Saturday, October 31, 2009

Long arms


I really could not get the true length of the branches in one picture lest I have a wide angle lens.
All I can say was I was amazed. In certain spots I saw it was anchored even to stabilize it. Yowsa!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flu's long road

The last 9 days and counting I've had the flu. Not the respitory type but an equally insiduous, gut wrenching, bone aching, headsplitting type. I have never craved so much ice water and panic at the thought I might be able to get it. The first 4-5 days there was no question of being anything but lateral. Did not answer phone (I apologize) and from there after I could move but would have preferred an amigo so much did my bones ache with each step. On top of all that I get my yearly visit from herpes simplex (always on my nose) and the conditions were ripe for a truly huge one that not only went from nose to lip but up the nose too.
Yes folks, these last days have been just awful. Paralleling me almost day to day has been my son-in-law Dave with pneumonia and in ICU for a week. Just came home yesterday and faces a recovery as well. I'm thinking maybe in another 9 or 10 days I might feel like human being again.

Monday, October 19, 2009

All souls nite


One of my favorite memories as a kid was going out on Halloween with my brothers and friends bag in hand to collect our trick or treats. The first order at hand was to get to Flath's house for the carmeled apple because they ran out fast.
I can guarantee you most kids in our neighborhood will remember that part. We'd go for what seemed like hours but in reality it was more like 1 to 2. We'd get home and separate our "take" into various groups for future consumption.
Just as much fun in those days for us was jumping in leaves after raking them into big piles. We'd rake them all up next to the porch and jump off the porch into them. My friend Mary Kay and I would also rake ourselves a "house" by making borders for each room with the leaves. It spanned the whole front or side yard.
Fall holds many fond memories for me over the years and I still enjoy living where there are 4 distinct seasons and love something about each one.
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's almost that time again!

Media day today. Midnite madness Friday. Let the season begin!!!!
Yeah baby!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall morning


Fall came while we were away last week.
We came home and turned on the heat.
Everyday I can go for my walk is a good
day. Some are just better than others.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grampa grins



Never let it be said that Mark won't act goofy to get a grin from his grandson!
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Dinner with Dylan

My how my little guy has changed in just one day! Yesterday he was eating spaghetti looking like our baby boy.........tonite he's eating sticky rice looking like a little boy!
Well he's really still our little "guy" either way and just as adorable either way. We are finding so many changes in him just from August and sure we'll find even more at Xmas. Life has a way of rushing by especially as you get older and I don't want to them to when it comes to watching Dylan change................slowly D-man!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Facebook | My Photos - ARTPRIZE 2009

Facebook | My Photos - ARTPRIZE 2009: "photo"

The winner and my favorite for sure of Artprize 2009 - Open Water No. 24 oil on canvas.
The public got this one right! hit on "Facebook/my photos to view winner and others

Monday, October 5, 2009

6th time

We are off to see the light of our lives......Dylan James. Next post will be from New Jersey probably Thursday or Friday.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Pick for Artprize 2009


By far the most awesome and incredible choice.................hands down, this painting
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Images around artprize


There were a few images I took yesterday while viewing Artprize entries that I thought
were worth sharing ..........
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