Saturday, January 16, 2021


 I've said it before, tulips are as beautiful and graceful when they begin to fade as when they were first cut.

This bouquet has been giving me something to focus on, at least. I've been painting as well. My efforts thus far have all ended up in the wastebasket. I'll keep at it though. Maybe I'll eventually paint a 'keeper'.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

And on the sixth day

 Well, six days was a pretty good run, right?

Cocktails and Tulips

(apologies to Wine and Roses)

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Three Sunsets

 Well, there was just the one sunset. 

The last was taken looking mostly west, but through a tinted window. You take what you can get.


Today is either 1-2-21 or 2-1-21, depending on your date format preference. No meaning, I just noticed.

Today is also the end of holidays for a while. Time to stop indulging every craving that crosses my mind because... holiday! 

The mornings of 2021 have so far been a foggy, rainy, cloudy mess. At least the temps are mild.

Friday, January 01, 2021

New Year

The song playing in my head, "it's just another day". But we always think it's a chance to begin anew. 

No resolutions this year. No promises. I plan to get vaccinated and then when it's all clear, take a vacation somewhere. Almost anywhere.

The usual bubbly:

And some pickle juice moonshine:

Monday, December 28, 2020

Once More


Went out to the balcony, no coat, temps at 32 degrees, to get this sunrise. Several times. The sky was more orange than this and I could not capture what my eyes saw. I've mentioned this before, I think. I tried my phone camera and the Fuji. I'm now convinced there is something going on with my eyes. I've had cataract surgery on both eyes... could the lenses refract the light differently? I'm serious. 

Anyway, it was a beauty.

Apparently, it is a possibility:

Color discrimination is a subjective phenomenon. Many patients experience a change in color awareness following cataract surgery with any IOL;

Here is another example. This poinsettia appears orangeish to me yet the camera captured a more pinkish color.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


 Poinsetta leaves curl and crinkle when they fall from the main plant. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Joe, Sloppy

Thanks to Monte for the Sloppy Joe memory. I hadn't had one in many years. My mom's were so good. This was the first time making them 'from scratch' as opposed to using the Manwich sauce. They are delicious and I have extra in the freezer for another day.

Also, on the culinary theme, 

Pizza: Blueberries, honey-carmelized onions, ricotta, feta on naan bread. Another yummy dish.