Monday, May 29, 2017

Day 1768: A blessed weekend.

Rashida 2, collage & digital

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Click here for Chaka Khan, Ain't Nobpdy
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Saturday & Sunday I was on Grand-dog & house-sitting duty.

Not a bad job if you can get it!

WW, SM & the 3 Grand-hunks were off river rafting.

This pleases me, as it is the same overnight adventure WonderWoman, her Dad, my Dad (at age 80) 
and I enjoyed when she was a teen 1989.

So though not there, I remember & smile.

Off the grid for a while, togetherness at it's best.


Memories forever.

Meanwhile, "holding down the fort", as my Dad would have said ...
Laker and I were enjoying this rarely quiet house.

There were naps, I've had 3, Laker has had more.
I have finished my book, read the past 3 day newspapers,

& watched stuff on a tv that is easily more than double 
all three of my archaic tvs combined, at home. 

Can't help but think of the many men & women 
who have served our country over the years 
giving us the freedom we too often take for granted. 
Like you, I have relatives who have served ...

Uncle Bert, Marines, Uncle Kenneth, Air Force, Uncle Max, Army, Dad, Navy

but today my mind is on young Jordan, cousin Nancy's grandson.
Her daughter Denise & Son-in-law Keith's son, serving now.

So young, away from home, parents, fiance & his siblings.

Serving across the globe. For us. 
Thank you Jordan!

A smile for Monday ...

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Day 1767: Made in California

face, colllage & digital

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Click here for Pharrell Williams, Happy
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The beautiful Brea Gallery always features great art.
Their Made in California is one of my favorites.

As always, I curate & photographed just my favorites...
 hoping you might get to go see the entire show.

Spirit of the West, Dennis Johnson, Palm Springs, CA

Froot Loops, Hannah Reinhard, Irvine,CA

Suite 450, Naoto Ishikawa, Huntington Beach, CA

Lethe, Taylor Smalls, San Francisco, CA

A Walk in the Park, Colleen Premer, Newport Beach, CA

Flow, Debbie Carlson, Fullerton, CA

Venice in February, Carol Wanderer Towler, Fullerton,CA

Live to Inspire No.1, Chris Param, Fullerton,CA

(top) Mardi De Veuve Alexis, Indio, CA •  (bottom) 092046, Stuart Fingerhut, LA,CA

Tokyo, Naoto Ishikawa, Huntington Beach, CA

(L) We the People, Rollence Patugan, Pasadena, CA • (R) Anxiety, Susie Pak, Pasadena, CA

Rust: Wigwam Motel with Studebaker, Won-ill Chung, Long Beach, CA

Expo Line, Erin Adams, LA, CA

 (L) Ombre, Susan Kurland, Van Nuys,CA • (R) Regina's Shirt, Claire Samani, Long Beach, CA

Clearing, Cynthia Grilli, Costa Mesa, CA

(L) Airdrome, Kathleen Weil, LA, CA • (R) Elephant Gun, Michael Flechtner, Van Nuys, CA

Lots of variety from our local artists.

A smile for Sunday ...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Day 1766: Gotta red Nose?

Miss Jane Kindness Anderson, 1890, collages, old photo & digital

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Something Amazing! Did you watch ... 


Julia Roberts joined Bear Grylls for a special Red Nose Day episode of Running Wild where the duo making their way through the rugged wilderness of Kenya, taking vaccine to the children.

Youtube video:

I did donate, but wanted to get into the red nose thing!
I wish I had thought to do it earlier ...
but a day late is better than not at all?
Friday morning I went and bought red noses at Walgreen's.
The $1. noses are on sale till June 3rd!

So, a day late & all day ... I asked people 
to put on a red nose & let me take their picture.
It's funny but people seemed to think there was a catch?
I assured them the nose was free & theirs to keep.
These are my red nose friends.

I originally thought I would buy a few & share, but eeeuuww!
So I bought a bunch & gave as a gift or a bribe.

And just in case they or you want to donate, go here

I bought a bagful of 30 & have 8 left to bother future victims.
A worthwhile & fun day!

A smile for Saturday ...