Saturday, July 28, 2012


I am grateful for

Chico getting better. He was really sick for several days.
Naps in the afternoon.
feeling calm for most of the day.
Trees with the light shining through them.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I am grateful

to get through the day without getting angry.
for a small supper of chicken and veggies. Just enough.
A little chipmunk on our carport hiding behind our stuff.
Watching the birds through the kitchen window they are fun to watch fighting over the bird feeder.



I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

By John Masefield (1878-1967).
(English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)


Grateful for

Time for some art work
New art supplies
A nice Lunch with my hubby
Walk in the morning with my dog

Monday, July 23, 2012


I am grateful for

Katy Dids (not sure how this is spelled.) Though sometimes the noise they make is really annoying.
My Chihuahua
My Cat

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I am grateful for

the day is almost over.
take out pizza and Greek salad.
hubby getting some contract work albeit only for a day.


I worked on this last week some. This photograph really is bad. My lighting was just not what I needed.

Spirit Tree

I used oil pastels on this tree.  I was experimenting with how the colors interacted with each other.  Let me know what you think.  I love it.  The photograph to me just isn't quiet right.  

I will my admit my darling Husband was not that enthusiastic about it.  

I did not do it for him.  I made it for me.  :)