Friday, June 28, 2013

Haiku My Heart: Pagoda

as above, so below
leaves skitter across water
pagoda stands guard

Thursday, June 27, 2013

52 Photos Project: Neon Color

The 52 Photos Project theme
for the week is NEON COLOR.

Hmmm...... what constitutes
neon color?

Does this qualify?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

52 Photos Project: Chopped

From whole

to chopped (and arrayed on a plate) 

to all finished!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

To The Dads in My Life

It's a day to celebrate Fathers,
and the place they hold in our lives. . .

here and gone

My father,
very much here,
with my sons

He's blessed with great curiosity,
wisdom, a lively mind, still-quick-reflexes,
and the gift of grandchildren 
and great grandchildren to enjoy.

There's the father of my sons. . . 
blessed with a zest for adventure, a love of sports,
and the ability to turn the "game" of golf
into a quest for perfection.

My daughter's father, Jon --
brilliant, caring, musical, a great conceptual thinker

There's my elder son,
great, systematic problem solver,
patient teacher,
fabulous husband,
tender, loving father. . . .

and there are fathers that have gone before,
blazing a trail,
leaving their genetic material
as a DNA ladder for us to climb

My mother's father, with his bride 
Lela Emmoline Lile
(my mother's mother)

my father's father Loren Lloyd Arnett
(with his bride, my grandmother Mafie Marie Arnett)

and of course,
the fathers of my grandfathers

Immigrant Swede, Samuel Miller (born Bengtsson)
father of my mother's father


Anvil James Arnett, father of my father's father,
and Mary Biggs Arnett, my paternal great-grandmother.

Happy Father's Day
to the Fathers in my life!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Haiku My Heart: Aquarium

soft undulations
seasons shifting far above
ocean sunflower

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

52 Photos Project: Stripes

The prompt for this week's
52 Photos Project


and what could be better than

Thursday, June 6, 2013

52 Photos Project: Crimson


The lone leaf, showing off her stuff.

The carnival costumed figure.

Chairs in Seattle Art Museum's 
waterfront sculpture park

Cardinals -- though in the Pacific Northwest,
I have to settle for replicas. . .  (sigh)

the word "PARIS" spotted in an antique store

Dancers. . . 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Postcards from Paradise: Happy Birthday

In honor of Rebecca's birthday
(Happy Birthday, Dear One!)

I thought I'd share some
images from a place near and dear
to Rebecca's heart.

and finally,
a picture of the birthday girl
with fabulous friends Deb and Stephanie. . . .