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. . .

fathers
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

and


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
is

stripes...

and what could be better than
stripes
Venetian-style?













Thursday, June 6, 2013

52 Photos Project: Crimson



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. . . .