Monthly Archives: May 2009

There Be Dragons

Sometimes what you really need are dragons. Yes, dragons! Or maybe you want to read in 55 word flashes. Or, perhaps, you want to insert yourself into a village where model trains run (admit it, you’ve admired those detailed worlds created by artistic imagination). Dr. John’s Fortress is such a place. I heartily recommend a visit!


I just spent time updating my blogroll. Please look for your link there, and if I missed it, leave me a comment! I’d like to finally have my blogroll up-to-date. Thanks! 😀

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Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign

sign for warm weather

sign for warm weather

questionable sign

questionable sign

posing with sign

posing with sign

Carmi has been exploring SIGNS this week for Thematic Photographic. Feel free to click on the links and play along. 😀

WWC #86: “T” and “Not What They Seem”

T” is for Tink – our Weekly Words Challenge tickler!

T” is also for…

Disneyland 089
Tough Guys
Disneyland 015
Terribly Sexy
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror

(where nothing is as it seems)

Tiring Trip
Tiring Trip
Tillamook Cheese Factory
Tillamook Cheese Factory

BONUS! That one also counts as a sign for this week’s Thematic Photographic.

And it might be Terrible, but it is

Tommy, Alex and Billy 3

“Not What They Seem”

I hereby confess that these pictures were all from the archives, from as much as 3 years ago.  I was working on a newsletter all weekend = no time to get out and be creative! I’m sure I’ll kick myself later at the many missed opportunities to take some great shots.

Memorial Day: Keep ‘Em Safe

I just saw this over at Susie’s and wanted to share it with all of you.

The article that goes with the story is here.

20 Easy Ways to Help Save the Earth


My pal Farmer*sWife is giving away a book about recycling — a subject near and dear to my heart. I can’t call myself a true greenie, but I do lurve me some recycling!

Don’t you dare throw that paper in the garbage!

Did you rinse that can out and put it in the recycling bin?

I’ve been known to take cans and bottles home from get-togethers simply because I cannot bear to see them go into the garbage. Camping? “Pack in, pack out” any and all recyclables, even if there is a garbage can available. It might just drive my husband a little bit crazy to drive a rolling recycling bin.

I’ve also spent over 5 years in Texas, so the fact that this book is bilingual caught my attention. What a cool way to learn some Spanish!

20 Easy ways to Save the Earth

Farmer*sWife has all the details (including more about the book and its author) over at her place, so click away to enter yourself in the contest to win a great little book!

Possible Women’s Colony anthem

Thematic Photographic: Signs

“Here’s your sign!”

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Carmi is exploring SIGNS this week for Thematic Photographic. Feel free to click on the links and play along. 😉

WWC #85: Metal K

…not to be confused with Special K 😀

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I just got back from my annual girls’ weekend. My friend K was this year’s hostess. She picked me up from the airport on Friday morning and we spent a few hours in nearby Grapevine, TX, while we waited for A’s plane to arrive.

This [metal] bronze statue, found in front of the old train station, salutes military families.

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Grapevine has quite a few bronze statues. The one on top of City Hall also caught my eye:

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I currently live in an area where metal “barn stars” are popular decorations on houses and barns (*duh*) but Texans put metal stars on EVERYTHING. It might be called the Lone Star State, but it’s hard to find a star all alone.

Kettle Korn, anyone?

Kettle Korn, anyone?

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METAL sign

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We found cans of this “pudding” in the Kitchen section of a British store in Grapevine. I don’t think I could make myself eat the stuff, at least not with laughing it out my nose…



These guys cracked me up. Anyone want to buy a “potty mouth” critter?

cute little Kama Sutra salt & pepper shakers

cute little Kama Sutra salt & pepper shakers

Note the bluebonnet flowers painted on the little blue figure — because, Texas!

We weren’t just in Texas…. we were in Tool, Texas!
The METAL sign proves it!


2009 K2A Texas Edition 002


The Weekly Words Challenge is a photo meme. Tink is the go-to person (be sure to click on her blog) and she has created a list of regular participants . Check out all of the creative interpretations of this week’s words!

Monday Morning funny

I just got this from my mom in an e-mail.  I have no idea whose little boy is in the picture, but he is cute!  😀



One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque.It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly, ‘Good morning Alex.’

‘Good morning Pastor,’ he replied, still focused on the plaque. ‘Pastor, what is this? ‘

The pastor said, ‘Well son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.’

Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque. Finally, little Alex’s voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked,

“Which service, the 8:30 or the 10:30?”