Friday, April 23, 2010

Even in the desert.....

You could see an inukshuk!
Went hiking the other day.
In the desert.

Couldn't actually get myself motivated enough to get out there at a more sensible (read: cooler) time of day like 8:00 am.

So I ended up there at noon.

Because if I didn't go at noon, I'd never go at all that day and that would be an opportunity wasted. Can't stand the thought of wasted opportunities.

And, obviously, I couldn't find anyone foolish enough to accompany me at that time of day.

So I went alone.

Sighted: 26 little geckos scurrying for cover, like I was the Ayatollah.

Numerous jet vapor trails vying with downy breezy white clouds for someone's attention.
The I'd-like-your-attention!-end of one Rattler skulking off into the undergrowth. Which I was quite happy to let him do.

Also, one recent snake trail. It wasn't there on the way in, but it was on the way out.
And ok, fine! Sometimes the desert IS pretty.

I'm think I'm going to go back next week. Go a lot earlier, pack a lunch and make several hours of it. Wanna come?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Om nom num, mlgm....

Now doesn't this just look like it'd hit the spot on a lazy Saturday morning with a freshly delivered newspaper (freshly delivered is a newspaper whose plastic bag isn't already sweaty inside from laying on the hot driveway in the sun),

a cloud free blue sky,

and no neighbor dogs barking?!


eggs with a light sprinkling of pepper,

toast and jam....
And OBviously a hot cuppa coffee.
I found this little treasure in a bag

behind a crate

on the top shelf

of my closet.

I made it for an art assignment in highschool.

Probably for a Study in Realism type assignment.

Would be my guess.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's good to have someone to belong to....

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law

of whom we do not see enough

what with living 32-hours-by-car away from each other.


Layout done for this challenge at Love is in the Details.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In under the wire....

Today's the 7th right?

Just finished a layout for a challenge at Mission to Create. I love their mix-it-up style of challenges.

Their challenge blog says it's due by the 7th of April. Does that mean the last second before the 7th starts or ends?

I've actually never been sure about that.

Here it is .... using all 5 elements prescribed, the sketch, clouds, twine, woodgrain and 5+ red buttons.
Can you believe the difference 5 years makes?!