - knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies do I see

Bluebirds singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds all day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days, all of them gone
Nothing but blue skies from now on

I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks the best
I should mind if they say it can't be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I'm Only A Cat

From For Ellipsis

I'm Only A Cat

Author Unknown

I'm only a cat and I stay in my place...
Up there on your chair, or your bed or your face!

I'm only a cat, and I don't finick much...
I'm happy with cream and anchovies and such!

I'm only a cat, and we'll get along fine...
As long as you know I'm not yours... you're all mine!

Bad Kitty Dylan

It was quite a week with my two little men! The weather has been just beautiful, so we have been discovering all kinds of things in the yard. Butterflies, and bees and hummingbirds... it's all so wonderful. To my surprise, Hendrix isn't terribly fond of hunting. He instead, enjoys sitting on the swing with me, but now when it comes to Dylan, it's a different story.

Dylan gave his mommy a huge fright on Saturday, when he decided to take a nap in one of the trees. I looked for him everywhere. Hendrix walked around the yard with me... mewing for his brother... but there wasn't a sign of him anywhere. Not even the sound of his bells.

I was sure I had lost one of my babies. 4 hours went by and still now little orange kitten. I was a mess. I had even called Alan at work, to see if he knew of any areas of the yard that might allow him a way out, but he was sure it was safe. Then, just about 5 minutes before a worried Alan was to get off work, I saw Dylan climb down from the lower branches of the plum tree and come running toward the backdoor. He had to have been up there the whole time, because I had looked in that area thoroughly, I just hadn't bothered to look up! LOL. Bad kitty! I was too happy to see him, to be too mad...but still...BAD KITTY!

:) By the way, if my blog looks a little strange over the next few days it's because I am working on a template for spring. Feel free to comment on what you see. Feedback is always welcome!


Monday, April 06, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #32: Spring Holidays And Observances

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's Party!"

-Robin Williams


EMPS# 32: Spring Holidays and Observances.
Very simple. Grab your camera, and show me, through your photography, anything related to the upcoming Easter or Passover holidays. A family dinner, an Easter Bunny, an Easter lily. Preparation for the holiday works as well. If it is related to the holidays, it's just fine. If you don't celebrate either of the two holidays I mentioned, you can choose any of the wacky holidays found at the link below, or, if you are just not in the mood for holidays, there is an alternate assignment below.

Wacky April Holidays

Extra Credit: Show me someone smiling. :)

Pick a FLOWER... any FLOWER! Real or fake... any FLOWER will do!

Extra Credit: Pink FLOWERS please!

You have until next Sunday, at 9:00 PM ET to take your photo, post it to your blog or journal, and then comeback here with your direct link. Please do not leave a hyperlink to your blog, it must be the full link to the entry specific to this Monday Photo Shoot assignment. Also, please include a link back here, so others can play along as well!

Linking List for EMPS #31: Footprints. 03/30/09


1. Jama

2. Judi

3. Suzanne

4. Terri

5. Liz

6. Your EG Tour Guide

7. Karen Link #1 Link #2

8. Connie

9. Wammy

10. Greg

Question of the Week: In which season do you feel at your most creative?

Ok... Happy Holidays to all. See you in one week with an all new EMPS assignment!


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Green Creativity

From For Ellipsis

"We need a new environmental consciousness on a global basis. To do this, we need to educate people."

-Mikhail Gorbachev

There is an interesting exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers, which began last November and will run through April 19th, The Golden Gate Express. It features a G-gauge train trip though San Francisco, featuring all the famous landmarks from Ghiradelli Square to the Transamerica Pyramid. The exhibit is to pay homage to the rich railroad past San Francisco enjoys, but there's an interesting twist, all the landmarks featured in the exhibit have been made by local artists using old discarded materials, which brings awareness to environmental issues, and encourages the creativity in finding new uses for old things. Mini blinds were used to make Coit Tower. The TransAmerica building is made from more than 1,000 keys from computer boards, Ghiradelli was made from brown switch plates, and the Golden Gate Bridge... monkeys. Little plastic "Barrel of Monkeys"... monkeys. LOL! How cool is that?

Here, have a look...